Open Sources (Ep. #364) Show Notes for February 10, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re relieved to longer hear the honking of the horns. Not that we really heard them, but the thought of it kept us up all night. You know what else is keeping us up? How about the thought of a bilateral meeting with Pierre Poilievre and Boris Johnson? We will talk about those two in the first half of the show, and in the second half we’ll talk Guelph business with the man from the (Ward) 6ix.

This Thursday, February 10, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

The Pierre Up There. It didn’t take long for Pierre Poilievre to do what many Canadian politicos expected him to do and become the first person to enter the new Conservative leadership race. We’ll talk about that, plus Candice Bergen’s not-great first week as the interim leader of the party, and the politics of ending the pandemic with Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.

Chuck Boris? Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom, their Conservative leader (and Prime Minister) Boris Johnson is under pressure from all sides, including his own, to offer answers, or, at worst, his neck, for a number of parties at 10 Downing Street that broke COVID lockdown protocols, including a social gathering that took place at the same time Queen Elizabeth sat alone at her husband’s funeral. Is this the end of Boris?

Mark Tank. It was a busy week at Guelph City Hall, as Committee of the Whole talked about licensing short-term rentals like AirBnBs, initiating a Municipal Accommodation Tax to support the promotion of tourism, and a new program to get people interest-free loans so they can make green improvements on their homes. That’s a lot to unpack, and this week Ward 6 Councillor Mark MacKinnon will give us a hand moving it.

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

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