Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday May 9, 2019

It’s another busy week here in the Open Sources Guelph newsroom. We’ve got environmental stuff on the go with talk about the carbon tax and the small matter of a million species dying out. In between, we’ll talk about religious matters of law in Quebec, and take a look at all the people who want to replace Donald Trump as the leader of the free world. Just business as usual.

This Thursday, May 9, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will (re) discuss:

Onward Carbon. A ruling from the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal says that the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, AKA: the Federal Carbon Tax, is constitutional. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, treating the situation with the appropriate amount of seriousness, compared this to game one of the Stanley Cup final, and said he plans to take it all the way to game seven, but is this more like “Game Over”? And what effect will this have on the separate Ontario court challenge to the GGPPA?

Text Secular. The CAQ government in Quebec is moving fast on Bill 21, which formally bans teachers, police officers, judges and others from wearing items like hijabs, turbans, kippas, and crucifixes in the course of their duties. Some people think this is only going to affect people working for the government, but there are some who are concerned that you might not even be able to take a bus while wearing a head scarf. So is it full speed ahead for the bill, or is there a chance that François Legault might relent?

Primary Runners. 21. It’s the number you need in Black Jack, but it’s also the number of candidates presently running for the Democratic nomination for President in the 2020 election. Some of them you may have heard about – Biden, Beto, Bernie, Warren Mayor Pete – and most of them you likely haven’t, but from this diverse (and still growing?) field will emerge the person to take on Donald Trump for the White House next year? So what do we think of the candidates so far?

Extinction Agenda. Good news everyone, the natural world is in the worst shape it’s been in since humans first walked the Earth. The United Nations is back again with another dire report about the end of the world, this time with a warning about over one million plant and animal species going extinct due to human action because of a variety of reasons up to, and especially including, climate change. So are we doomed, is there still a way out, and how do we get more people to care?

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

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