Trudeau Cabinet Favours Many Old Faces in New Roles

Almost a month after winning the 43rd Federal Election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed his new cabinet that will lead the minority Liberals into a fractured and cantankerous Parliament. If you don’t like learning new faces, the good news is that most of the cabinet are transfers from last term, though some of them have new jobs now. Continue reading “Trudeau Cabinet Favours Many Old Faces in New Roles”

After 12 Years, Elizabeth May Steps Down as Green Party Leader

In what may not be the most surprising news following the 2019 Federal Election, Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May has announced that she has stepped down as leader effective immediately, though she will still sit as the MP of Saanich-Gulf Islands, and House leader for the Greens. Continue reading “After 12 Years, Elizabeth May Steps Down as Green Party Leader”

GUELPH POLITICAST #193 – Election Night (Abridged)

Monday was Election Night, and the end of a long campaign that was only 40 days long, but was a tough-fought slugfest that took no prisoners on the hustings, or in the radio booths, of the nation. It’s much to the relief of a nation that it’s over (for now!), but there was some great stories and insights on CFRU on Election Night that demand to be preserved. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #193 – Election Night (Abridged)”

Longfield Re-Elected as Liberals Hold Area Seats and Make Gains

Guelph has sent a Liberal to Ottawa in every election since 1993, and Election #43 was no exception. Liberal incumbent Lloyd Longfield is still the Member of Parliament for Guelph, and though he’s going back to Ottawa with a smaller Liberal government, we will have some new friends from the area. Continue reading “Longfield Re-Elected as Liberals Hold Area Seats and Make Gains”

Are Weird Message Signs the Robocalls of 2019?

“What are you passionate about, Lloyd?” “Steve, what gets you motivated?” A picture shared with Guelph Politico on Monday morning showed a pair of unusual signs joining the usual election sign menagerie on a major street corner in Guelph. Who designed them? Who paid for them? And who put them there? The mystery remains. Continue reading “Are Weird Message Signs the Robocalls of 2019?”

OPINION: We Need to Treat Our Politics Like Marriage Counselling

Election Day is Monday, but if you’re reading this website, you probably already know that. So now’s the time to ask if there are any final thoughts, and Guelph Politico has received one, and from a person who knows one of the candidates rather intimately. Continue reading “OPINION: We Need to Treat Our Politics Like Marriage Counselling”

The Mystery of Michael Wassilyn, Guelph’s Other Independent Candidate, Revealed

For some reason, Michael Wassilyn suggested we meet outside Dino’s in Downtown Guelph. It’s a warm sunny day, and owner Dino Scrementi is sitting our front. We chat briefly, and I tell Dino who I’m meeting and he tells me that Wassilyn is a great guy. Then. the man himself shows up, and soon the mystery will start to unravel. Continue reading “The Mystery of Michael Wassilyn, Guelph’s Other Independent Candidate, Revealed”

On OSG Longfield Says that Despite Everything, He’s Still the Best Choice for Guelph

For Open Sources Guelph, the election came to an end on Thursday with the final interview of this Federal Election cycle. Last, but certainly not least, was the man that presently holds the job as Guelph’s Member of Parliament, Lloyd Longfield. Did he make the case to Guelph voters to send him back to the House of Commons again? Continue reading “On OSG Longfield Says that Despite Everything, He’s Still the Best Choice for Guelph”

RECAP: The Seven Male Candidates Face Off at the Basilica

In what have been the most wild debate night in Guelph yet for this election cycle, the seven male candidates faced off in the basement of the Basilica of Our Lady in what could only be described a lively chat over questions submitted by the audience. Did abortion come up? You better believe it did. Twice. Check out the tweet-by-tweet recap below. Continue reading “RECAP: The Seven Male Candidates Face Off at the Basilica”

Dyck and Klevering Make Pre-Advanced Polls Pitch on OSG

It was another round of back-to-back interviews this past Thursday on Open Sources Guelph. Our guests this week were two well-known voices who appeared on the show before, one is the Green Party’s Steve Dyck, and the other is independent candidate Kornelis Klevering. What did they have to say before the advanced polls open? Continue reading “Dyck and Klevering Make Pre-Advanced Polls Pitch on OSG”