Open Sources (Ep. #329) Show Notes for June 3, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re at the anger stage of grief. The anger is directed at our bloody, complex past and the discovery of more crimes against Canada’s Indigenous peoples, but it’s also directed at some politicians in the United States who want to forget the recent past. After working through our grief, we will talk to Ontario’s Liberal leader, and the fight he’s getting ready for one year from today!

This Thursday, June 3, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Uncover Story. The news that a mass grave of Indigenous youths was discovered on the property of the old Kamloops Indian Residential School shocked the nation, and put Truth and Reconciliation back on the proverbial front burner. Now, more than six years after the TRC delivered its 94 recommendations, we’re still lagging dangerously behind in creating equity with out Indigenous communities. So what happens next?

Court Authority. Last week, a vote to establish a bipartisan commission to investigate the Capitol insurrection on January 6 failed in the U.S. Senate. It’s just one of several signs over the last few months that the American right isn’t just moving towards authoritarianism, but are wholeheartedly embracing it. Can American democracy be salvaged, or are we doomed to watch the slow-motion coup from afar?

All About Steve. Wednesday marked the official one-year countdown to the 2022 Provincial Election, and although all the parties have a lot on the line, the real test will be for our special guest this week, Liberal leader Steven Del Duca. On the show this week, Del Duca will talk about what’s at stake with the next election, his opinion of the government’s latest pandemic moves, and his enthusiasm to win Guelph again for the red team.

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

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