GUELPH POLITICAST #Repeat – Hey, Remember the Freedom Convoy?

The “official” end of the Freedom Convoy protests in Ottawa was Wednesday February 23, but it was a long road to get there, and it wasn’t really the end. Although the COVID-19 mandates that sparked the convoy have long since lifted, the anger and disinformation generated by the movement are still with us, and so is the fallout the Federal government’s call to use the Emergencies Act. Let’s look back at how it started… Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #Repeat – Hey, Remember the Freedom Convoy?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #310 – It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Canadaland once said of Kurt Phillips that he was hunting Nazis online before it was cool. Experts in online hate like Phillips have been very busy lately following the developments of the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa, which has now launched several branch convoy protests, including the most recent one on the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor. How did it get this far? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #310 – It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”

Wellington County Denounces “Disturbing” TikTok Video

The cold-blooded attack on a Muslim family in London, Ontario has released an outpouring of love and support for Muslim friends and neighbours across the province, but it has also released a new wave of hate that’s not dissimilar to what caused the Afzaal and Salman family to be targeted in the first plan. The latest example comes from the nearby town of Harriston, and has prompted a swift denouncement from local leaders. Continue reading “Wellington County Denounces “Disturbing” TikTok Video”

Hundreds Come Out to Support Guelph Muslim Community at Vigil

Hundreds and hundreds of people came out to support Guelph’s Muslim community by talking part in a walk and vigil on Thursday. In the aftermath of the death of four family members in London, and the injury of one other, all in an apparent hate-driven attack, Muslims across Canada have expressed shock, but not surprise, as the ugly face of Islamophobia has claimed more lives and left local leaders demanding action. Continue reading “Hundreds Come Out to Support Guelph Muslim Community at Vigil”

People’s Party Cancels Bernier Event Due to “Safety Concerns”

What was supposed to be the most controversial political of the season has been cancelled out of “safety concerns.” The local Electoral District Association of the People’s Party of Canada has called off a town hall with party leader Maxime Bernier due to supposed fears of violence stemming from planned protests by local groups. Continue reading “People’s Party Cancels Bernier Event Due to “Safety Concerns””

No, Mike Schreiner Did Not Endorse the Yellow Vests

A stray comment from Guelph’s Member of Provincial Parliament may be courting some controversy after the Green Federal nomination meeting last weekend. In a speech to local Green Party members, Mike Schreiner did mention the Yellow Yest movement by name, but he did not endorse it, or say he agreed with their politics. Continue reading “No, Mike Schreiner Did Not Endorse the Yellow Vests”