GUELPH POLITICAST #227 – Guelph Stuff (BLM, COVID-19, and Tabbara)

There’s been a lot of news in Guelph lately, maybe too much news, so we’re all going to take a minute, or 60, on this week’s podcast to bring some analysis and a recap of all the happenings in this sorted little ‘burb called the Royal City. It’s time for another entry in the great Guelph Stuff punditry franchise.

On this edition of Guelph Stuff, we will be joined by Eli Ridder of the Guelph Wire, who will help us review some fairly big issues from around town these last few weeks, and months. This will be the first Guelph Stuff since the Christmas holiday, which was six months and a million years ago in what seems like an almost alien period of time giving the tremendous physical, social and financial upheaval currently all over the news.

This edition of Guelph Stuff has a lot of ground to cover on three pretty significant headlines that have been making news in Guelph lately. First, we will look at the follow-up to the Black Lives Matter march earlier this month and issues around diversity and policing. Second, we will talk about the City’s response to COVID-19, and the big plan to turn downtown Guelph into a patio destination. And finally, we will wrap up talking about the arrest of MP Marwan Tabbara and what it says about how the media covers Guelph.

So let’s enjoy another Guelph Stuff on this week’s edition of the Guelph Politicast!

You can find Eli Ridder on Twitter here, and you can read his work over at And for more information about any of things we talked about today, you can find them here on Guelph Politico.

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