Open Sources (Ep. #318) Show Notes for March 18, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we skip over the luck of the Irish and get right to the anger of the Scots, and there’s a lot to be angry about. From a COVID conspiracy shindig in our town to a mega-media merger that’s unlikely to help anyone with access or pricing, we will make our outrage known. After that, we will turn to Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield, who will hopefully help bring the temperature down.

This Thursday, March 18, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Buggy Like the Wolfe. There was an anti-mask demonstration in downtown Guelph last weekend, but they didn’t want it known as an anti-mask demonstration. It was the largest gathering of its kind in our city, but it featured a lot of of familiar faces of from the movement from out of town, including Kellyanne Wolfe, who’s previously been arrested for her civil disobedience. We’ll talk about the bad, the really bad, and the ugly.

Win, Lose and Shaw. This week, Rogers announced that they were buying Shaw Communications, taking two big Canadian media companies and making one bigger media company. The combined company promises efficiencies, but what about jobs, competition, and cell phone and internet charges that never, ever seem to come down? Should the Canadian government approve another media monopoly? Will they?

Longfield Deeds. It’s constituency week for Members of Parliament, and this week Lloyd Longfield will talk to his constituents through CFRU. In his latest appearance on the show, Guelph MP Longfield will talk about the vaccine rollout, and how the Federal government is keeping on eye on the safety of vaccine supplies. He will also talk about the delay in delivering this year’s budget, and his thoughts on the last year and how the government’s pandemic response could have been improved.

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

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