John Bolton has been a broadcaster for 25 years, most recently in Cornwall Ontario. After living in Ontario his entire life John and his wife Sheila recently moved to Alberta where John fills in on Calgary radio discussing politics, current events and all things Alberta. He believes in personal responsibility, limited government and being able to keep more of the money he earns. If you have questions or wish to contact John, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
All the best to Leslie O'Shaughnessy - Cornwall has lost a good Councillor
John R. Bolton
All the best to Leslie O'Shaughnessy who is calling it quits on Cornwall city council. I didn't always agree with Leslie, but I respected his opinion. Cornwall has lost a good councillor for all the wrong reasons. I won't miss trying to remember how to spell O'Shaughnessy, or is that O'Shaunessy... or O'Shawnessy?
Strathmore - April 6, 2012 - It has been a fun week in Alberta, but I've had my eyes on you Cornwall. Here are a few of the things that have had my attention.
- All the best to Leslie O'Shaughnessy who is calling it quits on Cornwall city council. I didn't always agree with Leslie, but I respected his opinion. Cornwall has lost a good councillor for all the wrong reasons.
- I won't miss trying to remember how to spell O'Shaughnessy, or is that O'Shaunessy... or O'Shawnessy?
- I was one of only 928 people who voted for Leslie in the 2006 municipal election when he ran for mayor. Sorry Bob. You're welcome Leslie.
- Cornwall is one of the few places where running 11th in a municipal campaign almost guarantees you a spot on a 10 person council. In recent history Denis Moquin replaced Huguette Burroughs after she passed away and Mary Ann Hug replaced Guy Leger after his death.
- Is it a case of be careful what you wish for? After all the nonsense on city council, I wonder if Gerry Samson (he ran 11th) really wants the job? Or maybe a better question would be... I wonder why he wants the job?
- Anyone wanna take bets on if someone else calls it quits before the next election? In that case the aforementioned Mary Ann Hug would get the seat. She ran 12th. I wouldn't bet against it.
- When a hockey team starts to fall apart the manager gets the blame. Does the same thing apply to council?
- I understand why Chamber President Rick Shaver is concerned about the increase in duty free goods at the border. It's his job to stick up for local merchants, but do you think most people will rush stateside to take advantage of the changes? I don't. People will choose convenience over a slight drop in prices 9 times out 10.
- You should feel lucky your trip to the US is only minutes away. People in Calgary travel over four hours to do a little shopping in Montana.
- A smart non-profit organization would be setting up a penny collecting fundraiser right now.
- I'm going to miss the bike path along the St. Lawrence this year? I won't miss the motorized vehicles that use it. That would be scooters. Did Cornwall ever resolve that problem?
- Ever notice that a lot of the people who ride scooters are the ones who would benefit the most from doing a little pedalling?
- An inconvenient truth. The Polar Bear carcasses aren't piling up as fast as the global warmers expected. In fact, the bears are doing fine. It's another nail in the coffin of the warming religion.