WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST 2022 – Ryan Kahro, Green Party Candidate

It’s not easy being Green, the song says, and for the longest time running as the Green Party candidate in any election was seen as kind of a long shot. Mike Schreiner proved Greens can win in Ontario in 2018, and while a Green wave seems unlikely in this provincial election, Ryan Kahro thinks she can beat the odds, and more obviously, beat Ted Arnott! Continue reading “WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST 2022 – Ryan Kahro, Green Party Candidate”

COVID Knocks Schreiner Out of In-Person Campaigning

There’s still a pandemic going on. It might not seem like it, but there are people still catching COVID-19 and still having to self-isolate until they post a negative test result. Not a great position to find yourself in during a busy election campaign, but it’s the position that Green Party of Ontario leader and Guelph candidate Mike Schreiner finds himself in. For now, COVID has knocked Schreiner off the campaign trail. Continue reading “COVID Knocks Schreiner Out of In-Person Campaigning”

OSSTF Endorses Mike Schreiner, While Schreiner Boosts Parry Sound-Muskoka Green Candidate

Riding high after a strong showing at the leaders’ debate on Monday night, Guelph MPP and Green Party leader Mike Schreiner received a key endorsement on Wednesday from the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF). The provincial OSSTF also endorsed Parry Sound-Muskoka Green candidate Matt Richter, who Schreiner has been boosting the last few days as the best chance to double his caucus at Queen’s Park. Continue reading “OSSTF Endorses Mike Schreiner, While Schreiner Boosts Parry Sound-Muskoka Green Candidate”

GUELPH POLITICAST #324 – Remember Autism?

Back in the early days of the Ontario government under Doug Ford it looked like their autism policy might sink them. Their initial approach to funding and support for kids with autism had the effect of uniting the entire autism lobby against them, and then the pandemic happened, and all of healthcare – from emergency to long-term care – was thrown under the microscope. So where are we on the autism file? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #324 – Remember Autism?”

Former Guelph Candidate Jahangir Running for NDP Against Doug Ford

Its probably not an easy gig to run in the home riding of the current Premier of Ontario, but this essential task has fallen to a familiar face from Guelph politics. Aisha Jahangir, who ran twice in Guelph for the Federal NDP in the 2019 and 2021 elections, is standing as the NDP candidate in Etobicoke North, the home riding of none other than Doug Ford himself. Continue reading “Former Guelph Candidate Jahangir Running for NDP Against Doug Ford”

WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST 2022 – Ron Patava, Consensus Party Candidate

What is the Consensus Party? In short, they want to get rid of the party-based political system because they think partisan politics are making it hard to pass meaningful, representational democratic change. Yes, you heard that right, they want to get rid of all political parties, and yes, they understand the irony of forming a political party to get rid of political parties. Continue reading “WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST 2022 – Ron Patava, Consensus Party Candidate”

These Are Your Candidates for the 2022 Provincial Election

If you’re still wondering whether or not you should file your papers in order to become a candidate in the June 2 provincial election, it’s too late. As of 2 pm Friday, the slate is set, and chances are that if you’ve been following the local news then you probably know all the potential next Members of Provincial Parliament running in Guelph. In case you don’t, check out the full list of candidates in Guelph and Wellington-Halton Hills below. Continue reading “These Are Your Candidates for the 2022 Provincial Election”

RECAP: #ONelxn Candidates Face Off in Virtual Discussion on Social Justice

In the fourth local debate of this election, five of the seven Guelph candidates faced off to discuss matters of economic equality, environmental protection, and the improvement of healthcare and education. Hosted by the Guelph Coalition for Social Justice, and its member groups and agencies, it was a blockbuster 120 minutes of ideas and discussion, but don’t call it a debate. Check out the Twitter recap and the video below. Continue reading “RECAP: #ONelxn Candidates Face Off in Virtual Discussion on Social Justice”

GUELPH POLITICAST #323 – Students Want to Be Seen This Election

If we talked about Ontario public schools last week, then it should follow that we talk about Ontario post-secondary issues this week. The pandemic generation, if we can coin such a phrase, are coming of age, and they’re bringing with them the scars and accomplishments of surviving the experience, but are they feeling seen in this provincial election? We’re going to ask one of their representatives. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #323 – Students Want to Be Seen This Election”

WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST 2022 – Diane Ballantyne, NDP Candidate

Wellington-Halton Hills is a big riding, extending from Puslinch to Centre Wellington and out east all the way to Erin and Halton Hills, so experience counts, and it’s hard to get more experience than Ted Arnott who’s represented the area since 1990. Can anyone challenge 32 years of longevity in what’s a fairly safe Conservative riding? Diane Ballantyne would like to volunteer. Continue reading “WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST 2022 – Diane Ballantyne, NDP Candidate”