What an exciting time to be in political-centric radio! This week on Open Sources Guelph, there’s is so much friction to observe and report on, and we begin with the emergency leadership race of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, who are being asked to choose between two talented and accomplished women, and Doug Ford. Also, we’ll talk about how the shiny happy future of NDP leadership might actually be tearing the country apart (in parts).
***Reminder: Open Sources is preempted this week for Black History Month programming on CFRU, so this week’s episode will be available online here at 5 pm on Thursday.
This Thursday, February 8, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:
1) Only a Mulroney Can Save Us Now! Remember when Conservatives hated a) children of former Prime Ministers becoming political leaders, and b) professionals who have spent their working life in the U.S. returning to Canada to become political leaders? Don’t tell Caroline Mulroney because she’s ready to be Ontario’s next Premier. But you know what, so is Christine Elliott! Elliott will attempt to do what she couldn’t do last time, and convince the party membership to make her PC leader. At the same time, interim leader Vic Fedeli says that there are thousands of missing or incomplete membership forms in the PC Party’s member database. How is the party falling apart so badly a few months before a slam dunk election? And, oh yeah, Doug Ford something, something…
2) AB vs BC. Meanwhile, inter-provincial relations on the left coast hit a new snag this week over the issue of oil. Alberta’s NDP government has oil to sell, and it wants to get it to ships docked in British Columbia to haul it away to market. But not so fast! The NDP government in B.C. doesn’t want any part of that dirty oil, and is throwing up all kinds of road blocks up to keep it on the other side of the Rockies. Rachel Notley has now threatened legal action, saying that John Horgan is acting criminally in the interest of keep favout with the rogue Green Party MLAs that are holding up his government. Yikes. Who could have ever imagined such enmity between two prominent NDP governments? Is there any way forward, and will Justin Trudeau have to choose a side?
Open Sources is live on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca at 5 pm on Thursday.