Before we sit down with the mayoral candidates for the next few weeks, we hear from five more of your city council candidates.
Last Thursday’s episode featured discussions with Phil Allt, Patrick Sheridan, Mike Salisbury, Matt Saunders, and Stacy Cooper. If you missed the live show on CFRU, you can now hear the podcast version of the show.
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Phil Allt won first place in the 2014 Municipal Election among Ward 3 voters, and he aims to keep is seat in the next term of council. Here are his responses to the 2018 Guelph Politico Candidate Questionnaire. Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE: Phil Allt for Ward 3 Councillor”
So I think many of us feel like the last month went by in a blur, there were a lot of big issues, big discussions, and a lot of consequential decisions made by council. So before diving into a new year with new issues and new decisions, let’s revisit what happened in the tired and true format of the clip show. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #107 – Best of OSG: Budget and Hydro”
In a world that is already often dark and disturbing, we rarely like to be reminded of how dark and disturbing it can really be. Guelphites though dared to challenge that darkness Saturday morning by Walking for Freedom, in an event aimed to raise awareness of, and help put a stop to human trafficking. Continue reading “VIDEO: Guelphites Walk for Freedom, and to End Human Trafficking”
It had been almost a year since I attended the first “Breezy Brothers” breakfast, a now weekly town hall at Breezy Corners, and what was once a single large table of concerned citizens had now turned into three. Perhaps it was the subject matter. With all the present concern about hydro, perhaps the timing worked out that the people were eager to hear from the CEO of Guelph Hydro Pankaj Sardana on a Thursday morning. Continue reading “Hydro Talk Energizes the Weekly Breezy Breakfast”
It’s arguably the most important meeting of the year for any city councillor, the night when council votes on the city budget for the coming year. What could possibly more important that the immediate financial future of the city for one of the politicians that oversees it? Well, Phil Allt couldn’t make the budget night vote last month, and he had a very excellent excuse: he was saving his brother’s life. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #64 – The Allt Brothers”
Set in the middle of Breezy Corners on Macdonnell were four tables arranged together for a unique new civic engagement event. Ward 2 Councillor James Gordon and Ward 3 Councillor Phil Allt had put out an open invitation to the Guelph community: Thursdays at 8 am, come to Breezy Corners, have some breakfast, and talk about whatever you want to talk about politically. For this inaugural town hall, the councillors got around 20 people first thing in the morning for some frank political talk “over-easy.” Continue reading “Gordon and Allt Eat Success with First Breakfast Town Hall”
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 – March 28-April 1, 2016”
October 27 marked a bold new venture for the City of Guelph with the election of seven new councillors and a brand new mayor. But campaigns are one thing, how does our city council, new and old members alike, intend to work together? That’s one of many questions I put to Ward 2 Councillor-Elect James Gordon and Ward 3 Councillor-Elect Phil Allt when we met recently for a series I’m calling “Fireside Chats,” the first of which forms the basis for this latest entry in the Guelph Politicast. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #20 – “Fireside Chat” with Phil Allt and James Gordon”
And now, a former colleague who had to be let go. Just kidding. Phil Allt left the Gang of Four voluntarily when he decided to run for city council earlier this year. Continue reading “Phil Allt (Ward 3) – Candidate Questionnaire”