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 – Dominique O’Rourke, Ward 6 Councillor

“I’ve lived in the fastest growing part of the city for 22 years so I experience the impact of intensification and feel the gap between infrastructure and growth. As the mom of two teens, I know what it’s like for our family to juggle budgets for post-secondary, the mortgage and essentials. I share my teen’s concerns around the environment and their ability to someday own a home.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Dominique O’Rourke, Ward 6 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Ken Yee Chew, Ward 6 Councillor

“I am running because Guelph’s growing Ward 6 needs a City Councillor with the relevant skills and expertises to address the priorities and concerns of today’s realities. As an urban designer and design professional, I want people to recognize that Guelph is a thriving city with untapped potential and we need creative collaboration and strong consensus leadership to unite our communities.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Ken Yee Chew, Ward 6 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Craig DiSero, Ward 6 Councillor

“I have enjoyed the satisfaction from volunteering in the community over the past 5+ years, and I am looking to make a career change so that my employment allows me to give back as well. Giving back and making a difference is what provides the greatest fulfillment at the end of the day.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Craig DiSero, Ward 6 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Chetna Robinson, Ward 6 Councillor

“I adore Guelph! It is such a charming city and I want to make sure that we don’t grow into a cookie cutter suburb. Ward 6 has seen explosive growth which means the next few years will be critical in making sure we have the infrastructure to keep our quality of life.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Chetna Robinson, Ward 6 Councillor”

CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Mark MacKinnon, Ward 6 Councillor

“I’d welcome the opportunity to continue serving the residents of Guelph once again because the vital effort governing and guiding the city that I began eight years ago is not yet finished.” Continue reading “CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRE – Mark MacKinnon, Ward 6 Councillor”

GUELPH POLITICAST #332 – Rookies No More!

While every city council term brings its own unique challenges, it’s safe to say that no one’s seen challenges quite as unique as the ones experienced over the last two-and-a-half years. As we head into summer break for council, and as we head toward the final month of nominations to run in the October 24 municipal election, we’re sitting down with Guelph’s newest city councillors to talk about their experiences. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #332 – Rookies No More!”

RECAP: The Ward 6 Town Hall Overcomes Technical Difficulties

Wednesday night’s town hall with the Ward 6 city councillors will  probably go down in history based more on the technological hiccups suffered than the number of issues discussed, but the difficulties also showed the dedication of a small group of citizens who wanted to talk about the budget, and Ward 6 business. Check out the recap below. Continue reading “RECAP: The Ward 6 Town Hall Overcomes Technical Difficulties”

RECAP: Ward 6 Councillors Talk Virtually About South End Concerns

On Thursday night, the Ward 6 city councillors hosted a virtual town hall after a very busy month around the digital horseshoe. The post-pandemic world in Guelph, future budget concerns, upcoming changes to policy and development, and even a small dive into the world of conspiracy theories was all part of this special, from home edition constituency meeting! Continue reading “RECAP: Ward 6 Councillors Talk Virtually About South End Concerns”