It’s a gong show! It’s a circus! They’re acting like children! No, that’s not the U.S. Presidential race that people were talking about this week, but yeah, we’ll get to that. On this week’s Open Sources Guelph we’ll tackle Guelph city council’s tackling of leaks and the hour-and-a-half rake out that happened at the meeting Monday. We’ll also catch up with that election south of the border and all its colourful characters, and catch-up with our local Member of Parliament to get all the latest scoop from Ottawa.
This Thursday, April 28, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:
1) Super Tuesday 4: The Voyage Home? After victories for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in New York state, they were expected to achieve easy victories in five more states this past Tuesday. But not so fast. John Kasich and Ted Cruz formed a kind of rebel alliance, dividing their resources to take certain key states in an effort to avoid splitting the “Stop Trump” vote. Meanwhile on the Democrat side, Bernie Sanders hopes to pin Clinton into a contested convention too, but his odds are even longer with Clinton’s lead in both pledged delegates and super delegatesincreasing. When will this madness end?
2) Closed Encounters of the Heard Kind. Dysfunction at city council was laid out for all to see Monday at Guelph’s City Hall, as the integrity commissioner came back with a report based on a complaint about leaked information from a closed session of council in January. The reported opened the floor to what even some members of council called an airing of their dirty laundry, as a packed house, there to talk about more pressing concerns, watched in [likely] horror. Could this have been avoided though? Is city council having too many closed meetings for comfort? And why did the supposedly epic debate over the Community Energy Initiative fizzle?
3) The Longfield and the Short of It. We will welcome back Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield to CFRU for the first time since his election win last fall. Six months after being swept to power with Justin Trudeau and the Federal Liberals last October, there’s been a number of changes implemented in the affairs of government, and we’ll ask Longfield about as many of them as we can. Indigenous affairs, the 2016 budget, the environment, the long-form census, the dour economic situation, no item is off limit, and we will, of course, be asking your questions (if you have any). How is Longfield feeling about his Ottawa experience half-a-year into his mandate? We’ll ask him.
Open Sources is live on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca at 5 pm on Thursday.