This week on Open Sources Guelph, we get to finally unleash our pent up election frustration. The Ontario campaign is finally underway, and we will talk about the stakes before we get a chance to talk to the candidates. We will also, for obvious reasons, have an update about the war in Ukraine. In the back half of the show, a Guelph city councillor might be making his final appearance as a Friend of OSG.
This Thursday, May 5, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:
This Means [Declaring] War. Proving again that things are not going his way, there’s rumblings out of the Kremlin that Russian President Vladimir Putin will *declare* war on Ukraine next week on Victory Day. But wait, hasn’t Russia been fighting a war in Ukraine for almost three months? Not according to them, it’s a “special operation.” Anyway, we’ll talk about this, plus Mariupol’s last stand in this week’s Ukraine update.
The Writ and the Pendulum. At almost the 11th hour, Premier Doug Ford shuffled over see Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor and asked her to dissolve the legislature to start the provincial election. Unofficially, the election’s been underway for weeks, if not months, but the campaign buses are now on the road, and the 30-day countdown is on to E-Day and whatever results there will be. We’ll talk about all the news from Day #1.
Salisbury’s Stake. The nominations for the 2022 Municipal Election opened this week, but one current councillor used the occasion to announce his intention not to run. Ward 4 will say goodbye to Mike Salisbury later this year, but for this week, we will talk to the esteemed west end councillor about his career highlights, his thoughts on this week’s council debates, and his recent success as an international multimedia artist.
Open Sources is live on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca at 5 pm on Thursday.