Open Sources Show Notes for June 25, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re going to take a break from the ongoing stories that have so pre-occupied us these last few weeks to revisit some golden oldies. We’ve got Canada-China relations, we’ve got some Donald Trump stuff, and we’ve got the Conservative leadership race for a well-rounded news diet. On top of that, we’ll discuss some good old fashioned investigative reporting. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for June 25, 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 January 30, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we will bear witness to the struggle for witnesses. It’s another week, but it’s the same old news south of the border as impeachment nears its end, or not. Up here in Canada, we’ve got drama of our own in the form of a leadership race that now has actual candidates. That’s big news to cover, and we’ll also make time to talk to a member of city council for whom CFRU is a constituent. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for January 30, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday September 15, 2016

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This week on Open Sources Guelph, we are finally going to get the media and political class back for all the awful lies they’ve spread about us. Oh wait, sorry, that’s Doug Ford’s script. Here on the show, we do the good work of trying to bring fair, well-researched and humorous political punditry to your radio airwaves, and this week is no exception. From the leadership race no one wants to lead, to the leadership at Queen’s Park that can’t decide where to lead next. From great expectations about Guelph’s budget to dwindling expectations about the presidential race south of the border, we’re going to do our best to bring you the truth… folks. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday September 15, 2016”

Game On! Conservatives Officially Call the Leadership Race

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Rona Ambrose has been keeping the blue light of conservatism burning bright, but she is, in the end, only the interim leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Well, the search to permanently replace Stephen Harper begins today with the announcement from the CPC that they’ve saved the date for their leadership convention: May 27, 2017. Continue reading “Game On! Conservatives Officially Call the Leadership Race”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 4, 2015

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It’s a very busy week full of very serious issues here on Open Sources Guelph. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission came back with a scathing report and a to-do list a mile long for the government, but will they listen? Peter MacKay is leaving politics, but is he gone for good? A class action lawsuit’s been brought against the RCMP, is this the new battleground of sex discrimination? And the Patriot Act is gone, but is the Freedom Act better (or less ironic)? And that’s just the tip of the iceberg for this week’s show. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 4, 2015”

MacKay Joins the March out the Conservative Caucus Door

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In a shocking news item this morning, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced that he would not be seeking re-election in this fall’s Federal Election. It’s another sudden loss for the Harper government that is going into this coming election with a further diminished bench that includes the previously announced loss of former Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover. Continue reading “MacKay Joins the March out the Conservative Caucus Door”