P.E.I. Greens Are the Official Opposition, Guelph Greens Celebrate Anyway

The Progressive Conservative Party is expected to form minority government in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island. Local and national media reported Tuesday night that after a close race in the polls between the PCs and the Green Party, it was the PCs that came out on top. Continue reading “P.E.I. Greens Are the Official Opposition, Guelph Greens Celebrate Anyway”

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”

Dyck is the Green Party Candidate After Four Rounds of Voting, Plus Recount

Steve Dyck is officially the Green Party candidate for Guelph in this October’s Federal Election. After four rounds of voting, and one recount, Dyck will run against Liberal incumbent Lloyd Longfield and try to push the Guelph Green wave into the House of Commons. Continue reading “Dyck is the Green Party Candidate After Four Rounds of Voting, Plus Recount”

Green Nominee Who’s Who: Meet the 5 People Who Want to Run

The Guelph branch of the Green Party is feeling pretty good about their chances locally after a historic win last spring. Can they repeat this fall with the Federal Election? Well, one of these five people will test their electoral luck in October… Continue reading “Green Nominee Who’s Who: Meet the 5 People Who Want to Run”

Guelph Greens Announce Two Potentials for Local Candidate

Hoping to capitalize on the “Green Crush” locally last year in the provincial election, the local riding association of the Green Party has added two new potentials hoping to make the Federal riding Green as well. Continue reading “Guelph Greens Announce Two Potentials for Local Candidate”

Dyck Wants to Be Green For the 2019 Federal Election in Guelph

We’re still nine months out from Election Day, but the local ballot is starting to take shape with a familiar face making it known that he intends to represent the Green Party going in to the 2019 Federal campaign.  Continue reading “Dyck Wants to Be Green For the 2019 Federal Election in Guelph”

GUELPH POLITICAST #157 – The “New” Climate Change Fight

We basically have 12 years to save the world. This according to the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, whose message hasn’t changed after all these years: the Earth’s climate is changing, and human activity is the cause. Is that why protest has been so hot this cold January? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #157 – The “New” Climate Change Fight”

GUELPH POLITICAST #63 – Electoral Reform Redux

It was a little over six months ago that I sat down with Steve Dyck and Ken MacKay of Fair Vote Canada’s Guelph branch to talk about electoral reform, it’s various options, and what form it might take when the Trudeau government came back with its options this past December. Those were the days. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #63 – Electoral Reform Redux”

GUELPH POLITICAST #41 – Fair Vote Guelph on Electoral Reform

You might have heard a lot of discussion in the news about electoral reform, but what is it, what are we reforming, and what are we reforming it into? All good questions that also have the virtue of not being easy ones to answer as well. This is the podcast that, at least initially, aimed to answer those questions, but if you’re not sure where to begin on electoral reform, then this is as good a place as any to start. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #41 – Fair Vote Guelph on Electoral Reform”

Robocall Townhall Shows Community Still Worried

Are you worried about another robocall scandal? Judging from the turnout at a townhall at St. James Anglican Church here in Guelph today, a lot of us are. Between 80 and 100 people showed up for the event organized by Fair Vote Guelph and the St. James’ Environment and Social Justice Committee, and on the eve of the start of the last parliamentary session before the 2015 election, it sure sounded like there was still a lot to be concerned about even after the conviction of Michael Sona last summer. A combination of politicians, experts and ordinary citizens came out to remember how we got here, and what we should be on the look out next. Continue reading “Robocall Townhall Shows Community Still Worried”