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GUELPH POLITICAST #324 - Remember Autism?

Back in the early days of the Ontario government under Doug Ford it looked like their autism policy might sink them. Their initial approach to funding and support for kids with autism had the effect of uniting the entire autism lobby against them, and then the pandemic happened, and all of healthcare - from emergency to long-term care - was thrown under the microscope. So where are we on the autism file? Back in 2019, Ontario’s new PC government had a very PC idea: Give parents a lump sum...


Open Sources Guelph #377 - May 12, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, it's almost all election, all the time. In the first part of the show, we're going to talk about the latest Ontario election news from around the provincial campaign trail, and in the back half we will have our first local candidate interview. In between through, we're heading back to the U.S. where they're got a whole new calamity if you're a fan of reproductive rights for women. This Thursday, May 12, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will...


WELLINGTON-HALTON HILLS POLITICAST 2022 - Ron Patava, Consensus Party Candidate

What is the Consensus Party? In short, they want to get rid of the party-based political system because they think partisan politics are making it hard to pass meaningful, representational democratic change. Yes, you heard that right, they want to get rid of all political parties, and yes, they understand the irony of forming a political party to get rid of political parties. The exact mechanics of how government will work without political parties will be left for Consensus Party candidate...


End Credits #247 - May 11, 2022 (The Worst Person in the World)

This week on End Credits, love is in the air. It doesn't sound like a romantic comedy of any sort, but we will be reviewing The Worst Person in the World, which is about as unconventional as conventions get in the realm of romantic comedies. Along similar lines, we will also be talking about some of our favourite unconventional romantic comedies. This Wednesday, May 11, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss: Un-Con-Rom-Coms. This week's pick fits comfortably in the...


GUELPH POLITICAST #323 - Students Want to Be Seen This Election

If we talked about Ontario public schools last week, then it should follow that we talk about Ontario post-secondary issues this week. The pandemic generation, if we can coin such a phrase, are coming of age, and they’re bringing with them the scars and accomplishments of surviving the experience, but are they feeling seen in this provincial election? We’re going to ask one of their representatives. Let’s consider the last four years for post-secondary students in Ontario: Pre-pandemic...


Open Sources Guelph #376 - May 5, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we get to finally unleash our pent up election frustration. The Ontario campaign is finally underway, and we will talk about the stakes before we get a chance to talk to the candidates. We will also, for obvious reasons, have an update about the war in Ukraine. In the back half of the show, a Guelph city councillor might be making his final appearance as a Friend of OSG. This Thursday, May 5, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss: This...



Wellington-Halton Hills is a big riding, extending from Puslinch to Centre Wellington and out east all the way to Erin and Halton Hills, so experience counts, and it's hard to get more experience than Ted Arnott who's represented the area since 1990. Can anyone challenge 32 years of longevity in what's a fairly safe Conservative riding? Diane Ballantyne would like to volunteer. Make no mistake, this is an uphill climb for the NDP candidate, who's running for the second time to represent...


End Credits #246 - May 4, 2022 (The Adam Project)

This week on End Credits, we're watching the clock. Just in time for the start of the summer movie season, we're staying at home to watch the new Netflix time travel adventure The Adam Project. And time travel sounds like magic, right? Well, speaking of magic, we will spend the first part of the show talking about our favourite wizards another other magic-users. This Wednesday, May 4, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss: The Wizards and Us. This week, Doctor Strange...


GUELPH POLITICAST #322 - Education is an Issue

Covering education issues has been weird the last couple of years during the pandemic; while keeping schools open for in-person learning was a priority, teachers felt that their concerns weren't being heard. Now, education is struggling to be made an election priority, and education workers have been trying to put their concerns back on the frontburner since March 2020, so this seems like an interesting place to begin a provincial campaign. Ironically, education issues were very front of...


Open Sources Guelph #375 - April 28, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we're anxious. It's like, when are we going to get to the fireworks factory Ontario Election?! That's going to be one of our topics this week, and we will also talk about the "OK Groomer" push on the far-right, and we'll have the latest from Ukraine. Interview? We've got one of those too, and this week we sit down with a Federal cabinet minister. This Thursday, April 28, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss: All the Money in the World....


