GUELPH POLITICAST #356 – The New Kids on the Block Part 1

On Open Sources Guelph we talk to all members of city council regularly, so it seemed fitting to kick off this new council term last fall by talking first to the five new councillors. For the next couple of weeks on this podcast, we’re going to collect those initial interviews starting with the new reps from the odd number wards in Guelph as we get to know the new players at the council table. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #356 – The New Kids on the Block Part 1”

ELECTION RESULTS: Resounding Re-Election for Guthrie, 5 New Councillors

The results of the 2022 Guelph Municipal Election were predictable in some ways, but really quite surprising in others. Among the especially notable surprises is that while nine incumbents were running for re-election, only eight of them are coming back to the council table in the new term. As for those five new councillors, who are they exactly? Let’s go through the returns below! Continue reading “ELECTION RESULTS: Resounding Re-Election for Guthrie, 5 New Councillors”

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 – Michele Richardson, Ward 3 Councillor

“I made the decision to run in this election as I believe this is a critical time for the City of Guelph. In this post pandemic phase we need the City of Guelph to Recover, Revive and Thrive. Guelph is a great City and I have the skills to help our community achieve incredible things. The City of Guelph has great potential and I want to ensure we utilize all our resources to make it the best it can be.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Michele Richardson, Ward 3 Councillor”