Open Sources Show Notes for March 5, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we want to focus on the nice things in life, like the crossover team-up of two young female activists, but instead there’s some grimier stuff we have to deal with, like a certain disgusting sticker that depicts one of the ladies above. We’re also going to talk about the rise in hate towards Canada’s First Nations’ people, the latest from the Democrats, and the official ballot for Canada’s own leadership race in the Opposition Party.

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

Blood, Threat and Tears. With a deal reached between the Wet’suwet’an hereditary chiefs and the government, it seems like we might be getting back on the road to Reconciliation, but it seems like some people are finding it harder to forgive and forget than others. Indeed, there are reports that anti-Indigenous racism has gone up in the weeks since the blockade began, which is only going to make progress on key issues harder to achieve. How can we resolve to do better?

Re-Greta. An Alberta energy company released a sticker that appeared to feature teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg being raped. After making the rounds on social media, X-Site committed to getting back all the stickers, and making amends with a code of conduct for employees, but the damage was done. Like with the t-shirts that suggested hanging the prime minister was a good idea, why do Canada’s energy companies feel like it’s okay to threaten violence if they don’t get their way?

Joe-mentum? What else are you supposed to call it now that former U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden has created a two-man race between him and Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Presidential nomination. The once nearly two-dozen large field is now basically down to Biden and Sanders, one represents centrism and the establishment, and the other represents progressiveness and revolution, but which one has enough juice to take on Donald Trump in November?

Eight is Enough. Marilyn Gladu, Rudy Husy, Jim Karahalios, Leslyn Lewis, Peter MacKay, Erin O’Toole, Rick Peterson, and Derek Sloan. One of them will be the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada after the official nominating period closed this past weekend, but does anyone have the right stuff to pose a significant threat to Trudeau? We mean aside from MacKay, who’s already calling for an election this October.

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

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