Leaders Debate? Schreiner Says He’ll Be There With “Grassroots Demand”

Despite a grassroots effort, a Change.org petition, and the seal of approval from the Premier herself, a consortium of broadcasters announced yesterday that Green Party leader, and Guelph MPP candidate, Mike Schreiner will not be taking part in the main televised leadership debate on May 27. Schreiner, himself, is not impressed. Continue reading “Leaders Debate? Schreiner Says He’ll Be There With “Grassroots Demand””

Schreiner Says Ontario Wants Craft Beer Not Big Beer (Politically Speaking)

What was essentially an event for members, seemed more like a campaign kick-off as Mike Schreiner successfully energized the faithful at the Green Party of Ontario’s Policy and Training Convention Saturday. Banking on big breakthrough in this June’s election, Schreiner noted in his speech that if people in Ontario are hoping for change with the big three parties, “It’s like asking big beer to make craft beer, it’s not going to happen.” Continue reading “Schreiner Says Ontario Wants Craft Beer Not Big Beer (Politically Speaking)”

Greens Gather in Guelph to Go for Good Governance

The Green Party of Ontario is setting the stage for what it hopes will be an electoral breakthrough akin to provincial victories in British in P.E.I. and British Columbia this weekend with their party convention at the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre here in Guelph. Continue reading “Greens Gather in Guelph to Go for Good Governance”

Election Moves: Schreiner’s Weekend. New Liberal Named. Elliott Coming to Guelph?

The provincial election is about 100 days away, but that hasn’t stopped what’s been a very busy Friday on the Queen’s Park beat so far as Guelph is concerned. Continue reading “Election Moves: Schreiner’s Weekend. New Liberal Named. Elliott Coming to Guelph?”

This Week in Press Releases – January 8-12, 2018

Every week, the City of Guelph and other groups send out notices to announce new events, imperatives, and information that you need to know. Here is this week in press releases. Continue reading “This Week in Press Releases – January 8-12, 2018”

Schreiner and May Smell Electoral Success in Open Guelph Race

“Guelph is a green town,” declared Elizabeth May. The Green Party of Canada leader meant small ‘g’, not capital ‘G’ of course, but if it all goes according to plan, then this time next year, May and her Ontario counterpart, Mike Schreiner, will be able to boast that Guelph is both “green” and “Green”. Continue reading “Schreiner and May Smell Electoral Success in Open Guelph Race”

SHOCKER: Sandals Will Not Run for Re-Election in 2018.

In a surprise announcement today, Guelph MPP and President of the Treasury Board, Liz Sandals, announced that she will not seek re-election in 2018. “After a summer of discussion with my husband and children, I have made the difficult decision to retire – and so I will not be running in the next provincial election,” she said in a statement. Continue reading “SHOCKER: Sandals Will Not Run for Re-Election in 2018.”

Schreiner Proclaimed Green Party Candidate for Guelph for Spring Election

In an utterly unsurprising result, Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner was acclaimed by unanimous vote as the Green candidate for Guelph in next spring’s provincial election. Schreiner becomes the first candidate of any party to be named in advanced of next year’s campaign, and from the sounds of the Green Party gathering at Riverside Park Sunday, they intend to make a dent in the province’s political culture when the votes are counted June 7. Continue reading “Schreiner Proclaimed Green Party Candidate for Guelph for Spring Election”

This Week in Press Releases – July 24-28, 2017

Every week, the City of Guelph and other groups send out notices to announce new events, imperatives, and information that you need to know. Here is this week in press releases.

Province Initiates [Some] Action on Water Bottling Companies

That splash you heard this morning was the Province of Ontario finally answering the call of thousands of community activists to finally doing something about companies taking millions of gallons of water per day for a pittance and shipping it out of town. Continue reading “Province Initiates [Some] Action on Water Bottling Companies”