Watch and Listen to All The Available Local Candidate Debates!

Election Day is Monday October 24, and while seven per cent of us have already cast our ballot, 93 per cent of us have not. Perhaps you need some help deciding. Wouldn’t it be great if you could scan all the available candidate debates in one convenient place? Welcome! Below, you will be able to find the videos and audio recordings of various candidate debates featuring the mayoral candidates, and people running in all the wards. Continue reading “Watch and Listen to All The Available Local Candidate Debates!”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – John Bertrand, Ward 3 Councillor

“I decided to run for council, because I care deeply about Guelph and my community. With all the history, social and cultural diversity, there’s no place like our beautiful city. But there’s work to be done. We must build safer, more sustainable and affordable future for our children.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – John Bertrand, Ward 3 Councillor”

RECAP: Ward 3 Candidates Find Common Ground in Virtual Debate

Housing issues, police funding versus social services, the new main library, transit and the state of local democracy were all topics of conversation at Thursday night’s virtual debate. A consortium or different Guelph groups and organizations organized the debates in all six wards, and they all took place at the same time, so the focus of this recap is the middle-most ward, Ward 3. How did the five candidates find consensus? Read on. Continue reading “RECAP: Ward 3 Candidates Find Common Ground in Virtual Debate”

Collaborative Problem Solving the Goal with Candidate Panel at 10C

At 10C Shared Space today there was a candidate forum that tried to put the emphasis on sharing in lieu of debating. About a dozen of the candidates running in Wards 1, 2 and 3 came out in front of a live studio audience for the first to two council candidate forums to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, as outlined by the U.N., and how we can incorporate those goals into the solutions for the challenges facing Guelph. Continue reading “Collaborative Problem Solving the Goal with Candidate Panel at 10C”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Sam Elmslie, Ward 3 Councillor

I chose Guelph because it was the best of all the places I had been. I’ve made my most consequential relationships here, settled here, and can’t say enough about what the city has done for me personally. In return, I want to do my part to improve the lives of the people who live here. It’s already great. I just want to be part of the process of making it better. Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Sam Elmslie, Ward 3 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Dallas Green, Ward 3 Councillor

“The last Ward 3 Councillors have not taken homelessness and affordable housing seriously. That have voted against hundreds of new homes in Guelph as well as the “Home for Good” initiative, to help the homeless of Guelph. City council must start working together to provide the best for the city.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Dallas Green, Ward 3 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Luc Cousineau, Ward 3 Councillor

“I was born in Guelph, and after a few years away I returned 10 years ago. The city has changed a lot in that time, and so have I. Through my work at a major not-for-profit in the city, followed by my work in graduate school and as a university teacher and researcher I have discovered how absolutely essential working toward a socially just world is for everyone.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Luc Cousineau, Ward 3 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Kevin Bowman, Ward 3 Councillor

“The city faces many very significant and urgent challenges and I don’t feel the city is taking urgent or significant action to meet these challenges.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Kevin Bowman, Ward 3 Councillor”