And Just Like That… The Emergencies Act is Over

After all the sturm und drang about the Emergencies Act, which was passed on Monday night with a slim 185-151 vote, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came out late Wednesday afternoon and said it was over. With Ottawa now clear of convoy protestors, and some of the organizers now struggle to get bail, Trudeau affirmed that the work of the act was now complete even as the Canadian Senate was debating about passing it on their end. Continue reading “And Just Like That… The Emergencies Act is Over”

Trudeau Initiates Emergencies Act to Force End to Convoy Protests

In the third week of so-called “Freedom Convoys” occupying several locations across the country, the Prime Minister of Canada finally answered all the people demanding more action by invoking the Emergency Act. Justin Trudeau explained in a Monday evening press conference that the measures will be very specific and very targeted, and will reinforce “the principles, values and institutions that keep all Canadians free.” Continue reading “Trudeau Initiates Emergencies Act to Force End to Convoy Protests”

This Week in Lloyd: Black Heritage, Climate Action, and Research Funding

Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield [usually 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: Black Heritage, Climate Action, and Research Funding”

This Week in Lloyd: Summer Jobs, Petition Presentation, and Community Survey

Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield [usually 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: Summer Jobs, Petition Presentation, and Community Survey”

Ontario Now Last Province Standing Without a Childcare Deal

One of the main issues in the recently completed Federal Election was the Liberal government plan to supply the county with $10 per day childcare. During that election, about half the country had still not struck a deal with the the Feds, but as of today, every Canadian province, save one, has achieved affordable childcare. So will Ontario find a way to get to a deal now that everyone else has? Continue reading “Ontario Now Last Province Standing Without a Childcare Deal”

More Federal Money for Second Chance to Find Jobs for Women

The economic issues stemming from COVID-19 are as well known as the health implications at this point: The massive disruption to service-based businesses, the lack of summer work in those businesses for young people, and the disproportionate effect on women in the workforce. Not for the first time, Federal money is going to Second Chance Employment Counselling to help answer those employment issues. Continue reading “More Federal Money for Second Chance to Find Jobs for Women”

Trudeau Announces New Cabinet; Some New Faces, Mostly Old Faces

In a lavish Rideau Hall ceremony on Tuesday, more than one month after the completion of the election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finally unveiled the cabinet that will (hopefully) lead Canada to the end of the pandemic and a brighter future beyond. The 38-person cabinet maintains Trudeau’s commitment to gender parity in cabinet, and aims to shake up some important portfolios with some newer faces. Continue reading “Trudeau Announces New Cabinet; Some New Faces, Mostly Old Faces”

Mike Morrice Tells Open Sources There’s No Secret to His Success

There wasn’t much news coming out of last month’s Federal Election, but history was made locally up the road in the riding of Kitchener Centre. That district is the home of Mike Morrice, the first candidate from the Green Party of Canada to be elected to the House of Commons from Ontario. Last week, Morrice appeared on CFRU’s Open Sources Guelph to talk about making history and what happens now. Continue reading “Mike Morrice Tells Open Sources There’s No Secret to His Success”

Longfield Tells Open Sources That He Knows What the Electorate Wants this Term

Just a few weeks ago, Guelph Member of Parliament Lloyd Longfield was re-elected to his position in Ottawa in a pretty overwhelming fashion. It wasn’t an easy road, there were a lot of angry questions about the Federal Liberals action (or lack there of) on climate change, the COVID-19 response, and Truth and Reconciliation. Longfield recently appeared on CFRU’s Open Sources Guelph to talk about those issues. Continue reading “Longfield Tells Open Sources That He Knows What the Electorate Wants this Term”

As Paul Resigns, Schreiner Gives Thanks for Her “Bold and Daring Leadership”

Less than a week after the conclusion of the 2021 Federal Election, Green Party of Canada leader Annamie Paul announced that she will not be leading her party into the next one. At a press conference Monday morning, Paul told the country her decision, and shortly after another Green leader, Guelph MPP Mike Schreiner, released a statement thanking Paul for “daring, bold and resilient leadership” as the Federal Greens now struggle again for direction. Continue reading “As Paul Resigns, Schreiner Gives Thanks for Her “Bold and Daring Leadership””