Sachan Tells Open Sources He’s Representing a New Conservative Party

For the second election in a row, Dr. Ashish Sachan is the Conservative candidate running in Guelph. Representative of the Royal City’s growing diversity, Sachan is a proud new Canadian, and he’s eager to give back as Guelph’s Member of Parliament, but a Conservative hasn’t been elected in Guelph at either the Federal or Provincial level since 2003. Sachan is confident though that this will change once Guelphites look at the new Conservative Party. Continue reading “Sachan Tells Open Sources He’s Representing a New Conservative Party”

Longfield Tells Open Sources He Wants to Finish the Job on the Pandemic

This is the third election for Liberal candidate Lloyd Longfield, and he’s hoping for a third victory. If Longfield is successful on September 20, and he ends up serving another four-year term, that means a Liberal Party candidate will have served as Guelph’s Member of Parliament for over three decades. So why vote Liberal, and Longfield, again? He wants to see the pandemic through to the end. Continue reading “Longfield Tells Open Sources He Wants to Finish the Job on the Pandemic”

UPDATE: Watch Some Debates Featuring the Guelph Election Candidates

Advanced polls are open this weekend. If you’re thinking that you would like to vote, and maybe haven’t been paying too close attention to the news, and you’ve now stumbled your way to the dregs of the internet and Guelph Politico, we’ve got a way for you to catch up. Below are two videos, each of a different Guelph Federal candidate debate from the last week. Press play, and get yourself informed. Continue reading “UPDATE: Watch Some Debates Featuring the Guelph Election Candidates”

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”

Attendance at Advanced Polls Up Says Elections Canada

The big question in this campaign, aside from all the issue-based questions, is how many people are going to come out to the polls in the middle of the pandemic’s fourth wave. Well, they certainly showed up for the advanced polls if a first glance at numbers from Elections Canada are to be believed as the early voting period in this election has seemed to yield a 20 per cent increase in turnout over 2019. Continue reading “Attendance at Advanced Polls Up Says Elections Canada”

Bowman Says This is Last Chance Election for the Planet on Open Sources

In Guelph’s riding this election, there are a lot of experienced politicians running. In fact, Green Party of Canada candidate Dr. Michelle Bowman is one of only two candidates running in Guelph who have never been a candidate before, but the environmental scientist doesn’t see that as a bad thing. As she told Open Sources Guelph last week, an emphasis on climate action is what’s desperately needed now more than political experience. Continue reading “Bowman Says This is Last Chance Election for the Planet on Open Sources”

Jahangir Tells Open Sources She Senses Opportunity for the NDP

Guelph NDP candidate Aisha Jahangir has a day job as a mental health nurse at the Hamilton-Wentworth detention facility. It’s unique perch to see first hand the effects of COVID-19 and the effectiveness of pandemic preventative measures, and Jahangir would like to take  that experience to Parliament Hill. While he’s running for a love of community, but she’s also running because she’d like to see some real change. Continue reading “Jahangir Tells Open Sources She Senses Opportunity for the NDP”

RECAP: Guelph Candidates Cover *A Lot* of Issues in Chamber Debate

Guelph’s Federal election candidates from the four main parties met (virtually) for the first time in this campaign Thursday afternoon in the perennial Chamber of Commerce debate. Chamber CEO Shakiba Shayani took candidates through nearly every issue in the platform book in a two-hour plus event broadcast over Zoom that generated a lot of back-and-forth between the candidates, some of it contentious. Continue reading “RECAP: Guelph Candidates Cover *A Lot* of Issues in Chamber Debate”

RECAP: Wellington-Halton Hills Candidates Debate Environment and Social Justice Issues

While the Federal leaders got ready to meet in Gatineau for the official French-language debate, the candidates in Wellington-Halton Hills were among the numerous ridings in Canada taking part in this election’s 100 Debates on the Environment and More initiative. Hosted by the Halton Environmental Network (HEN), CFUW Georgetown and the Halton Hills Public Library, the four main party candidates in the riding traded policy (and barbs) over Zoom. Continue reading “RECAP: Wellington-Halton Hills Candidates Debate Environment and Social Justice Issues”

Levenson Says the Even the Greens Just Aren’t Green Enough

Is there any room left of the Green Party on environmental policy? Karen Levenson sure thinks so, and she’s running for the Animal Protection Party to prove it. Having run twice before under the APP’s old banner, the Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party, Levenson told Open Sources Guelph that you can’t separate climate action from animal protection and welfare. Continue reading “Levenson Says the Even the Greens Just Aren’t Green Enough”