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#16 The Hamilton Debacle

January 27, 2020

After a decade of planning and $110 million spent, the Ford Government abruptly cancelled Hamilton’s LRT, leaving empty buildings and questions about the city’s future in its wake. Was it just a line item? Ballooning costs? Or political sabotage in an NDP town?

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

December 11, 2019

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

November 21, 2019

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

October 24, 2019

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

September 25, 2019

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

August 8, 2019

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

July 4, 2019

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

June 6, 2019

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”

May 16, 2019

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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#8 Locked Up By Doug (Budget Special)

April 12, 2019

The Ford Government's first budget is out. They call it "Protecting What Matters Most." We spend eight hours locked in a room with bureaucrats, reporters and cheap pizza to find out what exactly does matter most to Doug, once you put a dollar sign on it.

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#7 All The Promises Doug Ford Has Broken Lately

March 21, 2019

And the one he fulfilled that blew up in his face.

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#6 The Tragically OHIP

January 23, 2019

Is the Ford Government trying to privatize healthcare? Plus, a list of things Doug Ford has broken.

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OPP, Yeah You Know Me

December 6, 2018

An old friend of the Ford family has been appointed to head the Ontario Provincial Police, a job many consider him to be under-qualified for. We look back to Doug's history with Ron Taverner, as well as the group of unofficial advisors who surrounded the Fords for years.

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Live From Ford Fest!

September 24, 2018

We visit Ford Fest, where people wait for burgers and juice boxes in the dark as a white supremacist takes a selfie with the premier.

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What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Notwithstanding?

September 11, 2018

Doug Ford won't let some silly Charter get in his way! Just two and a half months in, he's poised to use a rare and extreme measure to win a petty legal battle.

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The Many Lawsuits Against Doug Ford’s Government

August 30, 2018

The Ford Government just lost their first lawsuit. What makes it even worse is they lost to Elon Musk.

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Dark, Dirty and Disruptive

August 1, 2018

Welcome to Wag the Doug, a pop-up podcast about Doug Ford.

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