Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 15, 2015


This week on Open Sources Guelph we wrap up our campaign coverage with part 7 of 7 of our interviews with the candidates running in Guelph this election. [Insert ka-ching sound effect here] To our beloved listeners, we hope this series has been informative, and that in some small way assists you in making your decision on Election Day, or assisted you when you voted in one of the advance polls earlier this week. [Insert ka-ching sound effect here] But still, there’s one more interview to go, and it should be a good one. [Insert ka-ching sound effect here]

This Thursday, October 15, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz  and Adam A. Donaldson will talk with Conservative Party candidate Gloria Kovach.

So who’s Gloria Kovach? Here’s how she describes herself:

A native of Guelph, Gloria is known for her personal integrity, work ethic, outgoing personality and commitment to the service to others. Gloria’s experience as a member of Guelph City Council for 23 years, past-president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and 30 + years of working in the health care field give her an unparalleled understanding of the challenges facing this community.

“As a life-long resident of Guelph, I am honoured to represent Guelph Conservatives in the upcoming Federal election,” said Gloria Kovach. “Guelph is a dynamic and diverse city. I look forward to speaking with residents about how experienced leadership can ensure a prosperous future for Canadian families.”

Highlights of Gloria’s accomplishments include:
• Degrees in Health Science, Education and Nursing from Conestoga College, York University and Brock University.
• 30+ years of work experience in the mental health field (both as a nurse and as an administrator).
• 23 years as the Ward 4 Councillor for the City of Guelph.
• 4 decades of volunteer work with a wide variety of community-based non-profit organizations.
• Past president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and recipient of the YMCA Peace Medal as a result of her work with FCM (2006).
• Recognized by the United Nations for her work building sustainable communities in Uganda and the Czech Republic.

We’ll be asking Kovach about why after surviving 20 years on city council she’d want to jump right in to the even murkier waters of Federal Politics. We’ll also talk about the Conservative platform and how it might pertain to Guelph in particular reference to the Trans-Pacific Partnership. We’ll also hit hot topics like security and the environment, and ask Kovach, in the midst of three-quarters of Canadians saying they want change, why Guelphites should stay the course and send a Conservative to Ottawa.

***Reminder: Open Sources Guelph will be broadcasting live from the Bullring on Monday night bringing you all the latest election results. Details here.

Open Sources is live on CFRU 93.3 fm and at 5 pm on Thursday.

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