Open Sources (Ep. #334) Show Notes for July 8, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we bring you some good news and some bad news. We start with bad news and more signs of the growing climate catastrophe, but there is some good news on the Indigenous file after weeks of basically terrible news. However, to end the show, we go back to the bad in U.S. politics where alternate realities continue to collide half-a-year after everything should have changed. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #334) Show Notes for July 8, 2021”

Open Sources (Ep. #332) Show Notes for June 24, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph it feels like summer. Yes, the House of Commons has wrapped up for the year, but have they wrapped up forever? (Yes, that was an Alice Cooper reference.) Speaking of being out forever, we will talk about the full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, while closer to home, we will hear from some members of our Muslim community about their everyday concerns in Canada. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #332) Show Notes for June 24, 2021”

Open Sources (Ep. #326) Show Notes for May 13, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, things get complicated. At home, we’re going to try and unwind the complex string of motivations behind new government regs for tech companies, and the even more complex political and religious motivations behind the last violence in the Middle East. In the back half of the show, our local MPP will stop by to talk about the intricate random web of the provincial fight against COVID-19. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #326) Show Notes for May 13, 2021”

Open Sources (Ep. #325) Show Notes for May 6, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re coming down from May Day, Star Wars Day, and Cinco de Mayo. The news week was almost as busy with provincial pandemic politics this week focused on the long-term care enigma, and the conundrum of anti-lockdown protestors. Federally, the sexual misconduct story in the military keeps getting bigger, and then there’s this other big education story in northern Ontario… Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #325) Show Notes for May 6, 2021”

Open Sources (Ep. #323) Show Notes for April 22, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we can’t handle all the drama at Queen’s Park. There are a lot of juicy stories coming out of the Ontario Legislature this week, but who can keep track of it all? So let’s go to Parliament Hill, where they delivered a budget after a 25-month hiatus, and then we’ll head stateside for a talk about social justice. After the break? Back to Ottawa, and a chat with China’s most hated Canadian! Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #323) Show Notes for April 22, 2021”

Open Sources (Ep. #318) Show Notes for March 18, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we skip over the luck of the Irish and get right to the anger of the Scots, and there’s a lot to be angry about. From a COVID conspiracy shindig in our town to a mega-media merger that’s unlikely to help anyone with access or pricing, we will make our outrage known. After that, we will turn to Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield, who will hopefully help bring the temperature down. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #318) Show Notes for March 18, 2021”

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”