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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 5, 2017

This calls for a celebration! That seems to be the news this week on Open Sources Guelph, because, as they say, every dark cloud has a silver lining. That dark cloud includes some violence in Spain over a vote of independence by one of the regions there, and the pitiful reaction of the U.S. government to recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. The silver lining? How about the fact that a federal party elected a visible minority as its new leader? Or the fact that the electoral reform fight is far from over?  Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday April 6, 2017

It’s another week on Open Sources Guelph, and there’s a lot of Canadian political news to get to. First, a couple of exclusives! We’ll have a first hand account of the the latest Conservative leadership debate this past weekend, plus an interview with one of the people running for the NDP leadership race (albeit the topic is a very specific issue). In the back half of the show, we’ll talk about changing the rules of the game in the House of Commons and why everybody’s so mad about all the money other people are making. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday February 23, 2017

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This week on Open Sources Guelph, we will ponder a week a week without Trump, or at least we’ll try to. It’s hard to separate the larger-than-life current POTUS from just about any discussion about the news, but we’ve heard your cries for relief and we’ll try and give it to you… In the second half of the show. First, we’ll talk about how White House policy is making people run for the border, and not in a delightful Taco Bell way, and then we’ll look at how alt-right darling Milo Yiannopoulos finally went too far. After the break, it’s all about electoral reform Guelph-style, and why the NDP can’t seem to shake the Mulcair-effect, even if they want to. Continue reading

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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

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday December 1, 2016

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This week on Open Sources Guelph, we say goodbye to a dictator. Or maybe that’s goodbye to a working class hero. There’s a lot of controversy there as the prime minister knows, and we’ll keep serving up the controversy as Justin Trudeu’s Liberals seem to be hedging on that electoral reform he so vehemently promised last fall. Speaking of flip-flops, we’ll head to Toronto where the mayor there now thinks that tolls aren’t so bad, and we’ll round up the week by talking about everyone’s favourite President-Elect whose wrath we expect to feel on Twitter any day. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 27, 2016

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On Wednesday, Donald Trump took a break from the campaign trail to open his new hotel in Washington D.C., so if the Republican nominee for President doesn’t care about the election this week, then why should Open Sources Guelph? Instead, we’ll focus on other concerns, like why Justin Trudeau might not be a man of his word on electoral reform. We’ll also talk about another First Nations protest against another energy project closer to home, whether or not this European trade deal will go through in spite of one little place in Belgium, and if Ezra Levant is good enough to be recognized by the U.N. as a journalist running a journalistic organization.  Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 9, 2016

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Let’s talk elections this week. Who’s running them, who’s taking part in them, and how some people want to change them. This week on Open Sources Guelph, we will dive back into the U.S. Presidential Election, not for the last time, to talk about the end of the primary process, but maybe we should rename this segment “What stupid thing has Trump said now?” Meanwhile, a key Canadian political figure threw her support behind one of Mr. Trump’s rivals, while the federal government continues to dawdle about our own electoral reform ambitions. And in the end, we’ll discuss the Toronto by-election, where one good Ford might fill the shoes of another. Continue reading

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