April 20, 2021
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Wag the Doug
#27 Doug Ford’s Gravy Train
With the pandemic reaching new levels of crisis each day, and public anger at the government rising in proportion, how has Doug Ford chosen to spend his evenings? Fundraising!
Jonathan Goldsbie
News Editor
Allison Smith
Co-host, Wag the Doug
Damilola Onime
Producer, Wag the Doug
Kevin Sexton
Producer
Andréa Schmidt
Managing Editor, Podcasts

The Ontario PCs have built an enormously effective big-money operation and just passed a new law to entrench it. Allison and Jonathan explore the ways the party collects cash — and how such contributions appear to inform the government’s life-or-death decisions.

This episode is sponsored by Images Festival.

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