Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday September 13, 2018

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we were all ready to hunker down and focus on our first batch of municipal election interviews, but no, Doug Ford had to go and break constitutional norms because he wasn’t going to be stopped by some un-elected judge! Or something. Anyway, we’ll talk about all this notwithstanding talk, and then we’ll get right into the interviews.

This Thursday, September 13 at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Clauses are Made to be Broken. It seemed like victory for people against the Ford government’s sweeping move to halve Toronto City Council, but later Monday afternoon, Premier Doug Ford announced that he was going to go to extraordinary measures to make sure the City of Toronto does things his way. Ford’s announcement that he’s going to use the notwithstanding clause of the Constitution for the first time in Ontario history shocked Torontonians, politicos, politicians, the legislature, and legal scholars, feeding more the impression that Ford is doing this as a political vendetta. We’ll talk about the implications.

2018 Election Round-Robin Part 1.  For this year’s municipal election, the Open Sources team is trying to get quick, 10-minute interviews with as many city council candidates as we can. This week, we’ll play the first four:

Dan Gibson (Ward 1)

Charlene Downey (Ward 1)

James Gordon (Ward 2)

Dominique O’Rourke (Ward 6)

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

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