GUELPH POLITICAST #171 – Guelph Stuff (Climate Emergency, #GuelphProud, Polls)

It’s been a while, but every now and then on the podcast, we like to take a minute, or 30, and talk about the issues happening Guelph, and give them some context in the bigger political picture. What are people talking about, how will it affect their lives, and what are the angles they’re not thinking about? In other words, we’re going to talk about “Guelph Stuff”. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #171 – Guelph Stuff (Climate Emergency, #GuelphProud, Polls)”

Green Rally Makes Liberal Guelph a “Toss Up” According to Polls

There might be trouble ahead for Lloyd Longfield in this fall’s Federal Election if current polling is to be believed. A popular website that aggregates polling data and does statistical analysis on Canada’s 338 Federal ridings is rating the typically Liberal safe riding of Guelph as a toss up in this October’s contest. Continue reading “Green Rally Makes Liberal Guelph a “Toss Up” According to Polls”

Longfield Endorsed as the Liberal Candidate for 2019 Election

It’s a little over a year until the next Federal Election, but Guelph’s incumbent Member of Parliament has already secured his place to run for re-election. Though the weather outside was frightful, the local Liberals delightfully endorsed Lloyd Longfield as their candidate for 2019. Continue reading “Longfield Endorsed as the Liberal Candidate for 2019 Election”

Ford Government to Change Rules for Official Party Status

Ontario’s government is looking to change what it means to be “official” as a cabinet minster announced today that the line is being moved as to when a party in the Ontario Legislature can secure for themselves Official Party Status. Continue reading “Ford Government to Change Rules for Official Party Status”

Wynne Admits She Won’t Be Premier After Thursday

In a surprising moment, in an election filled with surprising moments, the current Premier of the Province of Ontario confessed that her days in the office are numbered, and that she’s unlikely to emerge the victor of Thursday’s vote. Instead, Kathleen Wynne wants you to send a minority message to the New Democrats and Progressive Conservatives. Continue reading “Wynne Admits She Won’t Be Premier After Thursday”

Q&A with Liberal Candidate Sly Castaldi

Sly Castaldi has spent the last decade and a half as the executive director of Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, but now she wants to make the leap to a much larger world. Castaldi is the one that will be asking Guelph to stay red and allow her to succeed Liz Sandals as the Liberal MPP of this riding. For today though, Castaldi answers some questions from Guelph Politico about why she wanted to run for higher office, what she’s looking forward to, and most importantly, having a Twitter presence where her predecessor did not… Continue reading “Q&A with Liberal Candidate Sly Castaldi”

GUELPH POLITICAST #26 – Lloyd Longfield, MP-Elect

After nine years in the cold of the Opposition bench, Guelph has a seat in government again, and it will be filled by former Chamber of Commerce president Lloyd Longfield. The newly elected Libeal Member of Parliament for Guelph sat down with the Guelph Politicast this past week for his first, full-length post-election interview. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #26 – Lloyd Longfield, MP-Elect”

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”

They may not have been first, but many eyes were on the Liberal Party’s Guelph membership to see who they would be nominating to succeed Frank Valeriote as their nominee in Guelph. Three people submitted their names for the chance to run for the Liberals in this fall’s federal election. By the time it was all said and done, former Guelph Chamber of Commerce President Lloyd Longfield came out on top, but if there was a unifying tone amongst all the potential Liberal nominees it was that they’re very convinced that Stephen Harper is going down this October. Continue reading

Burcher to Official Launch Liberal Nomination Bid

Forget the Federal Election coming – eventually – later this year, the real contest is going on now is the race to see who will become the new Liberal candidate in Guelph after Frank Valeriote announced his retirement last fall. Former Ward 5 councillor Lise Burcher will officially launch her campaign tonight at the Green Room at the Bookshelf. In an already busy campaign for the Liberal nom, Burcher is banking that it’s not to late to make her case. Continue reading “Burcher to Official Launch Liberal Nomination Bid”