Reelect Leanne Piper

Ward 5 Guelph

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OCTOBER 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm.  Join us for our Virtual TOWN HALL with special guest Chief Gord Cobey.  We will be using Webex software for the event. Check back here for the link to join the meeting.

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If you are wondering about the name change, there's a simple explanation.  I have returned to my maiden/birth name Leanne Caron.  You can reach me at


The public engagement period ends on September 4, 2020.  We have received concerns from our constituents that the timeline for public input is too short, during the summer months and a global pandemic.  We hear you.  Although the city-led official engagement survey has ended, your input is still valuable for us, as your council representatives, to hear.   Link here for a list of the Council Composition Survey Questions.  Send us your responses directly by email.  We value your input and it will help us in our decision-making when this issue comes to Council for a decision.  


For the latest issues inviting public feedback, please visit our online feedback tool at


Never miss a meeting -- check out the City of Guelph Meeting Calendar.  It includes links to all Committee of the Whole and Council meeting agendas and minutes, as well as all Boards and Committees.


Stay involved with local democracy .. the public is welcome and encouraged to come to our meetings.





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