Open Sources (Ep. #377) Show Notes for May 12, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, it’s almost all election, all the time. In the first part of the show, we’re going to talk about the latest Ontario election news from around the provincial campaign trail, and in the back half we will have our first local candidate interview. In between through, we’re heading back to the U.S. where they’re got a whole new calamity if you’re a fan of reproductive rights for women.

This Thursday, May 12, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

The Men Who Stare at Votes. We’re now in the second week of the election campaign, the opening moves are done and it’s time for the middle game. The party leaders are spread out around our massive province with Steven Del Duca releasing the Liberal’s platform, Andrea Horwath and Mike Schreiner doing swings through the north, and Doug Ford feeling so confident that he took Monday off. We’ll talk about the latest.

Roe in the Dark. A (not Guelph) Politico story revealed a leaked draft from the U.S. Supreme Court effectively repealing Roe V. Wade, the landmark case that made abortion legal in the United States. Pro-Choice advocates have been galvanized the last week as America’s anti-abortion wing has been more concerned about the leak than the fact that their 50-year mission has finally come to fruition. So what happens next?

Burnett What You Know. Finally, we start to hear from the local candidates running in this provincial election! Perhaps fittingly given the party’s history in Guelph, we kick things off with Communist candidate Juanita Burnett, who will talk to us about her party’s platform, “A people’s alternative for Ontario”, and why a Communist voice is an important one to hear in this very busy campaign field.

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

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