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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday July 12, 2018

Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a balloon shaped like the President of the United States as a baby, and it’s going to fly over London in honour of his visit to the United Kingdom! We’re going to try and stay grounded on this week’s Open Sources Guelph, but we’ll still be looking over matters provincially and globally on this edition of the show. We’ll check on the Throne Speech here in Ontario, consider our own border issues here in Canada, and then go international with the man who inspired the balloon, and the internal political strife of one of the places he’s visiting. Continue reading

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First MMIW Inquiry Planning Meetings Announced

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Before the holidays, the Federal government announced its intention to move forward with an Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, but said further that it will be up to victims and survivors to help guide the hand of the process in terms of what form the inquiry would take. Those meetings actually begin this week with eight already scheduled and the promise of more to come.  Continue reading

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How did Canada do on Refugee Numbers by the End of 2015?

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During the Federal Election, the Liberals and Justin Trudeau promised that they would bring 25,000 refugees fleeing from the conflict against ISIS in Syria and Iraq to Canada before the end of 2015. Although the Liberal government made immediate and significant strides to start bringing people here once they were in office, it quickly became a much bigger prospect than it looked on the campaign trail. The government amended their year end goal by rounding down to 10,000 refugees, so how close did they get? John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, has an answer.  Continue reading

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Steve, Admit It, You’re Just Not that Into Parliament Anymore

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Dear Stephen Harper,

Long time listener; first time caller.

First, let me commend you for nearly 10 years as Prime Minister of Canada. You were right, it’s not an easy job, and while we didn’t always agree, I nevertheless admire someone – anyone – that stands for public office. You become fair game for personal attack no matter what you do, justified and unjustified, and not to put too fine a point on it, there were a lot of people there at the end rooting for you to fail. Still, you persevered. You created the Canada you wanted, got a consensus to follow, and that’s never easy. Ya did good, kid!

Having said that, it’s okay if you don’t want to hang out on Parliament Hill anymore, and honestly, it really seems like you don’t want to. Continue reading

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Blue Rodeo Releases Harper Protest Song

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The protest song is not a new device for rock and rollers looking to rage against the machine, but when stalwarts of CanCon Top 40 middlebrow work day mix radio start raging, you should sit up and take notice. Blue Rodeo is hardly the protest song type, but they are now. The Canadian band has released a new single called “Stealin’ All My Dreams,” and guess who the titular thief is. Continue reading

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