Open Sources (Ep. #388) Show Notes for August 18, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re back! After enjoying some bee-free time outdoors, we’re back in our respective bunkers and ready to get down to business as unusual. To wit, Ontario’s premier had some bee troubles to go with all the other troubles he’s bee’n facing lately, which are nothing compared to the troubles facing a certain Florida man. What else? How about a talk with a doctor *and* a politician? Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #388) Show Notes for August 18, 2022”

Open Sources (Ep. #387) Show Notes for July 28, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re thinking about summer vacation.* Before we take a couple of weeks off though, we’ve got a few news items to discuss and an interview to do. In the first half of the show, we will catch up with the battle for Ukraine, and the battle against conspiracy believers right here at home. In the second half, a discussion about healthcare issues with someone who’s in the business. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #387) Show Notes for July 28, 2022”

Open Sources (Ep. #385) Show Notes for July 14, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re throwing ourselves out of the party. It’s a busy week for Conservative leadership drama between recent developments here in Canada, and on the other side of the pond in the United Kingdom. In between all this drama, we will talk about the challenges facing our healthcare system, and that thing that happened last Friday, which reminded everyone that we’re much more connected online than we think… Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #385) Show Notes for July 14, 2022”

Open Sources Show Notes for October 29, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph is another one of those weeks where there’s almost too much news, and it’s not all related to the U.S. Presidential Election, which is definitely one of our topics for this show. Along with that, we will also talk about the four (!) elections we had in Canada this week, the continuing failures of Reconciliation in Caledonia, and labour strife in Alberta in their… healthcare sector?! Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for October 29, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday February 7, 2019

This week on Open Sources Guelph, the state of the union is deeply cynical with a hint of despair. We’ll talk about Trump’s latest attempt to pivot to presidential, and we’ll talk about the Ford government’s latest pivot away from transparency. After the break, we’ll consider if a serial killer can teach us something about the present tolerance for the queer community, and if a city councillor not taking the bus can tell us something about our transit system. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday February 7, 2019”

Careful With That Knife, Kathleen

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Everyone becomes a little bit socialist in a Canadian hospital emergency ward. I don’t know of a single incident of someone spending time in The Emerge who said “please let me pay for this” at the end of it. Those that have the means generally don’t settle for regular care but if a Lamborghini has collided with a Corolla and everyone is bloodied and unconscious, they all end up in the closest ER regardless. That is the key concept of our universal system; we are hopefully all given the same degree of quality care and you will not be billed whether you are of the one percent or homeless. There is usually a fee for the ambulance and a shake down to pay for parking but the service itself is mostly free, for now. If you want to keep it that way, you will need to fight for it at…

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