Frank Valeriote

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Appeal Court upholds former Tory staffer Sona's sentence in robocalls case

The calls were organized and paid for by Sona, who was the director of communications for the Tory candidate in Guelph. Liberal MP Frank Valeriote...

Government hypocrisy continues with court battle against veterans

Liberal veterans affairs critic Frank Valeriote, at that time, agreed, and said the Conservative government should stop fighting the former soldiers and instead change the...

Government hypocrisy continues with court battle against veterans

Liberal veterans affairs critic Frank Valeriote, at that time, agreed, and said the Conservative government should stop fighting the former soldiers and instead change the...

New Veterans Charter

(subscription)The Liberal government will reopen nine Veterans Affairs offices that were closed by the Harper government in Charlottetown, Sydney, Corner Brook, Windsor, Thunder Bay,...

Canadian Heritage

(subscription) (subscription)It also reveals significant shifts between the priorities the Liberals are setting and those that guided former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper's administration.

treasury board

(subscription) (subscription)The Liberal government has transferred control and supervision of its side of the five-year old Canada-U.S. Regulatory Cooperation Council, which tries to harmonize...

Liberals exposed as no friends of the west

In October 2011, former Liberal agriculture and agri-food critic Frank Valeriote and Liberal deputy leader and former minister responsible for the CWB, Ralph Goodale said,...

Rookie Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield talks expectations as Parliament gets set to ...

Unlike Guelph's last two MPs, Frank Valeriote and Brenda Chamberlain, and longtime local MPP Liz Sandals, who all had extensive school board experience, Longfield has...

Oh, Toole: too little, too late

“They (the Conservatives) have been deliberately, maliciously, negligent and evasive in their dealing with veterans issues with the intent of purely saving money so they...

After a long campaign, the work finally begins for Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield

Longfield will be taking over former Guelph MP Frank Valeriote's office at 40 Cork Street. Constituency offices are coordinated ... His second job is as...

Bittersweet election night for Liberal Takacs

Since the start of 2015 and prior to the writ being drawn up, Takacs brought six Liberal MPs to Brantford-Brant for community events – Scott...

In battle with no incumbent, Guelph remains Liberal red

Lloyd Longfield, a former president of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, was on the ballot for the Liberal Party. Voters chose him to replace fellow...

Polls closed in Ontario; first results arriving

Wellington-Halton Hills also lost small parts of its territory to Kitchener-Conestoga and Guelph. Guelph and Perth-Wellington are both guaranteed to have first-time MPs, as incumbents...

Election day: What you should know before marking your ballot

Rapid News NetworkIt was a campaign that appeared to be a three-horse race for much of its duration, until recent weeks when polls showed the...

Guelph pundit will be doing some cramming ahead of Monday's vote

I'm aware Guelph has been held by the Liberals since Brenda Chamberlain wrested it from the PCs in 1993. But let's not forget Chamberlain's successor,...

Guelph residents gather at rally against voter suppression tactics

Guelph Liberal MP Frank Valeriote said there was nothing like "corrupt, contemptuous Conservative conduct" to bring other parties together, suggesting the Conservatives were behind the...

Politician still haunted by Parliament Hill shooting

Former Guelph MP Frank Valeriote of the Liberal Party said he hasn't had any lingering affects of the shooting, but can recall several eerie moments...

Guelph candidates gear up for final week of election campaign

He said throughout the campaign he's been meeting with Liberal MP Frank Valeriote and becoming better connected with various cultural communities in Guelph. He will...

Got campaign fever? Guelph family well-acquainted with party leaders this campaign

The chance meetings don't end there: At a charity cycling event in Guelph, Terrie and Alan met Lloyd Longfield, who is running for the Liberals...

Robocalls scandal forgiven but not forgotten in Guelph

(subscription) (subscription)Since 1993, the Liberals have held a steady stream of victories in the riding of Guelph. Despite the robocalls in the last election,...

Libertarian candidate jumps into the fray in Guelph as nominations close

His parents were supporters of the Liberal Party, he said, and he ended up volunteering with Frank Valeriote and the Liberal campaign. After doing some...

Vying to represent Guelph's interests in Ottawa

I was encouraged by many in our community, including our former Member of Parliament Frank Valeriote, to seek to represent Guelph in Parliament. As a...

Guelph voters give Liberals lead in Environics poll

In Cambridge, the Conservative had 43% support, followed by 34% Liberal, 17% NDP and 6% Green support, with the margin of error given as 4.2%.

Provincial funding aims to stop sexual violence

University of Guelph student Robb Mackey chats with Premier Kathleen Wynne outside the University Centre, as Wynne joined federal Liberal candidate Lloyd Longfield (on Wynne's...

Be aware of consequences of splitting the vote

If Guelph wants a change in the federal government, and I believe we do, then the only vote that makes sense is a vote for...

