Volume 3, No 29 , 12 pages • CORNWALL, ON • JUNE 5, 2013

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Last gasp for group trying to buy hospital?


Community development agency holds annual meeting


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Courting danger at Upper Canada Playhouse

Public gets say in community engagement session

Kate Gordon and Perry Mucci demonstrate some of the fast-paced action during a scene from the Michael Parker farce WhoseWives Are They Anyway? which opens at the Upper Canada Playhouse on Thursday. Please see Page 5.



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Hospital group appealing for stay


A group hoping to buy the former Corn- wall General Hospital is hoping an appeal to the Ontario health minister for clem- ency will keep their proposal alive to turn the site into a seniors-focused, multi-use facility. The group had been unable to get two key players behind its ambitious plan – the Champlain Local Health Improvement Agency and the Cornwall Community Hos- pital board – prior to its June 3 deadline is- sued by the hospital. Now Mark MacDonald and his concerned Concerned Citizens Coalitionmust convince Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews not to sign off on any alternate proposal for the sale of the former Cornwall General Hospi- tal site until they can complete the ground- work for their proposal. “We have a lot of work to do,” MacDonald said in an interview Friday with The Journal . If the group is successful in convincing Matthews to delay the sale of the hospital, the head of the Champlain Local Health In- tegration Network, has indicated she will come to Cornwall to discuss the proposal with his group, MacDonald said. That was the take-away from a meet- ing MacDonald had Friday afternoon with Chantale Leclerc, the head of the Cham- plain LHIN, the agency which oversees the delivery of health services encompassing the Cornwall area, as well as the Ottawa and Hawkesbury region. “I can’t see her signing off,” MacDon- ald said, referring to the possibility of the health minister approving a deal the hospi- tal is pursuing with an alternate buyer. “We just need to get the message to her not to,” he told The Journal . MacDonald’s coalition wants to purchase the hospital for one dollar to convert it to a multi-use, seniors’ focused facility. The group wants the province to cover the $2 million sale price of the former Cornwall

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General Hospital site. MacDonald announced one day earlier that the group had received news that the City of Cornwall would allow the group to partition designated areas of the hospital site to raise money for its ambitious repur- posing plan for the building. “Most recently we received correspon- dence from the City of Cornwall that will allow us to meet another one of our condi- tions for the purchase of the former General Hospital, which is to be used for the common good and social benefit of the community with the focus on seniors,”MacDonald wrote. “The ability to partition for sale desig- nated areas, time to form a not-for-profit group, approval of the task force and mu- nicipal support for technical assistance are four of the five conditions in our offer that have been met.” MacDonald hailed it as “great news” head- ing into the meeting with Leclerc, from whom, he said “we will only be asking for their support for the essence of our offer and to carry our message through to the next step, the approval of the minister of health.” Mark MacDonald, head of the Concerned Citizens Coalition hoping to purchase the former Cornwall General Hospital, is shown in this file photo. able offence, theft under $5,000, posses- sion of cannabis marijuana, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, failure to comply with sentence or disposi- tion, break and enter a place with intent to commit indictable offence and theft over $5,000. The woman faces charges of posses- sion of property obtained by crime under $5,000, obstructing or resisting a peace of- ficer, and trafficking in stolen goods under $5,000.

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Manager Len Tapp. “It’s a great opportunity for residents to try our convenient and reliable service first-hand, free of charge.” In addition to being an affordable transportation alternative, Cornwall Transit buses also have a number of en- vironmentally-friendly features such as bike racks and regeneration systems that reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions. “Last year, we received a lot of positive comments from the public, including many first-time riders,” said Tapp. “We’re hoping this event will be a first step towards getting more people to use Cornwall Transit on a regular basis.” This will mark the seventh year that Cornwall Transit has participated in the Clean Air Day initiative. RE/MAX CORNWALL REALTY INC.

