#11 How To Promote Friends And Alienate People
Wag the Doug
#11 How To Promote Friends And Alienate People
With a new Cabinet in place and ongoing allegations of nepotism in the Ontario government, we present to you: The Doug Ford Guide to Management.
July 4, 2019

Plus, we play everyone’s favourite political patronage game, “Guess The Relation.”


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