GUELPH POLITICAST #196 – The Weight of Freedom

This past Monday’s commemoration of Remembrance Day memorializes those that fought and served in the armed forces, but last week at the University of Guelph, there was a week long remembrance of those that lived though the horrors of a war, and like so many veterans, there aren’t too many more chances to hear their stories first hand. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #196 – The Weight of Freedom”

GUELPH POLITICAST #195 – Marshall on Transit

This weekend, the new Transit Action Alliance of Guelph (TAAG) will be holding their first annual Transit Summit and Town Hall. It will be a chance for the transit users and the transit curious to engage with City of Guelph employees and transportation advocates about how to make a transit-friendlier future. But why wait to get started?  Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #195 – Marshall on Transit”

GUELPH POLITICAST #194 – “Back to School” with Mike Schreiner

This week, after a five-month long hiatus, it’s finally “Back to School” time for the Ontario Legislature. Observers have been wondering if the extended break might allow for a more collegial tone to fall on Queen’s Park, especially as the government faces a number of pressing and challenging issues. Who better to ask if this is the case than our own MPP Mike Schreiner? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #194 – “Back to School” with Mike Schreiner”

GUELPH POLITICAST #193 – Election Night (Abridged)

Monday was Election Night, and the end of a long campaign that was only 40 days long, but was a tough-fought slugfest that took no prisoners on the hustings, or in the radio booths, of the nation. It’s much to the relief of a nation that it’s over (for now!), but there was some great stories and insights on CFRU on Election Night that demand to be preserved. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #193 – Election Night (Abridged)”

GUELPH POLITICAST #192 – World Mental Health Day at Guelph City Hall

Over 4,000 people take their own life every year. That’s an average of 10 per day, and 90 per cent of those people are living with a mental health issue of illness. For one suicide death, there are five people hospitalized with a self-inflicted injury, another 25 to 30 attempts, and 7 to 10 people who are left behind affected by suicide loss. It seems like this a huge problem that we never really talk about, doesn’t it? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #192 – World Mental Health Day at Guelph City Hall”

WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST – Dr. Lesley Barron, Liberal Party

The history of Wellington-Halton Hills as a riding, is the history of Michael Chong. The riding was created in 2004, which was Chong’s first electoral victory, and he has been victorious ever since. Is it possible that a Liberal could come up now, and unseat a well-liked, and well-known member of the opposition party in a non-change election? Continue reading “WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST – Dr. Lesley Barron, Liberal Party”

GUELPH POLITICAST #191 – The Way of the Gun Control Debate

Last weekend, the movie Joker opened in thousands of theatres across North America, and police and law enforcement agencies in the U.S. were on their guard in case an active shooter seized on the opportunity. Good thing we don’t have to worry about that in Canada, right? But what if I told you though that Canada wasn’t even in the Top 40 of countries with the lowest rate of firearm-related deaths per 100,000 people? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #191 – The Way of the Gun Control Debate”

GUELPH POLITICAST #190 – Guelph Stuff (Local Election Update)

There’s an election going on. If you know this already, then you are very well-informed, but if you turn on your TV to look for pundits to tell you what they think about the local race, you will be disappointed because they’re all about the national leaders. Someone needs to fill the gap left by short-sighted mainstream media outlets. This sounds like a job for Guelph Stuff! Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #190 – Guelph Stuff (Local Election Update)”

WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST – Ralph Martin, Green Party

So what is the Wellington Halton-Hills Politicast? For the next couple of weeks, it’s a miniseries we’re doing to profile the people running in the riding of Wellington Halton-Hills, which basically surrounds Guelph, and has a very unique and different character from our political field here in the Royal City. Continue reading “WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST – Ralph Martin, Green Party”

GUELPH POLITICAST #189 – Maude!

Guelph knows water. We’re the largest community in Canada that depends exclusively on ground water for our needs, and we’re hyper aware of the dangers to our water supply and the urgent need to protect them. You know who else knows about working hard to protect Canada’s water? You should, she pops by with impressive regularity this time of year. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #189 – Maude!”