Open Sources (Ep. #363) Show Notes for February 3, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re occupying the airwaves starting at 5 pm, but we promise to give them up at 6 pm. Unlike some people, we know how to not wear out our welcome, but we also known Nazis are bad. We’re going to talk about you-know-what in Ottawa, and the surprisingly fast and destructive effect on the Conservative Party, plus we’ll have an interview with a provincial party leader.

This Thursday, February 3, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

You Nazi-n Seen the Last of Us. A weekend of protest turned into a week of protests not just in Ottawa, but on the border in Coutts, AB where people claiming to be fighting for truckers are doing them harm with delays. There were Nazi symbols, the desecration of national monuments, stealing food from homeless people, and lots of threats of death and rape for those following the rules. How did it come to this?

O’Toole of Denial. While the protestors came to Ottawa for the resignation of Justin Trudeau, it looks like they will have to settle for Erin O’Toole instead. The Conservative leader’s support seemed to completely collapse in caucus after he (reluctantly?) met with members of the Freedom Convoy, displeasing the hard right and disappointing the centre. Is the real political winner this past weekend PM Trudeau?

Something to Drew On. There was another protest this past weekend in downtown Toronto that got significantly less attention, a protest against a war between the West and Russia over the Ukraine. Communist Party of Ontario leader Drew Garvie was there, and this week the reformed Guelphite will talk about the stakes of this spring’s provincial election, pandemic changes to society, and why peace is not just a Federal issue.

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

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