Open Sources (Ep. #355) Show Notes for December 9, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re getting serious. Once again, December 6 was marked by the nation, but are we doing enough to think about gender-based violence everyday? Can we really get China to start changing course by refusing to play winter sports with them? And, because we’re also locally sourced, we will take a look at the ledgers at City Hall with someone who knows them very well.

This Thursday, December 9, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

More Than One Day a Year. On the same week we marked the 32nd anniversary of Canada’s deadliest instance of gender-based violence at L’École Polytechnique in Montreal, it’s important to note that women live under threat of violence everyday. From a Vancouver woman attacked on vacation in Mexico, to the sad milestone commemorated in Renfrew, ON, we will look at the everyday violence beyond December 6.

The Crying Games. President Joe Biden announced this week that the U.S. will be diplomatically boycotting the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The U.K., Australia and Canada all followed suit, but is it going to prompt China to change it’s mind on anti-democratic activities in Hong Kong, or the Uyghur genocide in Xinjiang? We’ll talk about that, and whether this will really hit the Olympics and the IOC where it hurts: the wallet.

’22 For the Money. Last week, Guelph city council approved the 2022-2023 budgets. It was a first for the city, a multiyear budget, and it set a levy increase of 4.21 per cent for next year. Not everyone on council voted in favour of it, and we will be joined by one of those ‘no’ votes his week. Ward 6 Councillor Dominique O’Rourke will join us to talk about the budget process, the result, and the challenges coming in the years to come.

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

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