Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday December 7, 2017

There’s some big trouble brewing on this week’s Open Sources Guelph. No, no one on this show has broken the law, but someone that was once in the Trump administration sure did! How about the Trudeau government, anyone breaking the law there? Maybe not, but that doesn’t mean the opposition isn’t kicking up some kind of fuss. And finally, no laws were broken during the passing of the city budget this week, but some feelings were probably hurt. 

This Thursday, December 7, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

1) Out Like Flynn. It was big news last Friday as former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn became the fourth person involved with the Presidential campaign, and administration, of Donald Trump to be indicted over the investigation into Russian collusion by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller. Reaction was swift as protestors gathered to ironically chant “Lock him up!” as Flynn surrendered himself, and Trump frantically tried to spin the situation only to tweet himself deeper into collusion accusations. We’ll talk about the latest developments, and maybe a bit about Trump’s Mideast “breakthrough” on Wednesday.

2) Poor Morneau. As you may know, Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau is a rich man. In recent weeks, the question has been asked though, has Morneau been open and honest enough about his wealth, and has he been managing that wealth in conjunction with his government job? There’s plenty here that looks bad for Morneau, and for the Trudeau government, which ran on a platform of helping the middle class. Here’s the tricky part, Morneau has not technically violated any ethical lines, that’s not to say that it doesn’t look bad, but lawfully, he’s in the right. Still, how long can the Liberals circle the wagons ’round Morneau?

3) Less Than Three. The City of Guelph passed its 2018 budget this week, and though it was a tight five-hour final process, that didn’t mitigate the controversy, the sniping, or the last minute deal-making. Councillors Phil Allt and Cathy Downer will join us to talk about the process and the results there-in. From the funding of an extra $100,000 for the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition, to the use of money from the Reserve Funds to keep the Dedicated Infrastructure Levy at one per cent, to Councillor Mike Salisbury ‘No’ vote on a procedural matter, we’ll pack as much budget talk as we can into 25 minutes!

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

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