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 “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday August 4, 2016”

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 “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 29, 2015”

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 “VIDEO: Now This is How You Run for Office”

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