This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re going to try and look past the usual suspects to get at some of the under reported stories in the news this week. Among them, we’ll look at an official investigation into money laundering, and a key turn of phrase that’s a giant step forward in dealing with out racist past. Speaking of racism, that’s still a thing, and a couple of people in Canada are doing their best to bring it back, while some American states are trying to bring back their own dark past for women’s rights. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday May 23, 2019”
Welcome back to this crazy year already in progress, and an all-new year of Open Sources Guelph! Unfortunately, the news didn’t take a break, so there’s a lot of stuff to catch up on, like the government shutdown south of the border. In Canada, we’ll talk about whether carbon tax and electoral reform have a future here, and in our last segment this week, Scotty talks to a kindred spirit. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday January 10, 2019”
This week on Open Sources Guelph, it might get ugly. We’re coming off a very bad week south of the border, and it only seems to promise to get worse if you-know-who has his say. Worse still, that style of politics seems to be spreading, so we’ll make a pit stop in Brazil before heading home where fighting action on climate change has become a way to bring the country together it seems. We’ll also play catch-up with what will hopefully be a more positive development in democracy. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 1, 2018”
This week on Open Sources Guelph we have a very good relationship with Russia. Just kidding! Unlike the U.S. President in a press conference, there will be no butt kissing of the Russian Republic, and it’s not so benevolent dictator here. Once we get these shocking developments on the international stage out of the way, we’re going all-Canadian with news from Ottawa, British Columbia, and Guelph.
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 “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday August 3, 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 “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday July 5, 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 “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 1, 2017”