This week on Open Sources Guelph, we consider change. Out of Toronto there was a report about policing that proved the worst case scenario, but will those numbers make a distance? Also, might this be the last session of the Canadian government led by the current prime minister? Some people think it’s possible. In the back half? We will work through some change of our own by talking to some local Indigenous voices.
This Thursday, June 23, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:
Police Story. Last week, the Toronto Police Service released a report into racial discrimination in law enforcement, and to no one’s surprise, especially the Black community of Toronto, racialized people are more like to get the harsher end of law enforcement whether that’s guns drawn, use of force, and strip searches once in custody. So are the police now finally going to address systemic racism in their ranks?
Tru-done? The latest session of the House of Commons is scheduled to come to an end this week, and not a moment too soon because a lot of pundits are saying that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is checked out, disengaged, and other non-superlatives. Unfortunately, inflation and a new scandal involving the RCMP have captured the media and the opposition’s attention, so is this summer going to be Trudeau’s big goodbye?
Live, Sort of, From the Park. Tuesday was National Indigenous People’s Day across Canada, but the Guelph festivities were in Riverside Park, the first in-person event for this occasion in two years. In lieu of a guest this week, we will play some of the audio from the event along with interviews with an Inuit artist, an Ojibwe drummer and drum maker, and the local president of the Métis Nation of Ontario.
Open Sources is live on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca at 5 pm on Thursday.
Photo Courtesy of NOW Toronto.