Commission Hears Feedback About New Combined Guelph-Halton-Wellington Riding

On Wednesday night, the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario opened their Zoom lines for people in Guelph, Wellington County, Halton Region and Mississauga to talk about the proposed changes to the electoral map. The voters in these areas might be looking at some pretty big changes to their current ridings, and they had some very specific thoughts about the proposed maps. Continue reading “Commission Hears Feedback About New Combined Guelph-Halton-Wellington Riding”

En français! Kids and Politicians Raise the Franco‑Ontario Flag at City Hall

You may be unaware that September 25 is Franco-Ontario Day, an occasion to honour the history and community around French-speaking Ontarians. Since this year’s Frano-Ontario Day falls on Sunday, there was an early commemoration on Friday at Guelph City Hall. Local politicians were joined by over 100 students from Guelph’s two French language schools as they literally let their French flag fly. Continue reading “En français! Kids and Politicians Raise the Franco‑Ontario Flag at City Hall”

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”

GUELPH POLITICAST #332 – Rookies No More!

While every city council term brings its own unique challenges, it’s safe to say that no one’s seen challenges quite as unique as the ones experienced over the last two-and-a-half years. As we head into summer break for council, and as we head toward the final month of nominations to run in the October 24 municipal election, we’re sitting down with Guelph’s newest city councillors to talk about their experiences. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #332 – Rookies No More!”

Municipal Election Nominations Update Week #5

It’s election season here in Guelph! The nominations are open for this fall’s Municipal Election, and interested residents are filing their papers to run for positions as mayor, for city council and for a spot on one of the local school boards. Each week, this space will break down who’s new to the race, who’s running again, and where we’re still waiting for someone to show an interest! Continue reading “Municipal Election Nominations Update Week #5”

RECAP: The Ward 6 Town Hall Overcomes Technical Difficulties

Wednesday night’s town hall with the Ward 6 city councillors will  probably go down in history based more on the technological hiccups suffered than the number of issues discussed, but the difficulties also showed the dedication of a small group of citizens who wanted to talk about the budget, and Ward 6 business. Check out the recap below. Continue reading “RECAP: The Ward 6 Town Hall Overcomes Technical Difficulties”

RECAP: Ward 6 Councillors Talk Virtually About South End Concerns

On Thursday night, the Ward 6 city councillors hosted a virtual town hall after a very busy month around the digital horseshoe. The post-pandemic world in Guelph, future budget concerns, upcoming changes to policy and development, and even a small dive into the world of conspiracy theories was all part of this special, from home edition constituency meeting! Continue reading “RECAP: Ward 6 Councillors Talk Virtually About South End Concerns”

GUELPH POLITICAST #164 – The Rookies (OSG Interviews)

Today, students and community groups on campuses across Ontario will go on strike to protest the Ontario government’s Student Choice Initiative, which could defund in part, or entirely, a lot of different campus clubs, services, and yes, media. One such impacted group would be CFRU, the community radio station that operates out of the University of Guelph. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #164 – The Rookies (OSG Interviews)”

Budget and South End Matters Discussed at Ward 6 Town Hall

Thursday night, the two Ward 6 Councillors, Mark MacKinnon and Dominique O’Rourke,  held their first town hall of the new term to discuss the progress on the budget, and some of the upcoming changes to Guelph’s southern most jurisdiction. Below, you can watch the live stream or recap the live blog via Twitter. Continue reading “Budget and South End Matters Discussed at Ward 6 Town Hall”