None of the Above’s Not a Federal Party, and Taylor’s Not Running

Despite the fact that there’s a national appetite for the option, there will be no None of the Above official party candidates on the 2019 election ballot. According to an email from the party leader to local candidates, the party missed the deadline to be recognized as a national political party in this election, and candidates will now run as independents. One of them though will not be Guelph candidate Paul Taylor. Continue reading “None of the Above’s Not a Federal Party, and Taylor’s Not Running”

Better Ballot Returns and Expands For the Federal Election

Members of the Canadian Federation of University Women are are trying again to make a better election period by urging candidates to join the Better Ballot Campaign. The promotion was launched Wednesday evening at the 10C Shared Community Space, and this time, the project is going nation-wide. Continue reading “Better Ballot Returns and Expands For the Federal Election”

Game On! Trudeau Dissolves Parliament, Writs are Drawn Up, and the Race Begins!

The 43rd Canada General Election is underway. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Rideau Hall this morning to dissolve the House of Commons and officially commence the election. The main Federal party leaders now spread out from coast to coast to coast to convince electors that they have the people and the plan to lead Canada for the next four years. Continue reading “Game On! Trudeau Dissolves Parliament, Writs are Drawn Up, and the Race Begins!”

Longfield Hands Out One Last Cheque Before Election Begins

On what turned out to be Election Eve, Guelph MP and Liberal candidate Lloyd Longfield offered $6.3 million in funding for the Bioenterprise Corporation to create an agri-food hub in southern Ontario. The idea is to turn the business accelerator on Research Lane into a “virtual network” to support over 200 growing ag-businesses in Guelph and the surrounding area. Continue reading “Longfield Hands Out One Last Cheque Before Election Begins”

Environmental Action Group Endorses Dyck and Chong

The writ for the 2019 Federal Election hasn’t even been drawn up yet, and already the endorsements are coming in. Locally, Guelph Green Party Candidate Steve Dyck and Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong are two of the initial 25 candidates endorsed by Green PAC, a non-partisan environmental organization. Continue reading “Environmental Action Group Endorses Dyck and Chong”

ICYMI: Taylor Plans to Reprise as None of Above Candidate in Fall Election

At the end of this week’s Guelph Politicast about injured workers and workers’ compensation, guest Paul Taylor announced his intention to run in this fall’s Federal Election as a candidate for the None of the Above Party. It will be the second time that Taylor has run under that party’s banner as a Guelph election candidate. Continue reading “ICYMI: Taylor Plans to Reprise as None of Above Candidate in Fall Election”

Politics Mixes with Breakfast For Some of Guelph’s Most Vulnerable

The normal Wednesday morning community breakfast at Lakeside HOPE House had some special guests this week, another sign that the Federal Election is just a few weeks, if not a few days, away. Six of the candidates wanting to be Guelph’s next MP visited HOPE House Wednesday morning talk politics with some the City’s most vulnerable people over some scrambled eggs, sausage, and chocolate chip pancakes. Continue reading “Politics Mixes with Breakfast For Some of Guelph’s Most Vulnerable”

Q&A with Christian Heritage Party Candidate Gordon Truscott

“Without boasting, I expect to win,” Gordon Truscott declares. It’s the first time while talking to the Christian Heritage Party candidate for several minutes that he gets explicitly political. Somewhere among Truscott’s stories, observations, and folksy wisdom, an interview took place where the candidate talked about what matters to him, and what his campaign is going to be about. Continue reading “Q&A with Christian Heritage Party Candidate Gordon Truscott”

Elections Canada CEO Says You Can Talk Climate Change Partisan-Free

The day after Canadian environmental groups voiced their concern that Elections Canada was going to classify any discussion about climate change as potentially partisan, the CEO of Elections Canada says talk is free, but paid ads means groups have to register as third-party advertisers. Continue reading “Elections Canada CEO Says You Can Talk Climate Change Partisan-Free”

RECAP: Three Federal Candidates Talk Food Insecurity in First Election Debate

In an event hosted by Arrell Food Institute and The SEED, three of Guelph’s Federal Election candidates met in the first debate of the season to talk about issues of food insecurity, food sovereignty, and food accessibility. Continue reading “RECAP: Three Federal Candidates Talk Food Insecurity in First Election Debate”