Open Sources Show Notes for August 20, 2020

This week there’s a surprising amount of news for the middle of August on Open Sources Guelph. There’s election news out of the United States, but more surprisingly, there’s election news out of Canada as one of the Atlantic provinces is going to polls. Will there be a Federal election in Canada? Not for a month thanks to some shadiness by Justin Trudeau, which might be the name of a book published by Rebel Media, which we will also talk about. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for August 20, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday April 5, 2018

This week’s episode of Open Sources Guelph is a chorus of abuse. The Government of Ontario is abusing deficit spending by making some big spending promises. The Pope is trying to avoid having to apologize for the abuses of his Church on Canada’s First Nations people. A U.S. broadcaster is abusing the trust of the people by reaching for fake news talking points. And animal abuse activists are taking out their frustrations with a Toronto restaurant. This one’s going hurt… Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday April 5, 2018”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday January 21, 2016


If last week’s show was a major bummer, we try to lighten things up on this week’s Open Sources Guelph with some news that’s a little more hopeful, or at the very least head-scratchingly unbelievable. We look ahead to the coming week as Parliament gets back down to business, and we look at the Official Opposition’s upcoming leadership race and the surprising entry into that race. In other news, relations with an old enemy have thawed a little further, while another damp chill falls over the Canadian media landscape. We said we’d try! Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday January 21, 2016”

Well that Was a Terrible Week for Media


Last week will go down as the seven day stretch that saw the passing of both David Bowie and Alan Rickman, but there was another “death” last week that portends very tough times for this increasing shattered and intangible media landscape. In Canada, and the United States, media companies once again had their knives out as the hammer fell on hundreds of media jobs on both sides of the border. (I know we’re mixing metaphors there, but it’s been that bad.) Continue reading “Well that Was a Terrible Week for Media”