Mix of Old and New Faces Mark First Week of 2018 Camapign

As the first week of the 2018 Municipal election comes to a close, we already have a very busy race with with a baker’s dozen of excited nominees ready to prove they’re ready to serve on City Council or the local school board. Some of these names you’ll already know, and not just the incumbents. Continue reading “Mix of Old and New Faces Mark First Week of 2018 Camapign”

Guthrie and 4 New Faces Are the First Ones in the 2018 Race

Mayor Cam Guthrie was the first person this morning to file his election papers, but he wasn’t the last as the first day of nominations opened for the 2018 Municipal campaign. Guthrie and four first-time candidates did not let the electoral moss grow under them as at least one of this year’s elections has official begun. Continue reading “Guthrie and 4 New Faces Are the First Ones in the 2018 Race”

GUELPH POLITICAST #120 – Clerk O’Brien on Election Rules

The news is full of election stories, and politicos everywhere are eagerly counting down to the beginning of the campaign. That’s the provincial story, of course, but there’s more than one election this year. We’re going to focus on the municipal one for this week’s podcast, and if you’re thinking about running, or thinking about supporting someone that’s running, this one’s for you.  Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #120 – Clerk O’Brien on Election Rules”

GUELPH POLITICAST #108 – Gibson and MacKinnon on Being a Councillor

Not to alarm you guys, but there’s a municipal election in October. There is certainly anticipation for this event in local democracy, and there’s already a working list out there about who on the present council is running and who is still just a maybe. But let’s forget the horse race for a moment, and talk about the job itself. More than that let’s talk about what the job looks like after doing it for the last three years. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #108 – Gibson and MacKinnon on Being a Councillor”

Remember: The Election Doesn’t Really Start for a Few More Months

It was a cold and snowy day on January 2, 2014 when then Councillor Cam Guthrie announced his intention to ask voters for a promotion to mayor. For Mayor Guthrie, and all other people considering a run in the 2018 Municipal Election, be advised that nominations don’t open until conditions are a little better for an outdoor announcement. Continue reading “Remember: The Election Doesn’t Really Start for a Few More Months”

This Week in Press Releases – December 18-22, 2017

Every week, the City of Guelph and other groups send out notices to announce new events, imperatives, and information that you need to know. Here is this week in press releases. Continue reading “This Week in Press Releases – December 18-22, 2017”

Council, Committee and Election Calendar for 2018

The council year is almost over with just three more meetings before the Christmas break, but when do we get back to business as usual at City Hall. That date, and every date after, for the 2018 Council calendar is below with every Committee date and important election-related date as well. Continue reading “Council, Committee and Election Calendar for 2018”

Ontario Gov Looking at Changes to Municipal Elections

Even as the provincial government tries to scramble to reform their own fundraising activities, they will be considering changes to how municipal elections will be run in 2018. Queen’s Park has announced today proposed changes to the Municipal Elections Act (MEA), that will, if passed, “modernize municipal elections and provide the option of using ranked ballots in future municipal elections.” Continue reading “Ontario Gov Looking at Changes to Municipal Elections”