Cornwall Transit will be celebrating Clean Air Day, today, by offering free rides to the public. Residents will be able to ride on the transit service’s environmentally-friendly buses free of charge all day long from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The Clean Air Day free-ride event has grown to become one of Cornwall Tran- sit’s most popular promotions, with more than 6,000 free rides provided dur- ing last year’s event. “The goal of Clean Air Day is to raise awareness of environmentally-friendly activities that promote clean air and good health, and public transit is a good example of that,” said Cornwall Transit

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The SD&G CDC, an indispensable partner People listen attententively to a speaker during the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Community Development Corporation’s annual meeting at the Ramada Inn in Cornwall on May 29.

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$2,143,338. As for the entrepreneurship program for young people, it is designed primarily to train students in Cornwall, Stormont, Dun- das and Glengarry and Prescott-Russell to enter the world of business. Through workshops conducted by ex- perts, aspiring entrepreneurs acquire the necessary tools to be able to create their businesses and jobs that will stay in the re- gion. Culture is also part of the priorities that that the SD&G CDC has pursued. Its greatest achievement was in 2012 with the establishment of the arts and culture council. This was a wish expressed by the community and which became a reality during a conference. All of these accomplishments and activ- ities make the SD&G Community Develop- ment Corporation a vital component in the growth of the local economy. in subcommittees, student forums, events or conferences. Members of the council will also provide input on such topics as the Ministry of Edu- cation’s policies, programs and practices, the Ministry’s student engagement activi- ties, and communications strategies. “We get to actually share our ideas with the ministry,” says Selvanayagam, adding that he’s interested in discussing topics such as mental health, technology, and the LGBT community. “I hope to make a change in school.”


The annual general meeting of the Stor- mont-Dundas-Glengarry Community De- velopment Corporation, held May 29 at the Ramada Inn in Cornwalll, was an op- portunity for partners to become more aware of the organization’s various activi- ties and programs. The corporation, dedicated to the de- velopment of eastern Ontario, has pro- moted, over the course of 2012, the divers- ification of the local economy by making it more dynamic and competitive. It has two components: one relating to the development of business and the other to innovation. The program, which also serves the rural sector, processed last year a total of 53 requests for funds totalling Cornwall Collegiate andVocational School Grade 11 student Janahan Selvanayagam was recently chosen by the Ministry of Ed- ucation to be a member of the Minister’s Student Advisory Council. As one of 63 students from across the province to be selected for this advisory council, Selvanayagam will have a number of responsibilities including attending two council meetings with Minister Liz Sandals throughout the term at Queen’s Park in To- ronto, participating in at least one regional student forum, and possible participation

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Relay fundraiser Join us at Bobby’s Place located at 718 Montreal Road for a Charity Barbecue to celebrate our 23 rd anniversary on Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All net proceeds from the hot dog and hamburger sales will be remitted to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Singles Meetup The Singles 55+ Meetup Group will gather on Friday, June 7 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the RCAFA Wing 424 at Wa- ter Street West in Cornwall. Singles from Cornwall and surrounding areas are wel- come to attend. For more information, please send an e-mail to singles55group@ Support and share Bereaved Families of Ontario – Corn- wall & Area is holding a Support and Share Night onWednesday, June 12, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 216 Montreal Road, Cornwall. If you have lost someone through death, BFO evenings are open to all be- reaved adults struggling with the loss of a loved one. The presentation will be followed by a small group support. Together, we can help the healing begin. For more infor- mation, please call 613.936.1455 or visit the drop-in centre fromMonday to Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Haiku exhibition The Cornwall Public Library will present to the public an exhibition of Haiku paint- ings from June 8 to June 22. More than 30 paintings will be on show along with the haiku that they depict. Artist and writer will be introduced to each other during the opening ceremonies to be held on June 12 between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., until that time their identities remain a closely guarded secret known only to the exhi- bition’s organizer, Lorna Foreman, who is both an artist and a writer).All haiku paint- ings will be for sale. A haiku painting com- prises both the painting and the haiku for which the author will receive a $30 fee. All haikus written will be on display with the orphaned ones (those with no painting) on a special “Home Wanted” board. These haikus may also be purchased for $15. Meet SASS Come and meet the SASS staff on the June 17 at 7 p.m. at the sexual assault survivor support group’s annual general meeting. There will be an opportunity to get to know the SASS staff after the meet- ing. The AGM will take place at 125 Amelia St. in Cornwall. Call Claudette Cella at 613- 932-1755 ext. 23 to confirm your presence. communautaire Le lien community link The

