Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween! We’ve got the scariest punditry you could ever imagine on this week’s edition of Open Sources Guelph. There’s danger and intrigue as the Federal leaders gather their thoughts after the election, there’s a bottomless well of horrors being revealed in Washington as the investigation into Trump goes deeper, and then there’s the most ghastly of all creatures, a smiling Doug Ford telling you he wants to be your friend. [Inset evil laugh.]

This Thursday, October 31, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Forty-Three Easy Pieces. Yes, Justin Trudeau won the election, and he’s gone to the Governor General to announce his intention to form government, but he still came in second place in terms of the popular vote, and he’s got a resurgent west to try and appease. Still, might Andrew Scheer have problems in his own backyard? Are some Conservatives looking to put the ‘progressive’ back in the party in the name of electability?

An Impeachable Moment. U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that armed forces had killed ISIS leader Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi, and then he went to a baseball game and was ‘Boo’ed.’ It was the only bright spot in a month-long, non-stop barrage of news about his attempted to leverage military support for Ukraine in exchange for dirt (real or made-up) on a political opponent. It’s been a while since we’ve talked about Trump, and there’s so much to talk about.

Once More with Less Feelings. The Ontario Legislature got back to business on Monday after nearly five-months off. The last session of Queen’s Park was not the, ahem, friendliest, but Premier Doug Ford did a round of press last week (unusual) and talked about how there was going to be a whole new Ontario government! Still, can he achieve that with growing discord among teachers, and by continuing the Supreme Court challenge of the carbon tax he’s bound to lose?

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

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