Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 26, 2015


Almost two weeks after the attacks in Paris, things seem to be unraveling all the more in terms of the world’s tenuous geopolitical situation. This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’ll do our small part to offer insight and analysis on these perilous circumstances, and the consequences of the ongoing war, like refugees. Meanwhile in Canada, the domestic picture is not so rosy with money issues and the return of a name whom in no small way had a huge impact on the outcome of the election. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 26, 2015”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 19, 2015


In a strange turn of fate, the year on Open Sources Guelph began with an attack on Paris, and as the year winds down, Paris has come under attack again. As the news has buckled under the weight of changing developments, we will also take a look at two homegrown developments, whether a serial killer has the right to sell awful conspiracy/spy fiction, and the struggle for the Royal City to balance the books once again. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 19, 2015”

Trudeau Makes Public Marching Orders to Ministers


As part of the move to openness, transparency, and all that stuff, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released the mandate letters he gave to each member of his cabinet. What’s the big deal? The letter offers insight into what Trudeau wants and expects his executive to do over the course of this four year mandate, in terms of both the general tone of his government, and in terms of the specific goals for their ministries. So what does PM23 have in mind from now till 2019? Continue reading “Trudeau Makes Public Marching Orders to Ministers”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 12, 2015


The honeymoon’s over this week on Open Sources Guelph. A little more than a week into the Trudeau-rific era, and Canada’s getting hosed by the TPP, approving the dumping of sewage into our favourite river, and what’s this we hear about the budget being in deficit before Justin Trudeau puts it into deficit? Yeah, it’s pretty rough out there, but not as rough as some people. Suicide rates are increasing amongst middle-aged white men, while in the United States, a middle-aged black man is killing his chances to become president with some creative re-writting of his biography.  Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 12, 2015”

The Madness of (Would Be) King Tom


Losing is never easy; ask Stephen Harper. Actually, you can’t ask Stephen Harper because he’s been engaged in a Kafkaesque maneuver of crawling along the floor boards of Parliament Hill and the Capital area in an effort to avoid pictures of him not being Prime Minister from being taken. But if there’s one thing Harper has done well since October 19, it’s accept the loss. He lost the election, conceded defeat, and as difficult as it may be, he’s moving on with his life. Perhaps, Tom Mulcair should take note. Continue reading “The Madness of (Would Be) King Tom”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 5, 2015


After taking a week off, Open Sources Guelph is now forced to talk about Justin Trudeau again. The new Prime Minister is “Designate” no more, and he revealed his first cabinet to an excited throng of over 3,500 people at Rideau Hall yesterday. Meanwhile, the countries going to hell in a hand cart. (Thank Justin.) Ontario’s got more than 99 problems and now has two new ones. Meanwhile, buying a house in certain parts of the country is getting more and more expensive, and money maybe having too much influence at one of Canada’s universities. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 5, 2015”

Your New Cabinet for the Government Is…

Today at Rideau Hall, the new cabinet of Canada’s 42 Parliament was sworn in along with the 23rd Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. With 184 members to choose from, and a promise to have equal representation between all regions and gender parity, selection could not have been easy, but it was done. Now there are 30 new minister, each with daunting responsibilities as everyone is looking to the new government to immediately act on a myriad of issues. So who are these brave souls? Continue reading “Your New Cabinet for the Government Is…”