GUELPH POLITICAST #147 – Brent Patterson, Council of Canadians

The next Federal Election in Canada is less than 11 months away, and while all eyes are on the Conservative Party as the most direct threat to the re-election of Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, there are a lot of people on the left-hand side of the political spectrum that aren’t exactly fans of J.T. either. It’s probably safe to say that Brent Patterson is one of them. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #147 – Brent Patterson, Council of Canadians”

RECAP: Schreiner Talks About Healthcare, Climate and Queen’s Park Life at Town Hall

In his first town hall as the MPP for Guelph, Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner covered a wide-range of issues including climate change, healthcare, transit, and the lack of decorum these days at Queen’s Park. Continue reading “RECAP: Schreiner Talks About Healthcare, Climate and Queen’s Park Life at Town Hall”

Steal These Ideas! Schreiner Wants PCs to Take His Climate Change Plan

Enough is enough! Mike Schreiner has waited five months for the PC Provincial government to announced their plan to act on global climate change, so he and the Green Party came up with one of their own. They think it’s going to work out so well for Ontario that they’re giving it away for free! Continue reading “Steal These Ideas! Schreiner Wants PCs to Take His Climate Change Plan”

GUELPH POLITICAST #132 – Plastic Free Guelph

Somewhere in the Pacific Ocean there’s a big floating mass of plastic that’s roughly three times the size of France. While it’s true that much of that plastic is fishing equipment, and about two-fifths of it comes from just five countries in southeast Asia, it’s making us all think about our wasteful ways, especially when it comes to plastic. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #132 – Plastic Free Guelph”

Filmmaker’s Idea Diverts Lots of Move Out “Garbage”

On an episode of the Guelph Politicast back in April, filmmaker Kalev Jaason talked about his documentary Diverted, and his attempt to prevent large quantities of reusable items left on the curb by students leaving town from ending up in the landfill. His efforts have not been in vein, as 25 different local organizations have become the beneficiaries of the diversion tactics of Jaason and a team of volunteers. Continue reading “Filmmaker’s Idea Diverts Lots of Move Out “Garbage””

This Week in Press Releases – March 19-23, 2018

Every week, the City of Guelph and other groups send out notices to announce new events, imperatives, and information that you need to know. Here is this week in press releases. Continue reading “This Week in Press Releases – March 19-23, 2018”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 26 Meeting?

The regular council meeting for February has environmental concerns front and centre, as city council considers joining a club of global lenvironmental leaders, and considers feedback to the Greenbelt expansion. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the February 26 Meeting?”

Student Pressure Makes Board of Governors Pause Final Divestment Decision

In an interview on the subject, a spokesperson from Fossil Free Guelph said that whatever the outcome of a vote on an ad-hoc committee report at Tuesday’s Board of Governors’ meeting, “It’s not done, until we get divestment.” As luck would have it, despite a report that said otherwise, the debate over whether or not the University of Guelph should divest its endowment from fossil fuel companies is not over. Yet. Continue reading “Student Pressure Makes Board of Governors Pause Final Divestment Decision”

Student Group Hopes to Change Minds on Divestment Vote at U of G

On Tuesday, the Board of Governors at the University of Guelph are meeting, as they regularly do. But there’s an item on the agenda this month that is quite irregular. The final report of an ad-hoc committee on Special Action Requests is bringing back the results of an investigation into whether or not the U of G should divest from fossil fuel companies, and the people that helped bring the request forward are not going to like the answer. Continue reading “Student Group Hopes to Change Minds on Divestment Vote at U of G”