Karl Wettstein Offers Some Final Thoughts on Council Career on Open Sources

Tonight, the 2014-18 council meets for the final time before the turnover on December 3. One of the two people that will not be on the new council is Karl Wettstein, and before departing the council chamber one last time, the outgoing Ward 6 councillor stopped by CFRU!

Before calling it a political career, Wettstein stopped by to chat with the Open Sources Guelph gang to talk about his time on council, what experiences he’s taking with him, and what lessons he hopes to leave behind. That’s in the back half of the show though, for the first half we talk about the latest troubles in the White House and Queen’s Park.

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Open Sources Guelph

This week, Open Sources Guelph is awash in galling behaviour. In the United States, the President decided to skip the opportunity to remember veterans so he could pout and rage tweet in his hotel room, and in Ontario’s capital building you still never know who might be a scandal waiting to happen. It’s a bummer to be sure, and one that’s compounded this week as we say goodbye to a regular guest as he retires from the political stage.

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Listen to O’Rourke’s First Sit Down Interview with Open Sources!

The new city council, which, admittedly, is mostly the old city council, will take their seats around the horseshoe in just a few weeks. As the two new councillors get ready to take up their positions, one of them came by CFRU last Thursday for the first of what will likely be many little chats.

On the last edition of Open Sources Guelph, we were joined in studio by Dominique O’Rourke, the incoming City Councillor for Ward 6. O’Rourke talked about her decisive victory, her plans as a councillor, and how she intends to balance all the prioritites – hers and the City’s – in her first few months of office.

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Open Sources Guelph

After taking a couple of weeks off from election talk, we’re back at it this week on Open Sources Guelph! In fact, we’ve missed elections so much, we’re importing coverage. First, we’ll get a delivery from the U.S. as the highly contentious midterm elections have wrapped up for another four years. Meanwhile, people in Calgary are having an election, but in this one you can’t ignore the issues because it’s a plebiscite! Back home, we will welcome to the show our first post-election interview with a new city councillor.

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Election Follow-Up Discussion on Open Sources

You thought the election was over? Sorry, we have to have one last say on the matter from this week’s Open Sources Guelph, which you can now download on the Guelph Politicast channel.

The first segment of last Thursday’s show focuses on the results of the municipal election in Guelph, and around Ontario. But stay tuned to the rest of the show as we discuss legal cannabis, the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and what’s in store for the next election in 2019.

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Open Sources Guelph

Finally, we’re getting back to normal on this week’s edition of Open Sources Guelph, and by “normal”, we mean in Trump adjusted terms. The big man will come up in a tertiary way on today’s show, but he will not be our focus. Instead, we’ll be looking at the fallout of the Municipal Election race here in Guelph and other places, the ongoing controversy over the apparent murder of a journalist in Turkey, the lack of controversy from Canada legalizing pot, and we’ll look ahead to the next election. (Naturally.)

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Guthrie Takes the Hot Seat in Open Sources’ Last Interview Before Election Day

The podcast version of Open Sources Guelph is usually posted on Monday, but to give you a head start for Election Day, which is also Monday, the decision was made to give it to you Saturday instead.

On Thursday, Mayor Cam Guthrie joined the Open Sources’ hosts in studio to talk about the last four years, and what might be ahead for the next four years.

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Open Sources Guelph

Our municipal election is coming to a close, and so is the municipal election coverage on Open Sources Guelph. We know, don’t try and hide your disappointment. In the season finale of our coverage, we will welcome to the show the second of two mayoral candidates in this election, a man who is no stranger to the Open Sources audience or the Open Sources hosts.

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Final Five Council Interviews from Open Sources Guelph Now Posted!

Election Day is Monday! And if you live in Ward 1, Ward 2 or Ward 6, and you’re having a tough time making up your mind on who to vote for, perhaps this bonus episode of Open Sources Guelph will show you the way.

The episode that aired today, and that you can now hear online, featured interviews with council challengers Mark Gernon, Jamie Killingsworth, Rodrigo Goller, Jonathan Knowles, and Usha Arora.

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Open Sources Guelph

This week we get an Open Sources before Open Sources. In this special, additional hour of the show this week, Open Sources Guelph will wrap up our one-on-one interviews with council candidates before getting into our last interview of the election season, which will be live from the studio. 

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Mlynarz Talks About Running for Mayor on Open Sources Guelph!

As the 2018 Municipal Election enters the end game, Open Sources Guelph returned to its live format last week with the first of two big interviews.

Last Thursday, Mayoral candidate Aggie Mlynarz dropped by CFRU to talk about her campaign, the issues, and what her vision is for the City of Guelph.

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Open Sources Guelph

It’s been a hustle and bustle these last few weeks to get 19 of your city council candidates onto Open Sources Guelph. Thankfully, for the next two weeks, we’re going to be doing something more laid back, and by laid back, we mean host a couple of very important interviews. For the next two weeks we’re going to talk to two people, and only one of them will be the next mayor of Guelph on October 22.

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Tell Open Sources Your Questions for the Mayoral Candidates

For the next two weeks on Open Sources Guelph, we’re going to be hosting hour-long, live interviews with Guelph’s two mayoral candidates. Do you have a question you want them to answer? Tell us! Continue reading “Tell Open Sources Your Questions for the Mayoral Candidates”

Open Sources’ Next Five Council Interviews Now Posted

It’s now time for Week #3 of Open Sources Guelph’s coverage of the 2018 Municipal Election. Here are five more interviews this week with people running for the next term of Guelph City Council.

Last Thursday’s episode featured discussions with Barbara Mann, Mary Thring, Jason Dodge, Indu Arora, and Mark MacKinnon. If you missed the live show on CFRU, you can now hear the podcast version of the show.

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Open Sources Guelph

Welcome to week #3 of our Municipal Election coverage here on Open Sources Guelph! We continue on maximizing our minimums with live (ish) interviews with as many candidates running for city council as possible for the next couple of weeks. Today. we’ve got five more interviews as we creep ever closer to Election Day on October 22. 

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