November 22, 2023
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#60 I Logged On to a Mining Ring of Fire
Until just a few years ago, staking a mining claim in Ontario demanded banging physical posts in the ground. Now, you can simply head online and click a square on a map.
Jonathan Goldsbie
News Editor
Allison Smith
Co-host, Wag the Doug
Kattie Laur
Producer

But while that may be an abstract exercise for office-dwellers in Toronto, the stakes are quite real (if no longer literal) for many First Nations in Northern Ontario — including those that sought, and failed to obtain, a face-to-face meeting with Doug Ford this fall.

 

On the new Wag the Doug, Allison and Jonathan behold the mining megaproject the premier touts as the future, and take the first steps in a very long process toward someday, maybe having a mine of their own.

 

Hosts: Jonathan Goldsbie, Allison Smith

Credits: Kattie Laur (Producer), Annette Ejiofor (Managing Editor), Nathan Burley (Music)

 

Sponsors: Douglas

 

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