GUELPH POLITICAST #154 – The Transit Pass with TAAG

It was quite a year for transit issues. An election year, actually. It seemed like, for once, people at City Hall were actually listening, and that transit users were being heard about all the issues, and the ongoing problems. So did we accomplish anything, and what’s coming up now in the new year? That’s why TAAG is here! Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #154 – The Transit Pass with TAAG”

GUELPH POLITICAST #152 – Paul Smith, Métis Writer and Activist

The Federal Election will soon be upon us, and part of the national conversation will focus on one specific group. For Canada’s Indigenous People, are they better off now then they were four years ago? As with all things on this file, it’s complicated. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #152 – Paul Smith, Métis Writer and Activist”

GUELPH POLITICAST #151 – Tim Gray, Environmental Defence

It’s not news that the provincial government under Doug Ford can be controversial, but when the Ontario government introduced Bill 66 a few weeks ago it courted some major controversy as the worst fears of environmentalists were realized: developing the Greenbelt was on the table. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #151 – Tim Gray, Environmental Defence”

GUELPH POLITICAST #150 – Royal City Musical Productions Inc.

All the world’s a stage, and that includes Guelph. And in Guelph, the realm of the big, lively, stage musical belongs to Royal City Musical Productions Inc. It’s not Broadway, but it can be just as good, and even more conveniently located. This week, we take a peek behind the curtain. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #150 – Royal City Musical Productions Inc.”

GUELPH POLITICAST #149 – The Moraine Discovery Tour

It was a cool, crisp, and sunny late-fall afternoon. It was the perfect weather to enjoy a little time outside, learning about the vast swath of land that the City of Guelph wants to develop for 25,000 new residents. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #149 – The Moraine Discovery Tour”

GUELPH POLITICAST #148 – Guelph Stuff: Closed Meetings, High Speed Rail & What’s Next

You know those podcasts where two people talk about the news like they’re some kind of experts on the subject? Well, this is like that, except about Guelph news! Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #148 – Guelph Stuff: Closed Meetings, High Speed Rail & What’s Next”

GUELPH POLITICAST #147 – Brent Patterson, Council of Canadians

The next Federal Election in Canada is less than 11 months away, and while all eyes are on the Conservative Party as the most direct threat to the re-election of Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, there are a lot of people on the left-hand side of the political spectrum that aren’t exactly fans of J.T. either. It’s probably safe to say that Brent Patterson is one of them. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #147 – Brent Patterson, Council of Canadians”

GUELPH POLITICAST #146 – Sky Gilbert, Professor and Playwright

Three days in advance of the Trans Day of Remembrance, and one week in advance of AIDS Awareness Week, the Ontario PC Party decided that the timing was perfect to question whether “gender identity” is a thing. To members of the LGBT community, and their allies, the fight for equal rights was once again front and centre. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #146 – Sky Gilbert, Professor and Playwright”

GUELPH POLITICAST #145 – The Armistice

It’s been 100 years since the Great War, “the war to end all wars”, finished with the signing of an armistice between the Allied powers and the Central powers. As the guns fell silent on the battlefields of Europe, thousands of people back home were waiting to hear the good news, and the Guelph Evening Mercury brought it to them.  Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #145 – The Armistice”