Open Sources (Ep. #383) Show Notes for June 30, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we end the month by catching up with the news, and boy there was a lot of it. From the United States will talk about the inevitable and closer to home we will talk about the new front bench at Queen’s Park. In the second half of the show, we’ll look at the UCP leadership race out west before tracing our way back home and the potential reprise of everyone’s favourite convoy.

This Thursday, June 30, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Roe Out. They finally did it. The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, voted to overturn Roe V. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that made abortion a constitutionally protected right. As a result, a patchwork of laws around abortion have taken effect across the United States, some places have completely outlawed abortion, and in others it’s much, much more complicated. So what happens next and why should we care?

All in the Family. Premier Doug Ford announced his new cabinet last week, and it was mostly made up of returning favourites in the roles they played before the election. But one of the new faces is none other than Michael Ford, who is the new Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism, and he says he definitely didn’t get the job because his uncle’s the premier. We’ll talk about this and other developments.

Eight is Enough. Oh yeah, there’s a leadership race happening in Alberta right now. Since Premier Jason Kenney announced his intention to step down last month, there have been eight different people who have stepped up to succeed him, and while they all agree that Kenney has to go, and that the NDP can’t win in 2023, they all have some very different ideas about Alberta’s future, but are any of them a winner?

Convoy BeBack. This weekend is Canada Day, and the perfect way to celebrate is to demand the end of government tyranny caused by mandates that no longer exist. The Freedom Convoy and its supporters, are planning a return to Parliament Hill on Friday, but they may find a less tolerant Ottawa Police. Still, organizers met with Conservative MPs last week, so this ain’t over and we must talk about it. Did we mention that Tamara Lich was also re-arrested?

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

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