Painting the Town Orange and Other Stories: 2022 in Social Justice

Nearly one-year on from a seismic shift on equality and social justice felt in the year 2020, the demands for change were still heard loudly throughout 2021. From a very consequential decision made by the local school board, to a major break in the demand for Truth and Reconciliation with Indigenous people, to all the various humanitarian and equity issues in between, this was a very busy year on the social justice file. Let’s recap. Continue reading “Painting the Town Orange and Other Stories: 2022 in Social Justice”

Longfield Tells Open Sources That He Knows What the Electorate Wants this Term

Just a few weeks ago, Guelph Member of Parliament Lloyd Longfield was re-elected to his position in Ottawa in a pretty overwhelming fashion. It wasn’t an easy road, there were a lot of angry questions about the Federal Liberals action (or lack there of) on climate change, the COVID-19 response, and Truth and Reconciliation. Longfield recently appeared on CFRU’s Open Sources Guelph to talk about those issues. Continue reading “Longfield Tells Open Sources That He Knows What the Electorate Wants this Term”

Events Planned for Guelph’s First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 will mark the first ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation across Canada, and here in Guelph. The Rotary Club of Guelph, and their Indigenous
Awareness Committee, are preparing a variety of different events and activities to help Guelphites mark this important day, from movies, to special guests speakers and even a free book if you want it. Get ready to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation all week long! Continue reading “Events Planned for Guelph’s First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation”

GUELPH POLITICAST #40 – Paul Smith, Métis Writer and Activist

Tuesday marks National Aboriginal Day, and Guelph will mark the occasion with activities in Market Square that evening. Owing to the fact that this is a political podcast and website though, I thought it might behoove us talk about some of the issues surrounding Canada’s First Nations people rather than  just celebrate a community event held in the honour. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #40 – Paul Smith, Métis Writer and Activist”