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!”

Wards 4, 5 and 6 Candidates Get Their Turn to Talk About SDG Goals

On Wednesday, 10C Shared Space’s SDG Cities office held the second of two in-person campaign events. The anti-debate (so to speak) has a chance for candidates from Wards 4, 5 and 6 to meet and exchange ideas about how Guelph city council could best achieve the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, like environmental protection and social equity. So what were some of the ideas generated by this motley crew? Continue reading “Wards 4, 5 and 6 Candidates Get Their Turn to Talk About SDG Goals”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Lana Haines, Ward 5 Councillor

“I have always been active in the community and see this as an extension of my past work. I will advocate for a fiscally responsible and accountable local government. I believe having a team of people with diverse perspectives, who can work together, will benefit our city.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Lana Haines, Ward 5 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Cathy Downer, Ward 5 Councillor

“Guelph faces many challenges – climate change, impacts of growth, pandemic recovery, care for vulnerable people…and the list could go on. As a Guelph City Councillor I have taken a leadership role on many issues with positive outcomes. I want to continue with this important work with the support of Ward 5 residents.”
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CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Hesham Genidy, Ward 5 Councillor

“I plan to live here for a long time, and for this reason, I feel compelled to serve my community and put my vision and experience in civic duties to use. I believe that I can bring a refreshing comparative aspect to what might otherwise seem standard or basic. I see that Guelph has the potential to become an even more wonderful city than it currently is.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Hesham Genidy, Ward 5 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Denese Renaud, Ward 5 Councillor

“I feel that we are in a tax and spend mentality at Council with some Coucillors and think we need a change. We need to emphasize on the needs of the city and its residents and not just the wants of some.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Denese Renaud, Ward 5 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Leanne Caron, Ward 5 Councillor

“My ear to the ground is hearing that citizens are worried about the impacts of growth, such as affordability, traffic, water, climate change, community safety, etc. The current council is making progress on these issues, but there is much more to be done to ensure our post-CoVID city reaches its full potential.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Leanne Caron, Ward 5 Councillor”

RECAP: Ward 5 Councillors Talk About Planning Stuff at Town Hall

It feels like it’s been a while since we’ve had a nice, friendly town hall with a pair of the ward councillors. If you’ve been missing that interaction, Tuesday night was the perfect night for a little back and forth between council reps and constituents, especially if you live in Ward 5, are interested in Ward 5, or are interested in city planning matters. In their latest town hall, Councillors Leanne Caron and Cathy Downer hosted the City of Guelph’s general manager of planning, Krista Walkey. Here’s the recap. Continue reading “RECAP: Ward 5 Councillors Talk About Planning Stuff at Town Hall”

RECAP: Ward 5 Town Hall Covers Traffic, Train and Drive Thru Concerns

The above picture is from a time when these sorts of town halls happened in-person, but not for the first time, this town hall was held on Zoom. On Wednesday night, Ward 5 Councillors Leanne Caron and Cathy Downer talked to constituents about traffic issues in the ward and other updates including recent developments and the ward boundary review. Check out the recap of the live coverage below. Continue reading “RECAP: Ward 5 Town Hall Covers Traffic, Train and Drive Thru Concerns”

RECAP: Ward 5 Councillors Hold a Pleasant Saturday Chat on the Budget

The Ward 5 Councillors interrupted your pleasant Saturday to hold the latest town hall meeting on matters concerning the 2021 budget. Once again, members of the City of Guelph staff joined the conversation as people asked about going deeper on the budget numbers, how to navigate the new budget website, and what the financial impact of the 2021 budget might look like for your household. Continue reading “RECAP: Ward 5 Councillors Hold a Pleasant Saturday Chat on the Budget”