Open Sources Show Notes for January 23, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, it’s the topic you’ve been wanting to hear us about since the start of the year: Guelph’s new tap-and-go transit pass card! Just kidding, we’re going to talk about impeachment, and then we’re going to talk about the labour strife with Ontario’s teachers. For the back half of the show, we’re going to have a sit down conversation with returning OSG champion, Mike Schreiner.

This Thursday, January 23, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Impeachment Pits. This week the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump got underway in the Senate, and it’s still not 100 per cent certain about how this will turn out.  Are their enough Republican doubters willing to vote to have the complete trial Democrats are demanding? And what about Trump’s cast of TV-ready lawyers, are they up to the task? Alan Dershowitz couldn’t even make it the weekend without walking back the party line. We’ll bring you up to date.

Strike Back. Over one million students in Ontario had to miss at least one day of school this week because of labour disruption. This week is the roughest so far in the province’s schools as the Ministry of Education is fighting a labour war on five fronts with ever teachers unions in Ontario having entered into some kind of strike action or work-to-rule campaign. What will it take to break the log jam between the province and the teachers, and might public support wane as the strife continues?

Open Mike. Once again we’ll be joined by Guelph MPP Mike Schreiner, and there’s so much to talk about that we can’t possibly cram into about 23 minutes of show time, but we’ll see what we can do. Among the list of possible topics: the teachers strikes (plural), bear hunts, the provincial economy, transit, electric vehicles, the Supreme Court challenge to pollution pricing, and accidental non-emergencies at nuclear power plants. And who knows what might come up before showtime…

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

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