Open Sources Show Notes for November 12, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, it’s schadenfreude time! Sadly we can’t dedicate the whole hour to sad orange man, but we can discuss his status as a loser for at least one segment. After that, we will talk about the “Great Whole Foods Poppy Controversy of 2020” (TM), and we will talk to our local MPP about last week’s budget reveal, and the current status of fighting COVID-19 here in Ontario.

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

Loser. At around 11 am on Saturday November 7 the Trump Age unofficially came to an end when almost every media outlet called the election for former Vice-President Joseph R. Biden. Current President Donald Trump accepted the loss with grace and dignity spent the weekend golfing, rage tweeting and refusing to accept defeat. That’s not unexpected. What is unexpected is that the Republican Party is just going along with it. Are the GOP going to allow Trump to just build an alternate reality for himself?

Whole Fools. It was nightmare and a disgrace all in one package. Whole Foods, the grocery chain owned by Amazon, had apparently barred its Canadian employees from wearing a red poppy in honour of Remembrance Day, and in stark contrast to almost every other issue, the country’s governments acted swiftly to condemn Whole Foods. Did the media make too much of what was likely a cultural misunderstanding, and wasn’t cancel culture supposed to be bad?

Straight Outta Lockdown! The Ontario Government announced its budget last Thursday (and disappointingly they released it less than an hour before show time), and yes, there is record spending and record deficits, but what does all that extra spending buy us? This week we will be joined by Guelph MPP and Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner to talk about what he likes about the budget, what he wishes was in the budget, and his thoughts about how the Premier is handling this second wave of COVID-19.

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

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