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”

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?!”

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”

GUELPH POLITICAST #275 – 100 Years After the Meeting on Metcalfe Street

On Monday May 23, 1921, a small group of people gathered in a barn on the outskirts of Guelph to found the Communist Party of Canada. It was three years after the Russian Revolution, and there was already widespread concern about the spread of Marxist ideas, but economic stagnation, a global pandemic, and societal disillusionment post World War I made people hungry for some kind of change to the status quo. Sound familiar? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #275 – 100 Years After the Meeting on Metcalfe Street”

Victory is Lloyd’s as Guelph Becomes Part of Red Wave

Liberal candidate Lloyd Longfield not only held on to the riding of Guelph as the Grits were swept to power last night, he seemingly creamed all competition as the former Chamber of Commerce president took nearly 50 per cent of the vote in the Royal City. Continue reading “Victory is Lloyd’s as Guelph Becomes Part of Red Wave”

Guelphites Rally Against Vote Suppression Pre-Election

With a little less than a week to go before the election, Fair Vote Guelph and the Guelph chapter of Council of Canadians invited people to come down to a rally against voter suppression downtown in front of Old Quebec Street Mall. There, in front of what Michael Keefer called the “crime scene,” between 40 and 50 Guelphites recalled what happened in the last election, and promised to be onguard for any shenanigans that may occur on Monday. Continue reading “Guelphites Rally Against Vote Suppression Pre-Election”

GUELPH POLITICAST #23 – Miguel Figueroa, Leader, Communist Party of Canada

Party leaders don’t come to Guelph a lot, and its rarer still that you get a chance to do a sit down interview with said leader. Welcome to the Communist Party of Canada. On Thursday, Miguel Figueroa, leader of the CPC, was in Guelph to support his local candidate Tristan Dineen, and to talk candidly with young people at the University of Guelph about society’s ills about how the ideals of communism might be the cure. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #23 – Miguel Figueroa, Leader, Communist Party of Canada”

Heckling Pushes Candidates to Be on Point at U of G Debate

Just two days after a showdown at Cutten Fields that was telecast on Rogers, the candidates gathered again to debate, this time at Peter Clark Hall in the basement of the University of Guelph’s University Centre, and for the first time with all seven Guelph candidates on the same stage. What followed was a sometimes funny, sometimes informative, and sometimes hostile debate as all the candidates struggled to sell their platforms to a cynical and engaged lunchtime university crowd. Continue reading “Heckling Pushes Candidates to Be on Point at U of G Debate”

The Official Ballot for Guelph for #elxn42

The last day to submit your nomination papers to become a candidate in the 42nd Canadian General Election was Monday. Today, Elections Canada released the final list of candidates for your consideration this election. When you go to vote on October 19 (or before), this is what your ballot will look like: Continue reading “The Official Ballot for Guelph for #elxn42”

Some Sparks, Not Many, at Social Justice Debate

Without Conservative candidate Gloria Kovach, the social justice debate hosted by Guelph / Wellington Coalition for Social Justice and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario didn’t have a lot of life, but in front of a packed house at the Italian Canadian Club, there were some contentious moments. Continue reading “Some Sparks, Not Many, at Social Justice Debate”