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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday August 3, 2017

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re going green. For the first half anyway. We’ll have an interview with a not-so-well known but now very influential Green Party politician, and no, it’s not Mike Schreiner. (He was on a few weeks ago.) Speaking of green though, we will dig into a contentious environmental and legal issue, and talk about why it’s so darn hard for our prime minister to stop having his picture taken… Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday July 5, 2017

Welcome back for the summer session! Open Sources Guelph rolls on this week, adequately rested after a long weekend to talk about the latest political stuffs. For instance, did you know that the Liberal government in B.C. fell last week? The NDP/Green coalition is now put to the test as their relationship has to go from theoretical to practical, and we’ll talk about threading that needle. Also hoping for a rise in Green power in Ontario, is our guest this week Mike Schreiner, and we’ll have lots to talk about with him. And in our outrage of the week, a group calling themselves the “Proud Boys” don’t give us a lot of reasons to be proud.  Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 1, 2017

It was a big, big week for Canadian political news, and Open Sources Guelph is here to analyze it all! Or some of it. Or four different topics in it. Well, three really. Okay, so obviously the big story is that there’s a new Official Opposition Leader, and he’s got a lot to do if he’s to unite the party and put together a campaign policy that can defeat the Trudeau Liberals in two years. We’ll talk about what happened at the Conservative convention, talk about what’s happening with the B.C. government, and how one form of terrorism is not being covered like the other.  Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday August 4, 2016

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Oh man, how we long to go to the circus agin… Instead this week on Open Sources Guelph we resist the urge to talk about all those things zapping the oxygen south of the border, to tackle some serious issues. Terror has made the news again, but not because someone shot something up, or blew something up. Water is in the headlines, mostly the lack of it, but also the taking of it by big water bottling companies. Then we’ll follow the tracks to Churchill, because the train don’t run there anymore. And then we’ll wrap up with trip overseas to Britain where they’re still feeling the after effects from the Brexit.  Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 29, 2015

On this week’s episode of Open Sources Guelph, we leave the Federal Election behind and dig into new issues and some old ones. In the first half, we’ll be checking in with Canada’s First Nations people as they continue to struggle for fair treatment and equality only to be stymied at every turn. In the United States, they too are a but hungover from an election, but they still have a little over a year to go till theirs is over. And finally, we’ll consider a new thought about a favourite fall holiday. Continue reading

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VIDEO: Now This is How You Run for Office

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Ever heard of Wyatt Scott? No reason you should have, he’s an entrepreneur and a married father of one living in the Fraser Valley. He’s also running for Parliament, hoping that the residents of Mission Matsqui Fraser Canyon cast their vote for him on Election Day. He’s an independent candidate running on a platform of universal post-secondary education, reaffirming the rights of Canada’s Indigenous People, and protecting our natural resources. He’s one of those candidates that doesn’t get a lot of press and quietly goes about his campaign trying to shed light on causes and issues that don’t get the lion’s share of media attention. And that’s probably why he created this, perhaps the best campaign video ever produced. Continue reading

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Rona Ambrose Loses Her $#!% Over SCOC Cannabis Ruling

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It must have been weird for a Conservative cabinet minister to push for “clinical trials” and “scientific evidence” but I guess when the choice is between the Supreme Court of Canada and government scientists, Health Minister Rona Ambrose chose the lesser of two evils. In another loss to the government in their dealings with the Supreme Court, a unanimous decision by the Justices has opened the door medical marijuana users to be lawfully allowed to ingest their medicine in other forms like edibles. Continue reading

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