Open Sources (Ep. #319) Show Notes for March 25, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re having Canada Day three months early. Sort of. Our topics this week are all Canada-centric, from the provincial where we just got a new Ontario Budget just six months after the last one, to the national where the Official Opposition might have failed to make a case that anything has changed. After that, we’ve got the update on the Two Michaels and some museum chat(?). Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #319) Show Notes for March 25, 2021”

Open Sources (Ep. #310) Show Notes for January 21, 2021

 

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we celebrate survival. We made it to the end of the Trump reality show presidency, and are enjoying the first full-day of the Biden era. We’ll have some thoughts about that, including a surprising Canadian connection, and we’ll also talk about how Canadian conservatives are concerned now about their own Trump connections. In the back half of the show, our special guest will be the man that leads Guelph’s police officers. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #310) Show Notes for January 21, 2021”

Open Sources Show Notes for August 27, 2020

Welcome to the black parade! That My Chemical Romance tune is front of mind on this week’s Open Sources Guelph as we watch the Republican Party at their convention tell a horror story that’s supposed to make Joe Biden look like a Stephen King villain in clown make-up. We’ll discuss that, and we’ll talk about our own new Conservative Party leader here in Canada. and then, in the back half, we’ll talk to one of the councillors from Guelph’s south end. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for August 27, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for June 25, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re going to take a break from the ongoing stories that have so pre-occupied us these last few weeks to revisit some golden oldies. We’ve got Canada-China relations, we’ve got some Donald Trump stuff, and we’ve got the Conservative leadership race for a well-rounded news diet. On top of that, we’ll discuss some good old fashioned investigative reporting. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for June 25, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for January 30, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we will bear witness to the struggle for witnesses. It’s another week, but it’s the same old news south of the border as impeachment nears its end, or not. Up here in Canada, we’ve got drama of our own in the form of a leadership race that now has actual candidates. That’s big news to cover, and we’ll also make time to talk to a member of city council for whom CFRU is a constituent. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for January 30, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 20, 2016

amy-goodman-4

This week on Open Sources Guelph, good news! After waiting and hoping that things might heat up for the Conservative leadership race, we have several more people to consider after a week of moves and announcements. In more good news, it seems like one of the world’s biggest employers has gotten the message: investing in people pays, and meanwhile in North Dakota, press freedom scored some kind of victory because a judge decided there wasn’t enough evidence to jail a reporter for doing her job. And finally, a grumpy old man decided if he can’t win the house, he’ll burn it down and salt the earth. Three out of four ain’t bad.  Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 20, 2016”

Fantino Out, O’Toole In, As Harper Shuffles Cabinet Pre-Election

fantino_harper

In a surprise New Year’s announcement, embattled Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino found himself demoted to associate minister for National Defence while Durham MP Erin O’Toole will try to salvage Fantino’s old post as the Federal government aims to get itself on its best footing for an election year. A quick ceremony at Rideau Hall this morning installed O’Toole as Fantino’s successor, while the much embattled MP of Vaughan returns to a post he held shortly after his first election in 2010, as Prime Minister Stephen Harper tries to correct mistakes made with the Veterans Affairs portfolio last year. Continue reading “Fantino Out, O’Toole In, As Harper Shuffles Cabinet Pre-Election”