Open Sources (Ep. #402) Show Notes for November 24, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re going to play the beautiful game: Amateur political punditry! In that context, we’re also going to talk about all the issues around that other game being played on the world stage this week, and we’re also going to talk about the national stage and the latest moves at a certain inquiry, plus the local stage with another new city councillor who’ll talk about a very big first meeting.

This Thursday, November 24, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

It’s All Been Leading to This. It’s the last week of testimony for the public inquiry into the use of the Emergencies Act, and it’s probably the most consequential one. All your favourite cabinet ministers will be testifying – Bill Blair, Marco Mendicino, Dominic LeBlanc, David Lametti, Anita Anand, Omar Alghabra, Chrystia Freeland, and then on Friday, “Mr. Big” himself, Justin Trudeau. We’ll talk about the latest developments.

¡FIFA la Revolución! The FIFA world Cup has begun in Qatar, but the first several days have been marked with completely predictable scandals: They promised beer, but there was no beer served. They promised to let up on some of their anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric, but a man in a rainbow t-shirt was barred from entering a stadium. Even the ticket app crashed on one point this week. So why are we indulging this thing?

hiCarly! The first real city council meeting happened this week, and it had a some consequential implications about what the City of Guelph can do for the next four year. But it was nothing that council did, it was about the Government of Ontario’s Bill 23. This week, we’re joined by new Ward 2 Councillor Carly Klassen who will talk about her reaction to the implications of Bill 23 and other council business.

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


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