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"doug ford" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:33 min | 4 months ago

"doug ford" Discussed on WTOP

"Ukraine Ukraine is now close to being encircled by Russian forces And there's fear these intimidating military drills are a prelude to the Russians moving in It's thought an invasion could start with air strikes Kyiv's subway system also serves as the Ukrainian capital's biggest bomb shelter konstantin bellotto kinsky told us he already has an emergency bag packed in case he has to run from a Russian attack The worst thing is you feel helpless but the only thing you can do is wait Well not a Canada where Ontario's premier Doug Ford said most vaccination mandates would be lifted on the province by March 1st but he continues to take a tough line with protesters who plunged the capital Ottawa into gridlock We will continue to raise the consequences Against those who are holding millions of jobs and people hostage Here in the U.S. as COVID numbers continue to fall and mask rules ease infectious disease expert doctor Celine gounder says we may be getting closer to the time where we deal with COVID like so many other things I could imagine in the future just like you watch your weather report it's 50% chance of rain You grab your umbrella as part of that weather report you're also told hey it's a high COVID date Bring your N95 mask Well the day after the rams beat the Bengals in the Super Bowl in LA NFL attention stays in California to honor a legendary figure These NFL fans came prepared for a three day tailgate party outside the Oakland coliseum.

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"doug ford" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:40 min | 4 months ago

"doug ford" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"D.C. Nathan Hager standing by the world national news Nathan Matt the leader of Canada's biggest province is declared a state of emergency after about two weeks of trucker protest against vaccine mandates Ontario premier Doug Ford is warning the drivers and the so called freedom convoy could lose their licenses and face heavy fines if they don't clear the ambassador bridge My friends make no mistake This is a pivotal moment for our nation The eyes of the world are upon us right now And what they are seeing is not who we are Ontario premier Doug Ford several media outlets report the protesters have agreed to open one lane from Detroit into Windsor Ontario President Biden is getting more concerned Russia could invade Ukraine in the coming days the president just held a virtual call with the leaders of Canada NATO and European allies We get an update from Bloomberg Amy Morris in Washington Russia says it can not accept the collective response of NATO and the European Union to its European security proposals Russia got letters from NATO chief Jan Stoltenberg and the EU's foreign policy chief but now Moscow says it wants to hear from each of those 37 countries This as President Biden told NBC News that conditions in the region could quote go crazy quickly Russia and Belarus are holding their largest joint military exercises in years near the borders of Ukraine Poland and Lithuania In Washington I made me more as Bloomberg radio Georgia Secretary of State Brad raffensperger says the prosecutor has been investigating former president Trump's infamous phone call with him to find more votes is taking too long Raffensperger tells Bloomberg news Fulton county district attorney Fannie Willis is trying to make it a political thing Global news on air and on Bloomberg quick take powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts to more than a 120.

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"doug ford" Discussed on Eric & Gord What If We're Right?

Eric & Gord What If We're Right?

05:52 min | 1 year ago

"doug ford" Discussed on Eric & Gord What If We're Right?

"Don't understand like if it wasn't frustrating. Enough when i said this shit didn't make sense a year ago. Now it just. It makes no sense whatsoever. What nothing. They're doing the same rule of the casino. You just have to wear it on the floor. You don't have to wear it at the tables. It's the it's i can't stop laughing just because it's so unbelievably ridiculous because it just it just makes no sense. It's okay because once doug ford admitted it you know what the experts have been saying for this whole fucking virus. Stop being indoors and get outside. Outside is where you're saying that's where you get the cleanest there that's he can breathe better as you don't need a mask you'll be fine the duckworth all right perfect so you can eat restaurant but you can build an enclosed shelter and eat in there and that's fine. It makes any sense. You still can't sit in the front few seats of the bus. Like the front four foot. Steel tube one sneeze. It gets to the back of the bus within thirty five seconds. That's what i did i could do. I did it basically like this. I'm like he'd you feel safer now. You're like not particularly like do you feel safer.

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Inside an Unprecedented Week in Ontario Politics

The Big Story

02:11 min | 1 year ago

Inside an Unprecedented Week in Ontario Politics

"Rawlings. This is the big story. Cynthia mulligan is park reporter for city. New she is also perhaps the person best equipped to explain why a ford government does what it does. Hello cynthia hello jordan. Have you ever covered a week like this in provincial politics. Well no no not at all. I mean the only thing that i can say was as as unprecedented was when patrick browns suddenly stepped down. But but this is so much different Because so many lives are at stake and it is truly being an unprecedented. Few days in in provincial politics like no one has ever seen before i mean. We had police openly revolt against a provincial directive. We had the government spinning and reversing major major a major announcement less than twenty four hours later and literally brought to its knees with public outrage. So this is absolutely unprecedented. Maybe take us back One week ago Because i want to kind of walk through how everything happened. So it's you know it's thursday last week Cases are really high and people are screaming for the government to do something what were you. What were you guys at queens park thinking. What were you expecting At that point well we've seen this unfold before numbers rise. We hear ominous rumblings that the modeling is going to be really bad the modeling and then doug ford comes out a sombre doug ford comes out and then makes a new announcement about how they're going to crack down so we knew that that was coming. What was unusual is usually the modeling comes out on thursday and then and then the announcement might come out the next day but what happened. This time is the modeling. Didn't come out until the friday morning. Ontario is already setting records for new cases. Look at where the province is now an all time high of more than forty seven hundred new cases today if current trends continue look at what the modeling forecast cases could soar to eighteen thousand cases a day with eighteen hundred patients in intensive care by the end of next month. And i

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"doug ford" Discussed on The Mental Mastery Alliance

