Open Sources (Ep. #405) Show Notes for December 15, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we start wrapping up the year in the same way we started it: political rancour and insurrection! We will briefly pause to consider the potential ramifications of the Federal Liberals winning a Liberal riding in a by-election, and then we will dive into the plot to overthrow Germany. In the back half of the show, we will talk to a fired up Green politician who has some end of the year thoughts.

This Thursday, December 15, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Mississauga Learning. The ballots are counted and to absolutely no one’s surprise, former Ontario Minister of Finance Charles Sousa was elected the new Liberal MP of Mississauga-Lakeshore. One could make a story of Pierre Poilievre’s first test of leadership , but isn’t the more interesting story the fact that 40 people all ran for this seat. What are we to make of this rare two page ballot in this weirdly timed by-election?

They Coup Too Much. Out of Germany is the perhaps the worst instance of online misinformation leading to an attempted government coup since January 6, 2021. A group made up of German aristocracy, QAnon adherents, and (sigh) neo-Nazis were arrested for plotting to remove the German government and they were driven by very specious rationales. How worried should we be about these delusional attacks?

Mike Out. At the end of a very busy, and very consequential session at the Ontario Legislature, we’re once again joined by Guelph MPP and Green Party leader Mike Schreiner. From misusing the Constitution to stop education workers from striking, to the move on the Greenbelt, to the changes to the municipal democratic order, there’s a lot to talk about and Schreiner is definitely going to have a lot to say.

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

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press

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