Schreiner Makes History in Competitive Guelph Race

Guelph made Ontario political history last night by electing the province’s first Green Party Member of Provincial Parliament. Mike Schreiner’s victory came after what looked like a very tight race in the riding, but in the end, Schreiner won his seat in what can only be described as a “blow out” result for the Green Party of Ontario leader. Continue reading “Schreiner Makes History in Competitive Guelph Race”

VIDEO: Schreiner Promises a Guaranteed Basic Income for Ontario

Mike Schreiner said that it was clear from Wednesday’s all candidates meeting at HOPE House that not enough is being done to support people that live in poverty. So on Thursday afternoon, Schreiner played his campaign card to do more be promising to increase social assistance with a guaranteed basic income. Continue reading “VIDEO: Schreiner Promises a Guaranteed Basic Income for Ontario”

Schreiner Ahead in a Very Close Guelph Race

They say that every vote counts, but that may be especially true for Guelph voters in this election if one very specific poll is to be believed. Earlier this week, the Toronto Star suggested that Guelph should vote for Mike Schreiner, and it seems that Guelphites might actually be listening. Continue reading “Schreiner Ahead in a Very Close Guelph Race”

Suzuki, May, and Cast of Thousands Rally to Support Schreiner

It was an afternoon of song and dance, spoken word, fiery political rhetoric, and hope that Guelph’s future, in the short term, will be Green. The campaign for Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner held what was billed as the “largest political rally in Guelph history” Saturday at the Hanlon Convention Centre. Continue reading “Suzuki, May, and Cast of Thousands Rally to Support Schreiner”

Schreiner and May Smell Electoral Success in Open Guelph Race

“Guelph is a green town,” declared Elizabeth May. The Green Party of Canada leader meant small ‘g’, not capital ‘G’ of course, but if it all goes according to plan, then this time next year, May and her Ontario counterpart, Mike Schreiner, will be able to boast that Guelph is both “green” and “Green”. Continue reading “Schreiner and May Smell Electoral Success in Open Guelph Race”

Schreiner Proclaimed Green Party Candidate for Guelph for Spring Election

In an utterly unsurprising result, Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner was acclaimed by unanimous vote as the Green candidate for Guelph in next spring’s provincial election. Schreiner becomes the first candidate of any party to be named in advanced of next year’s campaign, and from the sounds of the Green Party gathering at Riverside Park Sunday, they intend to make a dent in the province’s political culture when the votes are counted June 7. Continue reading “Schreiner Proclaimed Green Party Candidate for Guelph for Spring Election”

Local Activists/Politicos Pushing for Better Price for Water

Earlier this month, Ontario’s interim Environmental Commissioner issued a startling report in the wake of a year full of stories of worldwide drought conditions, and concluded that the province’s water resources are being taken for nothing or close to nothing by industry and businesses across Ontario. In Guelph, always at the forefront of environmental issues, key activists and politicians are taking this a cue to push further for the protection of local fresh water. Continue reading “Local Activists/Politicos Pushing for Better Price for Water”

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”

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”

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”