The election has been decided, all the votes have been counted, the successful candidates are now preparing to take the seats they’ve been appointed to fill by popular vote. What is there left to say? Actually, there’s a lot. An election is about more than who wins it, and this is a podcast about the lessons learned from the ones who tried but didn’t succeed. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #144 – Lessons from the Campaign Trail”
Ward 1’s eight candidates faced off Wednesday night at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Reverend John Borthwick hosted the forum – not a debate – and asked the candidates about their plans, the issues from their fellow Ward 1 residents, and, surprisingly, their favourite pop culture artifact. Continue reading “Issues, Concerns and Pop Culture Discussed at Ward 1 Forum”
For the next couple of weeks, the Open Sources Guelph election team (which is the same as the regular Open Sources team) are doing spot interviews with people running for city council on October 22’s municipal election.
We began last Thursday with incumbents Dan Gibson and James Gordon, and challengers Charlene Downey and Dominique O’Rourke.
Follow the link below, or search “Guelph Politicast” and download on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play.
This week on Open Sources Guelph, we were all ready to hunker down and focus on our first batch of municipal election interviews, but no, Doug Ford had to go and break constitutional norms because he wasn’t going to be stopped by some un-elected judge! Or something. Anyway, we’ll talk about all this notwithstanding talk, and then we’ll get right into the interviews.
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Charlene Downey is one of six challengers trying to flip one of Ward 1’s seats in 2018. Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Charlene Downey for Ward 1 Councillor”