New Federal Money Helps Youth Facing Barriers to Employment

We know that the Federal Liberals have not had the greatest of luck in areas involving youth and jobs this year, but maybe that luck is changing locally. Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield announced $1.4 million in new multiyear funding for Second Chance Employment Consulting Friday, and it will make a very real difference in the lives of the service’s clients according to Second Chance’s executive director Chris Baginski-Hansen. Continue reading “New Federal Money Helps Youth Facing Barriers to Employment”

University of Guelph Gets Federal Money for Environmental Upgrades

This long weekend, the University of Guelph will be giving thanks to the Federal government and MP Lloyd Longfield for about three quarters of a million dollars in new funding to upgrade campus’ environmental sustainability. This holiday weekend, the U of G is getting the gift of more energy efficiency, and more chargers for electric vehicles. Continue reading “University of Guelph Gets Federal Money for Environmental Upgrades”

Annamie Paul Break Barriers as the New Green Party of Canada Leader

That cracking you heard on Saturday night was the glass ceiling being shattered in the historic vote that made Toronto lawyer Annamie Paul the new leader of the Green Party of Canada. Paul is now the first Black woman to lead a major Canadian political party, the first Jewish woman to lead a major Canadian political party, and she succeeds Elizabeth May as the only female leader of a major Canadian political party. Continue reading “Annamie Paul Break Barriers as the New Green Party of Canada Leader”

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”