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”

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”