Open Sources Show Notes for October 22, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re going to get into a realm of law and politics you’ve long demanded we visit: fishing rights! We will head out to the east coast for that big story on Indigenous rights, and then we will look at the recently renewed fracas over the WE scandal. Then, in the second half of the show, we will talk to an old friend and former colleague about the COVID-age at Guelph City Council.

This Thursday, October 22, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Talk Lobster. “Lobster War” sounds like the subtitle for the next Aquaman movie, but in Nova Scotia it’s a real thing that’s happening with Indigenous fisherman on one side, and the rest of the Maritime fishery industry on the other. The House of Commons held an emergency debate on the matter after another fire destroyed a First Nations lobster facility on the weekend, but is this something the House can resolve, or is it just more anti-Indigenous racism in action?

Here WE Go Again. The spectre of the WE Charity scandal arose again this week on a couple of fronts with new reporting from Canadaland, and new demands from the Opposition to have an open and honest rake out about everything that went in to the decision to funnel a billion dollars of student COVID relief through WE. Justin Trudeau said that this is heading down a road to election, but does he really want to fight an election over ethics? Does anybody?

Allt in the Family. It’s October, but there are still a few very busy months at Guelph City Council left, so this week we will be joined by Ward 3 Councillor Phil Allt, and we will ask him to put on his philosopher’s hat from the old Beyond the Ballot Box show to talk about the changes to council operations in the COVID-age, whether or not he thinks some of those changes will be permanent, and how it’s been going so far. We will also talk to Allt about the upcoming budget season.

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

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