Concerns About Access Follow Guelph Chamber Debate

When it comes to local campaign, the major event of any race is the debate hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. But the Chamber is under fire from a couple of different corners after this past Wednesday’s debate, from accusations of not allowing access, to being undemocratic, to not being able to watch the debate live on Rogers. Continue reading “Concerns About Access Follow Guelph Chamber Debate”

RECAP: The Guelph Chamber’s Federal Candidates Debate

On Wednesday night, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce held its regular candidates debate in the council chambers of City Hall. It was a first for new Chamber President and CEO Shakiba Shayani, and it featured a rare appearance by the Conservative candidate. Many questions were asked, and many were answered. Here’s the recap. Continue reading “RECAP: The Guelph Chamber’s Federal Candidates Debate”

Debates and All Candidates Meetings Are Coming this Week

After weeks of issues, discussion and door-knocking, the election really gets busy this week with a trio of upcoming all candidates meetings and debates. You can do it on a bike, or you can check out a discussion about social justice, or you can wait until next week and hear the candidates wrap about the climate. Continue reading “Debates and All Candidates Meetings Are Coming this Week”

United Way Campaigner Shayani Takes the Helm of the Guelph Chamber

The Guelph Chamber of Commerce has announced its new President and Chief Executive Officer, and it’s a face that’s familiar to Guelph’s charitable pursuits and the non-profit sector. Shakiba Shayani  will be the new head of the Chamber effective September 9. Continue reading “United Way Campaigner Shayani Takes the Helm of the Guelph Chamber”

Schreiner Counters Ford With Some Carbon Tax Stickers of His Own

Last month in the budget, the Ontario Government announced that every gas station in the province will be mandated to post a sticker on all their pumps to show how the Federally-mandated carbon tax increases the cost of a litre of gas under the penalty of heavy fines. Well Guelph MPP Mike Schreiner has decided to offer some stickers of his own. Continue reading “Schreiner Counters Ford With Some Carbon Tax Stickers of His Own”

Kendall Named Interim CEO of the Guelph Chamber

A few weeks ago, it was announced that Kithio Mwanzia was stepping away from the Guelph Chamber of Commerce after four years of looking out for Guelph business interests. But with the Mwanzia era now over, it’s time for the interim era of Amy Kendall to begin. Continue reading “Kendall Named Interim CEO of the Guelph Chamber”

Mwanzia Moving On After Leading the Chamber of Commerce for Four Years

They say these things come in threes… With Guelph about to get a new Chief of Police, and a new Chief Administrative Officer, it will now get a new President and CEO of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce too. Continue reading “Mwanzia Moving On After Leading the Chamber of Commerce for Four Years”

LIVE BLOG: State of the City 2019

At the annual Chamber of Commerce event, Mayor Cam Guthrie will deliver live, from the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre on Stone Road in Guelph, the State of the City! Is the State of the City strong, or merely okay? Follow along here, or on Twitter, to find out. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: State of the City 2019”

RECAP: The Chamber of Commerce Provincial Candidates Debate

A political debate that generated so much interest, they were literally turning people away at the door! In front of a packed house at the Council Chambers of City Hall, the four major party candidates squared off in a debate hosted by Kithio Mwanzia and the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. The blow-by-blow is recounted in full below… Continue reading “RECAP: The Chamber of Commerce Provincial Candidates Debate”