GUELPH POLITICAST #128 – Guelph Wellington Oral Health Action Committee

The saying goes, “let a smile be your umbrella,” but there are a whole lot of people out there for whom their smile is a source of grief, and not a source of relief. Before we go into Election Day, let’s hear from some people talking about one of the election issues that has not gotten a lot of press, but is nonetheless factored into every major party platform in someway: dental care. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #128 – Guelph Wellington Oral Health Action Committee”


It was a major conference of municipal leaders, influencers, and business people. Appearing live on stage where politicians from the three major parties, including the interim leader of the Official Opposition, and the Premier of Ontario. Only one person could interview them on the issues that matter, and get straight answers, and somehow, that person was me. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #127 – The OGRA Sessions”

GUELPH POLITICAST #126 – Martin Bauman, Canadian Mental Health Association

Mental health has been one of the most talked about issues of the current election, and it’s understandable. Over the last few years, the stigma around mental health issues has been receding, and people have been able to share more openly, which has been a good thing. The problem is that the healthcare system is showing the strain. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #126 – Martin Bauman, Canadian Mental Health Association”

GUELPH POLITICAST #125 – Kithio Mwanzia on Debate Prep

Guelph’s provincial candidates will get together again on Tuesday to face-off in another debate. Well, four of them are. The four major party candidates will be grilled before a live audience, and a TV one, and the one doing the grilling is Kithio Mwanzia, the President and CEO of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. Today though, he’s the one being grilled. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #125 – Kithio Mwanzia on Debate Prep”

GUELPH POLITICAST #124 – Debate Debrief with Scotty Hertz

You know you have a packed house when you actually have to make the house bigger! That’s what happened last Thursday at the All Candidates Debate hosted by the Guelph Wellington Coalition for Social Justice. There’s been a lot of arm chair quarterbacking from social media pundits, but now it’s time for the semi-amateur official community radio pundits to have their say. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #124 – Debate Debrief with Scotty Hertz”

GUELPH POLITICAST #123 – Canadian Federation of Students Ontario

The provincial election has finally begun! It doesn’t feel like it, but the campaign is just now getting underway as we count down to the election on June 7. If you’re looking for interviews with the local candidate, those will be heard on Open Sources Guelph starting next week. For the next few weeks on the Guelph Politicast, we’re going to talk about the issues! Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #123 – Canadian Federation of Students Ontario”

GUELPH POLITICAST #122 – Smart Cities Challenge

It sounds a bit like a reality show. Infrastructure Canada is challenging municipalities, regional governments and First Nations communities from coast to coast to coast to use innovation, data, and technology to address one of the pressing issues of the 21st century. Guelph chose food, and this is a podcast about it. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #122 – Smart Cities Challenge”

GUELPH POLITICAST #121 – What Happened in Syria?

7 years, 1 month, 1 week, and 3 days. That’s how long the Syrian Civil War has been raging. Most of us understand that there’s a crisis there, but do we understand the extend of that crisis? Do we understand who the players are? Do we know why they’re fighting? Is there anything that we can do in Canada to address such a huge international crisis? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #121 – What Happened in Syria?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #120 – Clerk O’Brien on Election Rules

The news is full of election stories, and politicos everywhere are eagerly counting down to the beginning of the campaign. That’s the provincial story, of course, but there’s more than one election this year. We’re going to focus on the municipal one for this week’s podcast, and if you’re thinking about running, or thinking about supporting someone that’s running, this one’s for you.  Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #120 – Clerk O’Brien on Election Rules”

GUELPH POLITICAST #119 – Move Out Madness

It’s April, and you know what that means! No, we’ve already had Easter. And April Fools’ Day. Sure, Earth Day is next weekend, but we’re here today to talk about Move Out Madness, the annual scramble by University of Guelph to pack up their Guelph lives and head home for summer jobs or vacations. This is easier said than done. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #119 – Move Out Madness”