GUELPH POLITICAST #210 – On Development Part III: Why Not YIMBY?

An ongoing segment here on the Politicast involves taking a closer look at development issues, and this week’s timely entry of the series will look at the under-appreciated cousin of NIMBYism, YIMBYism! NIMBY, or “Not in MY Backyard,” dates back to the 80s, and has become a controversial term when it comes to growth in Ontario’s cities, but one group in Waterloo Region is now trying to turn the tables. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #210 – On Development Part III: Why Not YIMBY?”

10 Questions About Guelph Politics in 2020?

We sure covered a lot of news in 2019, but 2020 is an all-new year with all new challenges and opportunities. Although the future is uncertain, and we’re technically not in the prediction business, we can make some educated guesses about what stories might make the Top 10 in the coming year, and here are some possible suggestions… Continue reading “10 Questions About Guelph Politics in 2020?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #135 – On Development, Part I: “The Big Picture”

Is the rapid state of development making Guelph lose its character? This is a question more and more people have this election year as plans for bigger and bigger residential buildings keep coming to city council. Meanwhile, Clair-Maltby lies in wait in the south end for an official plan. So how do we know we’re developing right? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #135 – On Development, Part I: “The Big Picture””