Wag the Doug - CANADALAND

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A pop-up podcast about Doug Ford.

Hosts

  • Allison Smith
  • Jonathan Goldsbie

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#15 Dirty Money, Expired Eggs: The Auditor General’s Annual Shaming

The Auditor General has released her annual report, scrutinizing the government's spending on everything from prisons to horse racing. We dig through it to bring you ten fascinating things we learned. And Doug Ford begins his unity tour.

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#14 The Best Of Doug Ford’s Propaganda Channel

A deep dive into the past, present and future of Ontario News Now, the PC Party's online propaganda outlet. Is it dangerous misinformation or harmless government cheerleading? Plus, is Doug Ford finally playing nice? And do the PCs have their own version of a gas plant scandal brewing?

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Introducing COMMONS: DYNASTIES

Our colleagues at COMMONS have a new season of their podcast called DYNASTIES, all about the powerful families that run Canada. Today, we're sharing their episode about the rise of the Fords. 

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#13 Doug Ford Is Toxic To Andrew Scheer

Justin Trudeau won't stop saying "Doug Ford" while Andrew Scheer is going to absurd lengths to avoid acknowledging the Ontario Premier's existence whatsoever. So we take a look at how Doug is playing a role in the federal election.

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#12 Doug Ford Vs. The Arts

While the public has loudly protested funding cuts to areas like education and autism support, cuts to arts and culture have gotten less attention. So how are the arts doing under the Ford Government? What are they supporting? And what art does Doug Ford actually like?

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#11 How To Promote Friends And Alienate People

With a new Cabinet in place and ongoing allegations of nepotism in the Ontario government, we present to you: The Doug Ford Guide to Management.

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#10 – The First Annual Douggie Awards

Tonight, we gather to honour the Doug Ford Government a year into their historic mandate. Our hosts hand out the much-coveted Douggie Awards to those who have shown tremendous achievements in spin, bootlicking and dramatically miming the hunt for beer in convenience stores. Join us for this unforgettable evening.

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#9 “Unfortunately, That Tree Can’t Employ Anybody”

In the month since the budget was released, we've gotten a lot more details about the Ford Government’s cuts. The environment has been hit hard. We look at how some of Ford's biggest cheerleaders are reacting. And we find a glimmer of hope.

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