Downer and DeRuyter Coming Up on the Show


It’s been a while since we’ve had special guests on the show, but we’re getting back to business this week with the latest city councillor to join our one-at-a-time round table, with Royal City’s top cop on deck to join us in studio soon.  Continue reading “Downer and DeRuyter Coming Up on the Show”

Coming Up on the Show, Listener Participation Wanted


As part of our ongoing effort to expand the show’s Guelph coverage, we’re going to start hosting Guelph politicians for regular half-hour segments starting this Thursday. Do you have a question for a Royal City Councillor? You should tells us about it. Continue reading “Coming Up on the Show, Listener Participation Wanted”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 1, 2015


The election started with New Democratic Party leader Tom Mulcair being the heir apparent for the Prime Minister’s Office, but this week on Open Sources Guelph we’re wondering a more local-focused question: can an NDP candidate overturn the 22 year Liberal Party dynasty in the Royal City. We’ve had the Liberal candidate on the show to tell us why we should stay red, and this week’s its the NDP’s turn to tell us why we should like some Orange Crush. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 1, 2015”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday September 10, 2015


Like the campaigns themselves, Open Sources Guelph will kick its election coverage into high gear this week with the first of our candidate profiles. We published a full schedule of the interviews we have arranged, and in the weeks to come, we invite all voters in Guelph to tune and listen to our interviews with all the candidates and make your own mind about who to vote for on October 19. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday September 10, 2015”

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


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)”

VIDEO – Open Sources’ Interview with Elizabeth May

You may have heard this interview on last Thursday’s Open Sources Guelph, but even if you’ve heard it already, you may now be interested in watching it. As you may recall, Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May was in Guelph a week ago Monday for the nomination meeting to choose Guelph’s candidate in the upcoming Federal Election. Former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Gord Miller took the nomination easily running unopposed, so the mood was understandably jubilant. The reason? Greens in Guelph, and across the country, are banking on the idea that May’s 2011 victory in Saanich-Gulf Islands will be the first of many more electoral victories in 2015. After the night’s business was done, Open Sources got a few minutes to talk to May about electoral strategy and Green ambitions for Guelph this October. Continue reading “VIDEO – Open Sources’ Interview with Elizabeth May”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday April 23, 2015


In October 2014, Cam Guthrie was given a promotion by the voters of Guelph from Ward 4 city councillor to mayor. His campaign message of limited tax increases and fiscal transparency resonated with people, and as a result he was handed a decisive victory over incumbent mayor Karen Farbridge. But winning an election in one thing, being the city’s chief representative, advocate and ambassador is another bailiwick entirely. Now, just over six months since his election win, Mayor Cam Guthrie will join Open Sources Guelph for an hour of frank (and hopefully fun) discussion about his last 100 some-odd days on the job, and the challenges facing him and Guelph’s city council for the next few years. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday April 23, 2015”