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Letters on wide range of election issues
What follows are eight letters to the editor on Guelph's upcoming election:
The more food donations the merrier
Up for Debate column by Jessica Lovell: Each year on Thanksgiving weekend, I eat more than my fill.
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Thursday, October, 16, 2014 - 4:04:49 PM
European companies set up shop in Guelph "One has to wonder if the poison letter had something to do with the election. Although the HCBP has been slower than hoped to attract businesses, it will certainly prove to be a wise investment in the long run."
Comment by Tim Allman
Sunday, October, 05, 2014 - 2:02:32 PM
Transit top issue at U of G "I think it's a little disingenuous pointing out that Farbridge was loudly cheered. She had a team of people (I hope volunteers and not city staffers being paid to be a cheer squad) there handing out pamphlets, wolf-whistling, and refusing to even pol"
Comment by RyanToxopeus
Friday, October, 03, 2014 - 2:02:38 PM
U of G United Way campaign eyes two lofty goals "FYI, Western University in London surpassed its $780,000 goal last year for United Way of London & Middlesex. Congrats to U of G for their ambitious goal this year."
Comment by kmarnoch
Early fears unfounded
Dear EDitor: When the city decided to implement a new automated waste-collection system using bins instead of bags, with the phase-in ending in the fall of 2014, some wondered if the carts might be an election issue in 2014.
Markings not the issue
Dear Editor: I like the idea of getting community input to find solutions “Pilot project tries out less stark sidewalk markings (Tribune, Sept. 23).
$8 million would help
Dear Editor: Re: Pilot project tries out less stark sidewalk markings (Tribune, Sept. 23).
Picture doesn't tell story
Dear Editor: After reading the Sept. 18 Guelph Tribune I felt disappointed when I came across the picture and caption about the Taste Real Field Dinner.
‘The Guelph Factor’ and other considerations
Uncommon Sense column by Greg Elliott: It appears that the term “the Guelph factor” is open for redefinition lately.
Guelph election misconceptions
The View from Here column by Alan Pickersgill: There are a couple of misconceptions about municipal elections that won’t go away. One is that it doesn’t matter who is the mayor because she only has one vote.
Dynamic United Way duo
The University of Guelph and Linamar Corp. pack a pretty impressive one-two punch when it comes to supporting the local United Way.
Not going to be fooled again
Dear Editor: The Tribune headline story “Grassroots group draws line in sand” (Tribune, Sept. 23) raises questions.
Politics of division and anger
Dear Editor: The Sept. 23 Tribune features a lot of coverage of the GrassRoots Guelph group, and the language is not at all pleasant: “line in the sand,” “no middle ground” and so on.
Mix it up in debates
Editorial: They’re off.
Say what? A promise is kept
Editorial: The government announcement that Metrolinx is buying a 53-kilometre section of CN track through Guelph for $76 million is a happy case of an election promise quickly kept.
The Guelph Factor is a positive
Dear Editor: While in B.C., I recently gave a couple the lowdown on Guelph. They had been living in Squamish for about a dozen years but missed Ontario.
Taxes enrich communities
Dear Editor: I have been hearing many people talking about high taxes.
Should be good debate
Editorial: Civic election debates moderated by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce’s president and televised repeatedly on Rogers channel 20 start tonight (Sept. 23).
And on the right side of fence
Guelph Matters column by Chris Clark: I left the GrassRoots Guelph barbecue last week pleasantly surprised.
Election signage a blight dwarfing real civic debate
Dear Editor: Guelph is embarking on a municipal election in October which has resulted in the predictable signage spree by electoral hopefuls. I understand that signage, without a doubt, can generate votes.
 
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