LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for December 9, 2019 PART 1

It’s back-to-back meetings tonight starting with the regular meeting of council. 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 December 9, 2019 PART 1”

Allt Has Good Feelings About the Budget in Open Sources Interview

The annual Guelph Budget is complete for another year, and it was a tough one for all involved as there were a number of pressure points including infrastructure, transit expansion, and the demand for more police resources. How tough was it? Ward 3 Councillor Phil Allt came on Open Sources Guelph last Thursday to talk about it. Continue reading “Allt Has Good Feelings About the Budget in Open Sources Interview”

RECAP: Liberal Leader Candidates Agree and Disagree on Small Town Matters

The Evergreen Seniors’ Centre in Guelph literally provided the stage for the first debate of the Liberal Leadership Candidates on Sunday. Kate Graham, Mitzie Hunter, Michael Coteau, Steven Del Duca, Brenda Hollingsworth, and Alvin Tedjo were all in attendance as they talked about small town and rural perspectives when it comes to education, the economy and the environment. Continue reading “RECAP: Liberal Leader Candidates Agree and Disagree on Small Town Matters”

U of G Marks 30 Years After the Montreal Massacre

Every year, students at the University of Guelph mark the anniversary of the terrorist attack at L’École Polytechnique in Montreal with a vigil at the campus’ Albert Thornbrough building, which houses the school of engineering. The memorial hasn’t gotten any easier after 30 years, but the message remains clear: we need to encourage and support women in engineering and other science and technology fields. Continue reading “U of G Marks 30 Years After the Montreal Massacre”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 11 Meeting?

Although it’s technically the last meeting of the year, this is really more of a workshop. Council will get an update on two very important reviews, and then participate in the process by giving staff some feedback and direction. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the December 11 Meeting?”

Ontario Liberal Leadership Debate Taking Place in Guelph on Sunday

If you thought that election season was over, think again! There’s at least one more pending election here in Ontario, and it’s the one for Liberal Party leadership. Six candidates are running to see which one of them will lead the party against Doug Ford in the next Provincial Election, and they’re debating in the Royal City this weekend. Continue reading “Ontario Liberal Leadership Debate Taking Place in Guelph on Sunday”

Teachers Say The One-Day Strike is For the Kids, Not For a Raise

Members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) across the province took part in a one-day strike to protest an impasse at negotiations with the Government of Ontario. Here in Guelph, over 200 teachers from Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute (GCVI) walked up and down Paisley Street with a simple message: they’re striking for the kids, not for a pay raise. Continue reading “Teachers Say The One-Day Strike is For the Kids, Not For a Raise”

GUELPH POLITICAST #199 – The World Since December 6, 1989

At Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, they deal with issues of violence against women all year round, but for everyone else, at least one day of year makes us all stop and think about femicide and gender-based violence. It’s the anniversary of the worst mass shooting in Canadian history, and it was all directed at women because the perpetrator, in his own words, was “fighting feminism” when he killed 14 and injured 10 others at L’École Polytechnique on December 6, 1989. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #199 – The World Since December 6, 1989”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for December 3, 2019

All decisions about the 2020 budget will be final tonight. 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 December 3, 2019”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for December 2, 2019

Committee of the Whole gets together for the last time before the Christmas break. 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: Committee of the Whole Meeting for December 2, 2019”