Federal Government Announces New Permanent Funding for Transit… in 2026

People aren’t using public transit the way they once did thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Federal government isn’t planning for transit this year, but transit in the years to come. An announcement this morning with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna promised $14.9 billion in new transit funding for the next eight years, but we’re not going see most of that till 2026. Continue reading “Federal Government Announces New Permanent Funding for Transit… in 2026”

Annamie Paul Break Barriers as the New Green Party of Canada Leader

That cracking you heard on Saturday night was the glass ceiling being shattered in the historic vote that made Toronto lawyer Annamie Paul the new leader of the Green Party of Canada. Paul is now the first Black woman to lead a major Canadian political party, the first Jewish woman to lead a major Canadian political party, and she succeeds Elizabeth May as the only female leader of a major Canadian political party. Continue reading “Annamie Paul Break Barriers as the New Green Party of Canada Leader”

Are You Ready for Some Ag Policy?! The 2020 Agricultural Conference is Coming to Guelph

A splashy announcement in the well-lit atrium of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) on Wednesday brought federal and provincial partners together to announce that Guelph will be the locale for the 2020 annual gathering of federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers. Continue reading “Are You Ready for Some Ag Policy?! The 2020 Agricultural Conference is Coming to Guelph”

Gryphons Get Their Gripe On During Morneau Visit

On Thursday, Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau was met by more than 30 staff and students at the University of Guelph’s W.F. Mitchell Athletics Centre for a town hall discussion. Morneau’s Royal City visit also included a stop at the YMCA on Woodland Glen Dr, and a roundtable with community leaders at Miijidaa. Continue reading “Gryphons Get Their Gripe On During Morneau Visit”

This Week in Lloyd: Energy, Criminal Code, and Nomination

Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield works a ways from the Royal City, but he’s still working for the people in his riding. So what has he been up to lately? This is “This Week in Lloyd.” Continue reading “This Week in Lloyd: Energy, Criminal Code, and Nomination”