Open Sources (Ep. #349) Show Notes for October 28, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, the times they are a-changin’. We have a new cabinet for the Federal government, and there were actually a few surprises. We will also talk about how things never really seem to change at the Provincial level, at least on battling COVID. In the back half of the show, we will talk to a Guelph city councillor, who will be looking over a new kind of City of Guelph budget next month.

This Thursday, October 28, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Shuffle Pieces. More than a month after the very urgent election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finally named his new cabinet. Chrystia Freeland continues her apparent ascendancy to the PMO, Anita Anand gets a new mess to clean up at the Ministry of Defence, and former Greenpeace provocateur Steven Guilbeault is now the Environment Minister. What messages can we take from the cabinet appointments?

Ford of the Flies. It was the best of times, it was the most confusing of times. While the Ontario government did something bold this week by announcing legislation to limit the amount of hours you can be on-call for work, they’re lagging on vaccine mandates for health workers, education workers, the nursing shortage, and perhaps an overly optimistic end date for COVID precautions. So what’s next at Queen’s Park?

Dan with a Plan. Next week, the 2022-2023 Guelph Budget will be released for public consumption. It’s the first multi-year budget that the City’s every done, and there will be a lot of competing interests and a lot of pressure on keeping things affordable. On top of all that, it’s the last budget before the next election. Ward 1 Councillor Dan Gibson will join us this week to preview this year’s budget dilemmas.

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

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