Open Sources (Ep. #353) Show Notes for November 25, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re looking cross country, and mostly about environmental stuff. We will head back to British Columbia where talk about Truth and Reconciliation has hit the proverbial fan again, and speaking of things hitting the fan, WE is back in the news too. For the back half of the show, we welcome back our local MPP to talk about the Ontario government’s very bad week on the environment file.

This Thursday, November 25, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Round Up the Usual Suspects. For the third time in three years, the RCMP raided a blockade set up by land defenders in the traditional territory of the Wet’suwet’an arresting, among others, two elders, three legal observers, and two journalists. The police action re-heated the debate at the intersection of Indigenous rights and the abuse of police powers, but is there any appetite to act on either of those issues right now?

Here WE Go Again. A report by CBC’s The Fifth Estate has backed up allegations from several people who donated to WE Charities thinking that they were building schools in Africa, but the donations seemed to go to schools that were already built. WE Charities has hit back hard against the press, which is kind of weird because weren’t they supposedly out of the charity business last year? We’ll talk about the recent developments.

Green Shook. This week, the Ontario Auditor General released a scathing report about the Ford government’s commitment to environmental protection and public transparency on matters around the environment. This sounds like a good week to have the Green Party leader of Ontario on the show! We’ll talk to Mike Schreiner about the AG report, the fight against Highway #413, and re-introducing his Paris Galt Moraine Bill.

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

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