AGG and Guelph Museums Get Federal Money for BIPOC Programming

Two local cultural institutions are getting a big assist from the Federal government. In a virtual announcement today, Guelph Member of Parliament Lloyd Longfield announced on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault that the Art Gallery of Guelph and the Guelph Civic Museum will receive $100,000 from the Federal government. The funds will help support BIPOC programing, and assist with their safe re-opening. Continue reading “AGG and Guelph Museums Get Federal Money for BIPOC Programming”

Chong Fills Important Role in O’Toole’s Shadow Cabinet

If the party is big enough, earning a place on the front bench as a member of the Official Opposition’s “shadow cabinet” is a pretty good way to gage the importance of a particular politician to the party. With that mind, political observers took notice Tuesday morning when Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong was named to the Conservative’s starting line-up as the critic for Foreign Affairs. Continue reading “Chong Fills Important Role in O’Toole’s Shadow Cabinet”

Tabbara Case Held Over By Guelph Court Until Late-August

The court case that has intrigued a nation, and raised questions about transparency with the Guelph Police Service, made it’s way to a Guelph courtroom on Friday… to be continued. As Tabbara went to court, the national broadcaster reported new information that allegations about the Kitchener-South Hespeler Member of Parliament were known by the Liberal Party before the 2019 election, and he was allowed to run anyway. Continue reading “Tabbara Case Held Over By Guelph Court Until Late-August”

Federal Funding Will Help Deliver 20 More EV Charging Stations in Guelph

With the local economy re-opening from pandemic lockdown, more people are going to be going more places. For people with an electric vehicle (EV) going out can be tough if you’re not sure if there’s a charging station nearby if you need one, which is one reason why the Federal government is contributing $100,000 for a total of $320,000 in combined funding with the City for 20 new charging stations in Guelph. Continue reading “Federal Funding Will Help Deliver 20 More EV Charging Stations in Guelph”

Four Guelph Groups Get Federal Funds for Food Security

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about food insecurity, and how the pandemic has impacted how people can get safe, nutritious and affordable food. To that end, a virtual announcement this morning put the spotlight on four Guelph organizations receiving a combined $60,334 from the Federal government to purchase new equipment for the preparation, refrigeration and storage of food. Continue reading “Four Guelph Groups Get Federal Funds for Food Security”

Kitchener MP Arrested in Guelph, Will “Step Back” From Caucus

Kitchener-South Hespeler MP Marwan Tabbara has announced that he will be taking a “step back” from the Liberal caucus after it was revealed that he was arrested for a series of charges in Guelph on April 10. Tabbara will still be representing his constituents for the time being, but he also acknowledges the charges while adding that he’s being treated for anxiety and depression. Continue reading “Kitchener MP Arrested in Guelph, Will “Step Back” From Caucus”

Federal Government Offers Cities Money They Were Going to Get Anyway

In his daily press briefing from Rideau Cottage Monday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada’s municipalities will be getting $2.2 billion in infrastructure money this month in a one-time payment. Cities, and the organizations that represent them, have been begging the Federal government for financial help, but this is probably not what they were thinking of exactly. Continue reading “Federal Government Offers Cities Money They Were Going to Get Anyway”

Monsef Gets an Update on U of G’s Efforts to Increase Rural Broadband

Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, made a stop at the University of Guelph on Friday to hear from researchers on matters of agriculture and establishing better internet connectivity in rural areas. According to Monsef, the U of G might have a big role to play to as the Federal government is looking for places to make investments.
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This Week in Lloyd: Trade, Town Hall and a New Caucus Gig

Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield works a ways from the Royal City, but he’s still working for the people in his riding. So what has he been up to lately? This is “This Week in Lloyd.” Continue reading “This Week in Lloyd: Trade, Town Hall and a New Caucus Gig”

Elizabeth May’s Leadership Was Always Tied to Guelph

Elizabeth May became the leader of the Green Party of Canada on August 26, 2006, and from that point she set herself the goal of taking the Greens from a fringe party to a national movement. Although she didn’t achieve that goal as extensively as she would have liked, May’s left an indelible mark on the party she led for 13 years, and a lot of that involves a steady relationship with Guelph. Continue reading “Elizabeth May’s Leadership Was Always Tied to Guelph”