GUELPH POLITICAST #332 – Rookies No More!

While every city council term brings its own unique challenges, it’s safe to say that no one’s seen challenges quite as unique as the ones experienced over the last two-and-a-half years. As we head into summer break for council, and as we head toward the final month of nominations to run in the October 24 municipal election, we’re sitting down with Guelph’s newest city councillors to talk about their experiences. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #332 – Rookies No More!”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 1 Meeting?

April Fools! It’s time for Committee of the Whole again, and the topic is Corporate Services, which is no joke! Really. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the April 1 Meeting?”

Majority of London Voters Took Advantage of Ranked Ballots in 2018

London was the only Ontario municipality to take advantage of the opportunity to use ranked ballots, or Single Transferable Vote (STV) in last fall’s Municipal Elections. In a report to the Corporate Services Committee, London’s City Clerk Cathy Saunders notes that of the people that voted in the Forest City last October, the overwhelming majority took advantage of the opportunity to rank their options. Continue reading “Majority of London Voters Took Advantage of Ranked Ballots in 2018”

Two Weeks Till Deadline and Half of Council Still Needs to File Expenses

Although the 2018 Municipal Election has been over for a while, there’s still matters of paperwork that need to be completed. On March 29, all the financial statements for candidates and third party advertisers from the last fall’s elections are due to the City Clerk, but as of right now only five members of the current city council have submitted theirs. Continue reading “Two Weeks Till Deadline and Half of Council Still Needs to File Expenses”

Guelph Politico’s Top 10 News Stories of 2018!

December means end of the year lists, and when you’re a Guelph news site, that means taking account of the last 12 months worth of stories and deciding which were the 10 most compelling. Here’s the year in news according the finest mind of Guelph Politico! Continue reading “Guelph Politico’s Top 10 News Stories of 2018!”

GUELPH POLITICAST #144 – Lessons from the Campaign Trail

The election has been decided, all the votes have been counted, the successful candidates are now preparing to take the seats they’ve been appointed to fill by popular vote. What is there left to say? Actually, there’s a lot. An election is about more than who wins it, and this is a podcast about the lessons learned from the ones who tried but didn’t succeed. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #144 – Lessons from the Campaign Trail”

Election Follow-Up Discussion on Open Sources

You thought the election was over? Sorry, we have to have one last say on the matter from this week’s Open Sources Guelph, which you can now download on the Guelph Politicast channel.

The first segment of last Thursday’s show focuses on the results of the municipal election in Guelph, and around Ontario. But stay tuned to the rest of the show as we discuss legal cannabis, the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and what’s in store for the next election in 2019.

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Open Sources Guelph

Finally, we’re getting back to normal on this week’s edition of Open Sources Guelph, and by “normal”, we mean in Trump adjusted terms. The big man will come up in a tertiary way on today’s show, but he will not be our focus. Instead, we’ll be looking at the fallout of the Municipal Election race here in Guelph and other places, the ongoing controversy over the apparent murder of a journalist in Turkey, the lack of controversy from Canada legalizing pot, and we’ll look ahead to the next election. (Naturally.)

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Incumbents Reign as Goller and O’Rourke Fill Vacant Council Seats

When the dust settled, everyone that was on council when the campaign began will be returning to council when the next term begins in December. The only change is the two new members who will be filling seats vacated by retiring councillors in Ward 2 and Ward 6. Continue reading “Incumbents Reign as Goller and O’Rourke Fill Vacant Council Seats”