This week on Open Sources Guelph, we revisit a couple of our favourite people, one is a youthful, active, left-leaning Canadian politician in his late-40s, and the other is an inactive, inattentive, and far-right leaning American businessman turned politician in his mid-70s. Who are they? Well, they’re not one of the councillors from Guelph’s fourth ward, who will be our special guest in studio this week.
This Thursday, June 20, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:
Look Who’s Coughing. U.S. President Donald Trump tried another media charm offensive last week in which he memorably told his Chief of Staff to leave while coughing in the middle of an interview where he said he would accept foreign interference in the 2020 election. Also, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is trying to convince the world that Iran is up to no good, while Trump says New York Times reporters should be tried for treason for talking about America’s cyber actions against Russia. Just another week in America!
Tru-Don’t Know How it Ends. Meanwhile, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a busy Monday meeting U.N. officials in Ottawa in the morning, greeting the Raptors in Toronto at lunch, and heading to Montreal at night for a Pride event. All in a day’s work as MPs in the House of Commons are working towards the end of the session, and, indeed, the end of the term. We’ll talk about what the Trudeau government is getting done in its last days, and look ahead to what might affect the vote during this fall’s general election.
Catching Up on Salisbury Hill. We don’t often get a visitor from the Ward 4 caucus, but we’re pleased to welcome back to the show Councillor Mike Salisbury. We’ll touch on some stuff in Guelph’s west end, but we’ll also get Salisbury’s perspective on issues present and future at city council including the changes to Guelph’s leash laws, the ongoing effects from provincial changes, and council’s growing sense of unease about the size and type of development in the city. Plus, we’ll talk about the in-camera controversy from Monday’s council meeting.
Open Sources is live on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca at 5 pm on Thursday.