Monsef Gets an Update on U of G’s Efforts to Increase Rural Broadband

Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, made a stop at the University of Guelph on Friday to hear from researchers on matters of agriculture and establishing better internet connectivity in rural areas. According to Monsef, the U of G might have a big role to play to as the Federal government is looking for places to make investments.
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This Week in Lloyd: Trade, Town Hall and a New Caucus Gig

Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield 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: Trade, Town Hall and a New Caucus Gig”

Elizabeth May’s Leadership Was Always Tied to Guelph

Elizabeth May became the leader of the Green Party of Canada on August 26, 2006, and from that point she set herself the goal of taking the Greens from a fringe party to a national movement. Although she didn’t achieve that goal as extensively as she would have liked, May’s left an indelible mark on the party she led for 13 years, and a lot of that involves a steady relationship with Guelph. Continue reading “Elizabeth May’s Leadership Was Always Tied to Guelph”

This Week in Lloyd: Homelessness, Middle Class Movement and Holidays

Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield 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: Homelessness, Middle Class Movement and Holidays”

Trudeau Cabinet Favours Many Old Faces in New Roles

Almost a month after winning the 43rd Federal Election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed his new cabinet that will lead the minority Liberals into a fractured and cantankerous Parliament. If you don’t like learning new faces, the good news is that most of the cabinet are transfers from last term, though some of them have new jobs now. Continue reading “Trudeau Cabinet Favours Many Old Faces in New Roles”

After 12 Years, Elizabeth May Steps Down as Green Party Leader

In what may not be the most surprising news following the 2019 Federal Election, Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May has announced that she has stepped down as leader effective immediately, though she will still sit as the MP of Saanich-Gulf Islands, and House leader for the Greens. Continue reading “After 12 Years, Elizabeth May Steps Down as Green Party Leader”

Longfield’s Constituency Office is Moving Next Month

As you may have heard, Lloyd Longfield was re-elected as Guelph’s Member of Parliament earlier this week. If you thought that it would be back to business as usual at Longfield’s Cork Street East constituency office you’re half right, because while Longfield and his staff are getting back to focusing on constituency matters, they’re also getting ready for a move. Continue reading “Longfield’s Constituency Office is Moving Next Month”

Longfield Re-Elected as Liberals Hold Area Seats and Make Gains

Guelph has sent a Liberal to Ottawa in every election since 1993, and Election #43 was no exception. Liberal incumbent Lloyd Longfield is still the Member of Parliament for Guelph, and though he’s going back to Ottawa with a smaller Liberal government, we will have some new friends from the area. Continue reading “Longfield Re-Elected as Liberals Hold Area Seats and Make Gains”

Are Weird Message Signs the Robocalls of 2019?

“What are you passionate about, Lloyd?” “Steve, what gets you motivated?” A picture shared with Guelph Politico on Monday morning showed a pair of unusual signs joining the usual election sign menagerie on a major street corner in Guelph. Who designed them? Who paid for them? And who put them there? The mystery remains. Continue reading “Are Weird Message Signs the Robocalls of 2019?”

The Mystery of Michael Wassilyn, Guelph’s Other Independent Candidate, Revealed

For some reason, Michael Wassilyn suggested we meet outside Dino’s in Downtown Guelph. It’s a warm sunny day, and owner Dino Scrementi is sitting our front. We chat briefly, and I tell Dino who I’m meeting and he tells me that Wassilyn is a great guy. Then. the man himself shows up, and soon the mystery will start to unravel. Continue reading “The Mystery of Michael Wassilyn, Guelph’s Other Independent Candidate, Revealed”