Open Sources (Ep. #341) Show Notes for September 2, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we go election crazy by dedicating three-quarters of the show to the Federal Election, which you may or may not know is going on right now. In fact, the 2021 Federal Election is officially half-over now, so let’s talk about the events to far, the latest news about Ontario’s vaccine passport program, and then we’ll welcome our special guest from the newly re-named Animal Protection Party!

This Thursday, September 2, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Half-Baked. Congratulations, you made it to the second half of the election. In the last week, Conservative leader Erin O’Toole has managed to stay on message, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has become the first party leader to get chased out of Bolton, and everyone else is trying to figure out how to spin third place. We’ll talk about the events of the election so far, and why it’s possible that no matter who wins, we lose.

Paper Fighter. He didn’t want to do it, but Premier Doug Ford announced Wednesday that Ontario will have its own vaccine certification program. With all the enthusiasm of a kid presenting his homework, Ford shared details about how and where all Ontarians will now be required to show they’ve gotten their shots. We’ll talk about the politics of reluctance, and if there are any holes in the government plan. (Hint: There are.)

Takin’ Karen Business. This week Erin O’Toole made his message of the day about animal welfare, so at least for a day it was a pretty big election issue. Karen Levenson though wants to make it an issue everyday, which is why she’s running to represent Guelph for the Animal Protection Party. Levenson will join us to talk about her love of animals, why the environmental polices of the major parties don’t go far enough, and more!

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

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