Open Sources (Ep. #386) Show Notes for July 21, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re thinking charitably. The Pope is coming, so we’re going to put away our sinful ways and talk about his visit, plus the pressing need to take desperate action on housing in Canada. In the back half of the show, we will talk about the local effects of the housing crisis, and other matters, with the head of Guelph’s city council, none other than Mayor Cam Guthrie!

This Thursday, July 21, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Pope Goes the World. Next week, Pope Francis arrives in Canada for what he’s calling a “Penitential Pilgrimage”, a chance for himself, the Church and Canada’s Indigenous community to find solace for the disastrous history of residential schools. But what happens after the Pope’s visit? An apology from the Catholic Church has been long-demanded, but it’s a pretty easy checkmark, so what comes next on reconciliation?

Housing of Cards. The combined housing and homeless crisis, plus the accompanying mental health and addictions crises, have created a lot of news lately, but not much in the way of solutions. Progress on developing social housing has been fairly positive, but the market itself is exorbitantly priced and creating difficulty for people who might otherwise be able to afford a home. How hard is it to get everyone housed?

Term Limits. Guelph City Council rose for summer vacation, and with a couple of exceptions, council is largely in recess until after the municipal election on October 24. So what better time to bring on Guelph’s mayor, Cam Guthrie, to talk about this consequential term of council, plus the contentious debate at this week’s meeting about acting on homelessness and mental health, plus the rising friction about the rate of development in town?

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

Image courtesy of Vatican News.

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