Open Sources Guelph is always looking for efficiencies, so just like Doug Ford we’re going to cut everything in half! Half the time, half the issues, half the hosts… Just kidding, we wouldn’t do that to Scotty! In all seriousness, we’re going to spend half the show this week taking a serious look at the municipal elections this fall, both the things that Ford has done and the things he hasn’t done. In the second half of the show, we’ll talk about the latest, and sorta surprising #MeToo development, and whether owning the libs is a smart political strategy. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday August 2, 2018”
This week on Open Sources Guelph we have a very good relationship with Russia. Just kidding! Unlike the U.S. President in a press conference, there will be no butt kissing of the Russian Republic, and it’s not so benevolent dictator here. Once we get these shocking developments on the international stage out of the way, we’re going all-Canadian with news from Ottawa, British Columbia, and Guelph.
This week on Open Sources Guelph it’s a Canadian affair. We sometimes get so enraptured in the pinball machine south of the border, and the sometimes devastating state of things overseas, that we don’t look as closely at our country, but that’s why this week’s show is different. First, we’ll talk about someone’s talking, and then we’ll talk about the latest in trade talks. And then, we’ll have another one of our regular discussions with a member of city council and get an update on how things are going at city hall. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 16, 2017”
Open Sources Guelph is your voice for depressing news. Not always, of course, but definitely this week. For instance, we have to talk again about why Truth and Reconciliation with our Indigenous people seems just as far away as it’s ever been. We also have to talk about why there seems to be no new help for Guelph’s most vulnerable people. And to top it all off, we have to talk about why another beloved pipeline will never see the light of day. Okay, so that last topic is not so depressing to some, especially this week’s guests who are two leaders of the Green Party. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 12, 2017”
This week on Open Sources Guelph we talk to the man who’s the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada! You know, if those other 13 people in the race get out of his way. We are happy on this week’s show to be able to talk to Rick Peterson, the bilingual maverick businessman that’s making a serious play to be the head of Canada’s blue team. Before that though, we’ll address the maverick foreign policy of “45” and the maverick action of Guelph’s city council to put the kibosh on online voting. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday April 13, 2017”
It’s a special occasion this week on Open Sources Guelph, and we’re inviting a lot of friends over to mark the day. What’s the occasion? Why we’re marking six and a half decades of Queen Elizabeth II’s rule, and we’re going to celebrate with our old friends in the Conservative leadership race, our good pals in the Trump administration, and all those both concerned and elated to making our little town by the two rivers an official “sanctuary.” Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday February 9, 2017”
It was announced last week that city council will be setting aside a whole Monday night on November 7 to let the public have it, a rake out against Nestle and water-taking from local and area aquafers for bottled water that is. Considering that a council motion to basically say just that, along with a preceding protest in front of City Hall, gathered hundreds of Guelphites together, it was a shrewd move on the part of council and the mayor to answer community interest in the issue by giving it a platform. Only one thing is standing in the environmental lobby’s way to give Nestle the swift boot out of town, and that’s the mayor himself, Cam Guthrie. Except, yeah, he’s really not. Continue reading “The Weekender: Guthrie Ain’t the Water Boogeyman You Want Him to Be”