Open Sources (Ep. #337) Show Notes for July 29, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we wonder about going too far. In Toronto, if could be argued that they definitely went too far “helping” homeless people get out of the park, and some people will say that it could be going too far to demand vaccine mandates. Some people are also saying that our city’s mayor has gone too far, and we’ll ask him about that and other stuff as we joins us for this week’s show.

This Thursday, July 29, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Intolerable Cruelty. Last week, the Toronto Police Service and City staff cleared a couple of homeless encampments from parks with, well, let’s call it “extreme severity.” For added authoritarian shades, the police tried to keep protestors and media out of the area, and a Canadian Press photographer was even among the people arrested. Why the use of force, and is this really how John Tory wants to handle homelessness?

Iron Mandate. As the Delta Variant ravages unvaccinated populations in the United States and around the world, governments are now flirting with vaccine mandates. It’s the same thing here in Canada. Even though the rate of people who are fully vaccinated continues to grow, there are certain areas where politicians and advocates want 100 per cent of people to be vaccinated, and they have to mandate to do it. So why not?

Summer of Cam. Guelph City Council went on summer break last week, which means that the mayor now has nothing better to do then appear on this show. Joking aside, there are some serious issues to discuss with Mayor Cam Guthrie, including the development of social housing, the use of MZOs, and the upcoming conference of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO). We’ll talk about all that, and how the mayor feels about being called a tyrant over COVID measures.

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

Photo Courtesy of the Toronto Star.

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