The Mental Mastery Alliance

04:51 min | 1 year ago

"doug ford" Discussed on The Mental Mastery Alliance

"You wanted to go to You wanted to go to community initiatives. Your money will go to food bank. Actually the word that it'll be in a drop down menu it'll save benevolence it'll be only place that money will go is to people in our community that need help with food or help with clothing counseling or something like that amazing. I mean a lot as well. And i myself will make making a donation at the end of this episode but if you guys can donate anything five bucks ten bucks twenty bucks anything you can. It all helps And this is. This is an interesting. It's just such an interesting time. I sit here and and everybody. That's listening to this show knows me as the guy that's gonna poke the beast and slap the bees or whatever whatever you do but you know at the end of the day. My heart is huge. My heart is open to absolutely everything. And i want the best for myself for my community for everyone. Listening to this for anyone that's ever been influenced by anything If you've got a dollar to spare by all means spirit even if you don't have a dollar to spare what's that saying spared anyway It's it's amazing comes not what comes back to you but what what is created out of generosity as opposed to fear and and and and scarcity. So you know this isn't this isn't a you know we're not sitting around doing this whole this while episode. I just did. I'm i'm you know i would be. It would be foolish of me to have not at least offered that link up to this audience and ladies and gentlemen in florida. We have a huge audience in florida. I know you guys are busy soaking up the sun and partying and having a great time if you donate one american dollar that's usually like eight thousand canadian dollars so that really helps up here in. Us dollar of course being facetious. But but it's true. It's it's a thing that you know. We're also envious of all the sunshine that you have down there and and the lack of doug ford so it's now jumping into politics again. We you know we live in again. This world where it's always been separation of church and state but now we've got we've got state do not convene and here's the really screwed up thing about this this whole narrative. It's you know the numbers. There's no factual evidence to any of these. There's just liberties being.

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Ontario Announce New Restrictions to Curb Surging COVID-19 Rates

BBC World Service

00:49 sec | 1 year ago

Ontario Announce New Restrictions to Curb Surging COVID-19 Rates

"An overflow of covert 19 patients. A Canadian province of Ontario announced new restrictions meant a halter worsening crisis. Here's Emma Jacobs, the government of Ontario will extend a stay at home order and authorized police to stop people and asked the reason for being outdoors. As part of stepped up enforcement Premier Doug Ford also announced restrictions on outdoor gatherings and limits on travel from neighboring provinces understand the restrictions. Will be strongly strongly enforced because they must be. Medical experts warned earlier this year that Ontario was reopening too quickly and could see a surgeon cases and hospitalizations fueled by more contagious variants. You have also pushed for paid sick leave for essential workers for NPR news. I'm Emma Jacobs in Montreal. This is NPR news. Support for NPR

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"doug ford" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

04:20 min | 1 year ago

"doug ford" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Doug Ford. He is the owner of Suncoast Roofing Solutions, they could be found it ate and ate. Hated eight rue for all your roofing needs both repair in new roofs. Doug, how you doing this morning? Man. Everything's fantastic. It's nice weather outside my hips replaced. Business is good. Ah, I have Ah, solve field in 2020 one's gonna be a fantastic year. You know, Doug got Doug. You know, normally I'm the optimistic guy. Where did you get this Optimistic bone this morning. This is ah, Can't let politics you ruined my mood. It's you know, it is what it is. I mean, you know things when, when Obama's president, it wasn't that bad. When George Bush is president. It wasn't that bad. I mean, No, it Z what it is. You just You can't let these little things get to you. Well, I gotta say, Doug, I am a little somber this morning. I'm not gonna lie. You know, I'm sure. 74 million Americans Air Probably a little somber as well. But, you know, let's let's start the thing on a bright note, Doug, I love your positivity is actually making me just slightly more positive than I was five minutes ago. So I'm gonna I'm gonna go with it. I'm gonna roll with it. We can talk a little bit of Obama. I didn't like the guy didn't like his policies and where he took America, but well, what I will say is from a real estate standpoint. There was gonna be We all thought there's going to be doom and gloom and everything was gonna be terrible. But you know what? What The left does with the liberal side does when they have power. It's a little different in my opinion, like the right. They look more for kind of the bigger picture of smaller government and more money and everyone's hands and, uh, not like a distribution of wealth thing. But just, you know, everybody trying to More successful, Hmm. Where the left side it tends to favor I guess you could say, like the people that needed a little bit more and nothing that bigger population. So what happened in Obama was we got a lot of those programs down payment assistance programs. I mean, you know that, you know the left liberals and you know, Democratic. They want Everyone don't go home, and I mean that's great for real estate. But there comes a price with that, and I personally feel like everyone should have a home. I mean, there's people that you know that if you make enough money of a secure You know, there's so many things that go into play, but I don't think everyone should own a home. You nailed that one. I think that the phrase a lot of people uses it home ownership. Is it a right or a privilege? Well, the left thinks it's more of a right theme. The right things is more of a privilege and and I agree with you. It's it's you have to work hard, you know, to have assets and to do these things, and it's nobody who works hard for him. Wants to see something given to somebody. That's not that we don't want to help people. I'm okay with with helping someone get into our home as long as it's not at the detriment of someone else, or or the rest of the country s so when you go from like, you know, Everyone getting a home. That's when all the policies got laxed and we went into. You know, the whole 2008. So is long is that doesn't happen. I'm okay with everybody. Yeah, I'm okay with people that Have everything aligned properly to own a home. But I mean, you're having people that made no money, buy homes, and I think that that's that's the issue with everyone owning a home because you make the policies. So lax that we'll just run into issues again. Doug. Have you ever heard the phrase you gotta have skin in the game? Always. Okay. So first, I'm sure everybody knows what that is, but it But if you don't it really rings true in real estate, And you brought up a good point that the reason that we had such a bad decline and in the late 2000 just remember, you know, I open the company 20 years ago, so I I lived through the boom. And then we hit the bust. And the one thing that I can tell you when you look back at all the foreclosures and everything that happened negative after that real estate bust, the one thing we learned Is that those who don't have skin in the game where the highest rate of foreclosure and default and and it just makes? I mean, you know, if you go it kind of goes back to when you're a kid. And you know, your parents give you a nice, shiny new toy, and then you break it or you'll lose it or you don't take care of.

