GUELPH POLITICAST #182 – Maxime Bernier’s Guelph Town Hall

As we count down to the start of the 2019 Federal Election, we will likely see several special guests from the various political parties come to town, including the leaders themselves. Of course, you’ll recall that at least two party leaders have already come to the Royal City, in last week’s bonus episode you heard from one, and this week, you’ll hear from another. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #182 – Maxime Bernier’s Guelph Town Hall”

GUELPH POLITICAST #180 – Elizabeth May’s Guelph Town Hall

Election season is almost here, so it would be realistic to expect that towns and cities across the country will be receiving special guests to help convince voters to turn one way or the other. Guelph has already had a few appearances from Federal party leaders, and one of them was Green Party leader Elizabeth May. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #180 – Elizabeth May’s Guelph Town Hall”

Bernier Comes to Guelph and Talks About Stuff (Non-partisan Headline)

After much controversy, Maxime Bernier landed in Guelph Friday night for a town hall style engagement with local People’s Party of Canada candidate Mark Paralovos. The nearly two-hour discussion covered a wide-range of topics, and the answers are as unlikely to persuade critics as they are likely to dissuade supporters. Continue reading “Bernier Comes to Guelph and Talks About Stuff (Non-partisan Headline)”

RECAP: Elizabeth May Answers Questions and Talks About Green Ambitions

Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May brought her election message to Guelph on Monday night. Hoping to gain momentum heading into the fall campaign, around 200 people gathered in the University of Guelph’s Peter Clark Hall to hear from May, and ask questions about about the issues. Continue reading “RECAP: Elizabeth May Answers Questions and Talks About Green Ambitions”

Guelph Activists Make a Play to Establish a Green New Deal of Our Own

As Guelph City Council debates the acceleration of deadlines to achieve Net Zero, and whether or not to declare a climate emergency, some Guelph citizens are thinking bigger. In two week, those citizens are holding a town hall to talk about what Guelph can do to be part of a Green New Deal. Continue reading “Guelph Activists Make a Play to Establish a Green New Deal of Our Own”

RECAP: Zoning, Library, and Transit Discussed at Ward 5 Town Hall

On Thursday night, several Ward 5 residents came out to take part in a town hall organized by Councillors Cathy Downer and Leanne Piper. The topics included an overview of the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw Review, an update about the Baker District Redevelopment, and the new main library branch, and some Q&A. This is the recap. Continue reading “RECAP: Zoning, Library, and Transit Discussed at Ward 5 Town Hall”

RECAP: Schreiner Gets an Earful About Local Concerns at Town Hall

In advance of the upcoming Provincial budget, Guelph MPP Mike Schreiner held a town hall Saturday afternoon at the West End Rec Centre to get feedback, but the session covered a wide variety of issues including education, healthcare, transit, and which Conservative politicians he can express admiration for. Continue reading “RECAP: Schreiner Gets an Earful About Local Concerns at Town Hall”

This Week in Lloyd: Infrastructure, Town Hall, and SNC Lavalin

Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield works a ways from the Royal City, but he’s still working for the people in his riding. So what has he been up to lately? This is “This Week in Lloyd.” Continue reading “This Week in Lloyd: Infrastructure, Town Hall, and SNC Lavalin”

Budget and South End Matters Discussed at Ward 6 Town Hall

Thursday night, the two Ward 6 Councillors, Mark MacKinnon and Dominique O’Rourke,  held their first town hall of the new term to discuss the progress on the budget, and some of the upcoming changes to Guelph’s southern most jurisdiction. Below, you can watch the live stream or recap the live blog via Twitter. Continue reading “Budget and South End Matters Discussed at Ward 6 Town Hall”