“Our Democracy is Valid”: Student Allies Mark Legal Win Over Province

Student leaders from a coalition that won a landmark legal challenge against the Provincial government over making certain student fees optional spoke from Queen’s Park on Friday morning. Representatives of the groups, who were supported in Queen Park’s media room by the New Democrat education critic, said that the ruling shows that “our democracy is valid.” Continue reading ““Our Democracy is Valid”: Student Allies Mark Legal Win Over Province”

Climate Emergency (Finally) Coming to Council

After it seemed to be dead in the water (so to speak), Ward 5 Councillor Leanne Piper is bringing forward a motion with Ward 2 Councillor James Gordon to declare a climate emergency at the May 27 meeting of city council. She made the announcement in a Facebook post Friday night. Continue reading “Climate Emergency (Finally) Coming to Council”

Students Call for More Climate Action in Latest City Hall Protest

A couple of high school students rallied in front of City Hall on Friday afternoon after walking out of their classrooms to call on council to declare a climate emergency and initiate the actions to back it up. Continue reading “Students Call for More Climate Action in Latest City Hall Protest”

P.E.I. Greens Are the Official Opposition, Guelph Greens Celebrate Anyway

The Progressive Conservative Party is expected to form minority government in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island. Local and national media reported Tuesday night that after a close race in the polls between the PCs and the Green Party, it was the PCs that came out on top. Continue reading “P.E.I. Greens Are the Official Opposition, Guelph Greens Celebrate Anyway”

Guthrie Doesn’t Make Friends With Tory Retweets

Mayor Cam Guthrie has received some backlash for posts on Twitter endorsing statements made by provincial and federal Conservative officials this week, including a response from an elected school board trustee. Continue reading “Guthrie Doesn’t Make Friends With Tory Retweets”

Students Walkout In Protest Over Ford Cuts, Market Square Filled

High school students at over 500 high schools across Ontario walked out of their classrooms on Thursday to protest changes made to the provincial education system by the government under Premier Doug Ford, including in Guelph where hundreds rallied on Carden St. and shared stories of how the changes will impact their lives. Continue reading “Students Walkout In Protest Over Ford Cuts, Market Square Filled”

Students March on Queen’s Park; Schriener Supports Petition

 The Canadian Federation of Students launched their “We the Students” movement on a cold Tuesday with a press conference, march to Queen’s Park and a rally in front of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Over 150 students chanting and drums beating, saying the “students united will never be defeated,” among other chants. Continue reading “Students March on Queen’s Park; Schriener Supports Petition”

Guelph NDP Start New (Election) Year with New Exec Committee

The local New Democratic Party riding association met at the main branch of the Guelph Public Library on Saturday for their annual general meeting. A new president was elected,  leadership positions filled, and plans began for the 2019 Federal Election campaign. Continue reading “Guelph NDP Start New (Election) Year with New Exec Committee”