Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday March 7, 2019

This week, Open Sources Guelph will give up cynicism for Lent. Just kidding! We might as well give up breathing!! So considering that, we’ll spend this week talking about the end of the Liberal Party of Canada, and the death knell of the New Democrats. Good thing we didn’t give up hyperbole for Lent either. In any event, we’ll welcome back an old friend from Ward 2 to talk about the budget, and all the latest issues from City Hall.

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

See More Butts. If Jody Wilson-Raybould’s testimony was meant to be the end of the SNC Lavalin scandal, it wasn’t! Treasury President Jane Philpott resigned from cabinet saying that she lost her trust in it given the pressures put on Wilson-Raybould. Meanwhile, Andrew Scheer has been pushing Justin Trudeau to resign, which seems relatively unlikely, and the PM’s long-time friend and advisor Gerald Butts testified on Wednesday, which means that the shelf life of this scandal will roll on for at least another week. We’ll talk about the latest developments.

NDPredicament. Jagmeet Singh finally won a seat in the House of Commons last week, but since the House is recessed, he’s going on a cross-country tour for an election dress rehearsal. While things are looking up for Singh and the NDP, they’re also looking rather dire. Prominent NDP caucus member Nathan Cullen joined over a dozen other NDP MPs in announcing their intention to not run for re-election, and in a caucus with less that four dozen members, that’s a problem. Given the situation mentioned above, what’s the deal with the NDP?

Altered Gordon. It was a big week for city council as they passed the 2019 Tax Supported Budget, so what an excellent opportunity to have Ward 2 Councillor James Gordon on the show. We’ll talk about all the ins and outs of the budget process, from the infrastructure levy, to the homelessness issue, to the Wellbeing grant. We’ll also talk to Gordon about how things are going with his new Ward-mate, updates on the Speedvale underpass, and affordable housing pressures on the City. And, if you’re lucky, we’ll also get a chance to talk about the Councillor’s new album.

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

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