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Partnerships to eliminate poverty in Guelph are well poised

September 5, 2014

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The province has announced a renewed strategy to reduce poverty. This is good news and Guelph is well poised to participate given the work of the Guelph Wellington Taskforce for Poverty Elimination, County of Wellington, Neighbourhood Support Coalition, HOPE House, Guelph Wellbeing, Seed Community Food Hub, Bridges out of Poverty and many more innovative collaborations. […]

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Downtown rocks in more than one way

June 2, 2014

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The restructuring of the North American economy following the 2008 recession, coupled with broadly-felt fiscal and demographic challenges, means every infrastructure investment must optimize benefits to the community. In Guelph, our economic development strategy has been integrated into our growth strategy to do just that. Private sector investment in the downtown is a direct outcome of […]

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Germany trip yields opportunities for Guelph

March 3, 2014

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Last week’s trip to Germany with Guelph Chamber of Commerce President Lloyd Longfield was a tremendous success. Lloyd contributed a column to the Guelph Mercury that talks about the trip, and about our promotion of Guelph as a gateway to the North American market for energy-sector businesses. This builds on earlier media coverage from Germany. Germany is […]

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Why Guelph, Waterloo and Kitchener are hooking up

December 1, 2013

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There is a good article in the Huffington Post about the innovation corridor between Toronto, Guelph, Kitchener and Waterloo that I referenced in my State of the City Address.  We are collaborating with Kitchener and Waterloo on the development of a business case for two-way, regular GO Train service. While the article is about the […]

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A local government should be a reflection of its community

June 9, 2013

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After the 2010 election, I was interviewed by the Guelph Mercury.  Performance measurement had been a key plank in my election platform and they wanted to know how committed I was to reporting on “the good, the bad and the ugly”.  Doing business differently in the public sector is politically risky but as they say, […]

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