RECAP: Candidates Trade Vaguely Complimentary Agendas at Chamber Debate

Once again, it was left to centre-left only at a local provincial election debate, which was especially surprising given that Wednesday it was the Guelph Chamber of Commerce’s turn to ask the questions. Three of the four main party candidates covered a wide spectrum of issues from healthcare to transportation to affordability and economic opportunity. Submitted for your approval, the recap of the most recent Guelph candidates debate. Continue reading “RECAP: Candidates Trade Vaguely Complimentary Agendas at Chamber Debate”

OSSTF Endorses Mike Schreiner, While Schreiner Boosts Parry Sound-Muskoka Green Candidate

Riding high after a strong showing at the leaders’ debate on Monday night, Guelph MPP and Green Party leader Mike Schreiner received a key endorsement on Wednesday from the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF). The provincial OSSTF also endorsed Parry Sound-Muskoka Green candidate Matt Richter, who Schreiner has been boosting the last few days as the best chance to double his caucus at Queen’s Park. Continue reading “OSSTF Endorses Mike Schreiner, While Schreiner Boosts Parry Sound-Muskoka Green Candidate”

Former Guelph Candidate Jahangir Running for NDP Against Doug Ford

Its probably not an easy gig to run in the home riding of the current Premier of Ontario, but this essential task has fallen to a familiar face from Guelph politics. Aisha Jahangir, who ran twice in Guelph for the Federal NDP in the 2019 and 2021 elections, is standing as the NDP candidate in Etobicoke North, the home riding of none other than Doug Ford himself. Continue reading “Former Guelph Candidate Jahangir Running for NDP Against Doug Ford”

These Are Your Candidates for the 2022 Provincial Election

If you’re still wondering whether or not you should file your papers in order to become a candidate in the June 2 provincial election, it’s too late. As of 2 pm Friday, the slate is set, and chances are that if you’ve been following the local news then you probably know all the potential next Members of Provincial Parliament running in Guelph. In case you don’t, check out the full list of candidates in Guelph and Wellington-Halton Hills below. Continue reading “These Are Your Candidates for the 2022 Provincial Election”

RECAP: #ONelxn Candidates Face Off in Virtual Discussion on Social Justice

In the fourth local debate of this election, five of the seven Guelph candidates faced off to discuss matters of economic equality, environmental protection, and the improvement of healthcare and education. Hosted by the Guelph Coalition for Social Justice, and its member groups and agencies, it was a blockbuster 120 minutes of ideas and discussion, but don’t call it a debate. Check out the Twitter recap and the video below. Continue reading “RECAP: #ONelxn Candidates Face Off in Virtual Discussion on Social Justice”

McNaughton Likes His Party’s Odds in Guelph this Election

Wouldn’t it be nice if Guelph had an MPP that was part of the next provincial government? This is the pitch from current Ontario Labour Minister Monte McNaughton. The incumbent Lambton-Kent-Middlesex candidate stopped by the campaign office for Guelph Progressive Conservative nominee Peter McSherry, and both men agreed that McSherry having a spot in the next Ford government is a good idea. Continue reading “McNaughton Likes His Party’s Odds in Guelph this Election”

RECAP: Lots of Agreement on Sustainability Issues at 10C Town Hall

Less than two hours after they last all saw each other at Bishop Macdonell High School, three of the main party candidates running in Guelph this provincial election faced off again at 10C Shared Space. The topic for this town hall was how each candidate, and their parties, might work towards accomplishing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which covers everything from mental health to the environment, and there was lots of general agreement. Continue reading “RECAP: Lots of Agreement on Sustainability Issues at 10C Town Hall”

RECAP: Guelph Provincial Election Candidates Face Off in First Debate

On the second full day of the 2022 Ontario provincial election, some of the candidates vying to be the next Member of Provincial Parliament for Guelph met for a live and in-person debate at Bishop Macdonell High School. Candidates took turns answer the issues important to young people like mental health, housing affordability, climate change and more. You watch the debate on YouTube, or follow the live tweets below. Continue reading “RECAP: Guelph Provincial Election Candidates Face Off in First Debate”

Ford Asks Lt. Gov. to Dissolve Legislature to Officially Begin Election

The media release from the Government of Ontario was succinct and to the point. “Premier Doug Ford today confirmed that the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, has accepted the premier’s advice to sign a proclamation dissolving the 42nd Parliament of the Province of Ontario.” Ontario’s general election officially began at 4 pm and started a month-long countdown to Election Day. Continue reading “Ford Asks Lt. Gov. to Dissolve Legislature to Officially Begin Election”

Schreiner Pledges That a Green Gov’t Will Build 60k Supportive Housing Units

Along the banks of Guelph’s Speed River near the Boathouse on Tuesday morning, Guelph MPP and Green Party leader Mike Schreiner announced his party’s intention to build 60,000 permanent supportive housing units in Ontario with wrap-around support. Schreiner said that the housing and mental health crises are inexorably linked and he challenged Premier Doug Ford to steal his idea for Thursday’s budget. Continue reading “Schreiner Pledges That a Green Gov’t Will Build 60k Supportive Housing Units”