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Ontario's leader asks Biden for 1 million vaccine shots due to Pfizer shortfall for Canada

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Ontario's leader asks Biden for 1 million vaccine shots due to Pfizer shortfall for Canada

"Now the new president's moving into the White House our next door neighbor has a request help us out you have a new president no more excuses those are the words of Doug Ford Ontario Canada's premier to those he calls our American friends he's asking Joe Biden to share a million doses of coveted nineteen vaccine doses the come from Pfizer's plant in Michigan Ford says he's angry the Fizer has decided to reduce deliveries to Canada temporarily while it upgrades its plant in Belgium that's the plant that supplies all the shots delivered outside the U. S. what will the incoming Biden ministration do no word yet I'm ready to fall away

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"doug ford" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

05:17 min | 2 years ago

"doug ford" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Franco Toe Ryan Pelkie and Doug Ford, now back to the show. Hey, welcome back to the happy hour. They are the number one show live 12. 50 Every Wednesday. We thank you and just you know, you're welcome The tall in studio anytime and tell him you want to be a guest on the business. Happy on. We'd be happy to have you on as a guest and or call anytime if you want to call in just banter. With Doug myself in our guest. You're welcome to do that as well. I'll give out that number here in just a little bit. I've got to get it from my producer because I always forget it. Um, but Doug and I have all we're also playing the show on 9 70 W f l a every Saturday and Sunday morning. So if you listen to is there I want to say hello to you Manifest. I want to give a quick shout out to J over an advanced auto collision right on waters and the veterans of your listening, J. I hope you're having a great Saturday morning. But you guys were beyond professional When you took the air of my of my test, repainting the situation I have. I have honestly never experienced the type of customer service that experience with you guys and with you particularly, so I want to give you guys a shout out if anybody is looking for anything. Auto collision wise, especially on high end vehicles, advanced auto collision right on waters and the veterans is amazing and One day I'm gonna have J. The co owner on the show with us on he's going to tell Tell us all about his business and and what they do to to set themselves. You set me up. I want to look at my NSX. Yeah, Actually, I told him about you and get this done. You're going to love this When? When I picked up the test of the last week, we got talking, and he said he had recognized your voice as well. And, uh, turns out I think your daughter goes to school with his Mr Overton. Oh, yeah, absolutely. They they are, I think in the same class together at CD s hilarious Absolutely small world that we all live in here, guys very well. You never know who you'll run into. But he's a great guy, and I will definitely set him up with you and you'll get out like he's gonna get everybody right today. Nice. Alright, so they don't wanna introduce our guests. Jane. Yeah. So you know, the guest we have today is Shane here's white hat windows. I has been a great connection for me, and he's always been super competitive. On DH, his his services a second to none so Jane. How's it going today? It's going great, so very happy to be here. Thank you. So tell us a little bit about yourself. And how you kind of got into what you're doing now. Sure. Okay, everyone when they asked me to bring it back to the beginning, and where I started at so back, Shame we want to hear where you came from. And how did you go from a from a regular guy to the owner of an awesome window company. All right. Well, it all began when I had this great idea to join the U. S Army and I wanted to come an airborne Ranger. And so I grew up in as a preacher's kid. My father's and minister. So is my brother. They're both senior pastors and some and some churches up in Ohio. And, um I decided I wasn't going to go that way. I wanted to become a special ops paratrooper, So I joined the military. At the same time. My brother went to Bible College. So he went to seminary to learn how to heal people. And I went to the army to learn how to kill people, I guess. So I went Things went just as planned. It's very It takes a lot of luck and a lot of fortune to actually make it through as far as that I got without getting killed or injured or sick or just quitting. And so I made all the way through and became a first battalion, Airborne Ranger station in Savannah, Georgia. And so I was always an entrepreneur at heart. And so before I went, the military actually had a business and so I quit that two go into the military. And so I had a contract for 3.5 years with the Rangers and I had planned on when my contract ended to go back into being another business owner. And so I became a license general contractor and went into flipping houses as an investor. So I over the years I flipped 187 houses, and I did windows on a majority of the houses. That's one of the things that I enjoyed doing, but I wanted to start a company that I could actually scale and so I just chose one of the trees that I like the most. I'm really passionate about energy efficiency. I like to help people to drop their power Bill. I like to help them raise their standard of living in the property by replacing their windows, replacing their doors, and we have a lot of financing options to helps people because you know, some people have low income or no income where they're retired, living on a pension, but they have equity in their home. So there's ways that we enjoy helping people by using the equity in their homes to the pace program. Where, if you know one of the customers just to give you an example. They had air conditioning HBO system that was broken. It was broken for about two years. They were living without any cool air in their home. Miserably. They had. Yeah, they had windows. That Ra leaking. This house was a disaster. So They've lived in the home for a long time. It was paid off. So if you have even 10% equity in your home, you can draw from it and you can do re models And so we did all their windows brand new HBC. We had. We had.

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"doug ford" Discussed on Poutine Politics

Poutine Politics

03:34 min | 2 years ago

"doug ford" Discussed on Poutine Politics

"The party did a one eighty, but I would say that they had a certain path that they were on, and there were members of the party that kind of on that path, the whole, the whole situation with Patrick Brown and be more progressive and and things like that I th. I feel like there were some higher up. MP's in the party that were on that path with him. And then a whole set, the whole situation with sexual allegations came out and Patrick Brown was out of the party like literally within two hours of these allegations coming out. And then they have the leadership convention, an an and the and the the election and kind of came down to Christine Elliott Doug Ford and Kristina. Elliott is a smart woman. Okay Yeah like she is a smart woman. She knows what she's doing and she knows what she's talking about, but she loses to Doug Ford and it's like okay well all hands on deck. Everybody followed the Doug Ford Train. It's the problem that I have with party politics right now and probably have for awhile, but it's just it's just even more evident is that there's so much focus on the leader. And everybody has to follow the leader and and I mean do I do I expect that say the higher ups in the Party are not going to follow the leader. No I suppose, but you know I know that at the same time. At least some of those people are better than that and to completely one hundred percent. Put aside your own policy, beliefs and feelings and things like that because what we have to stick to. We have to stick to what the leader is saying. I think it. It hurts your image as the person who knows what they're talking about, and it obviously makes you come across, as didn't disingenuous as well and it's GonNa hurt your chances in the future. I can easily seeing the next election Doug Ford. Just gets trampled and. I don't think win did necessarily bad.