Fifty attend city’s public engagement exercise


Cornwall residents had their say on the fu- ture of Cornwall during a public engage- ment session at the Cornwall Civic Com- plex last Wednesday. About 30 peoplewere on hand for the first of round of about six focus groups tasked with coming up with ideas for a specific sec- tion of the city. Scribes at each table were recording suggestions made by the public. The community engagement session, which ran until 7 p.m. at Salon B on the low- er level of the civic complex, was held to get public input on what should be the city’s current priorities. “There were approximately 50 people who attended, and they represented a good cross-section of the community,” said Kevin Lajoie of the city’s economic develop- ment department. “Participants were invited to share their thoughts on a vision and priorities for the city, and city staff were on hand to serve as scribes and record all of the comments. ” The input received touched on a “wide spectrum of topics and subjects”, according to Lajoie. In general, some of the more common items that were mentioned included pro- motion of the city/job attraction/resident attraction/retaining youth ; t ransparency and accountability ; d owntown revitaliza- tion; improvements to waterfront ; m ore special events and i ncreased communica- tions

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Brian Lynch, former Cornwall mayor and local NDP riding association president, left, makes a point at one of the focus groups while scribe Melissa Morgan, program su- pervisor of social services, looks on during a community engagement session held by the City at the Cornwall Civic Complex last Wednesday afternoon.

“Another interesting note - we received a number of comments from participants who said they were pleased with the event itself and they would like to see it happen more often,” Lajoie said. People who were unable to attend the live session can fill out an online survey or via hard copies avail- able at various city buildings. The completed surveys, along with the data collected at the community engage- ment session, will be compiled and submit- ted to the City of Cornwall to be used in its strategic planning exercise. In a recent press release announcing the session, city Chief Administrative Officer Norm Levac said “input from the public is a key part” of the city’s strategic planning

exercise. In addition to the public input compo- nent, the strategic planning exercise will also consist of an internal survey of city employees and two strategic planning ses- sions with city council. The first city council session was held on Sunday, the second will be held Thursday. A final report is expected to be complet- ed by Friday, June 14 and is expected to be presented to council at its regular meeting of Monday, June 24. The strategic planning exercise is being led by the St. Lawrence College Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement office, which delivers professional devel- opment and consulting services to a wide range of private and public sector clients.

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John (second from left), played by Garfield Andrews, has some explaining to do along with his colleague David, played by Perry Mucci in Whose Wives Are They Anyway? Playhouse launch quite a farce

their wives. Then things get frenetic when the new boss demands to meet the absen- tee wives. Heading up the cast are Garfield Andrews playing John, and Perry Mucci as David, the two executives are left scrambling to find decoy wives at the country club in a desper- ate attempt to keep from running afoul of their new boss. Joining them are Kate Gordon, who plays the receptionist, Tina, Cornwall actress Brenda Quesnel as the club manager Mrs. Carlson, and Bruce Tubbe as Wilson the handyman. All three are familiar faces at the Playhouse: Gordon played in last season’s A Nice Family Gathering , Quesnel was featured in the hilarious 2012 season opener Hotbed Hotel, and Tubbe was a key character and last Decembers’ holiday hit Everything I Love About Christmas. Rounding out the cast are Erin MacKin- non as John’s wife Laura, Viviana Zarrillo as David’s wife Karly, and Otttawa actress Mary Ellis. MacKinnon was also in last season’s opening show, but it has been two decades since Zarillo and Ellis have graced the Play- house stage. “It’s a nice big case of very talented and funny actors who are skilled in all the things that make comedy work,” Bowes said. “The audience is in for a treat.” The production runs Tuesday through Sunday with shows at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Call the Playhouse for more information at 613- 543-3713 (1-877-550-3650) or go to www. Flex passes are available to June 6 and regular tickets are available all season.




