A monthly podcast about the premier of Ontario, the forces that drive him, and what that means for the rest of us

Wag the Doug

Hosted by Allison Smith and Jonathan Goldsbie
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#64 Dougie Went a-Courtin’

Judicial independence is a foundational principle of Canadian democracy. Doug Ford sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
March 20, 2024

#63 Where the Wildfires Are

At this time of year, we’d normally pine for spring.
February 14, 2024

#62 Journey to the Centre of the Science

Doug Ford plans to uproot the Ontario Science Centre from the iconic Don Mills home it’s occupied since 1969. But what is the Science Centre other than its iconic Don Mills home?
January 17, 2024

#61 Doug Ford vs. the Mayors

We surmised that Doug Ford would punish Toronto for picking Olivia Chow as its mayor. But if anything, he seems more sympathetic to the city and its issues than before. So what gives?
December 20, 2023

#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.
November 22, 2023

#59 Doug Ford’s House of Horrors

Some say Queen’s Park is haunted. Others say it’s merely possessed by the Progressive Conservatives. Either way, there’s some spooky stuff going down.
October 25, 2023

#58 Roll Up for the Mr. X Tour

With his polls diving, housing minister resigning, and ill-begotten Greenbelt scheme unravelling, what’s a Doug Ford to do? Why, talk about anything else, of course!
September 20, 2023

#57 Greenbelt: The Movie

Allison and Jonathan look at the ways the Greenbelt story could be told on screen and who’d be best suited to star in it.
August 16, 2023
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