Greens Say So Long, and Thanks for All the Votes

Obviously for local Greens there was some sense of disappointment with Monday’s result in the Federal Election. Gord Miller was a good looking candidate in terms of resume, accomplishment and name recognition, and while he lead the Greens to a better showing than 2011 and pretty much finished even with the NDP, their hope was to send Miller to the House of Commons and sit next to Elizabeth May. But while, that wasn’t meant to be, the campaign is expressing their gratitude to the Royal City. Continue reading “Greens Say So Long, and Thanks for All the Votes”

Victory is Lloyd’s as Guelph Becomes Part of Red Wave

Liberal candidate Lloyd Longfield not only held on to the riding of Guelph as the Grits were swept to power last night, he seemingly creamed all competition as the former Chamber of Commerce president took nearly 50 per cent of the vote in the Royal City. Continue reading “Victory is Lloyd’s as Guelph Becomes Part of Red Wave”

The Park Knight Returns – May Back Again for Guelph Townhall

She’s baaaack. Single-handedly appearing in Guelph more than every other federal leader combined, Green Party leader Elizabeth May is coming to the Royal City again tonight to host a sequel to the townhall she held here last week. Continue reading “The Park Knight Returns – May Back Again for Guelph Townhall”

Guelphites Rally Against Vote Suppression Pre-Election

With a little less than a week to go before the election, Fair Vote Guelph and the Guelph chapter of Council of Canadians invited people to come down to a rally against voter suppression downtown in front of Old Quebec Street Mall. There, in front of what Michael Keefer called the “crime scene,” between 40 and 50 Guelphites recalled what happened in the last election, and promised to be onguard for any shenanigans that may occur on Monday. Continue reading “Guelphites Rally Against Vote Suppression Pre-Election”

Heckling Pushes Candidates to Be on Point at U of G Debate

Just two days after a showdown at Cutten Fields that was telecast on Rogers, the candidates gathered again to debate, this time at Peter Clark Hall in the basement of the University of Guelph’s University Centre, and for the first time with all seven Guelph candidates on the same stage. What followed was a sometimes funny, sometimes informative, and sometimes hostile debate as all the candidates struggled to sell their platforms to a cynical and engaged lunchtime university crowd. Continue reading “Heckling Pushes Candidates to Be on Point at U of G Debate”

Longfield Dares Other Guelph Candidates to Take Only Guelph Money

In a peculiar moment in last night’s debate, Liberal candidate Lloyd Longfield challenged his fellow candidates to only take money from local donors in terms of fundraising. There’s been a lot of money talk this campaign, but is there a serious influx of outside Guelph cash in the campaign in the Royal City? Continue reading “Longfield Dares Other Guelph Candidates to Take Only Guelph Money”

The Official Ballot for Guelph for #elxn42

The last day to submit your nomination papers to become a candidate in the 42nd Canadian General Election was Monday. Today, Elections Canada released the final list of candidates for your consideration this election. When you go to vote on October 19 (or before), this is what your ballot will look like: Continue reading “The Official Ballot for Guelph for #elxn42”

Rapid Fire Chamber Debate Tests Four Major Party Candidates

It was standing room only at Cutten Fields tonight as the four major party candidates for Guelph took part in the third debate of the election campaign. Hosted by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce and broadcast live to air on Rogers Channel 20, this debate was by far the most lively, and it was the first to include the Conservative candidate Gloria Kovach. Continue reading “Rapid Fire Chamber Debate Tests Four Major Party Candidates”

Suzuki Endorses Gord Miller

To the degree that endorsements ever matter, I’m sure for a Green Party candidate getting David Suzuki’s thumbs up is huge. The question though is: does Guelph care who Suzuki thinks should be Guelph’s next MP? I can’t answer that, but I can post Suzuki’s endorsement video in the blog post below. Continue reading “Suzuki Endorses Gord Miller”

Some Sparks, Not Many, at Social Justice Debate

Without Conservative candidate Gloria Kovach, the social justice debate hosted by Guelph / Wellington Coalition for Social Justice and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario didn’t have a lot of life, but in front of a packed house at the Italian Canadian Club, there were some contentious moments. Continue reading “Some Sparks, Not Many, at Social Justice Debate”