Open Sources (Ep. #347) Show Notes for October 14, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we deal again with some heavy issues without any easy answers. In the medical field, we have hospital laying people off who won’t get vaccinated, and in Afghanistan we have people in need but they live under the yoke of some dangerous authoritarians. Meanwhile, here in Guelph, we have a heritage building that was a fire trap. So many issues, and only one hour to cover them.

This Thursday, October 14, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

The Goodbye Doctor. A number of hospitals, including Guelph General Hospital, may be facing a staffing crunch as vaccine mandates are resulting in staff members being put on mandatory leave for not getting their jabs. How is this possible? How is there vaccine hesitancy among medical professionals? We will talk about that question, and how we balance the need for mandates, and the need to have a functioning staff.

The Humanitarian Factor. For nearly two months now, Afghanistan has been firmly in the hands of the re-entrenched Taliban, but as they’ve been consolidating their grip on power, the Afghan people have been suffering under an economic crisis with scarce resources, and inflated prices. The world’s governments are now working to get Afghanistan that aid, but what about the politics of co-ordinating with the Taliban?

I Caron A Lot. For the last few weeks, there’s been a lot of confusion and debate around a heritage property at 797 Victoria Road North. Council decided in a closed session that the building had to be demolished before it was destroyed in fire like other buildings on the property, and that’s when things got interesting… and more complicated. Ward 5 Councillor Leanne Caron will join us to talk about all the concerns she still has.

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

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