Ford Government to Change Rules for Official Party Status

Ontario’s government is looking to change what it means to be “official” as a cabinet minster announced today that the line is being moved as to when a party in the Ontario Legislature can secure for themselves Official Party Status. Continue reading “Ford Government to Change Rules for Official Party Status”

Local Poverty Advocates Concerned About Ontario Gov’s Move on Basic Income Pilot

Yesterday’s announcement that the Progressive Conservative government was reforming social assistance, while ending the Basic Guaranteed Income pilot started by the previous government, caught those combating poverty by surprise. In a word, the Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination is “dismayed.” Continue reading “Local Poverty Advocates Concerned About Ontario Gov’s Move on Basic Income Pilot”

Ford Decision on Regional Chairs Doesn’t Let Waterloo Off the Hook

On Friday, Premier Doug Ford announced that the Ontario government was cancelling the elections for regional chair in York, Peel, Niagara, and Muskoka. But wait a minute, there are already regional chairs established in Halton, Durham, and one more… Where was that regional chair, again? Oh yeah, Waterloo! Continue reading “Ford Decision on Regional Chairs Doesn’t Let Waterloo Off the Hook”

Meet Your New Ontario Cabinet and Parliamentary Assistants

The new Premier of Ontario was sworn in under the unrelenting summer sun today outside Queen’s Park. We’ve known for weeks that Doug Ford would be the new head of the province, but what abour your favourite ministries: Health! Infrastructure! Attorney General! Education! Well wonder no more! Below is the complete list of cabinet ministers and parliamentary secretaries in alphabetical order. Continue reading “Meet Your New Ontario Cabinet and Parliamentary Assistants”

Wynne Admits She Won’t Be Premier After Thursday

In a surprising moment, in an election filled with surprising moments, the current Premier of the Province of Ontario confessed that her days in the office are numbered, and that she’s unlikely to emerge the victor of Thursday’s vote. Instead, Kathleen Wynne wants you to send a minority message to the New Democrats and Progressive Conservatives. Continue reading “Wynne Admits She Won’t Be Premier After Thursday”

Ray Ferraro Acclaimed as PC Candidate in Guelph

It what was already a busy political day in Guelph when an announcement from Progressive Conservative headquarters offered one more surprise: Ray Ferraro is one of 11 candidates acclaimed across Ontario today to complete their province-wide slate. Continue reading “Ray Ferraro Acclaimed as PC Candidate in Guelph”

Leaders Debate? Schreiner Says He’ll Be There With “Grassroots Demand”

Despite a grassroots effort, a Change.org petition, and the seal of approval from the Premier herself, a consortium of broadcasters announced yesterday that Green Party leader, and Guelph MPP candidate, Mike Schreiner will not be taking part in the main televised leadership debate on May 27. Schreiner, himself, is not impressed. Continue reading “Leaders Debate? Schreiner Says He’ll Be There With “Grassroots Demand””

How Did Guelph PCs Vote for the Leader?

Doug Ford is the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. No matter how you feel about that development, it happened, and now the starting line-up for 2018 Provincial Election is set. But before moving on, let’s take another look back. How did Guelph members of the PC Party vote in their highly contentious leadership campaign? Continue reading “How Did Guelph PCs Vote for the Leader?”