Open Sources (Ep. #348) Show Notes for October 21, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’ve got a potpourri. “Potpourri” is the category on Jeopardy! where they’ve got a lot of great answers that don’t fit into other categories, so this week’s show is a potpourri as we discuss the Alberta municipal elections, and the murder of another British Member of Parliament. In the back half of the show, we’re going to interview a Kitchener man who made history in last month’s Federal election.

This Thursday, October 21, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

La Vie en Wildrose. History was made in Alberta this week with former Liberal cabinet minister Amarjeet Sohi being elected the mayor of Edmonton, and former Calgary city councillor Jyoti Gondek elected as her city’s first female mayor. Alberta also had two province-wide referendums on equalization payments and daylight savings time, so there’s a lot of political stuff to talk about. What do the results tells us?

David Amess. Southend West MP Sir David Amess was stabbed to death at a constituency event last Friday, and a British citizen of Somali heritage was taken into custody for the crime. The incident brought comparison to the murder of MP Jo Cox just five years ago, and re-ignited a debate about whether U.K. politicians need more security. But where’s the fine line between security and access?

A Morrice Line. Kitchener Centre MP-designate Mike Morrice made history last month when he became the first Green Party candidate elected to the House of Commons from Ontario. Morrice will tackle another first this week, appearing on Open Sources Guelph, to talk about the secret to his success, what he’s looking forward to doing in the House, and how he’s now in prime position to help shape the future of Canada’s Greens.

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

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