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 May 21, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph we start with dessert. The Premier of Ontario hasn’t told us to eat cake, but he showed us how to make one, which could be just as bad as the other thing once austerity sets in. That’s just one of the topics we’ll explore on this week’s show along with matters of inquiry in Nova Scotia, the latest attack against a free press, and the messed up labour market being created by Amazon, and its “trillionaire” CEO. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for May 21, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for April 23, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we get a break from non-stop COVID-19 coverage so that we might talk about other tragedies. We’re going to dedicate some time on this week’s show to talk about the ongoing tragic state of affairs on the East Coast, and then we will talk about the ongoing – could be – tragic state of affairs in the U.S. with some fairly silly protests. We’ll have all that to talk about, plus an interview with the Downtown’s chief advocate too! Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for April 23, 2020”

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”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday March 12, 2015

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It seems all we ever hear about these days is the scary world of Islamic extremists ready to watch the world burn, starting with Canada. Terrorism and concerns about terrorism have filled the news since Open Sources Guelph was last on the air a week ago, and the line between informing the public and scaring the public is getting progressively more blurry. In the meantime, government corruption moves back to the front burner as the sins of senate are further recounted, while the Ontario government looks to dig its way out of its scandals by selling off shares of Hydro One. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday March 12, 2015”

This Week in Terror: Bibeau Vid, RCMP Has Concerns & Social Media Snafu

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It seems like everyday now there’s some news item about violent extremism either here or abroad, and that last couple of days have been no exception. As the government releases the video made by the Parliament Hill shooter before the fateful day, the RCMP confronts the limits of managing its share of the War on Terror, while the politics of Bill C-51 seem to have affected its creator in an unlikely way. Continue reading “This Week in Terror: Bibeau Vid, RCMP Has Concerns & Social Media Snafu”