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"doug ford" Discussed on Poutine Politics

Poutine Politics

05:52 min | 2 years ago

"doug ford" Discussed on Poutine Politics

"Ford's wife claim is that her mother's family has Jewish bloodlines and that she doesn't practice the Jewish faith. Or D.? Former Canadian Jewish Congress CEO. Bernie Farber said that Duck Ford's wife claim she is She's Jewish, totally disingenuous or e all the above That's all they love I. Remember that story. I remember the whole thing I remember that came out like. Yeah, this is going to sound great perfect ten. A question number eleven, which of the statements that Doug Ford issued a, but then police chief Blair as a result of an ongoing investigation of his brother rubbed Ford is true. Doug stated that payback was the reason Bill Blair. Contract, wasn't renewed beat. Doug Ford stated that this is why there needs to be changed. The top in regards to contract. See Doug Ford stated that chief Blair was responsible for the leak to the newspapers with regard to the subpoena of report. D in Two thousand fourteen Doug Ford was from liable by Bill Blair until he released a formal written apology and the press conference, retracting his statements or eat all the stuff. All above it is yeah, it was also the same day that rubbed. Ford said Hey. Can you ask me that question again? That was when the statements came out so doug. Ford came up I. Said you know he didn't. His contract renewed. Payback was an order. And then report came in the press conference where he went Hey. Can you ask me that question again? Oh yes, okay and everyone's mouth in the media went. Yeah, it's the floor because they've never heard of that in their entire life, yeah! But he'll still be there. Yes, since the own, that makes sense, also around the think that was also the time that counsel basically stripped a lot of rub. Ford's powers as mayor as well, yeah. Through that's when they just start stripping everything. Question number twelve. While Doug Ford was a counselor. The falling outcome was ruled by the then Integrity Commissioner. A Doug was found to use his office to promote his own business. Be Doug was cleared of all charges related to investigation to drug use at City Hall See Doug, Dugout have asked police chief to investigate corruption at a local police station de found to have taken a label maker home in an attempt to increase production capacity for Decca labels or e all the above. The. No. Take a label maker hope decreased production capacity. I'm relieved out of there because it made me laugh off when I wrote it No, he was found to have a to legally use his office so. Yeah so the council. The Integrity Commission is Basically Council Ford took no steps to establish clear lines operation between his responsibly as a member of council in his duties as a principle of Deco I'm waiting for this to happen with the whole carbon tax label thing on the on the gas and the gas pumps. Because it wasn't Decca labels that made those labels. It was another company, and it's the wrong label and they've all been peeling off. He doesn't even have to say anything and I'm just waiting Oh. We're GONNA have new labels and they're gonNA come from Deco labels. Because that's just what can well the thing that baffled me to it, and this is the thing that I always drove me. Nuts about the lead up to the production was that there was this big push about how corrupts Kathleen Wynne was and now. Who all the sword in that one? It was dolls McGinty. Yes, he resigned and the.

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"doug ford" Discussed on Poutine Politics

Poutine Politics

03:28 min | 2 years ago

"doug ford" Discussed on Poutine Politics

"That's all I can say. That's all I. can say about it, but it doesn't surprise me. Okay, question number eight th. Got Doug for`de was accused of calling a female reporter, a little bitch immediately after a series of tough questions and Response Doug Ford. Did the following A. Dug denied the claims saying the media was after the four family again be duck said he wasn't talking about that reporter, but someone else. See. Doug refused to comment deep. Doug threatened to sue for libel or e all the. Surprisingly, you can do all of the above in that situation, so I'm GONNA go with E. You would be incorrect to him okay. He only said that he wasn't talking about that reporter, but someone else. Because somehow saying that about anyone is okay if you're running for Toronto's mayor. That was during the mayor during the AW race. Okay, that reminds that reminds me of was the Doug Ford comment about I got plenty. I have plenty to eat at home or whatever. But It's it's. It's along the similar line. Yes, yeah, rather than saying you know. Hey, I shouldn't make that comment or it was taken out of context. No, no, no, he said I was talking. It was talking about that little bit I was talking about a different little. And yes, yes, everyone, who knows I did read completely. Rip that joke from Donald Trump. Yeah, okay, question, number nine Duck Ford has claimed that all media's against him and his family. Which of the following is true? A Doug has advise everyone in the media that they should learn how to play golf to further their career opportunities be duck has appointed former VP f posts. Media Jamie Wallace to the position of Chief of staff see. Doug made a promise that once elected Premier Vantera. He retract all negative statements about the media to extend an olive branch de Doug claim that after his political Kerr's done, he will open up his own print media outlet e all the about. I'll see deviating a possibility at all. Which means ease out as well I don't know who is chief of staff. Is I know I, I remember the thing about the chief of staff that got or that essentially got canned. Because of the autism stuff and the education stuff? I'm going to go with a the Gulf one. No, okay he hates. All Media Means to get some. He promotes of person vice president of media to Steve Stuff okay so okay. Everyone is against. Now the comment about the golfing thing is related to female reporters specifically. He will tell them that they should take up golf for further career opportunities. The. Okay that doesn't even make any sense well. They don't know how to do their job. Yes, so he's suggesting. Don't bother with this. Oh okay, go play golf. Because, you'll be better at it. Okay okay question. Number ten. When? Doug Ford was confronted about whether or not he is anti Semitic. The following statements are true. Okay Hey you said you know something. My doctor's Jewish my Jewish dentists might use lawyer. Hold on my Jewish Accountant. K. P. Duck for claimed that his wife. Wife is Jewish and her mother is Jewish. See Doug..

