CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Christine Billings, Ward 4 Councillor

“I’ve always enjoyed helping constituents with their issues and concerns. I believe that the citizens of Ward 4 would continue to benefit from having a Councillor who has the knowledge and experience to effectively represent their needs and to continue supporting fiscal responsibility.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Christine Billings, Ward 4 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Sam Elmslie, Ward 3 Councillor

I chose Guelph because it was the best of all the places I had been. I’ve made my most consequential relationships here, settled here, and can’t say enough about what the city has done for me personally. In return, I want to do my part to improve the lives of the people who live here. It’s already great. I just want to be part of the process of making it better. Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Sam Elmslie, Ward 3 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Dallas Green, Ward 3 Councillor

“The last Ward 3 Councillors have not taken homelessness and affordable housing seriously. That have voted against hundreds of new homes in Guelph as well as the “Home for Good” initiative, to help the homeless of Guelph. City council must start working together to provide the best for the city.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Dallas Green, Ward 3 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Lana Haines, Ward 5 Councillor

“I have always been active in the community and see this as an extension of my past work. I will advocate for a fiscally responsible and accountable local government. I believe having a team of people with diverse perspectives, who can work together, will benefit our city.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Lana Haines, Ward 5 Councillor”

GUELPH POLITICAST #341 – Election Economics

This week, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce posts the recorded Q&As they’ve done with the candidates running in each of Guelph’s six wards, and the mayor’s race, deviating from the live format they’ve done in years past. But today, it’s the Chamber’s CEO and President turn to answer the questions as we dive into the election issues at the intersection of government, business and community. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #341 – Election Economics”

To Debate or Not Debate? Ward 6 Candidates Ask the Question

There’s been a lot of questions about the lack of formal public debates in this election, but know it seems like there’s a question of who gets to debate. In the wake of the controversy around a certain Ward 1 candidate and their on-again, off-again campaign, at least one person running in Ward 6 has said that his appearance at the candidate forums that start next week at 10C is a proverbial bridge too far. Continue reading “To Debate or Not Debate? Ward 6 Candidates Ask the Question”

Mac’s Back – For Real – With Lots of Questions

After flicking his campaign website off and on earlier this week, it seems that Ward 1 council candidate Thai Mac is now all the way back in just two weeks after saying that he was unofficially pulling out. In his latest statement, Mac made a lot of accusations about an unnamed Ward 1 candidate, and added that he’s talked to local LGBTQ+ advocacy groups about how he can do better in the future. Continue reading “Mac’s Back – For Real – With Lots of Questions”

Finally! Some Election Deba… Er, Public Forums!!

The lack of live – in-person or otherwise – candidate debates, Q&As or forums in this municipal campaign has been a subject of local conversation. Well someone might have heard the complaints because there’s now a pair of forums for the local council candidates running in all six of Guelph’s wards over two weeks early next month. Sign up now for what might be the hottest tickets in town. Continue reading “Finally! Some Election Deba… Er, Public Forums!!”

Mac’s Back, Or Is He? Questions Remain About Candidate’s Unofficial Status

On Tuesday, Ward 1 voters were suddenly wondering if they had a new candidate on the ballot. Or make that an old candidate on the ballot. As previously reported, council candidate Thai Mac left the 2022 election race a few weeks ago after some social media posts of questionable taste started to get passed around, even though he will technically remain on the ballot. So is Mac still looking for your vote? Continue reading “Mac’s Back, Or Is He? Questions Remain About Candidate’s Unofficial Status”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Laurie Whyte for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee

“I have developed strong, respectful working relationships with senior administrators, present trustees, school administrators, teachers and other education workers. I have proven my willingness and ability to collaborate with others to jointly identify programs to help all students and have an understanding of the structure through which the Board of Trustees’ must operate.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Laurie Whyte for Ward 2/3/4 Upper Grand District School Board Trustee”