If comedies are all about timing, the Up- per Canada Playhouse’s season-opening farce better be bang on. In fact, if the timing of actors is off, it can be downright dangerous, due to the fast- paced production challenging the timing of actors both in the delivery of their lines and the physical drama which must be in perfect synchronicity “It’s just a hair away from disaster if peo- ple aren’t on their form,”said Donnie Bowes, Playhouse artistic director, during a press conference to announce the production Thursday in Morrisburg. The farce Whose Wives Are They Anyway? , written by American playwright Michael Parker, debuts on June 6 at the Upper Can- ada Playhouse in Morrisburg and runs until June. 30. Bowes said Parker, who considers himself a writer of“American farces”, is well skilled at his craft. “He certainly knows all the things to build a farce,” Bowes said. The play revolves around two execu- tives of a major cosmetic company who are about to get a new boss. Fearing this may be their last long weekend to let loose for awhile, they send their wives shopping so they can enjoy a weekend of golfing. Things get interesting when one of the executives happens to run into his new boss at the same country club and learns that she frowns upon men vacationing without

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that without the arts, a community has no soul.” Kennedy recognized that she had always been in awe of people who seemed to have a zeal and dedication about their creative outlets. She thought for sometime as to what activity had given her that feeling in her life. “It clearly was not my frenetic busy agen- da, running from one meeting to another over a span of 30 years, which is why I took an early retirement in 2003. No, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that it was writing where I felt most joy and ac- complishment.” “I also believe that it is important to get important messages out to others, and I be- lieve I can do this through my writing.” When Kennedy was working she wrote speeches and reports, but since retiring, she has written poetry, short vignettes, short stories, and a column. However, Kennedy realized she needed something challeng- ing, and started working on her novel The Women Gather . “It was clear to me that in my career, most of my dealings involved women – whose voices were generally dismissed. Based on my experiences, and the experiences of other women, I was able to start weaving my story,” she said. In July 2012 she had an astounding book launch, with the book being sold through local businesses, and the huge Chapters book store chain. She also engaged the team of book marketing services to pro- mote her novel on a 10-day web book tour. Kennedy, now enthused and inspired, is embarking on her second novel, simply ti- tled Book Two . Now with a business license in hand she is slowly getting the gist of that responsibility. She now is more than a writer, but is in- volved to some degree in the production, marketing and selling of the novel she wrote and anticipates subsequent novels. She is also exploring e-book publications. Through the whole process Kennedy is quick to admit that it has placed her in a community of creative people whom she admires and supports. Tracy-Lynn Chisholm created the cover for her book The Women Gather . “She read my novel, designed and painted this glori- ous symbolic representation of the issues I discuss inside the pages,” Kennedy said. “David Rawnsley, who gave a kind review of my novel, also wrote:‘If ever a book could be judged by its cover then this is the one’.” Success means different things for vari- ous people but for Kennedy her real suc- cess story has been belonging in a com- munity. “Having family and friends who accept me regardless of my warts and foibles, and coming to terms with my fallibility. Success also means understanding and accepting who we are, and that it is alright to be who we are.”


In 1956, on the heels of the Hungarian Revolution, 200,000 Hungarians fled their war torn homeland as refugees. Katalin Kennedy, then a child of only eight years old, fled Hungary with her par- ents and walked three hours through snow- covered fields and freezing temperatures, until they reached Austria on Christmas Eve. Prior to this, her father had been captured and imprisoned with thousands of others, without trial for nearly seven years as a po- litical prisoner. “For four years, my mother, who was only 23 years old when he was taken, didn’t know what had happened to him,” said Kennedy. “Then out of nowhere, my mother received a postcard that told he had been in a maximum security prison from which he was not permitted to write.” “In the next three years, he was released three times, whenever there was an up- heaval in the government. The third time he felt there was no alternative but to escape from Hungary.” Kennedy and her family remained in Aus- tria in refugee camps until her mother’s feet healed having frozen black from frost- bite from the harsh temperatures walking through the snow. Thanks to the Red Cross, they arrived to their new country and home here in Canada in 1957. The memory of this period in Kennedy’s life will stay with her always. Kennedy spent most of her adult life in Ottawa where she attended Carleton Uni- versity, obtaining a degree in English litera- ture with minors in religion and sociology. In 1972 she married Duncan Scott Kennedy, who was ordained as a Presbyterian minis- ter in 1982, and they moved to Maxville, his first charge being in Maxville and St. Elmo. During this time, Kennedy, working in social services with Health Canada, started commuting to Ottawa each day. Kennedy initially worked with the New Horizons Pro- gram and later as elder abuse consultant

