GUELPH POLITICAST #100 – Gerry Barker, Guelph Speaks

It took six long years to get here, but the day has finally arrived. Welcome, to the 100th episode of the Guelph Politicast! To celebrate this auspicious occasion, I wanted a surprise guest. Someone my dedicated audience might never have expected, but nonetheless would enjoy hearing from. In the end,  there was only one person I could think of. For 100 episodes you’ve heard Guelph speak, well now you’ll hear from the guy that does “Guelph Speaks”. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #100 – Gerry Barker, Guelph Speaks”

Tolhurst Trying to Crowd Source for Legal Costs

The political world locally didn’t stop spinning while the election was in session, and in that time a committee heard the results of an audit into the 2014 election expenses of Ward 6 council candidate Glen Tolhurst, and the good news is that no one will be prosecuted. On the other hand, this has left Tolhurst with substantial legal bills, and he’s using an increasingly popular venue to raise funds for his legal defense: crowd-funding. Continue reading “Tolhurst Trying to Crowd Source for Legal Costs”

Audit to Dig into Ward 6 Candidate’s Election Donations

One might think that coming in a distant fourth in the race to become one of two city councillors in Ward 6 would have been punishment enough, but a Guelph citizen is demanding an audit of Glen Tolhurst’s donations from the 2014 election be performed. Why? Two words: GrassRoots Guelph. Continue reading “Audit to Dig into Ward 6 Candidate’s Election Donations”

Who Endorses the Endorsers?

With Election Day coming up, and advanced voting already begun, people are going to have to start making up their minds about who they want to represent them on Guelph City Council, but if you’re one of those indecisive types, perhaps you may be open to a few suggestions. Suggestions are not an issue this election, sorting through the bias and implications of said endorsements, is. There have been a few major endorsements by local political groups, and whether those endorsements speak to you will likely depend more on your personal politics than the more general criteria of who is the right fit for the job. Continue reading “Who Endorses the Endorsers?”

VIDEO – Highlights from the GrassRoots Guelph Barbeque

GrassRoots Guelph came into 2014 looking to shake up election race by creating more civic engagement, which is no mean feat when the voter turnout in the 2010 Municipal Election was at an all-time low garnering a slim one-third. But will GRG been able to live up to those ambitions, especially when being chased by rumors and accusations that they’re Tea Party Light and concerned merely with taxes and supporting politicians who put the word “low” in front of it? Which GRG was hosting the barbeque they put together on September 18? Good question. Continue reading “VIDEO – Highlights from the GrassRoots Guelph Barbeque”

GrassRoots Guelph Invites You For Burgers and Politics

After a relatively quiet summer, GrassRoots Guelph is back on the stump, or maybe that’s offering a stump, for local citizens to reach out to their politicians. In a few weeks time, the GRG will be hosting a “Meet the Candidates BBQ” at the Guelph Golf and Curling Club, and although they don’t say who specifically will be, all registered candidates for all offices are invited to attend. Hopefully, there will be name tags. Continue reading “GrassRoots Guelph Invites You For Burgers and Politics”