CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Elia Morrison, Ward 2 Councillor

“I am running because while Guelph is an amazing place to live, we have a long way to go to ensure that we are a city that is equitable and affordable for everyone. As a city we have been unwilling to make the bold choices that will lead us to a greener, more affordable, and inclusive future – a future that I hope to help move us towards.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Elia Morrison, Ward 2 Councillor”

This Month at Council: Planning Decisions, Help for Straws, and “Strong Mayors” Rebuttal

As scheduled, Guelph City Council returned from summer break, but this September there were a couple of caveats. First, there are renovations underway in the council chambers so the two meetings were 100 per cent virtual once again. Also, these were the only two meetings before the October 24 election, and you might think that there wouldn’t be a lot of action but there were some very big decisions made indeed. Let’s look at them. Continue reading “This Month at Council: Planning Decisions, Help for Straws, and “Strong Mayors” Rebuttal”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Carly Klassen, Ward 2 Councillor

“Prior to becoming a full-time entrepreneur, my professional experience was focused on helping organizations build and execute marketing strategies, building relationships with stakeholders and helping people to collaborate on completing projects. I know how to analyze and synthesize information, negotiate, compromise and make decisions. I like working with people and seeing projects through to completion.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Carly Klassen, Ward 2 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Luc Cousineau, Ward 3 Councillor

“I was born in Guelph, and after a few years away I returned 10 years ago. The city has changed a lot in that time, and so have I. Through my work at a major not-for-profit in the city, followed by my work in graduate school and as a university teacher and researcher I have discovered how absolutely essential working toward a socially just world is for everyone.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Luc Cousineau, Ward 3 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Dominique O’Rourke, Ward 6 Councillor

“I’ve lived in the fastest growing part of the city for 22 years so I experience the impact of intensification and feel the gap between infrastructure and growth. As the mom of two teens, I know what it’s like for our family to juggle budgets for post-secondary, the mortgage and essentials. I share my teen’s concerns around the environment and their ability to someday own a home.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Dominique O’Rourke, Ward 6 Councillor”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 14, 2022

It’s the last meeting… before Election Day. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 14, 2022”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 12, 2022

The first meeting since summer break is September’s planning meeting. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for September 12, 2022”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Ken Yee Chew, Ward 6 Councillor

“I am running because Guelph’s growing Ward 6 needs a City Councillor with the relevant skills and expertises to address the priorities and concerns of today’s realities. As an urban designer and design professional, I want people to recognize that Guelph is a thriving city with untapped potential and we need creative collaboration and strong consensus leadership to unite our communities.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Ken Yee Chew, Ward 6 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Craig DiSero, Ward 6 Councillor

“I have enjoyed the satisfaction from volunteering in the community over the past 5+ years, and I am looking to make a career change so that my employment allows me to give back as well. Giving back and making a difference is what provides the greatest fulfillment at the end of the day.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Craig DiSero, Ward 6 Councillor”