The Toronto Sun likes to blast the “unelected” public health officials informing pandemic policy in Ontario. But who’s really calling the shots in Doug Ford’s government? Allison and Jonathan look at the sway held by pollster Nick Kouvalis and PC campaign manager Kory Teneycke. Not only are they unelected — they don’t even work there.
January 19, 2022
MINING #6 – Diamonds of Attawapiskat
Attawapiskat has become famous across Canada and around the world. Not for the natural beauty that surrounds it, or for the Cree culture of the people who live there. Instead, it’s become a byword for the toxic legacy of Canadian colonialism.
December 22, 2021
Wag the Doug
#33 Yes, He Won’t
How do you put a smiling, election-ready face on a government that’s done little but slash regulations and mismanage a pandemic? That calls for a brand refresh!
October 20, 2021
Wag the Doug
#32 Anatomy Of A Flip-Flop
Doug Ford used to oppose vaccine passports. Now’s he super in favour. That he changed his mind wasn’t surprising; that he did so before Ontario hit a new crisis point was. With Allison in New York, where she’s coming to love her vaccine passport, she and Jonathan pore over clues as to why Ford reversed himself sooner rather than later. What does it take to change the premier’s mind?
September 15, 2021
#365 An App For Landlords To Blacklist Tenants
The Landlord Credit Bureau lets landlords review their tenants and report their payment habits.
April 11, 2021
The Columnist Who Covers Doug Ford for the Toronto Sun Lives with Doug Ford’s Press Secretary
Brian Lilley has been involved with Ivana Yelich since at least 2019
March 26, 2021
By Jonathan Goldsbie
#302 Picky With The Sticky
Are all of these stories about vaccine efficacy doing more harm than good? And Canadian politicians are following a road paved by Trump, singling out critics for scorn.
March 24, 2021
#353 Dinosaur Internet
The pandemic has widened the digital divide, leaving people from Iqaluit to rural Alberta and Ontario fuming at ISPs like Xplornet.
January 3, 2021
#283 Newspaper Seeks Wealthy Idiot
National Post doubles down on their right to publish status quo opinions. And Bell Media confuses self-promotion with local community engagement.
October 29, 2020
#282 Reconciliation In Flames
Hulk smash colonialism! And public health messaging crosses a line when trick or treating directives are unclear.