Fed Gov’t Hires Consultants to Review Rail in Southwestern Ontario

Wouldn’t it be nice to travel from Toronto to Québec City on frequent and reliable high speed rail? Well the Federal government thinks so to. Borrowing from $396.8 million over two years set aside in the 2022 Federal budget for Transport Canada and Infrastructure Canada, the Ministry of Transportation has engaged two consultants to look at transforming passenger rail in the country’s busiest corridor. Continue reading “Fed Gov’t Hires Consultants to Review Rail in Southwestern Ontario”

Commission Hears Feedback About New Combined Guelph-Halton-Wellington Riding

On Wednesday night, the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario opened their Zoom lines for people in Guelph, Wellington County, Halton Region and Mississauga to talk about the proposed changes to the electoral map. The voters in these areas might be looking at some pretty big changes to their current ridings, and they had some very specific thoughts about the proposed maps. Continue reading “Commission Hears Feedback About New Combined Guelph-Halton-Wellington Riding”

This Summer in Lloyd: From Up North and Back Again

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 a special seasonal edition of “This Week in Lloyd.” Continue reading “This Summer in Lloyd: From Up North and Back Again”

Guelph Might Be Two Ridings in New Distribution Model

You may not be aware, but Elections Canada is presently in the process of reviewing district boundaries across the country. Since 2004, Guelph has been a riding on its own, but as we all know Guelph is a rapidly growing city, and a single MP can only represent so many people. So will this review affect our Guelph togetherness going forward? It looks like the answer is yes. Continue reading “Guelph Might Be Two Ridings in New Distribution Model”

Feds Give $2 Million To Help Accelerate Clean Tech in Food Businesses

Agri-business and green tech, two high-profile industries that are swept up in a rapid cycle of change and innovation, but is there a way that they can help each other? The answer is yes, and the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) is giving $2 million to a Guelph company to further efforts to make businesses both economically and environmentally sustainable. Continue reading “Feds Give $2 Million To Help Accelerate Clean Tech in Food Businesses”

FedDev Minister Brings Millions of New Investment to Guelph and Wellington

The Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) spent the day in Guelph on Friday with nearly $13 million to burn in her pocket. Two stops on her public schedule delivered money for a new green technology innovation fund, and money to help improve area tourist attractions including Guelph’s biggest and most famous park. Continue reading “FedDev Minister Brings Millions of New Investment to Guelph and Wellington”

This Week in Lloyd: Ukraine Plus Money for the Arts, and Free Wifi

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: Ukraine Plus Money for the Arts, and Free Wifi”

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”