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.
They call themselves the Canadian Kennedys. And they’re one of the most famous political dynasties to ever exist in this country. But the rise of the Ford family has been marred by violence and self-destruction at almost every turn. The story of the Fords is tragic — for them, for everyone who falls into their orbit, and for the people of Toronto.
Former Rob Ford chief of staff Mark Towhey will be replacing James Wallace, who left to become deputy chief of staff for Doug Ford
The Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale has become one of the most-watched journalists in Washington in part by simply enumerating Donald Trump’s lies.
Author and journalist Stephen Marche joins Jesse to talk about the Tragically Hip’s final tour and the Rob Ford crack video.
Stephen Marche co-hosts on coverage of Rob Ford in life and death, CBC funding and CBC’s pledge to eliminate anonymous comments.
David Soknacki is the opposite of Rob Ford: he’s skinny, sober and thoughtful. But is the political press too sensationalized for a candidate with substance to get noticed?
Veteran journalist John Barber has written a fire-breathing, bridge-burning polemic on the state of Canada’s newspapers, including The Globe and Mail, where he spent most of his career. He explains why he had to say it.
Robyn Doolittle and Jonathan Goldsbie talk about unreported smells and Rob Ford’s mastery of modern media.
Playwright & actor Michael Healey on why Canada’s powerful never get what they deserve.
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