Open Sources (Ep. #327) Show Notes for May 20, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph we’ve got repeats. We have some new developments on previously covered stories from conflict in the Middle East to conflict inside our own Canadian Forces that keeps getting more concerning. In the back half of the show, we’re going to cover transportation, housing, and municipal budgeting in a tight 22 minutes with our guest from Guelph City Hall.

This Thursday, May 20, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Something’s Gaza Give. The violence in Israel and the occupied territories has not gotten better since we talked about it last week. On Saturday, a building housing foreign media was bombed to get at a supposed Hamas hideout inside, but in front of the eyes of the world, it was another example of the disproportional power dynamic that’s seen hundreds of Palestinians killed, injured or displaced. So what now?

Fortin the Road. The twin crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and misconduct in the Canadian Forces combined this week as Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, the head of Canada’s vaccine rollout, stepped aside aside after the media uncovered an allegation of sexual misconduct against Fortin, and it turns out that he might have a long history of misconduct that the Forces was sitting on. Is their no bottom to the debauchery?

Mike & Volley. It’s been a busy time at Guelph City Council, and there’s a lot to catch up on. Helping us sort out current events this week is Ward 4 City Councillor Mike Salisbury, who will join us to talk about the City’s latest efforts to address homelessness in our community, Monday’s workshop about the move to multi-year budgeting, and the meeting coming up next week about Guelph’s new Transportation Master Plan.

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

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