Guelph & District Labour Council Supports Call for More Money

For the last several weeks, various advocacy groups have been making the case that Canada’s municipalities desperately need bailout money from upper levels of government to avoid service cuts at the end of the year. In an open letter sent to Guelph Politico from the President of the Guelph & District Labour Council, that group is adding their voices to the call. Continue reading “Guelph & District Labour Council Supports Call for More Money”

Federal Government Offers Cities Money They Were Going to Get Anyway

In his daily press briefing from Rideau Cottage Monday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada’s municipalities will be getting $2.2 billion in infrastructure money this month in a one-time payment. Cities, and the organizations that represent them, have been begging the Federal government for financial help, but this is probably not what they were thinking of exactly. Continue reading “Federal Government Offers Cities Money They Were Going to Get Anyway”

TAAG Joins the Push For More Emergency Transit Funding

COVID-19 has hit transit services across the country especially hard; municipalities have had to maintain some kind of service to make sure essential workers can still get where they need to go, while revenue has almost completely dried up. Transit advocates across the country, including the Royal City’s own Transit Action Alliance of Guelph, are turning up the heat on the Federal government to offer financial help for the nation’s transit systems. Continue reading “TAAG Joins the Push For More Emergency Transit Funding”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 9 Meeting?

This month’s planning meeting looks deceptively light, but with the latest redevelopment of the Lafarge site in the offing, look for there to be a lot of opinions registered on the subject. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 9 Meeting?”

Feds Announce Funds to Help with Sustainability on Baker Project

There’s been a lot of talk about the Baker District Redevelopment, what we want it to say about our community, and whether or not we’re going to get any government funds to help make it happen. Today, Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield and others took part in and announcement that covers all those bases as the Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is teaming up to support 125 new initiatives across Canada amounting with nearly $10 million in funds. Continue reading “Feds Announce Funds to Help with Sustainability on Baker Project”

This Week in Press Releases – February 5-9, 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 – February 5-9, 2018”