Schreiner Says Ontario Wants Craft Beer Not Big Beer (Politically Speaking)

What was essentially an event for members, seemed more like a campaign kick-off as Mike Schreiner successfully energized the faithful at the Green Party of Ontario’s Policy and Training Convention Saturday. Banking on big breakthrough in this June’s election, Schreiner noted in his speech that if people in Ontario are hoping for change with the big three parties, “It’s like asking big beer to make craft beer, it’s not going to happen.” Continue reading “Schreiner Says Ontario Wants Craft Beer Not Big Beer (Politically Speaking)”

Greens Gather in Guelph to Go for Good Governance

The Green Party of Ontario is setting the stage for what it hopes will be an electoral breakthrough akin to provincial victories in British in P.E.I. and British Columbia this weekend with their party convention at the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre here in Guelph. Continue reading “Greens Gather in Guelph to Go for Good Governance”

Election Moves: Schreiner’s Weekend. New Liberal Named. Elliott Coming to Guelph?

The provincial election is about 100 days away, but that hasn’t stopped what’s been a very busy Friday on the Queen’s Park beat so far as Guelph is concerned. Continue reading “Election Moves: Schreiner’s Weekend. New Liberal Named. Elliott Coming to Guelph?”

Schreiner and May Smell Electoral Success in Open Guelph Race

“Guelph is a green town,” declared Elizabeth May. The Green Party of Canada leader meant small ‘g’, not capital ‘G’ of course, but if it all goes according to plan, then this time next year, May and her Ontario counterpart, Mike Schreiner, will be able to boast that Guelph is both “green” and “Green”. Continue reading “Schreiner and May Smell Electoral Success in Open Guelph Race”

SHOCKER: Sandals Will Not Run for Re-Election in 2018.

In a surprise announcement today, Guelph MPP and President of the Treasury Board, Liz Sandals, announced that she will not seek re-election in 2018. “After a summer of discussion with my husband and children, I have made the difficult decision to retire – and so I will not be running in the next provincial election,” she said in a statement. Continue reading “SHOCKER: Sandals Will Not Run for Re-Election in 2018.”

PC Nominee Drops Out Over Party Politics

Last month, Green Party Mike Schreiner became the first person to be made a candidate for Guelph’s seat in the 2018 provincial election, but now the local Progressive Conservative party is making news. Not for putting forward a candidate, but for loosing one. Continue reading “PC Nominee Drops Out Over Party Politics”

Schreiner Proclaimed Green Party Candidate for Guelph for Spring Election

In an utterly unsurprising result, Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner was acclaimed by unanimous vote as the Green candidate for Guelph in next spring’s provincial election. Schreiner becomes the first candidate of any party to be named in advanced of next year’s campaign, and from the sounds of the Green Party gathering at Riverside Park Sunday, they intend to make a dent in the province’s political culture when the votes are counted June 7. Continue reading “Schreiner Proclaimed Green Party Candidate for Guelph for Spring Election”

High Speed Rail Coming to Guelph, and Heading on to Windsor

Toronto to Windsor in under two hours? That’s the promise in this morning’s announcement that high speed rail is coming to southern Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe by 2031 at a cost of just over $20 billion. But can it be done in the timeline proposed and for the amount of money suggested, or is the Province of Ontario reaching beyond its grasp? Continue reading “High Speed Rail Coming to Guelph, and Heading on to Windsor”

Money for HOPE House Among New Funding for Ontario Non-Profits

A lot of people in Guelph are going to get a lot of help thanks to new funding for Lakeside HOPE House delivered Guelph MPP Liz Sandals today. In an announcement at HOPE House’s downtown location today, Sandals pledged $150,000 over three years to “enhance the financial stability of those that need their help.” Continue reading “Money for HOPE House Among New Funding for Ontario Non-Profits”