Open Sources (Ep. #397) Show Notes for October 20, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, the election ends. Well, technically the election ends on Election Day, which is Monday October 24, but in terms of our own election coverage, this is the end. We’ve got three interviews with three mayoral candidates on this week’s show, from the person who wants to be a very different mayor, to someone that wants to blow up the role of mayor, and last, but not least, the incumbent mayor.

This Thursday, October 20, at 4:30 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Rookie Drew. Danny Drew was the first person to plant their flag in the ground to challenge Cam Guthrie for the Mayor’s chain in this election, and they’re about as far away from Guthrie in terms of style, substance and influence that they can get. Scotty will talk to Guelph’s official “non-binary communist” about taking Guelph in a very different direction, why housing is his priority, and how he’s got a lot of out-of-the-box ideas to fix it.

The Far Side. What was that we just said about being the opposite of Cam? Shelagh McFarlane has been one of the pre-eminent voices of the local anti-mask, anti-mandate, and vaccine hesitancy movement, and she will be the first to tell you that she doesn’t care about the minutia of zoning bylaws or community plans. Adam will talk to McFarlane about why she thinks the world is not what the rest of us think it is.

Third Time Around. Cam Guthrie has a lot of fans in Guelph, but he also has his share of critics, but whatever criticisms people have about Guthrie, they couldn’t find a powerful opponent to rally behind. Perhaps Guthrie’s real opponent is the challenges that the city is facing now and in the future. Adam will ask Guthrie about some of those challenges, his effectiveness as mayor, and how he might change things up in the next term.

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


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