Originally published on OurHometown.ca Has bilingualism gone too far in Canada? I believe that it has. Just as many other past inequalities have been over-corrected, the Trudeau-idea of bilingualism has gone from a good idea to blatant discrimination. The comments by Dr. Dany Tombler made last week about bilingual hiring practices at the Cornwall Community Hospital and the subsequent reaction within the community prove, without a doubt, that bilingualism has gone too far. The idea of bilingualism comes in two forms. First, that service providers such as businesses or government should provide customer service in both English and French so that no one is excluded.Read More →

Originally published on OurHometown.ca The announcement by Caterpillar of the closure of their Electro-Motive locomotive plant in London, Ontario last week was a punch in the gut. Not only for the 450 workers who went from lock-out to clean their lockers out, but for the community, the province and the country as a whole. No sooner did the announcement go out, the finger-pointing game began. PHOTO CREDIT – Kevin Burkholder, Eastern Railroad News The announcement by Caterpillar of the closure of their Electro-Motive locomotive plant in London, Ontario last week was a punch in the gut. Not only for the 450 workers who went fromRead More →

Published January 16, 2012 on OurHometown.ca Much ado about Benson Centre financing The Benson Centre is a first-class facility, there is no question of that. The hard work of the organizers to raise the over two-million dollar community contribution was outstanding. The residents who helped raise that money are to be thanked as are the many businesses who stepped up financially. Everybody has done their part, except for Cornwall City Council. City Council has now brought up several times – plans and motions on how to pay their part of the bill, approximately 10.7 million dollars. They have the infamous “Progress Fund” which they collectRead More →