GUELPH POLITICAST #177 – Aisha Jahangir, NDP Candidate

The slate of major party candidates for the riding of Guelph is complete, and of the five, just two of them have never before been a guest on the Guelph Politicast… Until now.  Well, one of them gets scratched off the list this week, at least. Prepare to say “Hello” to Aisha Jahangir, who is one of those five people trying to become Guelph’s next Member of Parliament. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #177 – Aisha Jahangir, NDP Candidate”

Jahangir Rounds Out Major Party Candidates for 2019 Election as NDP Pick

Aisha Jahangir has emerged as the New Democratic candidate for the riding of Guelph in this fall’s Federal Election. In all, 75 members of the local electoral district association endorsed the nurse and labour leader over her competition, Andy McCann-Pappin, a long-time activist and NDP campaigner in Guelph. Now the roster is complete for the five major party candidates for Guelph. Continue reading “Jahangir Rounds Out Major Party Candidates for 2019 Election as NDP Pick”

Local NDP Announces Candidates and Decision Date

Guelph New Democrats have announced that they have two candidates that want to be the party’s candidate for Guelph in the 2019 Federal Election. Which one of them will it be? Members will vote before the end of June. Continue reading “Local NDP Announces Candidates and Decision Date”

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”

Guelph NDP Start New (Election) Year with New Exec Committee

The local New Democratic Party riding association met at the main branch of the Guelph Public Library on Saturday for their annual general meeting. A new president was elected,  leadership positions filled, and plans began for the 2019 Federal Election campaign. Continue reading “Guelph NDP Start New (Election) Year with New Exec Committee”

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”

Ford Meeting With Xinyi Executives Behind Closed Doors?

It was just over a week ago that Premier Doug Ford misplaced a rebuke against Guelph MPP Mike Schreiner for turning down the opportunity to host a Chinese glass plant in a riding he doesn’t represent. But now allegations have been made that Ford is meeting with Xinyi behind closed doors in order to find a way to get the glass plant built after all. Continue reading “Ford Meeting With Xinyi Executives Behind Closed Doors?”

Horwath Hopes Hattrick Does the Trick in Guelph

Making her third stop in Guelph in six weeks, NDP leader Andrea Horwath seems to banking a lot of faith in Guelph turning out orange on Election Day. With 48 hours to go, Horwath rallied more than 75 people behind the Boathouse on Gordon Street to make every moment count to make Aggie Mlynarz the MPP for the Royal City. Continue reading “Horwath Hopes Hattrick Does the Trick in Guelph”

“Journalist” from “Online” Disrupts Horwath Event

A man claiming to be a journalist injected himself into the Andrea Horwath campaign event today at the Boathouse on Gordon Street. After heckling Horwath during her prepared comments, the man said he was a reporter for “online” and asked the NDP leader about her party’s stand on Ontario becoming a sanctuary province. Continue reading ““Journalist” from “Online” Disrupts Horwath Event”

Horwath Enjoys First Place and a Beer at Brothers Brewery Campaign Stop

Nothing like a cold beer on a hot day, especially when you’ve got frontrunner status in a contentious provincial election race! Ontario New Democrat leader Andrea Horwath rolled up to Brothers Brewery for a lunch time meet and greet following a contentious leaders debate Sunday night, and despite her success so far, Horwath’s message was there’s still a lot of work to be done. Continue reading “Horwath Enjoys First Place and a Beer at Brothers Brewery Campaign Stop”