Open Sources (Ep. #350) Show Notes for November 4, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we think globally and act locally. We will talk about that gathering of world leaders in Scotland trying to solve climate change, or at least that’s what they say, and closer to home, the Canadian government is still taking Indigenous people to court. In terms of acting locally, we will talk to the head of Guelph Campaign School about running for something next year.

This Thursday, November 4, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

COP Show. Called the “last best chance” for world leaders to take decisive action on climate change, *almost* all the power players descended on Glasgow this week for COP26. There were a lot of pretty words inside the conference, but outside there was a lot of skepticism and outright anger as key polluters like Russia and China both took a powder on this COP. So was their progress, or are we still on the march to doomsday?

Fight Court. If the lesson of this most recent election was that the government’s not doing enough to support First Nations people, it seems to have been lost on the Federal Liberals. The government is appealing a ruling from an Ottawa court to compensate Indigenous people taken from their homes and families as children, even though the new Indigenous Services minister says she wants a resolution. But seriously, does she?

Rock ‘n’ Roll Try School. Speaking of elections, there will be a Municipal Election next year, so local advocate are probably thinking about the stakes, their commitment, and the odds if they choose to run. Those decisions are even harder for people from under-represented communities, which is where the Guelph Campaign School is hoping to help out. Teresa McKeeman will join us this week to talk about her efforts.

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

Photo courtesy of Bruno Maçães’ Twitter.

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