Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday August 2, 2018

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”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 30, 2017

It’s a local affair on this week’s Open Sources Guelph. We will shirk the circus and the clown car south of the border, and the sadder and scarier events worldwide to deal with the process and politics here in Guelph, the province of Ontario, and in the country of Canada. Nation-wide, the Liberal government want us to help them help us get into more housing. Provincially, the official opposition announced it’s plan to charm your vote next year, and it may not be completely terrible. Meanwhile, there are big decisions coming up locally, and a member of city council will join us to talk about his thoughts.

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday August 25, 2016


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”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 16, 2016


It’s been another one of those weeks. A week that reminds just how bad the bad guys can be and how even a night of dancing and frivolity can turn into an unprecedented bloodbath. On Open Sources Guelph this week, we will understandably try and tackle the terrorist attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL, site of what is now the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States. In more political concerns, we’ll talk about how the last two years have been going for the government of Kathleen Wynne here in Ontario, and how our local MPP got a new job in cabinet. Then, we’ll continue with part three of our twelve part series interviewing a member of Guelph’s City Council, who this time hails from Ward 5. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 16, 2016”

Kitchener MP Does it Old School in TV Ad


Just before the Federal Election was called last summer, Press Progress had a post about 13 Conservative candidates in 13 different campaign videos, but all, apparently, reading from the script, produced by the same production team with the same set designer. Call me kooky, but I think Marwan Tabbara learned a valuable lesson there. If  you don’t watch TV, or rather if you don’t watch local TV, you might have missed this. But the Kitchener South – Hespeler Member of Parliament has bought some air time on the local CTV station that he’s ready to believe you. Or something. Continue reading “Kitchener MP Does it Old School in TV Ad”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday February 18, 2016


This week on Open Sources Guelph, we take a break from American politics to talk about American justice and how that’s affecting American politics. The passing of a man known to be the most passionate and articulate right-wing voice on the bench has added napalm to the crazy fire already burning in this wacko campaign south of the border, so let’s focus on Sunny Ways up north here and how they might be coming to end. We’ll also enjoy a laugh at the expense of a media/government slap fight no one was prepared for, and offer our two cents on local infrastructure priorities. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday February 18, 2016”

Careful With That Knife, Kathleen



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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