Government of Ontario Announces Billions in New Funding to Fight COVID-19

The original plan was to unveil the fiscal 2020/2021 budget in the Ontario legislature tomorrow. Instead, the Government of Ontario announced this afternoon that they’re going to spend billions of dollars in the short-term to help the province fight the COVID-19 pandemic with new health spending, and economic support for workers and businesses. Continue reading “Government of Ontario Announces Billions in New Funding to Fight COVID-19”

Del Duca is the New Ontario Liberal Leader

From a field of six candidates, former Ontario cabinet minister Steven Del Duca has been easily elevated to the leadership of the Provincial Liberals. All it took was one round of voting at Saturday’s leadership convention in Mississauga to make Del Duca the main adversary for Premier Doug Ford in 2022’s Provincial Election. Continue reading “Del Duca is the New Ontario Liberal Leader”

RECAP: Liberal Leader Candidates Agree and Disagree on Small Town Matters

The Evergreen Seniors’ Centre in Guelph literally provided the stage for the first debate of the Liberal Leadership Candidates on Sunday. Kate Graham, Mitzie Hunter, Michael Coteau, Steven Del Duca, Brenda Hollingsworth, and Alvin Tedjo were all in attendance as they talked about small town and rural perspectives when it comes to education, the economy and the environment. Continue reading “RECAP: Liberal Leader Candidates Agree and Disagree on Small Town Matters”

Ontario Liberal Leadership Debate Taking Place in Guelph on Sunday

If you thought that election season was over, think again! There’s at least one more pending election here in Ontario, and it’s the one for Liberal Party leadership. Six candidates are running to see which one of them will lead the party against Doug Ford in the next Provincial Election, and they’re debating in the Royal City this weekend. Continue reading “Ontario Liberal Leadership Debate Taking Place in Guelph on Sunday”

VIDEOS: Students and Community Warn Ontario Gov the Fight Has Just Begun

The weather Monday was unseasonably warm, but the rhetoric was red hot in Branion Plaza at the University of Guelph. Students leaders, politicians, and community organizers joined a province-wide coalition to reaffirm their anger in proposed changes to tuition and student fees from the provincial government. Continue reading “VIDEOS: Students and Community Warn Ontario Gov the Fight Has Just Begun”

High Speed Rail Coming to Guelph, and Heading on to Windsor

Toronto to Windsor in under two hours? That’s the promise in this morning’s announcement that high speed rail is coming to southern Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe by 2031 at a cost of just over $20 billion. But can it be done in the timeline proposed and for the amount of money suggested, or is the Province of Ontario reaching beyond its grasp? Continue reading “High Speed Rail Coming to Guelph, and Heading on to Windsor”