Guelph Joins Nation-wide Trend of Voting for the Status Quo

After 36 days of campaigning and promises, Canadians, as a nation, seemed to have one singular thought: The government is working exactly the way we want. On Monday, Canadians went to the polls and voted for a government that looked very much like the government that was dissolved on August 16, and Guelph and area kept up with that trend returning many incumbents back to their seats in Ottawa. Continue reading “Guelph Joins Nation-wide Trend of Voting for the Status Quo”

RECAP: Wellington-Halton Hills Candidates Debate Environment and Social Justice Issues

While the Federal leaders got ready to meet in Gatineau for the official French-language debate, the candidates in Wellington-Halton Hills were among the numerous ridings in Canada taking part in this election’s 100 Debates on the Environment and More initiative. Hosted by the Halton Environmental Network (HEN), CFUW Georgetown and the Halton Hills Public Library, the four main party candidates in the riding traded policy (and barbs) over Zoom. Continue reading “RECAP: Wellington-Halton Hills Candidates Debate Environment and Social Justice Issues”

WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST 2021 – Melanie Lang, Liberal Candidate

Wellington-Halton Hills, as a riding, was created in 2004 out of parts from four different ridings. In that first election, Conservative Michael Chong beat Liberal candidate Bruce Hood by a little over four points, but since then Chong has enjoyed double-digit victories including his 2011 general election victory with 63.7 per cent of the vote. So he’s invulnerable, right? Continue reading “WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST 2021 – Melanie Lang, Liberal Candidate”

Here are the Candidates for Guelph and Wellington-Halton Hills

There’s an election on (in case you didn’t know), and if you’re planning on voting on or before September 20, then you will need to know who’s on the ballot. Per Elections Canada, with nominations having closed on Monday, here’s who’s running, and what party they’re running for, in the 2021 Federal Election for the ridings of Guelph and Wellington-Halton Hills. Continue reading “Here are the Candidates for Guelph and Wellington-Halton Hills”

New Candidate for Guelph, Another Jahangir on the Ballot

The election is still a couple of weeks away, but this is the last weekend for anyone with thoughts of running in this election to turn in their papers. Suddenly, on Friday night, there were two more! In Guelph, we have a new independent candidate from one of the smaller parties, while Wellington-Halton Hills has completed their slate from the “Big Four” with candidate who’s name is familiar to local politicos. Continue reading “New Candidate for Guelph, Another Jahangir on the Ballot”

WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST 2021 – Ran Zhu, Green Party Candidate

Michael Chong won Wellington Halton-Hills in the 2019 election with 47.4 per cent of the vote. The only way he could have been defeated was if the combined Liberal, NDP, and Green Party vote had gotten behind one candidate. The word “untouchable” would not be an overstatement, but there’s a new kid in town that hopes to catch everyone, and Chong, by surprise. Continue reading “WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST 2021 – Ran Zhu, Green Party Candidate”

Trudeau Says He Wants to Hear From You, Election Day is September 20

“A few minutes ago, I had a discussion with Her Excellency, the Governor General, and she accepted my request to dissolve Parliament. Canadians will therefore therefore go to the polls on September 20,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday morning, officially beginning the 44th Federal Election a little over two years early. Continue reading “Trudeau Says He Wants to Hear From You, Election Day is September 20”

Longfield Re-Elected as Liberals Hold Area Seats and Make Gains

Guelph has sent a Liberal to Ottawa in every election since 1993, and Election #43 was no exception. Liberal incumbent Lloyd Longfield is still the Member of Parliament for Guelph, and though he’s going back to Ottawa with a smaller Liberal government, we will have some new friends from the area. Continue reading “Longfield Re-Elected as Liberals Hold Area Seats and Make Gains”

WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST – Dr. Lesley Barron, Liberal Party

The history of Wellington-Halton Hills as a riding, is the history of Michael Chong. The riding was created in 2004, which was Chong’s first electoral victory, and he has been victorious ever since. Is it possible that a Liberal could come up now, and unseat a well-liked, and well-known member of the opposition party in a non-change election? Continue reading “WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST – Dr. Lesley Barron, Liberal Party”

The Official Guelph Ballot Makes Us Ask, “Who is Michael Wassilyn?”

Wednesday was the deadline to be nominated to run in the 2019 Federal Election, and Guelph has nine people people on the ballot. Are you surprised at that number? You might be, because along with the eight known candidates, there’s a ninth independent candidate in the race, and it’s hard to find any information about him. Continue reading “The Official Guelph Ballot Makes Us Ask, “Who is Michael Wassilyn?””