Open Sources (Ep. #315) Show Notes for February 25, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we will wrap up the month with a multifaceted discussion that will take us from the present, to the future, and back to the past. We will look at the contentious debate about a certain Conservative motion this week, and we will look at the provincial conservatives move to… protect the environment? In the back half, we’re talking again about Facebook’s world takeover, and we’ll remember a notable bit of Canadian political history. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #315) Show Notes for February 25, 2021”

Open Sources (Ep. #312) Show Notes for February 4, 2021

This week’s Open Sources Guelph has a lot of ground to cover, which is weird because there’s not much we can do about foreign travel with new Federal government restrictions. So we’re not going anywhere, but we will be talking about the coup in Myanmar along with those new travel restrictions. In the back half, our featured guest will be the former environmental commissioner who’s got a tough appraisal of the green record of the provincial government. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #312) Show Notes for February 4, 2021”

Open Sources (Ep. #311) Show Notes for January 28, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re all about the outrages and there are so many. In Canada, we’ve got a disgraced Governor General who’s been thoroughly disavowed, in the U.S. (and elsewhere) there’s an army of deflated conspiracy theorists that don’t understand why the plan fell apart, and Canadian companies might be unknowingly (or knowingly) benefiting from slave labour. Just another week in 2021. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #311) Show Notes for January 28, 2021”

Open Sources Show Notes for June 18, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, nothing important happened so we’re going on vacation. Just kidding. We will follow up with the two big stories of our time: Black Lives Matter, and the pandemic, and we will go deeper on a couple of issues including how and why we should defund the police, and whether or not the House of Commons should get back to business as usual. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for June 18, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for May 7, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, let’s chat about the present and the past. There’s still some COVID-19 stuff going on, which includes the status of long-term care homes, and all those proverbial “yahoos” battling imaginary boogeymen in the name of re-opening the economy. In other news, the Federal government is looking to pass new gun laws, and on the same week we mark the 50th anniversary of the Kent State Massacre. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for May 7, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for December 5, 2019

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re getting back to basics. Scotty Hertz will be back at the controls as we catch up with old friends in Ottawa, and old friends in Washington D.C., and the surprising way both those friends crossed paths this week. After that, we’ll talk to another old friend from Guelph City Council and ask about the recently wrapped up budget process at City Hall. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for December 5, 2019”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 20, 2019

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we revisit a couple of our favourite people, one is a youthful, active, left-leaning Canadian politician in his late-40s, and the other is an inactive, inattentive, and far-right leaning American businessman turned politician in his mid-70s. Who are they? Well, they’re not one of the councillors from Guelph’s fourth ward, who will be our special guest in studio this week. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 20, 2019”