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A monthly podcast about Doug Ford.

Wag the Doug

Hosted by Allison Smith and Jonathan Goldsbie
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#29 What’s Doug Ford So Afraid Of?

Doug Ford is getting ready for next year’s election by increasing donation limits, shuffling his cabinet, and overriding the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to pass a law limiting the criticism he’ll face. This sudden bonfire of political capital has our hosts wondering: given the state of Ontario’s opposition parties, just what is Ford so afraid of?
June 23, 2021

#28 The Government’s Hidden Attack On Sex Workers

In Doug Ford’s Ontario, there’s no problem that can’t be solved by giving police new powers. This time, the issue is human trafficking— which, well that makes sense, right? The reality is far more complicated.
May 19, 2021

#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!
April 20, 2021

#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.
March 16, 2021

#25 Canary In The Nickel Mine: Laurentian Goes Bust

Laurentian University has filed for creditor protection, while a new university opening this fall has attracted just 47 applicants. What is going on with Ontario’s postsecondary sector? And what can the premier’s own brief college experience tell us about his government’s peculiar approach?
February 24, 2021

#24 The Second Annual Douggie Awards

It’s the second annual Douggie Awards, where Allison and Jonathan take stock of all the hilarity and abject horror that was the Year in Ford. Who carries home the trophies for “Best Sycophant,” “Most Surreal Moment,” and the always-popular “Most Blatant Conflict of Interest”? Take a stroll down the shoddily constructed blue carpet and join us as we celebrate the worst that Ontario has to offer.
January 20, 2021

#23 Landlord and Tenant Board of Damocles

Doug Ford vowed that those who couldn’t afford rent during the pandemic wouldn’t lose their homes. Instead, he made evictions easier than ever. And now, thanks to online hearings, the bleak indifference of that process is on display for all.
December 16, 2020

#22 Law & Forder

Except when they’re investigating members of his family, Doug Ford really loves the police. So much so that, earlier this year, when calls for defunding became inescapable, he responded by giving them more money.
November 18, 2020
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