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Katalin Kennedy is pictured with her first novel, The Women Gather, based on her ex- tensive involvement in women’s issues during her career in the federal civil service.

at the Family Violence Prevention Division. She was also the program manager of ma- jor national projects across Canada on is- sues relating to violence against women. Kennedy and her husband eventually moved back to Ottawa where she contin- ued in her career with the government, until she retired in 2003. Once more her husband assumed his Maxville charge, and they settled in Cornwall. “I worked hard at this time to reinvent myself. Duncan died three years later, and this changed every single day of my life. And yet again I had to reinvent myself, now as a woman living alone.” Following retirement, Kennedy first joined and volunteered with a number of community organizations, of which she

is still a member -- organizations such as the Probus Club of Cornwall, the Canadian Federation of University Women, the Corn- wall and Area Writers’ Society, the Encore- Seniors Education Centre at St. Lawrence College, and with St. John’s Presbyterian Church. She also volunteered through the church community visiting homes and facilities such as Glen Stor Dun Lodge. “I am of the belief that a community has many facets. Interest groups are being es- tablished all the time, those dealing with health and wellness issues, those with the environment matters etc. We can’t belong and actively participate in all of them, but again, based on interest we can support them. In addition, one must never forget



Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7:00 p.m. NavCentre, Robert Thirsk Room 1950 Montreal Road, Cornwall The agenda will include reports from the Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer, the Chief of Staff, and the Auditors, as well as election of Directors, appointment of Auditors and By-law Amendments.

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L’ordre du jour comprendra les rapports de la présidente du Conseil et de la directrice générale, du médecin-chef, et des vérificateurs, de même que l'élection des membres du conseil d’administration, la nomination des vérificateurs et la modification des règlements.

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Jeanette Despatie Secretary of the Corporation


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fait, 89 nouveaux emplois et en maintenir 514 autres dans la région. Les participants à l’assemblée générale annuelle ont pu apprécier ces résultats au travers d’un documentaire qui présentait les entreprises qui ont profité du soutien financier et professionnel de la société que dirige François Desormeaux. Loin de s’attribuer un succès personnel, ce dernier a souligné à l’attention de ses parte- naires, le professionnalisme, le dévouement et l’esprit de collaboration de son personnel sans lequel la mission n’aurait pas été ac- complie. Le directeur général a alors remercié les employés de leur détermination, qui fait de la Société d’aide au développement des collectivités de Stormont, Dundas et Glen- garry, non seulement «un catalyseur, mais aussi un leader et un partenaire incontourn- able du développement communautaire durable de la région.»

l’Association de l’administration publique du Commonwealth, et «Médias sociaux 101 pour les organismes à but non lucratif», ex- posé par Karine Parthenais, agente régio- nale à Sheconnex Cornwall. Les participants ont accueilli favorable- ment l’organisation de ces ateliers. «C’était très intéressant de pouvoir discu- ter de nos projets avec les bailleurs de fonds et de parler avec eux de la collaboration qui peut exister entre nous, note Suzanne Vil- leneuve, coordonnatrice du Centre culturel de Cornwall. Chantal Quesnel, coordonnatrice du programme Partir d’un bon pas et Lou- ise Lavoie, gestionnaire au Centre de res- sources familiales de l’Estrie, apprécient les informations reçues sur les médias sociaux qui, avouent- elles, vont beaucoup les aider dans leur travail. Diane Poirier note que ces médias jouent, aujourd’hui, un grand rôle dans les relations humaines et se félicite de cette stratégie de communication. Linda Newman, directrice générale du Centre Charles-Émile-Claude dira que la rencontre avec les bailleurs de fonds était nécessaire pour mieux planifier ses activi- tés. RDÉE Ontario a remercié les représent- ants de fondations et programmes gouver- nementaux comme la Fondation Trillium de l’Ontario, Service Canada, la Société d’aide au développement des collectivités de SDG et les autres structures qui ont con- tribué au succès du 6e Forum des bailleurs de fonds, dont le thème était «Évoluons avec le temps». attentes de la collectivité, comme le mon- trent les nombreuses initiatives, les sémi- naires de formation, les conseils aux dif- férents entrepreneurs et le volume de prêts octroyés durant l’année écoulée. À tout ceci s’ajoutent des programmes et activités comme le Programme de dével- oppement de l’Est ontarien, le Commu- nity Venture Capital Fund, le Programme d’entrepreneuriat pour les jeunes, le Ca- nadian Youth Business Foundation Loans and Services, Le Programme de développe- ment économique des Comtés unis de SDG et Cornwall & The Counties Arts & Culture Council. En 2012, la SADC a connu un regain de ses activités et a dépassé de loin ses objectifs en injectant près de 3 M$ dans l’économie locale. Plus de 200 séances d’experts-conseils ont été organisées à l’intention d’une soix- antaine de clients qui ont pu créer, de ce


