Open Sources (Ep. #380) Show Notes for June 9, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, it’s time to get back to normal. Following Election Day (and our Election Night special) we will take a broader look at the provincial results and talk about where we go from here, and then we will catch up with recent developments in Ukraine, where there is still a battle for control of the country. In the back half of the show: You know him, you love him, and you just re-elected him!

This Thursday, June 9, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Ford More Years. In a surprising non-surprise, Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives won 83 seats to hold the majority in the Ontario Legislature. The overwhelming endorsement of Ford, combined with the incredibly low voter turnout, leaves us with many questions, including who will lead both the NDP and the Liberal Party against the Ford juggernaut. We will wrap up our election coverage with some final thoughts.

105 Days Later. While we weren’t looking these last few weeks, the Russian war in Ukraine has been pressing on now for over 100 days, which is about 100 days longer than a lot of people expected. The fog of war makes it difficult to see who has the advantage, but Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s been visiting the front, and Vladimir Putin’s been rattling the sabre so the optics are definitely telling one story. We’ll talk about the latest developments.

Mike Back! For Guelphites looking for a silver lining in Thursday’s election, it came in the form of Mike Schreiner’s overwhelming re-election to Queen’s Park for a second term. While he’s still the only Green member in the Legislature, Schreiner will return as essentially the only opposition leader to survive the election, so does that give him more power? And how is he going to keep doing politics differently with a now stronger Ford in government?

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

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