GUELPH POLITICAST #258 – They Had a Plan to “Defund the Police”

“Defund the Police” is a simple three-word slogan for a complex idea. Some people mistakenly think that it means literally taking away all police funding, but more precisely it means re-examining how police services are funded, and rededicating that money to social programs. It’s easier said than done, but a group of folks in Waterloo actually came up with a real plan to defund the police. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #258 – They Had a Plan to “Defund the Police””

Protestors Make It Clear in Canada Day March: ‘Defund the Police’

The slam of a hammer against wood echoed throughout the street. It was the sound of a demonstrator hitting the post of a sign depicting a gravestone into the carefully manicured grass in front of the Guelph police headquarters late on Wednesday. Like many communities across Canada, Guelph activists spent the anniversary of the country’s birth demanding an end to police brutality, and to add their voices to the “Defund the police” movement.
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Longfield Wants More Signatures on Two Key Petitions

You may have heard that recent events have prompted a lot of questions about the actions of police, and the systemic racism that may be behind the how and why they respond when called to a potential crime scene. Two Guelphites are sponsoring new petitions that will tackle key issues in eliminating racism and reforming policing, and the Member of Parliament for Guelph, Lloyd Longfield, is asking for his constituents to support them. Continue reading “Longfield Wants More Signatures on Two Key Petitions”