RECAP: All the Candidates Finally Face Off in Bishop Mac Debate

On this 31st day of the 2021 Federal Election campaign, the seven candidates running to represent Guelph finally met face-to-face (on Microsoft Teams). In a debate for students in both the Wellington Catholic District School Board and the Upper Grand District School Board, and organized by the students of Bishop Macdonell High School, Guelph’s young people sought answers to questions on the issues that are affecting them now and in the future.  Continue reading “RECAP: All the Candidates Finally Face Off in Bishop Mac Debate”

People’s Party Candidates Rally for Support and Get Attention from Bylaw

It was cloudy day, rain was a constant threat and the humidity made things muggy. Grey clouds and the consistent annoyance of bugs though were no match for the enthusiasm of the dozens of people who gathered to hear from the two area People’s Party of Canada candidates, Josh Leier for Guelph and Syl Carle for Wellington-Halton Hills. For these people, as the sign literally said, “the other options suck.” Continue reading “People’s Party Candidates Rally for Support and Get Attention from Bylaw”

People’s Party Candidate Becomes Sixth Person to Join Guelph Race

No, Maxime Bernier is not running in Guelph, but a young Guelphite named Joshua Leier is. The People’s Party of Canada website was updated Wednesday night with Leier’s name as the Guelph candidate for the party in this Federal Election, which brings the number of candidates in the race up to six. All five of the major English-Canada parties are now represented by candidates in the Guelph riding. Continue reading “People’s Party Candidate Becomes Sixth Person to Join Guelph Race”

Truscott and Paravolos Visit Open Sources Guelph

It was back-to-back candidate chat this past Thursday on Open Sources Guelph as two of the candidates stopped by the studio. In the first half, we had Christian Heritage Party candidate Gordon Truscott, and in the second half, we had People’s Party Candidate Mark Paralovos. What all did they have to say? Continue reading “Truscott and Paravolos Visit Open Sources Guelph”

GUELPH POLITICAST #182 – Maxime Bernier’s Guelph Town Hall

As we count down to the start of the 2019 Federal Election, we will likely see several special guests from the various political parties come to town, including the leaders themselves. Of course, you’ll recall that at least two party leaders have already come to the Royal City, in last week’s bonus episode you heard from one, and this week, you’ll hear from another. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #182 – Maxime Bernier’s Guelph Town Hall”

GUELPH POLITICAST #179 – Guelph Stuff (Bernier, Library, and Council)

August is almost here, which typically means a slower pace of news coverage in Guelph since city council is taking the month off. To look at it another way, it’s the perfect time to stop, and take stock of the year so far before we dive into a very busy fall that has a federal election, and a lengthy budget season. You know what? It’s time for Guelph Stuff. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #179 – Guelph Stuff (Bernier, Library, and Council)”

Bernier Comes to Guelph and Talks About Stuff (Non-partisan Headline)

After much controversy, Maxime Bernier landed in Guelph Friday night for a town hall style engagement with local People’s Party of Canada candidate Mark Paralovos. The nearly two-hour discussion covered a wide-range of topics, and the answers are as unlikely to persuade critics as they are likely to dissuade supporters. Continue reading “Bernier Comes to Guelph and Talks About Stuff (Non-partisan Headline)”

People’s Party Cancels Bernier Event Due to “Safety Concerns”

What was supposed to be the most controversial political of the season has been cancelled out of “safety concerns.” The local Electoral District Association of the People’s Party of Canada has called off a town hall with party leader Maxime Bernier due to supposed fears of violence stemming from planned protests by local groups. Continue reading “People’s Party Cancels Bernier Event Due to “Safety Concerns””

Brace Yourselves, Maxime Bernier is Coming

He was one of the most controversial appointees ever in Stephen Harper’s cabinet, he came within a hair’s breath of becoming the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, and then he struck out and started his own national political party. Is the Maxime Bernier message going to appeal to Guelph? We’re about to find out. Continue reading “Brace Yourselves, Maxime Bernier is Coming”

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”