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"doug ford" Discussed on Poutine Politics

Poutine Politics

05:05 min | 2 years ago

"doug ford" Discussed on Poutine Politics

"Okay allegedly. Prior to the lead of the Tear Progressive Conservatives Leadership Race Doug Ford was allegedly doing the falling Doug took out an ad in Toronto star to try to get four days, Tim. To enroll in the PC party. Doug advocated the at Ford Fest. To not have any alcohol served as the risk of drunk driving from that event would be too great. Doug got citizens to sign up to be a member of the P. Party illegally dug paid for and serve coffee to homeless people at a Tim Horton's and the tobacco or e all the above. E. I'm going to go all the above. I wouldn't put it past them to do the coffee thing, but some of that other stuff to like totally something he would have done. See Doug got system the sign up to be a member of the League. Basically, he went into Tim Hortons and. Caught on the audio, the part that's alleged is that. They can't confirm that it was him like he doesn't has admitted to. There's been him. There's Lotto tapes as a sworn affidavit saying this like hey, sign up. Don't worry about the cost of completing the former. We'll get that taken care of. I mean like and it's only like the membership. Cost is only ten dollars. I'm like. Okay anyways, and you really think it's going to say no to alcohol being served as Ford Fest. Well No, probably probably not. That was I. Think I well. Okay. My thought process with that one was if it was either a before before he was chosen to run the party, which really considering the Ford Fest happens in the summer I guess that would. That would have been way too early anyways, but that was kind of part of my thought processes, like maybe him or someone, his PR staff would be smart enough to say we can't afford. A PR disaster. The S I know you're looking at me weird like are. Are we talking about Doug here? What like PR disaster? What are you talking about, okay? Somebody somebody somewhere had to. At least have had a little bit of a thought that might have been a good idea. And practice got shot down, but whatever a reporter asked him about drunk driving and drinking related problems when he announced bucket. Yes, his response was on tears smart enough to figure this out stuff. They're mature enough to be responsive. Yeah, okay I mean. Benefited the. Trying to give the benefit of the doubt. I don't know why bother, but I'm trying to get the benefit of the not. Yet we're going to do that. All right question number six doug. Ford claimed the falling prior to the election proceedings for the PC's leadership..

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"doug ford" Discussed on Poutine Politics

Poutine Politics

05:09 min | 2 years ago

"doug ford" Discussed on Poutine Politics

"E Alta. I didn't say Hans. Easy okay Because I was GONNA. Say just when you read the the the mid level drug dealer one, but then you all of the above and I'm like Oh man. Was it all of the above? Honestly, don't remember I'm just GonNa go with the mid level drug dealer one. You are correct. You are correct. I like you said the what about the video and I'm like. I think that's that's the one the Sarong me off because it was rob that was recorded smoking crack and I. Don't remember anything coming out about Doug Smoking marijuana in his house. No being right, I got the wrong Ford. When I said was charged in relation to a drug related kidnapping that was the elder brother really. Oh. Randy Bo Bandy For for this there was the newspaper defend its report, and when even went to the Press Council hearing, and they dismissed points against the newspaper and found that coverage was fair and ethical. which is important because question number two? When confronted with this Article Doug Ford responded how. Doug Plan on suing the people flyable, but never dead in for years later said that it would be waste of his time Doug Ford refused any comment on the article duck for acknowledge the hard work and dedication of Mill Doug Ford launched his own investigation of the reporter. Who wrote the story? Or e all the above. I will also answer d. that he investigated the reporter. You'll be incorrect. Yeah, okay. It was A. A is Doug Ford Plan on suing the newspaper for Libel, but never did for years later said it was a waste of his time. I I suppose the investigation was would probably have been like. Above his pay grade as it were quote unquote. Are you going to put path man? Well maybe! I'm not necessarily saying that he wouldn't have done something like that if he could. I'm doubting whether he could. But anyways. Question number three, according to a lawsuit filed by reneged afford widow of the former mayor of Toronto Rufford. WHO's also dug for its brother? which the falling was Doug Ford accused of while in charge of. The label company that has started labels. A Doug was president of the company and Collective Sally while still a Toronto City councillor a conflict of interest. Be Doug Ford moved the company head office to Toronto to ensure that he tax loopholes see. Doug gave the company a new life using Dutta Epsilon. Mu Beta business practices. De Doug was.

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"doug ford" Discussed on Poutine Politics

Poutine Politics

03:42 min | 2 years ago

"doug ford" Discussed on Poutine Politics

"That government that you know felt like. They needed to cut more services and more services and do and and some people on that side will say well. He's not cutting. He's not cutting their budgets like it's. It's more than just money. It's more than just the money that you need to look at when it comes to these kinds of things that the that the government is changing. If they're spending this careful county, right if they're spending the money that's that's one thing but okay. I don't WanNa get too far into it because this is only supposed to be an introduction to the episode, But He's. The party's got back to their pc ways of in Ontario. Were going to say were paying the same amount, but we're actually introducing something new. That makes ledgers better. That's right. Okay doesn't listen to Yep so anyways for those of you that have been listening to us since episode number one. Congratulations for making it this far and thank you for listening without further Ado, this his episode on Doug Ford before he became the Premier of Ontario. Thanks for listening.

