Open Sources Show Notes for March 12, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, it’s time to look at Ontario politics again. We’ve got a new Liberal leader to talk about, and while the current Ontario government’s definitely got 99 problems, Steven Del Duca is definitely one. In other news, we’ll also talk about the global and local effects of our newly-minted pandemic, and we’ll head to Europe where there’s new concerns about the treatment of migrants at one particular border. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for March 12, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for February 20, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re going to catch up on a couple of ongoing stories, and then look at two new ones because if it’s Thursday, that means there’s too much news to cover! So in the first half we’re going to talk about the latest on the protests supporting the Wet’suwet’an hereditary chiefs, and the escalating friction between the Ontario government and teachers. Then, in the back half, we’ll look at the political drama in two Maritime provinces, and the drama happening right here are home on the U of G campus. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for February 20, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for February 13, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, there’s friction. When Canadians leave home, interesting things seem to happen, which may be the least controversial thing we discuss this week. Next, things are far from cool as the debate over constructing a pipeline hits an all-new level of agitation, the contest to find a Democratic candidate is still as contentious as ever, and we’ll wrap up by talking about how we should react when controversial figures get some bad news of their own. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for February 13, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween! We’ve got the scariest punditry you could ever imagine on this week’s edition of Open Sources Guelph. There’s danger and intrigue as the Federal leaders gather their thoughts after the election, there’s a bottomless well of horrors being revealed in Washington as the investigation into Trump goes deeper, and then there’s the most ghastly of all creatures, a smiling Doug Ford telling you he wants to be your friend. [Inset evil laugh.] Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 31, 2019”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday August 22, 2019

This week on Open Sources Guelph we finally have an election in progress to talk about, just not the one we were expecting.  Yup, the writ has been drawn up in Manitoba for a provincial election there, but before we get into those issues, we’ve got stuff to talk about right here in Ontario as our Premier tried to convince the cities he’s done so much too that he’s not such a bad guy. In the back half, we’ll talk about gun issues here and in America, and what it really means to be Antifa. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday August 22, 2019”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 27, 2019

This week on Open Sources Guelph is no jaunty burger flipping affair. Of course, we weren’t the ones demoted from being finance minister after just one budget, but it’s hard to believe that’s a cause for celebration. We’re going to cover the upheaval at Queen’s Park last week, and speaking of disasters, we’ll revisit the Trump White House again. In the back half of the show, we’ll look at the ongoing concerns of election security, and the potentially greater threat of nuclear power (or is it a threat?). Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 27, 2019”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 13, 2019

This week on Open Sources Guelph we will again tackle the pressing issues of the day, and maybe have a few laughs along the way. But probably not. We’re drowning in plastic, and then there’s the drastic changes made by the Ford government, which has decided to take the next five months off having been so productive. We’ll also have a visitor in the form of one of Guelph’s 12 city councillors. Hint? She’ll be doing the interview in her home ward. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 13, 2019”