Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday May 23, 2019

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”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday February 2, 2017

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This week on Open Sources Guelph, we will have to once again confront tragedy, albeit closer to home. What’s been described by many as a terrorist attack has cast into sharp relief many of the political discussions happening around coffee shops and computers right now as people look to what’s happening south of the border and wonder if it shares some of the blame. We’ll dedicate the first half of the show to terrible news from Quebec, and then we’ll look at the (lack of) electoral reform here at home, and how events in Washington might now be having a negative impact on the Canadian economy.  Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday February 2, 2017”

Sense and Reason Prevails on Victims of Communism Monument

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Although probably ranked outside the Top 50 list of the Liberal government’s main priorities, there was good news for those who are not fans of gaudy, pushy, and high-political new monuments in the Capital area. Minister for Heritage Mélanie Joly told the press yesterday that the budget for the Memorial to the Victims of Communism had been cut, and that it would not be constructed on land immediately next to the Supreme Court of Canada building. Continue reading “Sense and Reason Prevails on Victims of Communism Monument”

Steve, Admit It, You’re Just Not that Into Parliament Anymore

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Dear Stephen Harper,

Long time listener; first time caller.

First, let me commend you for nearly 10 years as Prime Minister of Canada. You were right, it’s not an easy job, and while we didn’t always agree, I nevertheless admire someone – anyone – that stands for public office. You become fair game for personal attack no matter what you do, justified and unjustified, and not to put too fine a point on it, there were a lot of people there at the end rooting for you to fail. Still, you persevered. You created the Canada you wanted, got a consensus to follow, and that’s never easy. Ya did good, kid!

Having said that, it’s okay if you don’t want to hang out on Parliament Hill anymore, and honestly, it really seems like you don’t want to. Continue reading “Steve, Admit It, You’re Just Not that Into Parliament Anymore”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday September 3, 2015

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Before you kick off for the Labour Day weekend, tune in your radio for the latest edition of Open Sources Guelph. Don’t adjust your set, because the show will sounds a little different this week, but rest assured, the same old political commentary will emerge for your radio this afternoon as the team address the latest hot topics making news across Canada. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday September 3, 2015”

Canadian Trivia Fail! Video of the Week from Jeopardy

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The answer is Stratford. What is Stratford?

Of course, the most well-known bit of Canadian-related trivia on Jeopardy is that its host, Alex Trebek, is one of us. One wonders then if he was somewhat responsible for the events that transpired on the game show the other night, when Jeopardy decided to test the contestants knowledge of the Great White North. Unsurprisingly, it was an epic fail. After leaving the category “Canadian Cities” to the very end of Double Jeopardy, and with time still left on the clock, the trio of players had to face the inevitable, that they didn’t know Jack about Canada. Of course, I wonder how many of the questions the average Canadian would have gotten (I got three out of five), but still, it was a truly pitiful display for a show aimed towards smart people. Let’s take a look and mock, shall we? Continue reading “Canadian Trivia Fail! Video of the Week from Jeopardy”

This Week in Terror: Bibeau Vid, RCMP Has Concerns & Social Media Snafu

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It seems like everyday now there’s some news item about violent extremism either here or abroad, and that last couple of days have been no exception. As the government releases the video made by the Parliament Hill shooter before the fateful day, the RCMP confronts the limits of managing its share of the War on Terror, while the politics of Bill C-51 seem to have affected its creator in an unlikely way. Continue reading “This Week in Terror: Bibeau Vid, RCMP Has Concerns & Social Media Snafu”