Election Moves: Schreiner’s Weekend. New Liberal Named. Elliott Coming to Guelph?

The provincial election is about 100 days away, but that hasn’t stopped what’s been a very busy Friday on the Queen’s Park beat so far as Guelph is concerned. Continue reading “Election Moves: Schreiner’s Weekend. New Liberal Named. Elliott Coming to Guelph?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #104 – Brendan Johnson, Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition

There were 21 speakers on public delegation night for the 2018 Tax-Supported Operating Budget, and over half of them were there to support the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition. That’s 11 people, who all showed up to speak with the backing of a room full of supporters, either representing themselves, the coalition, or partner agencies that work with the coalition like the Guelph Police Service, and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. What kind of organization drives such passion? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #104 – Brendan Johnson, Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition”

Guelph Going to (Legal) Pot Too Next Summer

In a surprise move, it seems that Guelph has been called off the waiting list and is getting its own legal cannabis store when legalization goes into effect next summer. Smoke ’em if you got ’em. Or rather, smoke ’em when you can get them in July. Continue reading “Guelph Going to (Legal) Pot Too Next Summer”

Greyhound Cancelling Trips Between Guelph and Kitchener

Bad news for local commuters travelling between K-W and Guelph, especially if you take the Greyhound. Starting on December 10, the bus line will be running fewer trips between the Royal City and Kitchener, merging mid-day and night schedules due to low ridership. Continue reading “Greyhound Cancelling Trips Between Guelph and Kitchener”

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”

POLITICO FEATURE – The Bridge to Disharmony: Guelph’s Complex Reaction to Scientology’s Arrival

The Church of Scientology is taking over 40 Baker Street as the administrative headquarters for their organization, which has naturally prompted some controversy. In this first monthly investigative Politico feature, we take a look at Scientology in Canada, why they’ve come to Guelph, and why people are concerned about what they’re doing now that they’re here. Continue reading “POLITICO FEATURE – The Bridge to Disharmony: Guelph’s Complex Reaction to Scientology’s Arrival”

SHOCKER: Sandals Will Not Run for Re-Election in 2018.

In a surprise announcement today, Guelph MPP and President of the Treasury Board, Liz Sandals, announced that she will not seek re-election in 2018. “After a summer of discussion with my husband and children, I have made the difficult decision to retire – and so I will not be running in the next provincial election,” she said in a statement. Continue reading “SHOCKER: Sandals Will Not Run for Re-Election in 2018.”

PC Nominee Drops Out Over Party Politics

Last month, Green Party Mike Schreiner became the first person to be made a candidate for Guelph’s seat in the 2018 provincial election, but now the local Progressive Conservative party is making news. Not for putting forward a candidate, but for loosing one. Continue reading “PC Nominee Drops Out Over Party Politics”

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”