Open Sources (Ep. #339) Show Notes for August 12, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re still waiting for the writs, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any news. It’s another four-topic week as we mark the passing of an Ontario political giant and more dire warnings about climate change in the first half, and then, in the second half, we’re going to look internationally with the new authoritarian superstar, and more Olympic politics as we switch from summer to winter. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #339) Show Notes for August 12, 2021”

Open Sources (Ep. #338) Show Notes for August 5, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, it’s a Canadian affair. We’re digging into matters of provincial interest with the a new plan for a favourite old school tourist attraction, and the potential courting of COVID disaster in the Wildrose province. In national matters, we’ll consider the latest rumours around the possibility of a fall election, and that cold chill you’re feeling might be connected to Trudeau’s immediate predecessor. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #338) Show Notes for August 5, 2021”

Open Sources (Ep. #336) Show Notes for July 22, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’ve got leadership issues. We’ll head to Manitoba where the effort to right the ship on Indigenous affairs blew up spectacularly on live TV (see above), and then we’ll go to the Federal level where there’s actually some good news for one beleaguered national leader. In the back half, we welcome, perhaps, our most prestigious guest yet, Ontario’s Official Opposition leader! Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #336) Show Notes for July 22, 2021”

Open Sources (Ep. #331) Show Notes for June 17, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, there’s friction. In this province, the friction is around the use of constitutional tools for legislation ruled unconstitutional, but on Parliament Hill, the friction is between members, and former members, of the Green Party. Local friction? Got that too! We will talk to a member of city council about the latest business around the horseshoe involving two controversial topics. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #331) Show Notes for June 17, 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”