ONelxn Results: Guelph Still Likes Mike, Ontario Still Likes Ford

If you’re a fan of the now newly-election MPP Mike Schreiner, you had a very good night, but if you were feeling disgruntled by the last four years of Doug Ford, your feelings might might have been dampened. The 2022 Ontario general election is now in the history books, and it made a lot of history indeed even if it wasn’t the history that a lot of political observers were counting on. Continue reading “ONelxn Results: Guelph Still Likes Mike, Ontario Still Likes Ford”

The Politico Provincial Election Crib Sheet for Guelph And Wellington-Halton Hills

Thursday June 2 is Election Day. Perhaps you’ve already voted, but perhaps you’re one of the millions of Ontarians waiting for E-Day because you just like that hustle and bustle or because you’re really, really undecided. If your problem’s the latter, Guelph Politico presents a tool long celebrated by the people unsure if they have the right answer: A crib sheet. Interviews, candidate connections, and video of debates are now yours to peruse pre-Election Day. Continue reading “The Politico Provincial Election Crib Sheet for Guelph And Wellington-Halton Hills”

RECAP: College Heights Students Had Probing Questions For Candidates

It might be the last debate of the campaign, but it was going to be a good one because the questions came from a long line of eager College Heights Secondary School students that attended Thursday morning’s match up in their own school’s cafeteria. Four of the more left-wing candidates, and, for once, a representative from the right flank talked about the issues that matter to Guelph’s young people. See video and live tweets below. Continue reading “RECAP: College Heights Students Had Probing Questions For Candidates”

Garvie Concerned About the Direction of a Second Ford Term

On the same day that both Mike Schreiner and Andrea Horwath announced that COVID-19 had temporarily knocked them out of in-person campaigning, Guelph hosted its first visit from a provincial party leader that’s not based in this riding. Communist Party of Ontario leader, and former Guelph Communist Party candidate, Drew Garvie stopped by, and he told Guelph Politico that he’s got concerns going into the last few weeks of the campaign. Continue reading “Garvie Concerned About the Direction of a Second Ford Term”

Burnett Tells OSG Why the Communists Have the Best Ideas this Election

Six times. Juanita Burnett has run for office six times. ” Something I’ve learned as an activist is that somebody has to do the things, and if you stick around, you’re often the one,” Burnett said in her candidate interview on last week’s Open Sources Guelph. The Communist Party candidate believes sixth time’s the charm, and that people are looking for real left-wing change as an antidote to four years living under Doug Ford. Continue reading “Burnett Tells OSG Why the Communists Have the Best Ideas this Election”

RECAP: #ONelxn Candidates Face Off in Virtual Discussion on Social Justice

In the fourth local debate of this election, five of the seven Guelph candidates faced off to discuss matters of economic equality, environmental protection, and the improvement of healthcare and education. Hosted by the Guelph Coalition for Social Justice, and its member groups and agencies, it was a blockbuster 120 minutes of ideas and discussion, but don’t call it a debate. Check out the Twitter recap and the video below. Continue reading “RECAP: #ONelxn Candidates Face Off in Virtual Discussion on Social Justice”

GUELPH POLITICAST #193 – Election Night (Abridged)

Monday was Election Night, and the end of a long campaign that was only 40 days long, but was a tough-fought slugfest that took no prisoners on the hustings, or in the radio booths, of the nation. It’s much to the relief of a nation that it’s over (for now!), but there was some great stories and insights on CFRU on Election Night that demand to be preserved. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #193 – Election Night (Abridged)”

RECAP: The Last Debate of Campaign 2019 Must be Recapped to Be Believed

Lloyd Longfield, Ashish Sachan and Mark Paralovos weren’t there, and depending on how they feel about free wheeling political debates with lots of audience interaction, maybe they’re glad they weren’t at the Royal City Mission Thursday night. The last debate of the 2019 election in Guelph was a wild affair that made all the other debates feel like “going to bed with a mannequin” by comparison. (Real quote.) Continue reading “RECAP: The Last Debate of Campaign 2019 Must be Recapped to Be Believed”

Surprise Candidate, Unsurprising Snub Marks Social Justice Debate

A benchmark for any election season, the Guelph Wellington Coalition for Social Justice and other partner groups hosted the Social Justice debate Thursday night at the Italian Canadian Club. There weren’t many fireworks, but it was the first time that all the candidates were together in one place at one time. Well, almost. Continue reading “Surprise Candidate, Unsurprising Snub Marks Social Justice Debate”

Burnett Tells OSG She Wants to Make a Better National Marriage Through Communism

Juanita Burnett is running for the third time to represent Guelph, and the first time for the Federal seat. She’s been the steadfast Communist candidate since 2014, in a town that literally helped found the Canadian wing of the Communist Party in 1921. Burnett was the first guest on this elections round of candidate interviews on Open Sources Guelph. Continue reading “Burnett Tells OSG She Wants to Make a Better National Marriage Through Communism”