Zombie Play Tries to Make a Point About Electoral Reform for MP

One year after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that electoral reform was not going to happen, despite numerous promises to the contrary, a group of Guelph activists said that they’re still invested in holding the PM to his word. To do this, some concerned Guelphites decided to put on a little show, one that might appeal to the drama teacher background of the present occupant of the PMO. Watch the “zombies” descend on Lloyd Longfield’s constituency office. Continue reading “Zombie Play Tries to Make a Point About Electoral Reform for MP”

Keeping Tabs on Lloyd

Travelling down to city council every week to keep tabs on the members of our local government is easy, but what about keeping tabs on Guelph’s Member of Parliament from a few hundred kilometres away? It’s tricky, but not impossible thanks to online tools. So if you feel like keeping tabs on Lloyd, that is to say, if you want to know what our MP, Lloyd Longfield, is up to in the House of Commons, here’s how you can do it. Continue reading “Keeping Tabs on Lloyd”

LISTEN: Chong and May Talk about Government Reform and Turning Parliament Inside Out

As you may have heard, electoral reform is a hot button issue in Guelph, which is why when Fair Vote Guelph decided to bring a couple of high-profile federal figures to town to talk about it, a few hundred people were interested in hearing what they had to say. So if you happened to have missed the talk featuring Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May and Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael Chong on Tuesday, this is your chance to hear it. And if you did happen to the be there, this is your chance to hear it again. Continue reading “LISTEN: Chong and May Talk about Government Reform and Turning Parliament Inside Out”

Peter Julian the Latest NDP Leadership Candidate to Make Royal City Stop

About 20 people joined Peter Julian for breakfast, maybe lunch, at Breezy Corners in Downtown Guelph today. Julian follows Charlie Angus and Niki Ashton as the third leadership candidate for the NDP to make a campaign stop in Guelph, and he made a pitch to the city’s strong activist spirit to lend him their support for a grassroots-driven party that hearkens back to the New Democrats own origins. Continue reading “Peter Julian the Latest NDP Leadership Candidate to Make Royal City Stop”

Niki Ashton Promotes Pride for Being Left in Guelph

Niki Ashton came to Guelph Sunday evening. The Churchill—Keewatinook Aski became the latest NDP Member of Parliament to pass through Guelph lately, and the second NDP leadership candidate to visit the Royal City in the last couple of weeks. Ashton’s message Sunday evening at the Red Papaya in Old Quebec Street was that the best way forward for the national New Democrats was to be themselves. Continue reading “Niki Ashton Promotes Pride for Being Left in Guelph”

VIDEO: Justin Trudeau at Linamar. He Sees Stuff, Talks to People

The prime minister coming to town is big news, but does Justin Trudeau make any news when he comes to Guelph other than the fact that he was here? Today, as it was this time last year, the answer is no, but he made the day of a lot of the working folk at Linamar’s Innovation Centre in a tour of the plant floor that saw no press questions, and no PM answers (not that we would be able to hear ourselves anyway). We do, however, have the following video of his visit. Continue reading “VIDEO: Justin Trudeau at Linamar. He Sees Stuff, Talks to People”

Nathan Cullen Rallies Ideas to Push for Electoral Reform in Guelph

Nathan Cullen is traveling across the country to rally support for electoral reform, and with that as a goal, bringing his message to Guelph was the closest thing to a layup in modern politics. Nearly 100 people came to the Guelph Civic Museum Friday night to hear Cullen’s message, and if you couldn’t make it, now you can hear it too. Continue reading “Nathan Cullen Rallies Ideas to Push for Electoral Reform in Guelph”

Longfield to Hold 2 Town Halls, and Debate an NDP Leader Candidate

Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield is going to have a busy couple of weeks with three big events, two informational, and one to engage in civil discourse with a colleague from across the aisle. If you like discussing the federal budget, electoral reform and/or mental health, then these are going to be good times ahead for you. Continue reading “Longfield to Hold 2 Town Halls, and Debate an NDP Leader Candidate”

Electoral Reformers Try to Convince Longfield to Promote a Guelph-Made Proposal

Phase two of Democracy Guelph’s charm offensive to get Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to put electoral reform back on the national menu began tonight at eBar by appealing to a necessary member of Trudeau’s caucus, Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield. The official launch of Local Proportional Representation was meant to appeal beyond the audience of one though, it’s a kick-off to a city-wide campaign to make push reform forward by convincing people that LPR is the best way to make it happen. Continue reading “Electoral Reformers Try to Convince Longfield to Promote a Guelph-Made Proposal”

Electoral Reform Advocates Give Trudeau a Hot Take on a Cold Guelph Day

Considering that they were feeling like Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government was giving them the cold shoulder, the chilly air and lightly falling snow provided the perfect atmosphere for a demonstration on electoral reform today at Market Square. Although bitter, angry and disappointed that the Liberals will not be following through on a campaign promise to reform the electoral system, between 60 and 70 protestors promised to not give up the fight. Continue reading “Electoral Reform Advocates Give Trudeau a Hot Take on a Cold Guelph Day”