Bill Blair Talks to Local Leaders About Gun Law Impact

In the midst of dealing with all things COVID, the Federal government is also in the process of working on new gun control legislation that they hope will have an impact on the various crimes involving firearms. There has been some criticism of Bill C-21 and whether it can actually have an effect on crimes where guns are used, but Public Safety Minister Bill Blair took part in meetings with area groups Thursday to try and make the point. Continue reading “Bill Blair Talks to Local Leaders About Gun Law Impact”

Longfield Announces $76,000 in New Funding for Black Heritage Society

The weekend marks the end of February, which also means the end of Black Heritage Month. Marking the occasion, Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield announced two new grants for the Guelph Black Heritage Society, money that will help GBHS improve their Heritage Hall headquarters on Essex Street, and other funds that will help the group expand their virtual programming. Continue reading “Longfield Announces $76,000 in New Funding for Black Heritage Society”

Aisha Jahangir Returns as NDP Candidate for TBD Election

There’s a Federal Election coming, but we don’t know when. It could be anytime because that is the nature of a minority government, and even in a pandemic, the possibility exists that the government will fall at any moment, even by its own hand. When that happens, local political parties will need candidates, and the Guelph NDP now has there’s. As a bonus, she already has experience running as a Federal candidate. Continue reading “Aisha Jahangir Returns as NDP Candidate for TBD Election”

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”

Economic Development Minister Meets with Guelph Businesses

Businesses of all shapes and sizes are struggling because of the pandemic, and doubly so now that it’s clear that were into a second wave of COVID-19. Small businesses especially need the extra help, and there are a number of government programs designed to give them a hand. Recently, Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield hosted a virtual gathering of Guelph business people with the government minister responsible for assisting them in this time of need. Continue reading “Economic Development Minister Meets with Guelph Businesses”

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”

Longfield Wants More Signatures on Two Key Petitions

You may have heard that recent events have prompted a lot of questions about the actions of police, and the systemic racism that may be behind the how and why they respond when called to a potential crime scene. Two Guelphites are sponsoring new petitions that will tackle key issues in eliminating racism and reforming policing, and the Member of Parliament for Guelph, Lloyd Longfield, is asking for his constituents to support them. Continue reading “Longfield Wants More Signatures on Two Key Petitions”