Open Sources (Ep. #419) Show Notes for March 30, 2023

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re thinking about life in the capital. There’s always a lot of controversy up in Ottawa, and for the last couple of weeks that controversy’s been all about Chinese government election interference. But good news! Joe Biden came to town to save the news cycle with some life-affirming North American camaraderie. For the interview this week, we’re pleased to talk to someone who pays more attention to federal and provincial budgets than we do.

This Thursday, March 30, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Dong Turn? Since last we talked about this issue, former-Governor General David Johnston was named the rapporteur on alleged Chinese election interference, and Liberal MP Han Dong has resigned from the party after a Global News report that alleged he gave advise to Chinese diplomats on the detainment of the Two Michaels, which Dong has denied. He’s now suing Global News for what he calls “false reporting” by the way. We’ll talk about where the scandal sits now.

One to Joe On. U.S. President Joe Biden made his way to Ottawa for his first official visit to Canada since becoming the head of the American government. There was substance, like a new agreement on controlling the flow of immigrants at Roxham Road, and there was some style like the moment in the House of Commons when Biden burned politicians that won’t prioritize gender parity in their cabinet. So what are the takeaways from Joe’s 27-hour tour de force in this nation’s capital?

Squeeze Play. It’s been a busy budget week. At Queen’s Park last week, the Ontario government revealed its budget and then on Tuesday the federal government revealed theirs. So many details, so much money, and so little time to cover it all, so we called in a stringer. This week, we’re joined by Dr. Paul Kershaw, the founder, lead researcher and executive chair of Generation Squeeze. He’s going to tell us about what the budgets mean for young people, and others in Canada looking some government relief in an expensive world.

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

Photo Courtesy of the Associated Press.


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