March 16, 2021
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#26 Tow Truck Mafia
The GTA has become the site of a massive tow truck turf war. Vehicles have been fire-bombed, a law office has been shot up, and cops face criminal charges for their involvement. And the person in charge of reining in the violence and corruption? Doug Ford.
Allison Smith
Co-host, Wag the Doug
Jonathan Goldsbie
News Editor
Damilola Onime
Producer, Wag the Doug
Kevin Sexton
Producer
Andréa Schmidt
Managing Editor, Podcasts

Allison and Jonathan talk with Peter Edwards, the Toronto Star’s organized crime reporter, who explains how this tow truck tumult puts everyone at risk.

Correction (March 17 at 4:06 p.m. EDT): This episode erroneously describes Sol Mamakwa as “Ontario’s first and only Indigenous MPP.” He is, in fact, the second member of a First Nation to sit in the legislature, following Peter North in the 1990s, and serves alongside NDP colleagues Guy Bourgouin (who is Métis) and Suze Morrison (who is of mixed Indigenous and settler heritage).

This episode is sponsored by Dispatch Coffee.

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