L’année 2012 aura été un bon cru pour la Société d’aide au développement des col- lectivités de Stormont, Dundas et Glen- garry. C’est ce qu’ont laissé entendre ses responsables au cours de l’assemblée générale annuelle de l’organisme qui a eu lieu le mercredi 29 mai à l’Hôtel Ra- mada Inn à Cornwall. L’événement a été l’occasion pour François Desormeaux, di- recteur général, de faire le point sur la sit- uation financière de la SADC pour l’année 2012 et de renouveler l’engagement de toute son équipe à continuer de soutenir les entreprises de la communauté. M. Desormeaux a indiqué, dans son allo- cution, que l’organisme a bien répondu aux

François Desormeaux, directeur général de la SADC-SD&G

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Les bailleurs de fonds étaient à la rencon- tre de représentants d’organismes à but non lucratif et de municipalités venus faire financer leurs projets et activités au Complexe civique de Cornwall. C’était à la faveur du 6e Forumdes bailleurs de fonds; une initiative du Réseau de développe- ment économique et d’employabilité de l’Ontario (RDÉE Ontario) et de ses parte- naires qui visait, selon Mélissa Nadon, co- ordonnatrice de l’événement, à «faciliter l’accès aux sources de financements dis- ponibles.» L’occasion était donnée aux différents or- ganismes et municipalités de présenter in- dividuellement leurs projets aux comman- ditaires, qui les ont appréciés pour voir s’ils répondaient à leurs attentes et dans quelle mesure intervenir. Au-delà du cadre de réseautage qu’il of- frait, le Forum des bailleurs de fonds a per- mis aux participants en provenance des Comtés de Stormont, Dundas et Glengarry (SDG), Prescott-Russell et de Cornwall de suivre des ateliers de formation. Les thèmes Les thèmes développés étaient «Rejoin- dre son public», développé par Bob Peters, agent de développement principal à la ville de Cornwall; «Diversification des reve- nus et gestion financière de projets» traité par Gay Hamilton, directrice générale de


FREDERIC HOUNTONDJI Les vétérans brisent le silence traumatique cœur serré et la gorge nouée qu’elle raconta son insupportable calvaire et ses humilia- tions à répétition.

cumentaire, les aveux les plus poignants s’enchaînaient sans forcément se ressem- bler. Denis Labbé, fondateur de Friends of Vets espère qu’avec ce film, le gouvernement ac- cordera plus d’aide aux militaires enmatière de santé mentale. «L’État est prompt à en- voyer les gens à la guerre, mais se soucie peu de leur santé mentale», regrette Vin- cent Pilon, réalisateur du long métrage. D’après lui, la décision de rompre le si- lence est salutaire et aidera les gens à mieux comprendre la situation des soldats morale- ment dévastés par les affres de la guerre. Le documentaire, qui est en noir et blanc, pour, selon M. Pilon, rendre hommage aux anciens combattants, est seulement en anglais. Il pourrait, avec le temps, avoir un sous-titrage en français. Un organisme au- rait déjà manifesté son intérêt pour le pro- jet. Pour l’heure, les nombreux spectateurs, dont Diane Poirier et Bernadette Clément, saluent le courage extraordinaire des per- sonnages et le talent exceptionnel du réal- isateur pour avoir su mettre le doigt sur un drame social, longtemps frappé du seau du secret le plus absolu.

