This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re flying the yellow and blue. We’re heading back to Ukraine to talk about the latest war developments and the refugee crisis, and we’re going to talk about the local response with the head of Guelph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church. Down at Queen’s Park meanwhile, it was a week of saying a pre-election “goodbye” to some our favourite and least-favourite MPPs.
This Thursday, March 3, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:
Not Another Refugee Crisis. Things are heating up with the war effort in Ukraine. Russia is intensifying their efforts, but they still haven’t taken the country even two weeks after the start of the war. As usual, the real cost of war is on the human scale. The number of refugees fleeing Ukraine is nearly two million, but as we’ve seen, not all refugees are created equal. Will the Ukraine crisis change how we treat refugees from other parts?
The New Adventures of Old Christine. In a surprise revelation last Friday, Health Minister Christine Elliott announced that she will not be seeking re-election in June. On the one hand that shouldn’t be a surprise, it’s been a long two years for the *Health* Minister, but on the other hand, she’s joining a dozen other Progressive Conservative MPPs in not running. We’ll talk about that, and we’ll talk about another high-profile resignation too.
Father Andrij Knows Best. Last Sunday, the Guelph community rallied to support the people of Ukraine with their voices and with their pocket books. The event was organized by parishioners with the Holy Protection of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Church, and this week we’re joined by Father Andrij Figol who will talk about the human costs of war, and how his church is working to rally support with the Guelph community.
Open Sources is live on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca at 5 pm on Thursday.