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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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Deep Concerns Exist About Election Results Legitimacy

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As we’ve seen this year in Guelph, the spectre of the robocall scandal has not been too far from many residents minds. In fact, as we get closer to the October 19 vote, many Canadians are starting to wonder more and more if whether or not they’ll be able to cast their ballot fairly and without political or malicious interference. If you’ve been feeling that way, don’t worry, you’re not alone.  Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday July 23, 2015

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This week on Open Sources Guelph, we like people who are respectful to their opponents, whether they were captured or not. We also like it when the government makes it rain. In these hot, sunny, summer days, the government’s giving out cheques, but we wouldn’t go shopping with those extra dollars just yet. Robocalls are back in the news, not that it matters if you’re reading this abroad because you’re not going to be voting anyway if you’ve made your home outside of Canada for five years. It’s the dog days of summer, but we’re not dog-eared at all. It’s time to break down this week’s Open Sources. Continue reading

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Open Sources/RadiOPIRG Interview with Michael Harris

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Michael Harris recent book Party of One is a thorough and vicious dissection of the nine years of governance by Stephen Harper and Conservative Party of Canada. From robocalls, to veterans affairs, to the muzzling of scientists and the disenfranchisement of loyal and dedicated public servants, Harris leaves no stone unturned to make sure the reader’s convinced that Harper and Company have been up to no good for the past decade.

Not convinced yet? Well, Harris is coming to Guelph on April 19 at Harcourt United Church courtesy of Fair Vote Guelph to tell you in person. In anticipation, Open Sources Guelph with RadiOPIRG got the chance to interview Harris by phone from Ottawa about his work on Party of One, his ongoing coverage of the Harper government, and what the future and the upcoming election might hold. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday January 29, 2015

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In this week’s episode of Open Sources Guelph, we’ll consider the election issues past and present, as well as a seminal anniversary in world events. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday January 22, 2015

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On this week’s episode of Open Sources Guelph, we spend the hour with some special in-studio guests hoping to do some informing of there own. With the 2015 Federal Election on the horizon, and the ghost of attempted widespread voter fraud in Guelph just four years ago, the good folks at Fair Vote Guelph want to get people on guard and engaged for the next time someone tries to hijack our democracy. Continue reading

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