ONelxn Results: Guelph Still Likes Mike, Ontario Still Likes Ford

If you’re a fan of the now newly-election MPP Mike Schreiner, you had a very good night, but if you were feeling disgruntled by the last four years of Doug Ford, your feelings might might have been dampened. The 2022 Ontario general election is now in the history books, and it made a lot of history indeed even if it wasn’t the history that a lot of political observers were counting on. Continue reading “ONelxn Results: Guelph Still Likes Mike, Ontario Still Likes Ford”

The Politico Provincial Election Crib Sheet for Guelph And Wellington-Halton Hills

Thursday June 2 is Election Day. Perhaps you’ve already voted, but perhaps you’re one of the millions of Ontarians waiting for E-Day because you just like that hustle and bustle or because you’re really, really undecided. If your problem’s the latter, Guelph Politico presents a tool long celebrated by the people unsure if they have the right answer: A crib sheet. Interviews, candidate connections, and video of debates are now yours to peruse pre-Election Day. Continue reading “The Politico Provincial Election Crib Sheet for Guelph And Wellington-Halton Hills”

McNaughton Likes His Party’s Odds in Guelph this Election

Wouldn’t it be nice if Guelph had an MPP that was part of the next provincial government? This is the pitch from current Ontario Labour Minister Monte McNaughton. The incumbent Lambton-Kent-Middlesex candidate stopped by the campaign office for Guelph Progressive Conservative nominee Peter McSherry, and both men agreed that McSherry having a spot in the next Ford government is a good idea. Continue reading “McNaughton Likes His Party’s Odds in Guelph this Election”

Ford Asks Lt. Gov. to Dissolve Legislature to Officially Begin Election

The media release from the Government of Ontario was succinct and to the point. “Premier Doug Ford today confirmed that the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, has accepted the premier’s advice to sign a proclamation dissolving the 42nd Parliament of the Province of Ontario.” Ontario’s general election officially began at 4 pm and started a month-long countdown to Election Day. Continue reading “Ford Asks Lt. Gov. to Dissolve Legislature to Officially Begin Election”

Calandra Says His Party is Dedicated to Best Possible Long-Term Care

The pressure on Ontario’s long-term care homes has been enormous since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, which is maybe why it’s understandable that there’s been three long-term care ministers in Ontario during that time period. The province’s latest Long-Term Care Minister, Markham-Stouffville MPP Paul Calandra, was in Guelph Friday night to answer some tough questions about his recently acquired portfolio. Continue reading “Calandra Says His Party is Dedicated to Best Possible Long-Term Care”

McSherry Tells Open Sources That Guelph Needs Someone on the Government Side

Peter McSherry’s got his work cut out for him. As the elected nominee for the Progressive Conservative Party in Guelph, he might have the advantage with his party currently sitting in government offices, but Mike Schreiner got more than twice the number of votes as McSherry’s predecessor in 2018. So can the mild-manned employment lawyer make a case for Guelph to go from Green to Blue? Continue reading “McSherry Tells Open Sources That Guelph Needs Someone on the Government Side”

2022 Election Preview: Pandemic Politics and How Ontarians Will Vote

This is a politics website, and it’s hard to escape the knowledge that an election is coming next year. Actually, there are two elections coming in 2022, but for the purposes of this lengthy analysis piece, we will focus on the first one, the Ontario provincial election. It’s hard to believe it’s been almost four years since Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives were elected, but let’s look back at how this term began, look at where we are now, and then look at what might be coming next… Continue reading “2022 Election Preview: Pandemic Politics and How Ontarians Will Vote”

McSherry Will Run for the PCs in Guelph in 2022

It’s been a busy week for candidates being acclaimed for next year’s election. The 2022 Ontario General Election is a little over nine months away, but Guelph now has three officially declared candidates with the addition of the Liberal candidate earlier this week, and now a Progressive Conservative candidate. Will either of them have the electoral clout to defeat the incumbent Guelph Member of Provincial Parliament? Continue reading “McSherry Will Run for the PCs in Guelph in 2022”