WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST 2021 – Melanie Lang, Liberal Candidate

Wellington-Halton Hills, as a riding, was created in 2004 out of parts from four different ridings. In that first election, Conservative Michael Chong beat Liberal candidate Bruce Hood by a little over four points, but since then Chong has enjoyed double-digit victories including his 2011 general election victory with 63.7 per cent of the vote. So he’s invulnerable, right? Continue reading “WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST 2021 – Melanie Lang, Liberal Candidate”

As the Federal Election Heats Up, Queen’s Park Moves to Prorogue Itself

Apparently it just occurred to the Government of Ontario that there’s a Federal Election, and apparently that means they can’t do anything until more than two weeks after it’s over. The Ontario government announced today that they will not be coming back until October, and that means invoking that funny-sounding parliamentary procedure that sounds like a delicious dumpling dish from Eastern Europe.  Continue reading “As the Federal Election Heats Up, Queen’s Park Moves to Prorogue Itself”

Are You Ready for Some Federal Candidates Debates?!

There’s only about three weeks left before Election Day, and unless a candidate’s knocked on your door, or they’ve appeared on Open Sources Guelph, you probably haven’t heard from any of the people running locally yet. That will change next week as the four main party candidates meet virtually for the first of a couple of different debates that will help you make up your mind on who to vote for, or change it! Continue reading “Are You Ready for Some Federal Candidates Debates?!”

Here are the Candidates for Guelph and Wellington-Halton Hills

There’s an election on (in case you didn’t know), and if you’re planning on voting on or before September 20, then you will need to know who’s on the ballot. Per Elections Canada, with nominations having closed on Monday, here’s who’s running, and what party they’re running for, in the 2021 Federal Election for the ridings of Guelph and Wellington-Halton Hills. Continue reading “Here are the Candidates for Guelph and Wellington-Halton Hills”

Dineen Talks to Open Sources About Running for the Communists on its 100th Anniversary

Earlier this year, the Communist Party of Canada celebrated its 100th anniversary as a political entity in Canada. The party organized in a barn on Metcalfe Street in 2021, which was, at the time, on the outskirts of Guelph, so in this centenary year it was pretty important that the Communists have a candidate in this Federal Election. Tristan Dineen is that candidate, and he’s ready for you to help him put “people and planet over profit.” Continue reading “Dineen Talks to Open Sources About Running for the Communists on its 100th Anniversary”

New Candidate for Guelph, Another Jahangir on the Ballot

The election is still a couple of weeks away, but this is the last weekend for anyone with thoughts of running in this election to turn in their papers. Suddenly, on Friday night, there were two more! In Guelph, we have a new independent candidate from one of the smaller parties, while Wellington-Halton Hills has completed their slate from the “Big Four” with candidate who’s name is familiar to local politicos. Continue reading “New Candidate for Guelph, Another Jahangir on the Ballot”

WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST 2021 – Ran Zhu, Green Party Candidate

Michael Chong won Wellington Halton-Hills in the 2019 election with 47.4 per cent of the vote. The only way he could have been defeated was if the combined Liberal, NDP, and Green Party vote had gotten behind one candidate. The word “untouchable” would not be an overstatement, but there’s a new kid in town that hopes to catch everyone, and Chong, by surprise. Continue reading “WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST 2021 – Ran Zhu, Green Party Candidate”

Local Groups Demand More Climate Action, Less Climate Talk

A lot of people hope that substantive action on climate change will be a major issue in the current Federal Election, but they also know that it will take a lot of hard work and noise to make it the prevalent issue they want it to be. Although not as big as past climate strikes in Guelph, the one held on Thursday drew more than 50 people to St. George’s Square to raise their voices about the desperate need to fight climate change. Continue reading “Local Groups Demand More Climate Action, Less Climate Talk”

People’s Party Candidate Becomes Sixth Person to Join Guelph Race

No, Maxime Bernier is not running in Guelph, but a young Guelphite named Joshua Leier is. The People’s Party of Canada website was updated Wednesday night with Leier’s name as the Guelph candidate for the party in this Federal Election, which brings the number of candidates in the race up to six. All five of the major English-Canada parties are now represented by candidates in the Guelph riding. Continue reading “People’s Party Candidate Becomes Sixth Person to Join Guelph Race”

Trudeau Says He Wants to Hear From You, Election Day is September 20

“A few minutes ago, I had a discussion with Her Excellency, the Governor General, and she accepted my request to dissolve Parliament. Canadians will therefore therefore go to the polls on September 20,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday morning, officially beginning the 44th Federal Election a little over two years early. Continue reading “Trudeau Says He Wants to Hear From You, Election Day is September 20”