RECAP: Elizabeth May Answers Questions and Talks About Green Ambitions

Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May brought her election message to Guelph on Monday night. Hoping to gain momentum heading into the fall campaign, around 200 people gathered in the University of Guelph’s Peter Clark Hall to hear from May, and ask questions about about the issues. Continue reading “RECAP: Elizabeth May Answers Questions and Talks About Green Ambitions”

Federal Government Announces Pilot Program for Farm Workers

Farms across Canada have a labour shortage, and the Federal government announced today that they’re starting to a new pilot program to help them out on that end. It’s a three-year economic immigration pilot that will try and fill labour shortages in the agri-food sector with a special emphasis on meat processing and mushroom production. Continue reading “Federal Government Announces Pilot Program for Farm Workers”

Brace Yourselves, Maxime Bernier is Coming

He was one of the most controversial appointees ever in Stephen Harper’s cabinet, he came within a hair’s breath of becoming the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, and then he struck out and started his own national political party. Is the Maxime Bernier message going to appeal to Guelph? We’re about to find out. Continue reading “Brace Yourselves, Maxime Bernier is Coming”

Jahangir Rounds Out Major Party Candidates for 2019 Election as NDP Pick

Aisha Jahangir has emerged as the New Democratic candidate for the riding of Guelph in this fall’s Federal Election. In all, 75 members of the local electoral district association endorsed the nurse and labour leader over her competition, Andy McCann-Pappin, a long-time activist and NDP campaigner in Guelph. Now the roster is complete for the five major party candidates for Guelph. Continue reading “Jahangir Rounds Out Major Party Candidates for 2019 Election as NDP Pick”

Local NDP Announces Candidates and Decision Date

Guelph New Democrats have announced that they have two candidates that want to be the party’s candidate for Guelph in the 2019 Federal Election. Which one of them will it be? Members will vote before the end of June. Continue reading “Local NDP Announces Candidates and Decision Date”

Sachan is the Conservative Candidate for Guelph this Fall

Dr. Ashish Sachan has been acclaimed as the Conservative candidate for the Guelph riding for the 2019 Federal election this fall. In all, 223 members voted between the two candidates, veterinarian Sachan and local businessman Derek Matisz. Continue reading “Sachan is the Conservative Candidate for Guelph this Fall”

Conservative Nominees Announced, Date for Candidate Vote Set

Guelph’s Conservative Electoral District Association (EDA) has announced that it will be either Dr. Ashish Sachan or Derek Matisz that will be their candidate in the 2019 Federal Election. Local Conservatives will meet in the first week of June to determine which one it will be. Continue reading “Conservative Nominees Announced, Date for Candidate Vote Set”

Saskatchewan Court Calls Carbon Tax Constitutional, What’s Next?

It’s strike one for opponents of the so-called carbon tax as a Saskatchewan appeals court today ruled that the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA) is constitutional. Proponents are cheering, but opponents are promising to take this legal fight all the way to “game seven.” Continue reading “Saskatchewan Court Calls Carbon Tax Constitutional, What’s Next?”

Longfield Announces New Money for Homelessness Programs in Wellington County

The County of Wellington is getting nearly $1.5 million in new funding over five years to help combat homelessness in Guelph and the surrounding area. Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield made the announcement on Friday morning with several staff members from the Country’s social services department. Continue reading “Longfield Announces New Money for Homelessness Programs in Wellington County”

Green Rally Makes Liberal Guelph a “Toss Up” According to Polls

There might be trouble ahead for Lloyd Longfield in this fall’s Federal Election if current polling is to be believed. A popular website that aggregates polling data and does statistical analysis on Canada’s 338 Federal ridings is rating the typically Liberal safe riding of Guelph as a toss up in this October’s contest. Continue reading “Green Rally Makes Liberal Guelph a “Toss Up” According to Polls”