Better Ballot Returns and Expands For the Federal Election

Members of the Canadian Federation of University Women are are trying again to make a better election period by urging candidates to join the Better Ballot Campaign. The promotion was launched Wednesday evening at the 10C Shared Community Space, and this time, the project is going nation-wide. Continue reading “Better Ballot Returns and Expands For the Federal Election”

Longfield Hands Out One Last Cheque Before Election Begins

On what turned out to be Election Eve, Guelph MP and Liberal candidate Lloyd Longfield offered $6.3 million in funding for the Bioenterprise Corporation to create an agri-food hub in southern Ontario. The idea is to turn the business accelerator on Research Lane into a “virtual network” to support over 200 growing ag-businesses in Guelph and the surrounding area. Continue reading “Longfield Hands Out One Last Cheque Before Election Begins”

RECAP: Three Federal Candidates Talk Food Insecurity in First Election Debate

In an event hosted by Arrell Food Institute and The SEED, three of Guelph’s Federal Election candidates met in the first debate of the season to talk about issues of food insecurity, food sovereignty, and food accessibility. Continue reading “RECAP: Three Federal Candidates Talk Food Insecurity in First Election Debate”

Longfield Announces New Funding for Youth Employment at Second Chance

Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield popped by Second Chance Employment Services in Downtown Guelph Wednesday to announce nearly half-a-million dollars in new funding to help support young people looking for work. The money will fund a program at Second Chance to give youth the skills and insight they need to find, and keep, their first job. Continue reading “Longfield Announces New Funding for Youth Employment at Second Chance”

Feds Announce Money for Small Businesses to Find Energy Efficiencies

If adapting to, and mitigating, climate change sounds like a big, expensive job, it’s because it is. Of course, if you’re a small or medium size business, just about any additional cost or project is big, so if you want to tackle a project to make yourself more environmentally-friendly, wouldn’t it be nice if the Federal government could offer some assistance? Continue reading “Feds Announce Money for Small Businesses to Find Energy Efficiencies”

Feds Announced More Money to Battle Opioid Crisis

On Thursday, Guelph Member of Parliament Lloyd Longfield met with some of the people on the frontline of Guelph’s drug strategy, while highlighting millions in new funding to help combat the ongoing opioid crisis in Guelph and other Canadian communities. At the same time, Guelph Police are warning the public of a new drug treat tied to three overdoses. Continue reading “Feds Announced More Money to Battle Opioid Crisis”

Are You Ready for Some Ag Policy?! The 2020 Agricultural Conference is Coming to Guelph

A splashy announcement in the well-lit atrium of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) on Wednesday brought federal and provincial partners together to announce that Guelph will be the locale for the 2020 annual gathering of federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers. Continue reading “Are You Ready for Some Ag Policy?! The 2020 Agricultural Conference is Coming to Guelph”

Longfield Announces New Money for Homelessness Programs in Wellington County

The County of Wellington is getting nearly $1.5 million in new funding over five years to help combat homelessness in Guelph and the surrounding area. Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield made the announcement on Friday morning with several staff members from the Country’s social services department. Continue reading “Longfield Announces New Money for Homelessness Programs in Wellington County”

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 Pleased With Budget, Thinks You Should Be Too

The Federal Budget presented Tuesday night was billed by pundits and pollsters as a “coming attractions” for this fall’s election, but Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield is billing it as good news for seniors, and people concerned about city infrastructure. Continue reading “Longfield Pleased With Budget, Thinks You Should Be Too”