Author Archives: Adam A. Donaldson

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday December 14, 2017

We’re quickly approaching the end of the year and the holiday season here at Open Sources Guelph, and that means this will sadly be our last live show of 2017. We never thought we’d get to the end of 2017, but we did, and we’re relieved. So before diving into our annual political movie picks and awards, we’ll look at the recent election. No, not that election, the one that happened in Canada this week. We’ll also talk about a new guaranteed income plan in Canada, the results of the Guelph City Council debate on the hydro merger, and the year in Guelph politics. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday December 7, 2017

There’s some big trouble brewing on this week’s Open Sources Guelph. No, no one on this show has broken the law, but someone that was once in the Trump administration sure did! How about the Trudeau government, anyone breaking the law there? Maybe not, but that doesn’t mean the opposition isn’t kicking up some kind of fuss. And finally, no laws were broken during the passing of the city budget this week, but some feelings were probably hurt.  Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 30, 2017

It’s a local affair on this week’s Open Sources Guelph. We will shirk the circus and the clown car south of the border, and the sadder and scarier events worldwide to deal with the process and politics here in Guelph, the province of Ontario, and in the country of Canada. Nation-wide, the Liberal government want us to help them help us get into more housing. Provincially, the official opposition announced it’s plan to charm your vote next year, and it may not be completely terrible. Meanwhile, there are big decisions coming up locally, and a member of city council will join us to talk about his thoughts.

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 23, 2017

There are no easy answers on this week’s Open Sources Guelph. The year 2017 will likely go down as the one where everything changed for women in the workplace, and the allegations keep coming in against more and more powerful men, and we’ll talk about the latest on the political side of things. Also, college students are finally back at school, but the real question is what have they lost? We see again that these vaunted pipeline projects also lose, even if they win, and people in Toronto are wondering if they’ve gained something by getting rid of traffic from a key section of King Street. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 16, 2017

This week on Open Sources Guelph it’s a Canadian affair. We sometimes get so enraptured in the pinball machine south of the border, and the sometimes devastating state of things overseas, that we don’t look as closely at our country, but that’s why this week’s show is different. First, we’ll talk about someone’s talking, and then we’ll talk about the latest in trade talks. And then, we’ll have another one of our regular discussions with a member of city council and get an update on how things are going at city hall. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 9, 2017

This week on Open Sources Guelph, more bad news. The rich are getting richer by not playing by the rules and we once again have the papers to prove it. The government is attacking walkers because a few of them are looking at their phones rather than the sidewalk, which isn’t great, but hardly where the problem lies. But at the end of the day, what does any of this matter, because it turns out more of us are being killed by pollution than pestilence, famine, and all the other horsemen combined. But a very progressive positive rookie has just been elected in Montreal, so we’ve got that going for us, which is nice. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 2, 2017

Welcome to November, and can you believe it’s almost been a year since Donald Trump was first elected as President of the United States? Neither can we. It’s felt like three years! But seriously, the man himself will be one of the topics on this week’s Open Sources Guelph, as we dive into the highly consequential events this past Monday and what it means going forward. We’ll also talk about the recent attack in New York, and why it seems to be treated differently than *other* recent events, and we’ll have a sit down chat with a provincial cabinet member who is not our MPP.  Continue reading

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