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"doug ford" Discussed on Poutine Politics

Poutine Politics

05:21 min | 2 years ago

"doug ford" Discussed on Poutine Politics

"Hey everybody it's Putin. Politics I'm Adam. I Mike and this is another at recording our little anniversary message to say hey, it's our one year anniversary. Yes. Yes, a one year anniversary, as we mean to make this point I'm thankful for everybody that listens thankful for Adam. For doing all this stuff. He does especially the editing and the counterpoint punches which I truly enjoy. It's nice having somebody who'd may not agree with you, but. Respect you enough to not say who do do dreary new. I get you know what I. I wanNA thank everybody that's been listening. I WANNA. Thank Mike you know we've been friends for a long time and I'm glad that we had that conversation last spring that led to us, actually doing this, yeah. You know like that was in, were we? We were hanging, or we saw each other at the mall and we started talking about stuff. And then I contact you couple of weeks later like hey, would you want to do a podcast politics and you're like yes. Well what it was I laughed it was. My wife and I were talking about the fact that there's only like there's only a handful of people ever do like how a conversation that with late like this like a podcast with, and was you my other friend while I guess you don't do. Chris is because he's left. Your Center and I'm right. It would be great because everyone respects everybody in the room, so it wouldn't be browbeating or gas, lighting, or superiority, complex or anything like that. It was just you know. Let's have an intelligent conversation when we see flaws. Less rail against them have fun Yep Yeah, exactly, there's like we think we said when we started this thing. It's not about it's not about one side is is right more than the other or okay. Here's here's something that's going on. Let's talk about it and let's tell tell what our opinions are. Let's see where we agree or disagree on this. Yeah and I always love taking. Taking, the piss out of his was I like to metaphor elect to use. Because there's certain things that are just silly or absurd Ed. Those things make me laugh the most and sometimes. Bringing light to a situation helps it and. Also can be amusing so sometimes I out some of the weirdest strangest stories I've ever heard of and other times I'll pick a store this oven now. So along that vein what we decided to do for our one year episode, so we recorded an episode about Doug Ford.

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Aid programs, partisan politics and the path forward: A dispatch from Ottawa

The Big Story

07:06 min | 2 years ago

Aid programs, partisan politics and the path forward: A dispatch from Ottawa

"To Parliament Hill to get a sense of how the aid packages for Canadians have evolved. Since they were first announced. What's available now? What might or might not become available in the future and of course to see if our MP's have figured out the mute button yet. I though I will mute Claire so that she can give you everything. You need to be up to date today. Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr Teresa. Tam says the spread of Cova. Nineteen is slowing in Canada. But the number of deaths is on the rise and she says that's because of outbreaks at long term care homes more than three quarters of the deaths are linked to those facilities. She also talked about testing capacity two weeks ago. She said she believes the country could do sixty thousand tests a day but lately Canada's been averaging twenty eight thousand tests a day she says provinces can help by extending the criteria for who can get tested British Columbia's laid out some plans for easing restrictions around Kovic nineteen starting next weekend. The province is allowing group gatherings of more than six people as long as no one is showing any symptoms of the virus. Also this month. Some businesses in BC will be allowed to reopen including hair salons retail stores museums libraries and some restaurants Dr Bonnie Henry the Provinces Health Officer says BC has put the brakes on the outbreak. But they're not through it yet and Antero Premier Doug Ford says the provinces moving with cautious optimism in the reopening of garden centres nurseries and hardware stores. Ontario's still not technically in its first phase of restarting the economy which was outlined a few weeks ago and the emergency orders have been extended until may nineteenth as of Wednesday evening sixty three thousand four hundred and ninety six cases of Cova Nineteen in Canada with four thousand three hundred and fifty seven deaths and I'm Jordan Heath Rawlings and this is the big story. Cormac McSweeney is the Parliament Hill reporter for city news for Rogers Radio and every once in a while for us and he's working from home and so am I so Forgive the toddler noises. But how are YOU DOING CORMAC? I'm doing all right surviving like everyone else's in isolation well and we're not the only ones doing this now so my first question is just tell me how virtual parliament for the first time ever is going. Well it's been interesting. I mean as you know there have been some troubles some growing pains as MP's and the House of Commons tries to switch to this Basically a really large zoom meeting and they're actually using a version of the zoom platform to host all of this So there have been a lot of troubles as people. Try to figure it out. There were connectivity issues where people were losing their connection and that's unfortunately just a fact of life with a lot of Mp's living in rural areas of the country and not having the same Same sort of connection as you would have. Let's say in Toronto or Ottawa? A lot of 'em. Ps You know figuring out the mute button figuring out the translation button as well because every time somebody doesn't hit the right button it seems to have to pause proceedings to try and deal with it but overall. I think it's been working out all right Aside from the technical hiccups that they've had I it seems to be rolling along smoothly in terms of having MP's MP's question The Prime Minister and different cabinet ministers and I will note as well that this is not technically a sitting of the House of Commons. It's technically a sitting of this special Cova Nineteen Committee that involves every MP and the reason why point that out is because there's there's a difference of procedure so we don't have the normal question period where Thirty SECONDS OF FOUR QUESTION. Thirty seconds for an answer instead because it's a committee. Mp's get about five minutes to question. Whatever minister or the Prime Minister And they can ask as many questions within that time period and the rule of thumb. Is You answer? Just as long as the question has gone on for and so it really does allow for a lot more of a substantial debate and a substantial questioning of the cabinet. Because if you WANNA get a lot of information out of a cabinet minister keep your question short and just squeeze as as many as you can with a five minute period. So what is the tone of those questions and this sitting been lake because to an observer it does seem Less like the. We're all in this together tone That we had six weeks ago. You know when all the aid packages were coming together. Yeah you hit it right there You know at the start of all of this. It seemed like there was going to be no criticism for the Trudeau government right away because this was an unprecedented time and unprecedented measures had to be taken but slowly over the last number of weeks. We've seen The Conservative Party. Start this off where they started questioning the programs being put forward by the government and in a very public fashion. I would say that for the virtual sitting themselves. The tone is actually quite different than what we've seen from the news conference as being held by the individual parties the tone on these Virtual sittings in and these. Qna's that are happening is actually quite different. From the grandstanding and showmanship you normally expect out of question period. In fact everyone's a little bit more toned down and there's I it's much more substantial questioning There's a lot more information coming out. And I think that's a great thing It really shows that without the theatrics that we normally get in question period There can be a good conversation to be had between opposing sides in the House of Commons. But outside of the virtual sittings exactly as we were discussing You know there's been more criticism for the Trudeau. Government people are exposing the gaps in some of the programs that have been announced. And we're really seeing the ideological differences for how we should be dealing with this pandemic at this time and the Conservatives have started raising more and more of opposition to the conservatives add to the true liberals rather as every week has gone on. So it'll be interesting to see where we go from here because up until may twenty fifth were working on a system of Just having one weekly in person a in the House of Commons and then to virtual sittings But the Conservatives for awhile now have been pushing for as many as four in-person sittings each week And so as we approach may twenty fifth Towards the end of this month there'll be more conversations between the opposition parties and the government about how we proceed from here because there's still a lot to do and You know June is when normally parliament would break towards the end of June For the summer break but With this pandemic ongoing and with it being such a fluid situation. I imagine we might see some more unprecedented changes to the procedures of parliament as we move forward and continue to deal with with this pandemic.

