Open Sources #REPEAT Show Notes for August 19, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we were so overcome by the vapors, and this past Sunday’s election, that we needed to take a week off and regroup. Well, actually, we had planned to take this week off, and we decided to anyway despite the last minute interference from Justin and his majority dreams. This week, it’s a re-run! Two news topics, and an interview with Guelph’s mayor, which we’re replaying from last month. Continue reading “Open Sources #REPEAT Show Notes for August 19, 2021”

Open Sources (Ep. #337) Show Notes for July 29, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we wonder about going too far. In Toronto, if could be argued that they definitely went too far “helping” homeless people get out of the park, and some people will say that it could be going too far to demand vaccine mandates. Some people are also saying that our city’s mayor has gone too far, and we’ll ask him about that and other stuff as we joins us for this week’s show. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #337) Show Notes for July 29, 2021”

Open Sources Show Notes for May 14, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re getting ready for the long weekend, and that means stoking some controversy. We’re going to re-visit the non-stop state of weirdness, ignorance, and conspiracy in the American executive, and then we’re going to discuss some controversial comments from a Canadian politician who is no stranger to controversial comments. Before that though, we’ll hear from Guelph’s mayor and get the latest about the local response to COVID-19. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for May 14, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 18, 2018

Our municipal election is coming to a close, and so is the municipal election coverage on Open Sources Guelph. We know, don’t try and hide your disappointment. In the season finale of our coverage, we will welcome to the show the second of two mayoral candidates in this election, a man who is no stranger to the Open Sources audience or the Open Sources hosts. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 18, 2018”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday April 19, 2018

We roll out the red carpet on this week’s Open Sources Guelph, and on it is a declaration that this week we’re almost all about the Guelph stuff. First up, we’ll welcome back Mayor Cam Guthrie for his third appearance on the show, and then we will dig into some discussion on major building projects in the city that have been making a lot of news lately. On top that, we’ll talk about the reasons why the ultra rich are terrible this week. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday April 19, 2018”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday December 15, 2016

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It’s been about 18 months since we last held an #AskMayorCam session, so as you can imagine there’s an awful lot we could potentially ask the Mayor of the City of Guelph. So with the end of the year, and the end of the annual budget process at city council, the timing seem right to invite Mayor Cam Guthrie back to Open Sources Guelph for a bit of chat, a bit of reflection, and some questions from the listeners about what they think the important issues of the season are.  Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday December 15, 2016”

The Weekender: When is a Promise Not a Promise?

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After the Liberals won election last year, some civic minded web builders thought, “Hey, Justin Trudeau and his party made a whole lot of promises in this campaign, why don’t we measure their success?” There’s been so much talk lately about promises broke, and promises seeming like they’re bring broken, I decided to check out the TrudeauMeter, and the score is 90 not started, 68 in progress, 37 achieved and 28 broken. It’s easy to understand the compunction. It’s only natural that we want to measure things according to their success or failure. It’s another way of saying something is good (successful) or bad (failure), but should be using something as subjective as campaign promises to be the judge of a government’s success? Continue reading “The Weekender: When is a Promise Not a Promise?”