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 July 2, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, the Canada Day long weekend is five days long, and we’ve got to work! On the plus side (?) there’s so much work to do, and so many stories to cover. Considering the holiday, we will look at the issue of our beloved prime ministerial statues, and how the current PM is making it rain for his friends. After the break, we’ll look at the latest foreign policy controversy for the White House and the political question of mandatory masks. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for July 2, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for March 5, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we want to focus on the nice things in life, like the crossover team-up of two young female activists, but instead there’s some grimier stuff we have to deal with, like a certain disgusting sticker that depicts one of the ladies above. We’re also going to talk about the rise in hate towards Canada’s First Nations’ people, the latest from the Democrats, and the official ballot for Canada’s own leadership race in the Opposition Party. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for March 5, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for February 13, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, there’s friction. When Canadians leave home, interesting things seem to happen, which may be the least controversial thing we discuss this week. Next, things are far from cool as the debate over constructing a pipeline hits an all-new level of agitation, the contest to find a Democratic candidate is still as contentious as ever, and we’ll wrap up by talking about how we should react when controversial figures get some bad news of their own. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for February 13, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 6, 2019

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re going to tackle head on a national tragedy. Even though it’s Indigenous History Month in June, a time for celebration, we’re going to do a deep dive into the end of the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and the other issues our First Nations people are facing. Then, a humour break, as Donald Trump once again storms the diplomatic world. And finally, we’ll talk about how the world seems to be turning on alternative medicine. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 6, 2019”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday May 23, 2019

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re going to try and look past the usual suspects to get at some of the under reported stories in the news this week. Among them, we’ll look at an official investigation into money laundering, and a key turn of phrase that’s a giant step forward in dealing with out racist past. Speaking of racism, that’s still a thing, and a couple of people in Canada are doing their best to bring it back, while some American states are trying to bring back their own dark past for women’s rights. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday May 23, 2019”

First MMIW Inquiry Planning Meetings Announced

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Before the holidays, the Federal government announced its intention to move forward with an Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, but said further that it will be up to victims and survivors to help guide the hand of the process in terms of what form the inquiry would take. Those meetings actually begin this week with eight already scheduled and the promise of more to come.  Continue reading “First MMIW Inquiry Planning Meetings Announced”