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What does the future of sports look like?

The Big Story

10:26 min | 2 years ago

What does the future of sports look like?

"Do you remember the night that coveted nineteen got serious and North America? It was early March. Donald Trump gave an oval office address to America about the new corona virus. At the same time Tom Hanks announced he'd tested positive. And meanwhile a basketball team was being pulled off the four. Utah's no longer on the floor. The thunder no longer on its bench. The officials have gone back to walk through fans here in the arena. I don't know what's going on. We don't know what's going on has been postponed also this astounding and unprecedented story continues to evolve the NBA is suspending the season. I say that understand. Now this is gonNA sound stupid. But we'll all that was going on. I was watching it happen. I was drafting a fantasy baseball team for the upcoming season. And now because I can't bear to turn them off I get notifications every week. Reminding me to set that fantasy teams lineups. There are no lineups. Baseball is a fantasy right now. There are no sports and beyond my stupid fake team even beyond all our collective excitement about things like watching the Toronto Raptors. Try to repeat. The absence of sports has an impact. There are hundreds of thousands of people who make a living directly or indirectly from those games all work but also on a more psychological level and this age of streaming and on demand and specialized curated playlists live. Sports are one of the very few things left that millions of people experienced together at the same time and the absence of that has an impact to a sports. World hasn't stopped. It's actually oddly busier than ever. Just in very different ways. They're huge changes coming to these games. Some of them will be temporary but some of them will be permanent. And someday when you watch a game on TV or go to a game in person or even if you don't give a crap about sports if you find downtown in a big city on a game notice those changes. When will that actually happen? And what do they look like? Nobody knows at least not yet. But we will talk to someone who has been working on finding out as soon as claire catches us up on what you need to know right now. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Says the government will have more funding and an expanded job placement program for? Post secondary students who are struggling to find work. He says all the programs introduced for students will add up to about nine billion dollars. Antero has now become the second province after Quebec to call in military helped to fight the corona virus in long term care homes premier. Doug Ford says this is meant to provide operational and logistical assistance. So that workers can focus on caring for residents Ontario's also expanding cove nineteen testing to every resident and worker in long term care homes on Prince Edward Island the premier and top health officials say. They're hoping to lift some of the restrictions around Kovic nineteen in early. May they say this'll be done slowly and with consultation it's still not known when school's in. Pe. I will reopen. And the one thing the premier says will not change anytime soon is the restriction on mass gatherings. Pi has had twenty six cases of the virus. As of Wednesday evening. Canada has now topped forty thousand cases of covert nineteen with two thousand and seventy four deaths. Jordan he'd Rawlings and this is the big story Richard A writer for the athletic. He is also the CO host of writer's Block on Sports Net five ninety fan in in Toronto and he is also the CO host of a new podcast called sports on Fos sports podcast much and a pandemic with no sports. Hello Richard why? Don't you start as somebody who's just completely immersed in the world of Sports By telling me what you've learned about sports since they've vanished. Well that's a good question. I think first and foremost it just re emphasizes the importance of the escapism in our lives. It's not to say that prior to covert nineteen. We didn't recognize and understand how important sports is. But I think it's sort of human nature that when you lose something that you love when you lose something that is very close to you it really reinforces in reminds you just how much you've missed it. The interesting thing about this so far is that the literal time it's been gone isn't long. I mean we haven't been a year away from sports. We haven't been five years away from sports. You know depending on sort of your locale or what your sport is. We're looking under two months still but it feels longer. That's kind of the interesting thing with this. That it feels like we've been missing all the stuff for such a long time and it reinforces just how important and you know how how impactful it is all our lives and no matter what your sport is. The likelihood is it impacts you in some form or matter on a daily basis whether you're watching the live event where you're reading about the Levin Bet. Whether your you know on facebook or twitter instagram talking tweeting or posting about the lot. Then so I think that's for me. What the absence of sports is Is reinforced is just how central a figure. It is in in so many lives were. Yeah they were Sports are so integrated into kind of the rhythm of our daily life. And I'm not just talking about you know you. As a as a sports journalist myself as a sports fan but Just the way kind of life ebbs and flows are a constant and. I guess what I want to know is what happens in that billion billion dollar industry when all of a sudden there's a huge vacuum and there's just nothing well a lot happens And it really depends on what area you want to focus on. You know for a the business part of the industry you're seeing furloughs layoffs and tournaments and or jobs that will never come back. Rogers Rogers Cup just announced. It's cancelled and tennis. Canada just furloughed all sorts of people. And it's their intention to bring people back but you just don't know you don't know what the what the future holds think about all the teams that Think about all the people who work either for a sports team and just think about like well the vice president or the public relations person or the or the player but all the jobs that are associated around sports the bars and the restaurants that do business on game days people who Who Work in the businesses in the neighborhood outside of ballparks vendors who provide sports teams will whatever they provide so the reason. It's a six billion dollar businesses. Because there's so many ancillary parts connected to it so very few people are not impacted by it at least culturally or psychically. But then there are millions of people who are literally economically impacted by it and those are the ones. I think about because the reality is all the jobs. Don't come back you know. My Hope. Is that most do? But I'm a realist to know that all won't what have we learned about? Who's getting taken care of an? Who's not since this has begun in the sports world. You know I've seen A lot of athletes and and some teams reaching to take care of their employees and then some outcries over other teams just letting everybody going letting them fend for themselves. Well usually learn who you know or again to sort of have these larger takeaways. At this point I think is impossible and probably a little arrogant and that we don't know what the world is going to sort of hold for us six months from now what it doesn't terms of a Sort of a micro focus is it does tell you what what institutions are community minded. What organizations are trying their best to save jobs versus doing immediate cuts? But I would say honestly for the most part. A lot of these sort of questions won't get answered for for months. We don't really know what it means because we still don't know how long how long were in this abnormal situation. And they're going to be parts of North America that returned faster and parts of North America. That a more conservative don't and we don't even know the impact of of what that means you know on a personal note. I support listening to the medical professionals and scientists and if that means we have to stay at home longer means that at the same time. I'm very fortunate where I have a job where I'm able to do that and still navigate. You know there are other people who hands so. It's just very hard to to answer that question organizations that really care about their employees. I think will do come up with the most creative solutions. They can't ultimately save jobs. Preserve Jobs. I wanted to ask you about the big picture. I but now on On more micro level you're doing daily sports radio and now You've launched a sports podcast at a time without sports What the heck you guys talking about. Well you'd be surprised. I mean if you have enough creative in And Smart People. And I'm not referring to myself on that is sort of behind the scenes people and producers technical directors etc. You can come up with stuff like the the fact is like the Nexus of sports and covert nineteen is is pretty significant from what these leaves are thinking now to what players are doing to athletes who are connected to medicine right now and some of the more remarkable things that that they're doing everybody essentially within this has a story that's kind of why they're still a lot of content to do. It's because every person in the sports world in some ways impacted this you know. Roger Goodell and Rob Manfred are impacted in a certain way commissioners of Leagues. And they have to figure out what the how to navigate the next path where. Hayley wickenheiser is impacted differently. Someone who's a former athlete but also an emergency room doctor? So you know has to sort of navigate that world so at least for both the sports on pause as well as writer's block I I have

