It’s a first this week on Open Sources Guelph! As the provincial election marches on, we will go into expanded edition mode in this episode with three big guests who are all running to be Guelph’s next MPP. The first is hoping for an Orange Crush to help launch her to Queen’s Park, the second is a man who’s struggled to find a good home for himself in terms of parties, and the third proudly states he’s the “none of the above” option.
This Thursday, May 24, at 4:30 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:
Guelph Needs an Aggie? If there’s a reason that Agnieszka “Aggie” Mlynarz stands out from the Guelph pack, it’s because of her age. If she wins, she would definitely be one of the younger MPPs to sit in Queen’s Park, and it’s a notion that should not be dismissed as the NDP has been steadily gaining ground in this campaign. Still, Guelph’s going to be a tough run with strong contenders from the Liberals and the Greens all vying for the left wing vote. We’ll ask Mlynarz about that struggle, the NDP’s efforts to stand out on the left, the increasingly shorter odds of a Premier Horwath, and why her youth is an asset.
Man on the Mooney. It’s been quite the journey for Thomas Mooney in this election. He was originally looking to be the PC candidate, but behind the scenes skullduggery scuttled that notion. He then joined the Ontario Alliance, but it turns out the new party had some of the old problems. So now Mooney is running solo, but with his principles intact. We’ll talk to Mooney about the strange course of his journey in this election, why he still wants to be Guelph’s MPP party or no party, and why the question of who’s representing constituents, and who it is they’re really answering to, is the under-reported issue of the election.
Paul of the Above. Not for the first time, Open Sources will host a member of the None of the Above Party. For this election, in Guelph, Paul Taylor is carrying the banner for the [official] None of the Above option. Taylor drove transport trucks for many years, but was sidelined in 1997 due to a workplace injury. Since then he’s take on the role of advocate and support for workers injured on the job, and he’s made it a major point of interest in his political campaign. We’ll talk to Taylor about his advocacy, why he’s running for None of the Above, and what he thinks the real important issues are in this election.
Open Sources is live on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca at 5 pm on Thursday.