Open Sources (Ep. #425) Show Notes for May 11, 2023

This week’s Open Sources Guelph is a down affair. What else can you say when China is making trouble again for Canadian politicians, and when things are getting so bad that making Canadians pay extra for the “privilege” of watching Fox News just isn’t enough anymore. And if these two topics aren’t a big enough bummer, we’re going to round out the show with some discussion about animal abuse for human amusement. Sadly, it’s just another Thursday in this timeline. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #425) Show Notes for May 11, 2023”

Open Sources (Ep. #323) Show Notes for April 22, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we can’t handle all the drama at Queen’s Park. There are a lot of juicy stories coming out of the Ontario Legislature this week, but who can keep track of it all? So let’s go to Parliament Hill, where they delivered a budget after a 25-month hiatus, and then we’ll head stateside for a talk about social justice. After the break? Back to Ottawa, and a chat with China’s most hated Canadian! Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #323) Show Notes for April 22, 2021”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 22, 2017

We’ve got some serious, serious stuff to talk about on this week’s Open Sources Guelph. Over in London, there’s widespread concern about the safety of high-rises after a council estate went up in flames and killed an untold number of people. Then, we will look at the controversial issue of doctor assisted death here in Canada and how some people aren’t getting the access they want despite the legality of it. And finally, we will do what you never thought possible, and welcome a real life Conservative MP into the studio to talk about some federal issues.  Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 22, 2017”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday May 19, 2016

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We’re going into the first long weekend of the summer, but that doesn’t mean that we’re slowing down on Open Sources Guelph. This week’s show will tackle issues of leadership, and issues of justice; the complexities of hosting a party when your own house is on fire, and the complexities of local energy strategies. Before letting it all hang out on the patio, we’re going to cram it all back into our thinking caps as we deal with another busy week in politics, and political issues. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday May 19, 2016”

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)”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 25, 2015

On this week’s episode of Open Sources Guelph, we have concerns. Can the House of Commons be reformed into something a little bit more functional? Have race relations in the United States reached a breaking point? Will a corporation be held responsible for its own short-sightedness? Will Greece survive (financially)? And is there a new threat by money to our democracy, one that will be very familiar by fans of The Colbert Report? Those are the questions, but will we have any good answers? The answer is ‘Yes.’ At least there’s a good chance…. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 25, 2015”