End Credits #245 - April 27, 2022 (The Bubble)

This week on End Credits, we would really like to know what exactly a cliff beast is? If you're already laughing, then you know that we're reviewing the new Netflix comedy The Bubble on this week's show. And since The Bubble is (in-part) a movie about Hollywood franchises, we will also look ahead to all the franchise movies coming out this summer. This Wednesday, April 27, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss: Box Office Mucho. For the first time in two years, we're...


GUELPH POLITICAST #321 – The Eviction Notice is Just the Beginning of Your Troubles

If there’s one thing we can agree on, it’s that people shouldn’t be forced out of their home after a minor dispute with their landlord. Yes, that happens, and it happens often, but it’s been happening a lot more since the Landlord and Tenant Board went virtual, and that made access to the internet another barrier to housing. This seems like something worth talking about. Just last week, there was an item from Global News noting that the five-month freeze in evictions from March to July 2020...


Open Sources Guelph #374 - April 21, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we've got rights! In the second half of the show we will celebrate 40 years of having rights thanks to Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and we'll talk about that guy picture above who thinks he's the Free Speech man with a plan. For the first half though, we've still got a war in Ukraine to talk about, and there are still questions about a massacre closer to home. This Thursday, April 21, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will...


End Credits #244 - April 20, 2022 (Flee)

This week on End Credits, we're running. Our movie of the week almost literally has "run" in the title as it tells the story of man who spent almost the entirety of his youth trying to escape. For the review this week, we're watching the three-time Academy Award-nominated movie Flee, and before that we're going to run through some other movies about escape. This Wednesday, April 20, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss: Escape Fan. This week's movie is about one man's...


GUELPH POLITICAST #320 - The Queen of Craft

Historically, women played a pretty big role in the brewing of beer. Starting in ancient times, brewing was fairly female-dominated, but that changed in western culture around the same time the brewing process became industrialized 150 years ago. In 2022, women are trying to reclaim their place atop the brewing world thanks to the proliferation of craft breweries, and one local woman is helping to lead the way. If you’ve ever seen a beer commercial, they make it pretty obvious that women...


Open Sources Guelph #373 - April 14, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, the Easter Bunny's bringing a basket full of issues. Before taking a nice, leisurely long weekend off, we're diving again into the Ukrainian War (now in it's eighth great week), and the latest in terms of Ontario's sixth wave (non) response. In the back half of the show, we're talking to our local Federal representative about that big to-do pictured above, last week's Federal budget. This Thursday, April 14, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will...


End Credits #243 - April 13, 2022 (Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood)

This week on End Credits, we look to the sky! Ever notice how the Moon's just hanging up their daring us to visit? Well, there was a time humans went to the moon, and this week's featured movie is a loving remembrance of that particular era. We're reviewing the latest Netflix hit, Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood and we're talking about other trips to the Moon. This Wednesday, April 13, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss: To the Moon! Taking a jaunty trip to the...


GUELPH POLITICAST #319 - A Movie’s Case for Kindness

In good company after last week's episode with Marlene director Wendy Hill-Tout, and just in time for both Canadian Film Day on April 20 and this year's edition of the Hot Docs documentary film festival starting on April 28, this week, we're talking to a documentary filmmaker. You know about the COVID-19 pandemic, but another pandemic has been affected people a lot longer. This is one of those stories. This week's episode of the podcast features actor and filmmaker Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers....


Open Sources Guelph #372 - April 7, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we're covering a lot of ground. In part one somehow things have gotten even worse in Ukraine, and speaking of things getting worse, we've got to talk about COVID again. In the second half of the show, we go back to Europe to check-up with the far-right's favourite western democracy, and then we come back to Canda to keep the chat about far-right stuff going. This Thursday, April 7, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss: Bucha Shadows. In...


End Credits #242 - April 6, 2022 (Fresh)

This week on End Credits, we've got an appetite. Under the themes of food and desire, we will review a movie that checks both of those boxes in the new film Fresh, which is is now streaming on Disney+. Before that, we will pay tribute a Hollywood actor whose decided to take his final bow and retire even though is production output has never been higher. This Wednesday, April 6, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss: Bruce Alrighty. Last week's announcement that Bruce...