Open Sources (Ep. #310) Show Notes for January 21, 2021

 

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we celebrate survival. We made it to the end of the Trump reality show presidency, and are enjoying the first full-day of the Biden era. We’ll have some thoughts about that, including a surprising Canadian connection, and we’ll also talk about how Canadian conservatives are concerned now about their own Trump connections. In the back half of the show, our special guest will be the man that leads Guelph’s police officers.

This Thursday, January 21, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

This American Carnage Stops Right Here. After four years, 30,000 lies and one coup attempt, the Donald Trump era came to an end on Wednesday with the 45th President refusing to acknowledge reality, and the 46th President, Joe Biden, resetting the political clock by acknowledging 400,000 dead people from COVID-19 in a pre-inauguration ceremony. We’ll talk about the hard work going forward including the cancellation of a certain pipeline that rhymes with “Bee-stone”.

Nazi Gold. A Press Progress investigation revealed that a famous Neo-Nazi made a campaign donation to the Conservative leadership campaign of Derek Sloan. It’s never a great time to hear that someone in your caucus is getting donations from Nazis, but the news broke after Conservative leader Erin O’Toole made it known that he did not want to be Canada’s Donald Trump, but does he have any choice with so many people in his own party being caught in MAGA hats?

Zoom Patrol. Last year the world took a good, hard look at the police, and how policing is done in communities like Guelph, and there are still a lot of questions left outstanding. We’ll try and get some answers this week in an interview with Guelph Police Chief Gord Cobey as we talk about his thoughts on the “Defund the Police” movement, how the Guelph Police are trying to adapt to community concerns, and what lessons he learned from 2020 that he’s applying to 2021.

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

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