Kathleen Wynne expands funding to support sex assault victims in Guelph ...

Accompanied by Longfield and former Guelph MP Frank Valeriote, Wynne met with students and posed for photos in the courtyard outside the University Centre before...

Courting the youth vote: Greens promise to scrap tuition fees

Guelph is considered one of the more competitive ridings in Ontario, with Liberal incumbent Frank Valeriote retiring from politics. In the riding, the Greens are...

Federal Election 2015: Guelph riding

Summary: The Liberals are looking to keep the only riding in southern Ontario they won last election—but they'll have to do it with a new...

Frank Valeriote to return to Guelph law firm post-election

GUELPH —As Guelph gets ready to elect its next member of Parliament, outgoing MP Frank Valeriote is preparing to step back into life as a...

Exit interview: Liberal MP Frank Valeriote on the high cost of politics

Few members of Parliament have been more forthcoming than Frank Valeriote about the high cost a career in politics can take on personal lives. After...

Exit interview: Liberal MP Frank Valeriote on the high cost of politics ...

Few members of Parliament have been more forthcoming than Frank Valeriote about the high cost a career in politics can take on personal lives. After...

Guelph robocall victims ask local federal election candidates to take up their ...

But Watson notes a second fraudulent robocall impersonated Liberal MP Frank Valeriote. It was never sent, but found on the same server and it was...

Klevering isn't a single-issue candidate

Therefore, voting for Kornelis Klevering would be to vote for him to be the Guelph MP, and I believe he would make a better MP...

Election 2015: Elizabeth May focuses on BC

A complication for the Greens is the anticipated extra-long election period crafted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government. Neither the NDP nor the Liberals can...

Guelph candidates ready to go as 2015 federal election officially called

Lloyd Longfield, who is running for the Liberal party in Guelph as current MP Frank Valeriote decided not to run again last fall, also said...

Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie won't back federal candidates

Guthrie called the robocalls Guelph Liberal MP Frank Valeriote made supporting then mayor Karen Farbridge during the fall municipal campaign "interference." "There was a huge...

Guelph no stranger to long campaigns

It also saw a strong field of mainstream party standard bearers: Frank Valeriote, for the Liberals; Tom King, for the NDP; Mike Nagy, for the...

Guelph's political loyalties may be shifting

- The Guelph MercuryGuelph Mercury"I'm sure we'll see a lot of polls that say a lot of things," said Lloyd Longfield, the Liberal candidate...

Guelph's Marijuana party to enter federal election race

Guelph Mercury - The Guelph MercuryGuelph MercuryWith Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party taking a pro-pot stance, he said it was important for the Marijuana...

Veterans Affairs failing to answer phone calls quickly: Documents

Liberal veterans affairs critic Frank Valeriote said responding quickly to veterans' phone calls is imperative given how many of them are suffering from post-traumatic stress...

Liberals can hold on to Guelph, says Trudeau at surprise Canada Day visit

The riding of Guelph has belonged to the Liberals since 1993, but it will be left without an incumbent as current MP Frank Valeriote will...

A losing hand: Is Marty Burke now a Liberal?

He still has not accepted the fact that he was defeated — no actually he got thumped — by Frank Valeriote. So we get another...

Takacs opens Liberal campaign office

Guelph MP Frank Valeriote and former Brant MP Lloyd St. Amand spoke up for Takacs as well. “She is well embedded in this community, she...

Crackpot, disproven ideology just won't fly

Liberal zealot Sommerville crows mightily — congratulating her Liberal buddy Frank Valeriote for supporting Liberal voter reform policy announced by Liberal popinjay Justin Trudeau, which...

Valeriote's electoral reform support praised

Liberals for Fair Voting would like to acknowledge the role that Guelph Liberal MP Frank Valeriote has played in contributing to the Liberals' democratic and...

Guelph fingerprints on new Grit platform | Your community ...

By Doug Hallett Guelph Tribune Guelph has a lot to do with an electoral reform proposal announced Tuesday by Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, says MP...

Trudeau would end first-past-the-post electoral system, make voting mandatory

And Guelph residents played a significant role in developing that plan, Guelph MP Frank Valeriote said Tuesday. "I'm so grateful to the ... He said...

We could have a political horse race this October

After a 2011 federal election that surely left a bad taste in everyone's mouth, left or right, it was with a sense of relief that...

Guelph Conservatives anticipating beneficial vote-splitting?

Miller will join former long-time city councillor Gloria Kovach of the Conservatives, Liberal candidate and former Chamber of Commerce chief Lloyd Longfield and community activist...

Looking forward to strong federal campaign in Guelph

Guelph has remained a Liberal riding since 1993 with the election of Brenda Chamberlain, followed by Frank Valeriote in 2008. The closest anyone has come...