Open Sources (Ep. #321) Show Notes for April 8, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we come down off the post-Easter chocolate high with a very busy news week. We’ve got some mixed messages here in Ontario about the latest COVID restrictions, and there’s controversy in Ottawa with allegations of gross (and gross) misconduct. From the U.S., we’ve got a pretty big trial happening across the lakes right now, and there’s this guy from Florida…

This Thursday, April 8, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

The Hurt Lockdown. Last Thursday, Premier Doug Ford announced that Ontario will be locking down again… sort of. The move was greeted with near universal derision with some medical professionals saying that the lockdown was too soft, and others noting that there needs to be a concentration of vaccine distribution at workplaces and schools. We’ll talk about the latest from the third wave of the pandemic.

Trial By Fury. The trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged with killed George Floyd last summer, has been unfolding for the last two weeks, and the prosecution has been making a convincing case of Chauvin’s guilt complete with members of the Minneapolis force testifying against their former colleague. Will justice be served this time, or will the Blue Wall hold and keep Chauvin out of prison, and then what?

Army of Stun. There’s been a controversy under the radar with the Canadian Forces, accusations that the highest levels of the military and the Ministry of Defence ignored repeated reports of sexual misconduct and abuse. This is not great, and it’s not great for either this moment of social reckoning, or a prime minister that claims to be a “feminist”, so is this the moment everything changes, or will we end up back at the status quo?

Gaetz-gate. You may have heard of Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz, a man who’s tied his sail to Donald Trump by being a bloviating partisan hack without a single legislative accomplishment to his name. It turns out that Gaetz and Trump have more in common that it originally appeared with the former now under Federal investigation for a variety of sex crimes. We’ll close out the show with a very special schadenfreude segment.

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

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