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Wag the Doug
#39 Refund Madness
A listener writes in, wondering why she's getting a rebate cheque in the mail right before an election campaign. Jonathan and Allison take stock of everything the Progressive Conservative Party is doing to secure an election victory, from conveniently-timed cheques to a spree of spending announcements. Plus, a special announcement about the show.
Wag the Doug
#38 The Third Annual(ish) Douggie Awards
It’s once again that time of year when the stars of Ontario politics come out to — well, not shine, exactly, so much as drably absorb a depressing fluorescent glow. The 3rd Douggie Awards honour the terrible and hilarious developments of the past 12 months or so that made us laugh ’til we cried or cry 'til we laughed. Allison and Jonathan hand out the prizes, and all signs point to a triumphant night for The Power of the Doug.
The Plan to Bury All of Canada’s Nuclear Waste in One Northwest Ontario Town
This kind of dump for high-level nuclear waste has not yet been built anywhere in the world
Wag the Doug
#36 Kory & Nick: The Backroom Boys
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.
COMMONS
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.
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!
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?
CANADALAND
#365 An App For Landlords To Blacklist Tenants
The Landlord Credit Bureau lets landlords review their tenants and report their payment habits.
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
Short Cuts
#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.