GUELPH POLITICAST #164 – The Rookies (OSG Interviews)

Today, students and community groups on campuses across Ontario will go on strike to protest the Ontario government’s Student Choice Initiative, which could defund in part, or entirely, a lot of different campus clubs, services, and yes, media. One such impacted group would be CFRU, the community radio station that operates out of the University of Guelph. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #164 – The Rookies (OSG Interviews)”

GUELPH POLITICAST #163 – Evan Ferrari, eMERGE Guelph

We could start this with the usual preamble about extreme weather, the 12-year deadline from the U.N. Panel on Climate Change report, or the enigma of climate change denial, but let’s take a moment to explore these issues on a more immediate level. And here in Guelph, it seems, we seem to really know how to tackle the problem in an effective way. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #163 – Evan Ferrari, eMERGE Guelph”

GUELPH POLITICAST #162 – Guelph EDA of the People’s Party of Canada

In just six months, the People’s Party of Canada has run candidates in three by-elections, finished a strong fourth place in Burnaby-South with 10.6 per cent of the vote, and has set-up electoral district associations, or EDAs, in all 338 Federal ridings, including Guelph. Like it or not, the PPC is a real political force in Canada now. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #162 – Guelph EDA of the People’s Party of Canada”

GUELPH POLITICAST #161 – The State of the City 2019

The State of our City remains strong, but there’s room for improvement. That’s the “too long; didn’t read” version of this year’s State of the City address. There’s been a lot of discussion and analysis about Guthrie’s fifth State of the City, but as with past speeches in the last few years, the Guelph Politicast is giving you the chance to hear from the mayor directly. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #161 – The State of the City 2019”

GUELPH POLITICAST #160 – Paul Tavares, Homelessness Advocate

Homelessness is a hot issue right now. In the midst of an incredible winter cold spell, it’s probably quite timely that we should think about the people who have no choice but to live out in the elements. But one man is living out in the cold voluntarily, and he’s hoping that his example will galvanize more attention to the plight of homelessness in Ontario. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #160 – Paul Tavares, Homelessness Advocate”

GUELPH POLITICAST #159 – Guelph Stuff (Parkland, DCs, Transit and Students)

Contentious meetings about development charges and parkland, demands for improved transit, a fight between students and the provincial government about post-secondary funding. Discussions about issues this contentious demands a couple of straight shooters respected on all sides. It’s time for another “Guelph Stuff!” Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #159 – Guelph Stuff (Parkland, DCs, Transit and Students)”

GUELPH POLITICAST #158 – John Clarke, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty

Even under the best of circumstances, the Ontario Public Interest Research Group and the Government of Doug Ford would be on opposite sides of any policy debate. But a few weeks ago, it was announced that changes were coming to university funding that would put the existence of groups like OPIRG at stake. It’s almost enough to make you want to rebel… Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #158 – John Clarke, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty”

GUELPH POLITICAST #157 – The “New” Climate Change Fight

We basically have 12 years to save the world. This according to the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, whose message hasn’t changed after all these years: the Earth’s climate is changing, and human activity is the cause. Is that why protest has been so hot this cold January? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #157 – The “New” Climate Change Fight”

GUELPH POLITICAST #156 – Guelph Tool Library

Have you ever bought a tool, used it once or twice, and now it’s just clutter in your garage or basement? Or maybe you’ve thought about buying a tool, butwanted to try it out first to make sure it really is the tool you want or need? Congratulations, you might be the kind of person that would benefit from a membership at Guelph’s newest, hottest library! Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #156 – Guelph Tool Library”

GUELPH POLITICAST #155 – Abhi Kantamneni

How do we better absorb data sets? Is it seeing all the numbers in black and white on pages of spreadsheets, or is by seeing it in a simple graphic that’s both colourful and interactive? Can data be beautiful? Can our municipal budget? The guest on this week’s podcast has already made the case that it can! Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #155 – Abhi Kantamneni”