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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

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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

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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

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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

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