Open Sources Show Notes for June 18, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, nothing important happened so we’re going on vacation. Just kidding. We will follow up with the two big stories of our time: Black Lives Matter, and the pandemic, and we will go deeper on a couple of issues including how and why we should defund the police, and whether or not the House of Commons should get back to business as usual. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for June 18, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for May 28, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we have the silly, we have the serious, and we have an in-depth discussion with a politician about the issues. This might be one of the most normal episodes we’ve done in a while, but we’ve still got COVID-19 concerns, especially in long term care homes. We’ll also head to Parliament Hill and we’ll talk to a local politician (for the East Coast) about his Canada-wide concerns for all cities. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for May 28, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for December 5, 2019

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re getting back to basics. Scotty Hertz will be back at the controls as we catch up with old friends in Ottawa, and old friends in Washington D.C., and the surprising way both those friends crossed paths this week. After that, we’ll talk to another old friend from Guelph City Council and ask about the recently wrapped up budget process at City Hall. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for December 5, 2019”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday January 31, 2019

This week, Open Sources Guelph is going to get complicated. In Venezuela, there are some tough decisions about how to handle the tense political situation there. The House of Commons is dealing with some of the same old, same old, but police forces in the country are concerned about a new threat. And finally, we ask the question of our time: do we really need billionaires?  Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday January 31, 2019”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday April 6, 2017

It’s another week on Open Sources Guelph, and there’s a lot of Canadian political news to get to. First, a couple of exclusives! We’ll have a first hand account of the the latest Conservative leadership debate this past weekend, plus an interview with one of the people running for the NDP leadership race (albeit the topic is a very specific issue). In the back half of the show, we’ll talk about changing the rules of the game in the House of Commons and why everybody’s so mad about all the money other people are making. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday April 6, 2017”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday August 25, 2016

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We wind down the summer here on Open Sources Guelph with more of our patented political discussion about hot button issues of the day. For instance, is Donald Trump now actually *trying* to run for president? He hasn’t said anything grotesque this week, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to talk about. And just because the House is in recess, it doesn’t mean that Canada’s federal politicians aren’t making news, even if they wish they weren’t. In media matters, we’ll look at the never-ending newspaper strike on the east coast, and wonder where all the reporters are in the deep south. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday August 25, 2016”

INTERVIEW – MP Michael Chong on the Long Road to Reform (Act)

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After nearly two years of blood, sweat and tears – and frequently with a gone-too-soon death notice – the Reform Act received royal assent last week, officially making it the law in Canada. The baby of Wellington-Halton Hills Conservative MP Michael Chong, the Reform Act aimed to put more power in the hands of backbench members of Parliament and create more independence and less partisanship. Although high-minded ideals were contained in the Act, it was always far from a done deal, even right up to the end of the legislative session when more divisive and more controversial bills like C-51 sailed through the senate. With the Reform Act now the Reform Law, Chong joined us on Open Sources Guelph recently to do a victory lap. Continue reading “INTERVIEW – MP Michael Chong on the Long Road to Reform (Act)”