Le film s’ouvre par le témoignage touch- ant d’un ancien combattant de la deuxième guerre mondiale. À 93 ans, Léonard Hart voit régulièrement se défiler sous ses yeux, les images macabres de ses amis tués au front. Il vit dans cette hantise depuis plus d’un demi-siècle et ne sait comment s’en dépar- tir, à part déchirer le voile du secret militaire devant le public nombreux d’une salle de cinéma. Wendy était une jeune recrue de 17 ans qui avait été violée par un officier. Et c’était en sanglots, le visage arrosé de larmes, le

Denis, lui, a vu un capitaine démentir la dangerosité d’une roquette à un soldat qui la laissa tomber négligemment : l’innocent meurt avec 5 autres personnes, laissant étendus au sol, 52 blessés. Une scène bar- bare et une perfidie qui collent 40 ans après, à la mémoire du président de l’Association des Amis des anciens combattants. L’épouse d’un militaire a avoué avoir été étouffée par ce dernier; conséquence de son choc post-traumatique…Dans le do-

Le public a eu droit, le 22 mai au Cinéma Port à Cornwall, à la projection du documentaire Veter- ans breaking the silence (Les vétérans brisent le silence). Cette initiative de l’Association Amis des anciens combattants est une réalisation de Vincent Pilon. Le long métrage lève un coin de voile sur le choc post-traumatique dont souffrent les soldats à la suite des atrocités qu’ils ont vues et vécues durant les guerres.

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FREDERIC HOUNTONDJI Le Collectif franco pour une cause commune ce, tout en permettant à chaque association de mettre en exergue son logo quand elle le désire, suivant les événements. d’être celui de la cause commune des fran- cophones de Cornwall.

de ressources humaines et financières. Vu que ce dernier n’est pas enregistré en tant qu’organisme, le pilotage du projet de fi- nancement, à en croire certains interve- nants, pourrait être confié à l’ACFO-SDG. Pour l’heure, le comité de rédaction du plan d’action continuera de faire les amen- dements souhaités, et après, enverra le document aux différents membres de la table de concertation pour vérification. Le plan fera l’objet d’un examen final au cours d’une réunion à venir.

Les19 personnes ayant participé à la ren- contre n’ont pas manqué de passer en revue les cinq principales valeurs que la table de concertation avait choisies de promouvoir: l’action, la communication, le leadership, le respect et la visibilité. Elles envisagent aussi d’introduire au- près des bailleurs de fonds, une demande de subvention des activités proposées par le Collectif franco en vue de disposer

L’image de marque du Collectif n’en fera- t-il pas un organisme qui chapeauterait tous les autres et gérerait toutes les sub- ventions? Et qu’en sera-t-il des subventions individuelles?, s’est interrogée Suzanne Villeneuve du Centre culturel de Cornwall, qui a approuvé l’intervention de Georgette Sauvé, qui demandait aux uns et aux autres d’avoir la fierté d’afficher et de faire parler publiquement leur fibre francophone. La présidente de l’Association cana- dienne-française de l’Ontario SDG émet le vœu de voir tous les organismes travailler ensemble sur des événements rassem- bleurs, comme le 400e anniversaire de la présence francophone en Ontario en juin 2015, la promenade d’honneur à l’automne prochain et le Festival des chorales franco- phones. Cet appel à la concertation sur les projets et à la mobilisation sur les grandes manifes- tations a été entendu et sera incorporé dans le plan d’action du Collectif qui ambitionne apporter une réponse appropriée, a-t-il fait valoir. Le représentant du Centre canadien de leadership en évaluation Le Clé a, par ail- leurs, rappelé aux participants l’importance de la connaissance de soi, de ses propres valeurs et de celles de son organisme avant de s’impliquer. Le conseil d’administration, son rôle, ses obligations vis-à-vis de la loi et des impôts, ses statuts et règlements, la transparence dans la gestion des fonds, la reddition de compte au gouvernement et aux bailleurs de fonds, la mobilisation des ressources et la planification stratégique…sont les autres thèmes traités au cours de cette formation. Selon Linda Newman, directrice gé- nérale du Centre Charles-Émile-Claude, et Roger Frappier, président du conseil d’administration de ladite structure, la sé- ance permettra surtout aux différents co- mités de disposer désormais de précieux outils sur lesquels ils travailleront avec les bénévoles.

