Open Sources (Ep. #420) Show Notes for April 6, 2023

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we witness something completely rare and unexpected in our natural world: Accountability. We join, well, everyone in the political world right now by looking to New York City where a certain Florida man had to go to court. Back here in Canada, we were dealing with the fall out of other, more serious crimes, but the back half of the show will be reserved for money matters as Guelph’s MP will tell us why he likes the Federal Budget beyond the obvious.

This Thursday, April 6, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Do the Indict Thing. The beginning of the end? Maybe. For the first time in his life, it seems that Donald Trump’s criminality and corruption has caught up with him and it resulted in his indictment in a Manhattan court room Tuesday on 34 different felony counts tied to his scheme to allegedly use campaign funds to cover-up extra marital affairs. After that, Trump went back to Mar-a-Lago for a victory lap (?), but how much trouble is the former president really in, and has justice finally found him?

The Report. Last week, the Mass Casualty Commission into the murder of nearly two dozen people in Nova Scotia delivered their report, and the sword predictably fell on the RCMP and the many mistakes they made over the 14 hours the event unfolded in 2020. It also said that domestic partner violence in Canada is an epidemic, and addressing those issues should be considered more than a police matter. Will anyone end up taking these recommendations to heart?

Budget Politics. Last week, Minster of Finance Chrystia Freeland announced the 2023 Federal Budget, which offered some help with affordability, plus expanded health and dental care spending and money to support the development of clean technologies. What does this mean for the average Guelphite? This week, we’re joined by Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield who will discuss how the budget will support work at the University of Guelph, Canada’s competitiveness on hydrogen and other new fuels, and the limits of Federal support to fight the housing crisis.

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

Courtroom sketch courtesy of Elizabeth Williams via the Associated Press.


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