Open Sources (Ep. #359) Show Notes for January 6, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re back after a holiday break. Did we miss anything? I know, we’ll tell you. Let’s see, we took a sudden U-turn back to lockdown this week in Ontario, but we did make some some progress on Truth and Reconciliation. On the other hand, it’s the first anniversary of that time a bunch of people tried to overthrow America for a game show host, and has anyone heard from Putin lately?

This Thursday, January 6, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Ford Have Mercy. Well, he said it wasn’t going to happen again, but what a difference a couple of weeks make. On Monday, after being largely missing for nearly three weeks, Premier Doug Ford announced a soft and time limited lockdown for Ontario to make it through the Omicron surge. So was it the right call, and could have any of this been avoided if there had been some different leadership at Queen’s Park?

Care Tactics. On Tuesday, the Federal government announced that they had reached a deal with Canada’s First Nations people to provide compensation for the inadequacies of the childcare system. The deal was a bit more generous than the one originally mandated in the original human rights challenge. So why did the government work so hard to avoid paying the original tab if they ended up paying more?

The 6th. Exactly one week ago today, a mob of over 3,000 people invaded Capitol Hill in Washington in the name of an alternative reality where Donald Trump had won a stolen election and they were going to “fight like hell” to get their country back. But looking back 365 days later we see that the danger has not passed, and that this coup was likely a dress rehearsal for the next. We’ll ask again: Can America be saved?

Ukraine, You Saw, You Conquered? Half a world away, the man that Trump admires the most, Russian President Vladimir Putin, is looking like he’s going to unleash his military might on the Ukraine. Almost eight years after seizing the Crimea, Putin’s forces have descended on the Ukrainian border, so is he getting ready to invade, and if he’s not, just what the heck is he doing and what does he hope to get out of it?

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

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