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”

May Pledges Support for Students at U of G

Green Party leader Elizabeth May once again graced Guelph with her presence Wednesday in order to announce a major policy initiative to address the needs of Canada’s students. On the porch of Raithby House, in front of a growing, curious crowd of students, May promised to eliminate tuition and reign in student debt in a bid to motivate typically apathetic young people across the country a reason to paint their ridings green. Continue reading “May Pledges Support for Students at U of G”

Fair Vote, Candidates Make Pitch for Electoral Reform

Although not explicitly an election event, it was hard not to feel a political atmosphere afoot at Fair Vote Guelph’s “Your Vote Should Count” event last night. Over 200 people were at the Hope House downtown to see and hear from three of the four major party candidates on where they stand on electoral reform, as well as an informational talk from Fair Vote Canada as to the differences between “First Past the Post,” our current system, and “Proportional Representation,” which can take many different forms. Continue reading “Fair Vote, Candidates Make Pitch for Electoral Reform”

Open Sources Show Notes for Fall Election Coverage

Can you believe the 2015 Federal Campaign is already a month old? Neither can we, but as September begins, those of that run the wheels here at Open Sources Guelph are about to get serious with our campaign coverage, as the show post-Labour Day will start to share the mic with a rotating chair of local candidates who are all vying to become Guelph’s next Member of Parliament. Where do they stand on the issues? What do they want to do for the riding? What effect will their party’s victory on October 19th have on the country? Those are some of the questions we’ll put to our special guests, and here is when you can listen to their answers? Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Fall Election Coverage”

Fair Vote Guelph to Hold Candidates Forum

In what maybe the first all candidates meet-up of the season, Fair Vote Guelph is advertising that they have invited the four major party candidates to a forum that they will holding the second week of September. Continue reading “Fair Vote Guelph to Hold Candidates Forum”

PRESS RELEASE – Gord Miller Running for Green Party Nomination

Former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Gord Miller is entering federal politics, and running to represent the Royal City. This morning, Miller made it official, tossing his hat in the political arena again, this time as the Green Party of Canada’s candidate for the Guelph riding. Continue reading “PRESS RELEASE – Gord Miller Running for Green Party Nomination”

Former Enviro Commish of Ontario Miller Making Big Political Move

A curious press release showed up this morning, an invitation to a press event where in Gord Miller, former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will be announcing “his plan to run in the upcoming federal election in the riding of Guelph.” Specifically? Well, if he’s going to be a major party candidate, he has one of two choices, and considering his career path, it should be fairly obvious what colour banner he’ll be waving come the fall. Continue reading “Former Enviro Commish of Ontario Miller Making Big Political Move”