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


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?


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?”

Get Your Questions Ready for #AskMayorCam Part 2!

Last year, Open Sources Guelph hosted Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie for a full-hour of discussion after only just six months since his 2014 election to head of the Royal City’s government. It was a tremendous success, and it was thanks i to you, our beloved audience, who gave us such great questions to ask the mayor live on air. So in the grand Hollywood tradition of doing things so right the first time that we have to do it again for a second, get ready for #AskMayorCam Part 2: Electric Boogaloo! Continue reading “Get Your Questions Ready for #AskMayorCam Part 2!”

The Weekender: Guthrie Ain’t the Water Boogeyman You Want Him to Be


It was announced last week that city council will be setting aside a whole Monday night on November 7 to let the public have it, a rake out against Nestle and water-taking from local and area aquafers for bottled water that is. Considering that a council motion to basically say just that, along with a preceding protest in front of City Hall, gathered hundreds of Guelphites together, it was a shrewd move on the part of council and the mayor to answer community interest in the issue by giving it a platform. Only one thing is standing in the environmental lobby’s way to give Nestle the swift boot out of town, and that’s the mayor himself, Cam Guthrie. Except, yeah, he’s really not. Continue reading “The Weekender: Guthrie Ain’t the Water Boogeyman You Want Him to Be”