#5 OPP, Yeah You Know Me
Wag the Doug
#5 OPP, Yeah You Know Me
An old friend of the Ford family has been appointed to head the Ontario Provincial Police, a job many consider him to be under-qualified for. We look back to Doug's history with Ron Taverner, as well as the group of unofficial advisors who surrounded the Fords for years.
December 6, 2018

Plus, we introduce a new segment called… wait for it… “For the People.”

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