Le Collectif franco s’est réuni, le 29 mai, sous la présidence de Jules Bourdon, au Centre de santé communautaire de l’Estrie à Cornwall afin d’apporter des amendements au nouveau plan d’action qu’il élabore pour la période 2013-2015. Selon le comité de rédaction du docu- ment, il faut considérer les attentes de la communauté francophone pour pouvoir adopter la stratégie qui répondra le mieux à ses besoins. Doter le Collectif franco d’une image de marque dans laquelle se reconnaîtront les organismes qui l’animent. C’est le sujet qui a polarisé l’attention des participants qui se sont prononcés sur ce que devra être le logo de leur table de concertation. Certains voulaient y voir figurer tous les symboles des organisations francophones locales afin de montrer leur richesse et leur diversité; et Le Centre canadien de leadership en évaluation a offert une formation en gou- vernance aux responsables des comités du Centre Charles-Émile-Claude et aux bénévoles, le 15 mai à la Salle de l’amitié du CCÉC à Cornwall. L’objectif défini par le conférencier Pierre Bourbeau était, en- tre autres, d’amener les participants à ac- quérir des connaissances en matière de gouvernance et à saisir l’importance d’un plan stratégique. Partant du leadership authentique, M. Bourbeau dira que la notion a émergé sur le marché du travail en1990, en réaction à la culture cartésienne du résultat axée sur le rendement. La nouvelle tendance esti- mait qu’il ne fallait pas seulement mesurer le leadership sur la base de la performance, mais également à partir de la personnalité. Au savoir-faire, s’ajoute alors le savoir-être qui implique la capacité à travailler en équi- pe, à gérer les conflits et à bien communi- quer au sein d’une entreprise. À part le leadership authentique qui se- rait de plus en plus recherché par les em- ployeurs, une valeur comme l’engagement social n’est pas du tout à négliger dans les organismes à but non lucratif, recommande l’animateur. Dans une telle association, on vise le bi- en-être de la collectivité que l’on dessert et dont on doit connaître les besoins pour y FRÉDÉRIC HOUNTONDJI FREDERIC.HOUNTONDJI@EAP.ON.CA

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These days there are so many dif- ferent cuts of chicken in the shops. So many ways of varying your menu! INGREDIENTS: - 250 ml (1 cup) of medium couscous - 450 g (1 lb) of chicken thighs cut in strips. DRESSING: - Juice of 3 limes - 50 ml (1/4 cup) extra-virgin olive oil - 6 to 8 drops Tabasco sauce or Sriracha hot pepper sauce - Salt and pepper to taste - 2 fresh tomatoes cut in cubes of 1.3 cm (1/2 inch) - 1 green pepper, diced - 125 ml (1/2 cup) red onion, diced - 125 ml (1/2 cup) grated carrots - 1 can, 398 ml (14 oz) corn kernels - 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped

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DIRECTIONS : Cook the couscous according to the package direc- tions using chicken stock instead of water. Leave to cool. Preheat the barbecue on high for 5 minutes then reduce to minimum or preheat the oven to 220 ºC (450 ºF). Season the chicken and cook the strips for 10 to 15 minutes on the grill, or on a baking sheet, greased or covered with parchment paper. If you are using the conventional oven method, turn the chicken strips halfway through cook- ing (the time can vary depending on the oven used). In an appropriate bowl, mix all the ingredients of the dressing. Add the cooked chicken, the couscous and all the vegetables. Mix and serve imme- diately. Recipe: Chicken Farmers of Canada, Photo: Pierre Beauchemin, ITHQ


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