MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for July 1-15, 2019

Twice-monthly, Guelph Politico posts the latest inspection results from the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit inspection of local restaurants, hotels, cafes, grocery stores and other businesses that handle food. We call it “Mangez!”, and this column highlights the latest inspections done by WDGPH, and the results they’ve posted. Continue reading “MANGEZ! Dine Safe Guide for July 1-15, 2019”

RECAP: Elizabeth May Answers Questions and Talks About Green Ambitions

Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May brought her election message to Guelph on Monday night. Hoping to gain momentum heading into the fall campaign, around 200 people gathered in the University of Guelph’s Peter Clark Hall to hear from May, and ask questions about about the issues. Continue reading “RECAP: Elizabeth May Answers Questions and Talks About Green Ambitions”

People’s Party Cancels Bernier Event Due to “Safety Concerns”

What was supposed to be the most controversial political of the season has been cancelled out of “safety concerns.” The local Electoral District Association of the People’s Party of Canada has called off a town hall with party leader Maxime Bernier due to supposed fears of violence stemming from planned protests by local groups. Continue reading “People’s Party Cancels Bernier Event Due to “Safety Concerns””

Federal Government Announces Pilot Program for Farm Workers

Farms across Canada have a labour shortage, and the Federal government announced today that they’re starting to a new pilot program to help them out on that end. It’s a three-year economic immigration pilot that will try and fill labour shortages in the agri-food sector with a special emphasis on meat processing and mushroom production. Continue reading “Federal Government Announces Pilot Program for Farm Workers”

Are You Ready for Some Ag Policy?! The 2020 Agricultural Conference is Coming to Guelph

A splashy announcement in the well-lit atrium of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) on Wednesday brought federal and provincial partners together to announce that Guelph will be the locale for the 2020 annual gathering of federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers. Continue reading “Are You Ready for Some Ag Policy?! The 2020 Agricultural Conference is Coming to Guelph”

GUELPH POLITICAST #176 – Aid for Legal Aid

There are a million stories in the Doug Ford era of provincial governance, and covering them all isn’t easy. One of the stories that has perhaps fallen through the cracks is the cuts to Legal Aid Ontario. In April’s provincial budget, funding to legal aid was cut by 30 per cent, and all $133 million of that took effect immediately. So now what? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #176 – Aid for Legal Aid”

Brace Yourselves, Maxime Bernier is Coming

He was one of the most controversial appointees ever in Stephen Harper’s cabinet, he came within a hair’s breath of becoming the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, and then he struck out and started his own national political party. Is the Maxime Bernier message going to appeal to Guelph? We’re about to find out. Continue reading “Brace Yourselves, Maxime Bernier is Coming”

You Know Sue from Ontario Strong? She’s Got a Robocall Connection

A report by Postmedia has linked a series of text messages sent by someone who identifies themselves as “Sue” from “BC Strong” to iMarketing Solutions Inc., a marketing firm that was founded by the directors of Responsive Marketing Group. Why does that sound familiar? Remember the Robocall scandal of 2011? Continue reading “You Know Sue from Ontario Strong? She’s Got a Robocall Connection”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for July 8, 2019

Two controversial developments, and maybe some new controversy concerning committees will be among the topics at this planning meeting. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for July 8, 2019”