GUELPH POLITICAST #361 – The Convoy Was the End of the Beginning

Thursday marks one-year since the official end of the “Freedom Convoy”, a series of protests against COVID protection measures, vaccine mandates and lockdowns that paralyzed downtown Ottawa and border crossings at Windsor and Coutts for weeks. Yes, the Convoy flamed out, but the complex web of thoughts and ideas behind the Convoy are still out there. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #361 – The Convoy Was the End of the Beginning”

RECAP: Ward 3 Candidates Find Common Ground in Virtual Debate

Housing issues, police funding versus social services, the new main library, transit and the state of local democracy were all topics of conversation at Thursday night’s virtual debate. A consortium or different Guelph groups and organizations organized the debates in all six wards, and they all took place at the same time, so the focus of this recap is the middle-most ward, Ward 3. How did the five candidates find consensus? Read on. Continue reading “RECAP: Ward 3 Candidates Find Common Ground in Virtual Debate”

Collaborative Problem Solving the Goal with Candidate Panel at 10C

At 10C Shared Space today there was a candidate forum that tried to put the emphasis on sharing in lieu of debating. About a dozen of the candidates running in Wards 1, 2 and 3 came out in front of a live studio audience for the first to two council candidate forums to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, as outlined by the U.N., and how we can incorporate those goals into the solutions for the challenges facing Guelph. Continue reading “Collaborative Problem Solving the Goal with Candidate Panel at 10C”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Luc Cousineau, Ward 3 Councillor

“I was born in Guelph, and after a few years away I returned 10 years ago. The city has changed a lot in that time, and so have I. Through my work at a major not-for-profit in the city, followed by my work in graduate school and as a university teacher and researcher I have discovered how absolutely essential working toward a socially just world is for everyone.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Luc Cousineau, Ward 3 Councillor”