Monthly Archives: August 2015

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday August 27, 2015

“Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.” The faint praise of a middling bureaucrat in the wake of a tremendous humanitarian disaster still haunts us 10 years later on this week’s Open Sources Guelph. In a bizarre bit of timing, we consider another burgeoning humanitarian crisis, this time in Europe with thousands of refugees trying to escape the chaos of Middle East conflicts. All that, plus the Ashley Madison hacks, and (naturally) all the latest campaign news form the meat of this week’s show. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday August 20, 2015

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What’s the matter with you? You guys listen to Open Sources Guelph to learn more about these fantasy scandals and it amounts to zero! Have you guys never cheated on your tax return?! This week’s show isn’t a deal, it’s a nothing. We don’t read tax forms, it’s done by the people in the tax department. Don’t like it? Well you’re a lying piece of $#!%! You too! You’re making an issue out of nothing! He’s nothing! Open Sources is producing good radio! It’s nothing! It’s nothing! It’s zero! (Quietly lead away by private security.) Continue reading

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Old Man Calls Duffy a “Zero” and Calls Media “Pieces of $#!%”

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Former Stephen Harper Chief of Staff Nigel Wright was on the stand for something like 71st day in a row at the trial of Senator Mike Duffy today. Every day on the campaign trail, Harper is getting pelted with questions from the media concerning what he knew and when, which, admittedly, can get tiresome for anyone interested in knowing more about the Conservative platform or any subject not involving the words “senate” and “expenses.” So in what’s sure to be one of the most re-played moments of the election, one person decided to stick up for his man Harper in the wake of mounting and deafening media demands for answers with hilarious results. Continue reading

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NDP Rips Off Jon Stewart to Slam Conservatives

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Look, it’s been a rough week for Prime Minister Stephen Harper. A lot of new details revealed in the Nigel Wright testimony at the Mike Duffy trial has not reflected well on him and his administration, and questions about the specifics continued to dog the PM as he hit a hardware store on the campaign trail today. As journalists and opponents keep firing pointed questions about who knew what and when, the NDP has decided to have some fun with the very serious allegations of corruption. Continue reading

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John Oliver Demonstrates Necessity of Decent Sex Ed

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On his show Last Week Tonight last Sunday, John Oliver turned his attention to the stunning lack of uniformity and accuracy among varying sex education courses across the United States. As fate would have it, the debate here in Ontario about our own reformed sex ed curriculum heated up again this week, but we’ll leave it to Oliver to explain why it’s essential. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday August 13, 2015

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Welcome to Week 2 of the 2015 Campaign. If you’re not tired of the election yet, get ready because Open Sources Guelph is going to recap the week and the major issues before diving headlong again into the murky and messy topic of U.S. race relations as we mark a sad anniversary and events that seem constantly to be repeating themselves. Continue reading

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VIDEO: Now This is How You Run for Office

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Ever heard of Wyatt Scott? No reason you should have, he’s an entrepreneur and a married father of one living in the Fraser Valley. He’s also running for Parliament, hoping that the residents of┬áMission Matsqui Fraser Canyon cast their vote for him on Election Day. He’s an independent candidate running on a platform of universal post-secondary education, reaffirming the rights of Canada’s Indigenous People, and protecting our natural resources. He’s one of those candidates that doesn’t get a lot of press and quietly goes about his campaign trying to shed light on causes and issues that don’t get the lion’s share of media attention. And that’s probably why he created this, perhaps the best campaign video ever produced. Continue reading

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