Open Sources Show Notes for December 12, 2019

This week on Open Sources Guelph, Christmas comes early. At least it does if you want to hear sound bites from the six contenders that want to be the future leader of the Liberal Party of Ontario. They were all in Guelph last weekend, and we got them all on the record. Speaking of Ontario matters, we’re also going to talk about the current situation with the teachers, and then we’ll look to the other side of the pond and their current electoral situation.

This Thursday, December 12, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Boris’ Day. As we go to air, the people in the United Kingdom will be going to the polls, and if you thought Russian interference in an election was a purely American phenomenon, well Reddit users have got some news for you! Redditors discovered that a leak of supposed trade documents is linked to Russian disinformation, which makes an even more difficult election ever more difficult. So what’s going to happen when the votes are counted? Does Boris bounce back, or does Corbyn come with the upset?

Wrought for Teacher. If you thought last week’s one-day strike by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation was the end of the labour strife with Ontario’s teachers, think again. The OSSTF is looking again to a hold another one-day strike and they have submitted a list of demands to the Province in the hopes of diverting it. Meanwhile, the elementary teachers have escalated their job action with the second phase of a work-to-rule campaign, and the Catholic school teachers are planning job action of their own. How much longer can schools operate with this labour disruption?

Liberal Media. This past weekend, the Ontario Liberal Leadership campaign really got underway with the first debate between the six hopefuls, and it happened right here in Guelph. That debate was over two hours long, but afterward, we got the chance to spend a few minutes with all six of the candidates – Kate Graham, Mitzie Hunter, Michael Coteau, Steven Del Duca, Brenda Hollingsworth, and Alvin Tedjo – and chat with them about their odds of winning, and what the Liberals need to do to make a comeback in 2022.

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

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