Open Sources Show Notes for January 30, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we will bear witness to the struggle for witnesses. It’s another week, but it’s the same old news south of the border as impeachment nears its end, or not. Up here in Canada, we’ve got drama of our own in the form of a leadership race that now has actual candidates. That’s big news to cover, and we’ll also make time to talk to a member of city council for whom CFRU is a constituent.

This Thursday, January 30, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Party of Ward 5. Guelph City Councillor Leanne Piper had a pretty good week at city hall by getting her fellow councillors to support the intervener status of six B.C. municipalities at the Supreme Court hearing on the carbon tax. We’ll talk to Piper about why that mattered, and we’ll talk about how she’s pushing developers on net zero, the last swim at Centennial Pool, the changes to development charges forced on the City by Bill 108, and all the other stuff that might be spinning around the horseshoe at this time.

Bolton Thrower. The lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump laid out his defense this week in the senate impeachment trial, which basically came down to, “he didn’t do anything, and even if he did do it, it’s not illegal.” But before you can say “acquittal”, former National Security Advisor John Bolton became part of the story again as early excerpts from his book are making it harder for so-called moderate Republican senators to politely decline witnesses with a clear conscious. We’ll talk about the latest impeachment developments.

Peter Ran. The Conservative Leadership race finally become a race this week with two candidates making their nomination official. Peter MacKay has predictably thrown his hat in the ring, and set an immediate fresh tone by signing up to march in Toronto Pride. Erin O’Toole apparently had so much fun running in 2017 that he’s going to do it again in 2020, but this time he’s running against “cancel culture” and for Free Speech on university campuses. That sounds…. great, but why are so many high-profile potentials sitting this round out?

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

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