Monthly Archives: June 2016

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 30, 2016

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We’ve got a bad feeling about this… On this week’s Open Sources Guelph, we depart from our usual format of two topics and an interview, or even four topics and no interview, and go with one topic and an interview. The momentous topic in question that requires a half-hour of discussion: Who would win a fight: a taco or a grilled cheese sandwich? But seriously, there was a pretty big vote in Britain last week, and it had widespread reverberations across the world, that continue to spread as everyone involved asks a simple question: Now what? So there’s that, and we call the police! No big deal, this was a pre-planned visit and not emergency. Continue reading

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TrudeauMania 2.0 Hits Comic Book Shelves

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To prove that there’s not just infectious enthusiasm about Justin Trudeau’s tenure as Canada’s PM in our own country, it seems that the prime minister will now be captured in four-colour glory on the comic book pages of Marvel’s big summer event series. For what good is it to be the leader of Canada if you can’t also boss around Canada’s comic book super-team, Alpha Flight. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 23, 2016

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It’s a week of break ups and make ups on this edition of Open Sources Guelph. Across the ocean, one country is deciding today if they’re going to dump the Eurozone experiment like a bad boyfriend that forgets your birthday and never picks up after himself. In Canada, the provinces made the decision to work with the Feds to expand the savings possibilities of the people. Meanwhile, one Conservative politician may be looking to dump his federal party and take his chances with a provincial one, and an old friend is coming by to help out with our ongoing political roast of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 16, 2016

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It’s been another one of those weeks. A week that reminds just how bad the bad guys can be and how even a night of dancing and frivolity can turn into an unprecedented bloodbath. On Open Sources Guelph this week, we will understandably try and tackle the terrorist attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL, site of what is now the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States. In more political concerns, we’ll talk about how the last two years have been going for the government of Kathleen Wynne here in Ontario, and how our local MPP got a new job in cabinet. Then, we’ll continue with part three of our twelve part series interviewing a member of Guelph’s City Council, who this time hails from Ward 5. Continue reading

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Downer and DeRuyter Coming Up on the Show

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It’s been a while since we’ve had special guests on the show, but we’re getting back to business this week with the latest city councillor to join our one-at-a-time round table, with Royal City’s top cop on deck to join us in studio soon.  Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 9, 2016

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Let’s talk elections this week. Who’s running them, who’s taking part in them, and how some people want to change them. This week on Open Sources Guelph, we will dive back into the U.S. Presidential Election, not for the last time, to talk about the end of the primary process, but maybe we should rename this segment “What stupid thing has Trump said now?” Meanwhile, a key Canadian political figure threw her support behind one of Mr. Trump’s rivals, while the federal government continues to dawdle about our own electoral reform ambitions. And in the end, we’ll discuss the Toronto by-election, where one good Ford might fill the shoes of another. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 2, 2016

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It’s June, and you know what that means, summer gatherings with all your friends on the weekend! Two federal political parties had that same thought last weekend, as they gathered in different parts of the country to talk shop and celebrate their victories or their loses that were really victories. We’ll talk about all the policy, gossip and gaffes that came out of the Liberal and Conservative conventions last weekend, and then dive into two serious issues that have been on the Open Sources Guelph radar for a while now.  Continue reading

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