Leaders Debate? Schreiner Says He’ll Be There With “Grassroots Demand”

Despite a grassroots effort, a Change.org petition, and the seal of approval from the Premier herself, a consortium of broadcasters announced yesterday that Green Party leader, and Guelph MPP candidate, Mike Schreiner will not be taking part in the main televised leadership debate on May 27. Schreiner, himself, is not impressed. Continue reading “Leaders Debate? Schreiner Says He’ll Be There With “Grassroots Demand””

Dorgo Makes a Case for Himself as PC Nominee

Steven Dorgo is at his most animated when talking about the possibilities of Diyode, Guelph’s “do-it-yourself” community workshop. Dorgo says life is about more than you’re job, it’s about unwinding from that work stress, indulging your creative instincts, and using your hands to make stuff. It’s something he thinks that the present provincial government hasn’t taken into account, which is one of the reasons why he wants to run for office… as the PC candidate. Continue reading “Dorgo Makes a Case for Himself as PC Nominee”

Former PC Nominee Mooney Becomes Ontario Alliance Candidate

Famously last summer, Thomas Mooney decided that he couldn’t run for the local candidacy of the Progressive Conservative Party due to the old leadership of Patrick Brown. It turns out, even under new leadership, he doesn’t want to be the face of the PCs in Guelph and has instead found a new party to run for. Quite literally. Continue reading “Former PC Nominee Mooney Becomes Ontario Alliance Candidate”

Guelph Politico Moderates [Almost] All Candidates Panel

In a vexing turn of events, Guelph Politico was invited to moderate an all-candidates meeting at the University of Guelph-Humber on Friday in advance of the provincial election. The topics were largely educational in nature, but might we be here looking to the future and what the tenure and tone of the debate will look like once the writ is dropped? Continue reading “Guelph Politico Moderates [Almost] All Candidates Panel”

Three For NDP! Guelph Riding Association Launches Campaign

With so much at stake in the coming provincial election, the local NDP riding association hosted a markedly laid back affair at the 50 West Restaurant in the Delta Hotel Sunday afternoon to introduce members to the three contenders vying for their party’s nomination. Continue reading “Three For NDP! Guelph Riding Association Launches Campaign”

Q&A with Liberal Candidate Sly Castaldi

Sly Castaldi has spent the last decade and a half as the executive director of Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, but now she wants to make the leap to a much larger world. Castaldi is the one that will be asking Guelph to stay red and allow her to succeed Liz Sandals as the Liberal MPP of this riding. For today though, Castaldi answers some questions from Guelph Politico about why she wanted to run for higher office, what she’s looking forward to, and most importantly, having a Twitter presence where her predecessor did not… Continue reading “Q&A with Liberal Candidate Sly Castaldi”

Mlynarz Steps Up for Local NDP Nomination

It’s been hard for the NDP to make any news lately, but with time ticking down to the dropping of the writ for the June 7 Ontario vote they can’t afford to others take the limelight. Guelph, it’s time to meet a person that might end up being your New Democratic Party choice for MPP… Continue reading “Mlynarz Steps Up for Local NDP Nomination”

How Did Guelph PCs Vote for the Leader?

Doug Ford is the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. No matter how you feel about that development, it happened, and now the starting line-up for 2018 Provincial Election is set. But before moving on, let’s take another look back. How did Guelph members of the PC Party vote in their highly contentious leadership campaign? Continue reading “How Did Guelph PCs Vote for the Leader?”

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”