Knives Already Out for Ontario Government’s Back to School Plan

Although it will not be formally announced until Wednesday, Ontario’s opposition parties are already unimpressed with the Government of Ontario’s back to school plan. No Ontario school students have received in-person learning since the end of March due to the third wave of COVID-19, and opposition politicians are concerned that the government is showing a dearth of pre-planning just one month ahead of the new school year. Continue reading “Knives Already Out for Ontario Government’s Back to School Plan”

Opposition Parties Want to Know About the Pandemic Plan for Fall

Across Ontario, new COVID-19 cases are as low as they’ve been since the pandemic started, and the vaccine rollout is proceeding at a quick clip with now the majority of Ontario fully vaccinated, but there are some lingering questions. Are we prepared for a potential resurgence of the virus in the fall? It’s a question all opposition parties are asking now that we’re just six weeks away from the start of the school year. Continue reading “Opposition Parties Want to Know About the Pandemic Plan for Fall”

Schreiner Joins Chorus Demanding an End to Marineland

A recent media report about animals in distress due to poor water quality at one of Niagara Falls’ star attractions has put renewed pressure on Marineland. For the last several years, numerous environmental and animal rights advocates and groups have been demanding the park’s closure, and they now have a powerful political voice in their corner, the leader of the Ontario Green Party. Continue reading “Schreiner Joins Chorus Demanding an End to Marineland”

Local Green Candidate Joins National Party Shadow Cabinet

Much of the talk on the Federal politics beat lately has been about the likelihood of an election either later this summer or sometime in the fall. Part of running for office is recognizing the talent under your own banner, and it seems like the Green Party of Canada recognizes that the person running for the party in Guelph has potential because Michelle Bowman has officially been announced as a member of the shadow cabinet. Continue reading “Local Green Candidate Joins National Party Shadow Cabinet”

Schreiner Joins Paul as She Kicks Off a Don’t-Call-It-a-Pre-Election-Tour Tour

For the first time in 15 months, a political rally was held live and in-person in Guelph. The host was Guelph MPP and Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner, and the guest was his Federal counterpart, Annamie Paul. The pair were kicking off a summer tour, and announcing their intention to work closely on a myriad of issues, but for Paul, she did not want to call this a pre-election tour. Continue reading “Schreiner Joins Paul as She Kicks Off a Don’t-Call-It-a-Pre-Election-Tour Tour”

Schreiner Announces Green Party Plan for Housing, One Day After Rousting in Toronto Park

Almost 24 hours after Toronto Police rousted a homeless encampment in Trinity Bellwoods Party in Toronto, Green Party of Ontario leader and Guelph MPP Mike Schreiner revealed his party’s housing strategy. The goals of the plan focus on creating more affordable housing, more support for people experiencing homelessness, and additional funding to create more sustainable communities. Continue reading “Schreiner Announces Green Party Plan for Housing, One Day After Rousting in Toronto Park”

Schreiner Proposes People-Powered Revolution to Defeat Ford

Despite being up all night in the legislature on an urgent matter to debate the Government of Ontario’s use of the notwithstanding clause on third party election advertising, Mike Schreiner still took part in the Green Party of Ontario’s annual convention this weekend. In his keynote address, the Guelph MPP talked about all the ways the current government is doing it wrong, how the Green Party intends to do it right. Continue reading “Schreiner Proposes People-Powered Revolution to Defeat Ford”

Opposition Leaders Start Countdown to 2022 Election

Exactly one year from today, the first Thursday of June, it will be Election Day for Ontario. A lot can happen in 365 days, and it probably will, but one-year out all the opposition parties agree that Ontario can’t afford another term under the Progressive Conservatives and Doug Ford, and they’re all getting ready to make their case as the obvious replacement. Continue reading “Opposition Leaders Start Countdown to 2022 Election”

Long-Term Care Needs a Lot of Help Now According to Green Leaders

The day after Ontario’s Auditor General report on long-term care homes in the province, the provincial and federal leaders of the Green Party teamed up to say that enough is enough. Guelph MPP and Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner was joined by Federal Green Party leader Annamie Paul and advocate for the elderly Laura Tamblyn Watts to talk about the urgent need for action to protect Ontario’s seniors. Continue reading “Long-Term Care Needs a Lot of Help Now According to Green Leaders”

Schreiner (Obviously) Acclaimed Guelph Green Candidate for 2022 Provincial Election

The opening move for the next Provincial Election here in Guelph was made by the man who will have to defend the seat. On Tuesday night, Guelph MPP and Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner was acclaimed as the local Green Party’s nominee for the 2022 Provincial Election, and he’s ready to prove again that a Green MPP from Guelph can make a difference. Continue reading “Schreiner (Obviously) Acclaimed Guelph Green Candidate for 2022 Provincial Election”