Open Sources (Ep. #322) Show Notes for April 15, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we have really mastered the art of covering politics virtually. We start the show with the latest news from the third wave of the pandemic, and then pivot to the online-only policy conventions for two of the major Federal parties from last weekend. After that, we will be joined by another member of Guelph City Council thanks to the power of Zoom. Who is it? Let’s find out! Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #322) Show Notes for April 15, 2021”

Open Sources (Ep. #320) Show Notes for April 1, 2021

The original April Fools are back this week with another episode of Open Sources Guelph. We would love to spend the hour making jokes and pulling pranks, but there’s some serious stuff to talk about. We will look at the ever changing pandemic response provincially, and the growing trend of Anti-Asian hate that’s even affected our community. After the break, it’s back to the patio with another Guelph city councillor. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #320) Show Notes for April 1, 2021”

Open Sources (Ep. #317) Show Notes for March 11, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re in a mood to celebrate, or we would be if the special occasion in question was something other than the start of a global pandemic. On this paper anniversary of the COVID-19 lockdown, we will talk about the politics of vaccines, and the racial politics of being royal. And in terms of local politics, we will talk about the surprisingly bitter politics of patios.

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Open Sources (Ep. #309) Show Notes for January 14, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, the hits just keep on coming. The blows are physical if you happen to be in Washington D.C., where the Capitol looks like a demilitarized zone due to the actions of the newly re-impeached 45th President of the United States, and let’s not forget the suffering close to home, which is mostly in the form of people coming down with COVID-19. After that, we will remember the man who was called. “The Voice of Guelph.” Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #309) Show Notes for January 14, 2021”

Open Sources Show Notes for December 3, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we happily take a break from the dramedy in the United States and the insanity of Toronto barbecue joints. In this edition, we’re going to talk about the politics of requisitioning the vaccine, and the politics of the appointment of Ontario’s most important health official. After that, we’ll talk about more local matters with one of the Ward 1 City Councillors who helped make some pretty big (local) news of his own this week. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for December 3, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for October 22, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re going to get into a realm of law and politics you’ve long demanded we visit: fishing rights! We will head out to the east coast for that big story on Indigenous rights, and then we will look at the recently renewed fracas over the WE scandal. Then, in the second half of the show, we will talk to an old friend and former colleague about the COVID-age at Guelph City Council. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for October 22, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for October 1, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we begin October with a discussion of the most terrible show on Earth. Yes, we will dive into the sewage of the first Presidential debate for 2020, and then we will talk about some of our own issues right here in Canada with people who think they’re cops trying to arrest people on fake charges. In the realm of the real, we’ll talk to a member of city council about the always controversial library project in Guelph. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for October 1, 2020”