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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday August 4, 2016

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Oh man, how we long to go to the circus agin… Instead this week on Open Sources Guelph we resist the urge to talk about all those things zapping the oxygen south of the border, to tackle some serious issues. Terror has made the news again, but not because someone shot something up, or blew something up. Water is in the headlines, mostly the lack of it, but also the taking of it by big water bottling companies. Then we’ll follow the tracks to Churchill, because the train don’t run there anymore. And then we’ll wrap up with trip overseas to Britain where they’re still feeling the after effects from the Brexit.  Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday March 31, 2016

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This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’ll consider the world, before going super local again. “Terrorism” is a watch word these days with everywhere seemingly on the brink of an attack or having just experienced one, so we’ll cram as much terror talk as we can into that first segment before we talk about talking. The City of Guelph is in negotiation with three Canadians Union of Public Employees (CUPE) locals, so we’ll see how that’s going. (Hint: not well.) Then, in the second half-hour we’ll talk to another of our politicians, Guelph’s long-serving representative at Queen’s Park. Continue reading

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Poll Suggests We Want Change But Don’t Fear It

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The Conservative campaign narrative in 2011 was that Canada’s economic condition was too precarious and that political stability was needed to insure we weathered the storm. Barely three years after the largest financial collapse since the Great Depression, that message really played well, and the net result was that after two successive minority Parliaments, the Conservatives won their majority. All signs point to the Conservatives playing a similar game in 2015, but the effect – making Canadians afraid of change – doesn’t seem to be working this time. Continue reading

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Kory Teneycke Says that Conservative Ad is More “Truthful” Than the News

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With the arrival and equally quick dismissal of HarperPAC this week, another big election story was missed as the Conservative Party of Canada launched an online ad meant to delegitimize Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s plan to pull Canadian troops from the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Posting an online ad to YouTube is nothing new, especially with an election campaign waiting to begin this fall, but the controversy here is that the Conservative Party used sound and video from ISIS’ own media to make the case against Trudeau. You might think that’s in bad taste, or that it even contravenes provisions in the Conservatives’ own recently passed Bill C-51, but it’s okay because according to Conservative spokesman Kory Teneycke, they’re more truthful than the news. Continue reading

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Do You Think This Question is Stupid, or That All Polls are Useful?

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday February 5, 2015

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War and Pestilence are well-known Horsemen of the Apocalypse, but Bribery and Quitting….? From Parliament Hill to the Nickel Capital of the World to the disease filled attractions of the Magic Kingdom, it’s been another busy week in the news, and Open Sources Guelph has you covered from all the angles. Continue reading

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Setting the Tone for the Election?

This is from Thursdays Guelph Tribune:

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What do you think, spot on or maybe Canadians should be more afraid?

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