GUELPH POLITICAST #204 – The 106 Beaumont Saga

There are signs that many people in our community want 2020 to be the year of housing. After a long, unsustainable hiatus on the development of supportive, social and affordable housing, all parties are eager to attack a problem that’s only ever getting worse. Sounds good, but do you remember what happened the last time everyone was eager for action on homelessness? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #204 – The 106 Beaumont Saga”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 13 Meeting?

After a month-long holiday break, city council is getting together again. Kicking off the new year, and the new decade, council will gather for the first time as Committee of the Whole to hear about items from the Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise agenda, with an emphasis on energy savings initiatives. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 13 Meeting?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #203 – The Transit Pass with TAAG

It’s been an interesting year for transit and transit enthusiasts in the Royal City. A lot has stayed the same, there’s been some signs of changes coming, and there’s even been a few changes made, but what about the bigger picture? Are we more confident about the exciting transit future of Guelph, or are we more pessimistic? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #203 – The Transit Pass with TAAG”

The Politico Calendar for January 2020

We’ve made it! Tomorrow’s the start of the Roaring ’20s, and once the New Year’s hangover wears off, you might be looking for something neat to do next month, or you might be wondering when that important meeting is going to take place. This is the purpose of the monthly Politico Calendar, and it is here for you again on this first month of the new decade. Continue reading “The Politico Calendar for January 2020”

Elizabeth May’s Leadership Was Always Tied to Guelph

Elizabeth May became the leader of the Green Party of Canada on August 26, 2006, and from that point she set herself the goal of taking the Greens from a fringe party to a national movement. Although she didn’t achieve that goal as extensively as she would have liked, May’s left an indelible mark on the party she led for 13 years, and a lot of that involves a steady relationship with Guelph. Continue reading “Elizabeth May’s Leadership Was Always Tied to Guelph”

The Top 10 Guelph News Stories of the Decade

In a few days, the second decade of the the 21st century will be in the history books, and we’ll be back again in the Roaring ’20s. Before leaving all this behind, let’s take one look back at the decade, and rate the 10 biggest political news stories that happened in and around the Royal City for the last 10 years. Continue reading “The Top 10 Guelph News Stories of the Decade”

GUELPH POLITICAST #202 – A Very Transit Christmas

Merry Christmas! (Though this is far from a holiday-themed podcast.) Yes, it’s a transit themed podcast this Christmas week as we go backward to the Transit Summit and Town Hall hosted by the Transit Action Alliance of Guelph (TAAG) that happened in November to hear from the three out-of-town guests who took part in the festivities. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #202 – A Very Transit Christmas”

The Top 10 Guelph News Stories of 2019

The year is coming to close, and the non-stop news cycle is about to go on a holiday hiatus. There’s been so much news to cover these last 12 month that it’s hard to nail the Top 10 stories of the year, let alone rank them all in order, but that’s the cross we bear in the news business at this time of year. So, without further ado, shall we get to the Top 10 political news stories in Guelph for 2019? Continue reading “The Top 10 Guelph News Stories of 2019”

RECAP: Mayor Guthrie’s Holiday Facebook Town Hall

Mayor Cam Guthrie took part in his annual town hall with the community of the Guelph This and That Facebook page on Wednesday night. Topics included the Baker Street redevelopment, the opioid crisis, homelessness, safety, and, of course, snow plowing, but if you didn’t get a chance to see it for yourself, you can follow the tweets here and now. Continue reading “RECAP: Mayor Guthrie’s Holiday Facebook Town Hall”

GUELPH POLITICAST #201 – Guelph Stuff (2019 Year in Review)

What a year! A lot can happen in 12 months, and 2019 was no exception. Along with the usual business of city council, there were two different budget processes this year, plus all kinds of special meetings on issues like the strategic plan, the main library, and a City operations campus on Dunlop Road. That was just the tip of the iceberg, and the podcast. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #201 – Guelph Stuff (2019 Year in Review)”