Open Sources (Ep. #399) Show Notes for November 3, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re going to talk about some of our favourite characters. The latest hearings in the Emergencies Act inquiry brought out a lot of famous names from the Freedom Convoy, and they we’ll dip south of the border to catch up with some long forgotten friends there. In the back half, we’ll have to say a surprise goodbye to a frequent friend of the show who was just voted out.

This Thursday, November 3, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Failing Sloly. This week at the Public Order Emergency Commission, aka: the public inquiry into the Emergencies Act, we started with the ongoing testimony of former Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly, who further defined the route of dysfunction in the service, but the rest of the week promised a who’s who of Convoy leaders like Chris Barber and Brigette Belton. What new have we learned?

What’s the Frequency, Nancy? Last Friday’s attack in the home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and the assault of her husband with a hammer, has dredged up new concerns about political violence, and just in time for the American midterm elections. We’ll talk about the far-right extremism that might be about to gain power in the U.S. and whether or not the Democrats have enough juice left to stop them.

Raiders of the Lost Mark. In the only upset for Guelph on Election Night, two-term Ward 6 Councillor Mark MacKinnon fell in defeat to Ken Yee Chew by a little over 400 votes. Coming off his last city council meeting as a sitting councillor (for now?), MacKinnon joins us this week to talk about his council accomplishments, what he’s learned from losing, what he’s working on next, and his advice for the new kid.

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

Photo courtesy of Reuters.


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