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A guide to COVID-19 scams and how to protect yourself

The Big Story

07:53 min | 2 years ago

A guide to COVID-19 scams and how to protect yourself

"So I saw my family over the long weekend in when I say saw. That's all I mean. I hooked a bunch of us up to a teleconference for a little Easter celebration. So yeah I saw them and I guess I heard them to. That's it let sounds Nice. I saw a Lotta that over the weekend. I've been doing zoom calls with my family about once a week. It was my dad's birthday recently and they put the laptop at the dinner table so that I could see them all and it was kind of like I was there. See kind of kind of his good. But this is what. We're supposed to call physical distancing not social distancing because. I guess the point is by video chatting with my family. I am maintaining social connections. Yeah I mean you're still being social. You're just not there physically okay. We'll here's my mini rant about that. It is social distancing. It is literally socializing at a distance and it does feel distant. And I'm bringing this up because there is a bit of a debate around which term is proper and I wanted to quickly use this time to say before we get into the nasty scams and frauds. That are going around now that it doesn't matter what term you use here. They mean the same thing and either way. It sucks so pick your favorite. Yeah definitely You're right about that. I mean we're so fortunate to have this kind of technology right now but it's not the same thing as seeing people in real life. I mean it doesn't matter how many zoom calls you do. You can still feel lonely as soon as you log off and this is where we get into today's topic because guess what it's precisely when we're feeling those things when were scared or were lonely or missing family or even just looking for help and information. It's that time that were most vulnerable to frauds and scam artists. Who are right now looking to profit off of people's misery and fear here in Ontario on this is just one example but this weekend premier Doug Ford vowed to deal with these people as harshly as possible. There's always going to be very very few bad apples disgusting people that WanNa make make a profit off the docks of people that are dying. We ever catch him here in in Ontario Mobile. Come down on them like Like they've never seen before the full extent of the law. But here's the problem with that. It's almost impossible to catch them. And once they've got your money or your information it's almost impossible to get it back. What you can do though is protect yourself. You can know the details of the scams going around. You can know the signs of a fake and you can know how these people will pitch themselves to you and all of that will help so today to kick off week five of self-isolation right after the news. We will give you an extensive guide to keeping yourself and your information safe during all of this but first Claire as another week begins House candidate. Doing Y'all I'm GonNa Start in Quebec today where we know the krona viruses hit hard at police are investigating a long-term care home in the Montreal area. That's where thirty one people have died. Since mid March and nurses have now been speaking of describing unsanitary conditions. They say some residents were completely neglected for over twenty four hours because workers just couldn't handle the conditions and were walking off the job. Quebec's premier is promising a thorough public investigation. We'll province of Manitoba has put out a call to local businesses to make medical masks and this comes after a medical team in Winnipeg came up with a design for a mask that would be just as effective as the end ninety five so they're hoping to find local manufacturers to get on this as soon as possible because the province says. It's about a week or two away from running out of masks and other personal protective equipment well. There was a video making the rounds last week. Showing a man in an elevator in British Columbia spitting on the buttons. That man is now apologizing for what he did. He says it was the result of a momentary fit of anger from an ongoing dispute between him and the Strata Council in the building that he lives in he also says he has no health issues. No Cova nineteenth symptoms and Vancouver. Police say they are not investigating this and lastly Justin. Trudeau is one of many leaders across the country back at work today. After taking a rare day off for Easter Sunday. He did send out a written message though thanking Canadians for staying home especially during the long weekend he said by doing this Canadians or showing the true meaning of loving our neighbors as ourselves as of evening over twenty four thousand cases of Kovic Nineteen in Canada with seven hundred and sixty four deaths. I'm Jordan Heath Rawlings. This is the big story. Sam Cooper is a national investigative journalist with Global News who has looked into just about all of the scams going around. Hello Sam Hi how you doing? I'm doing all right. Where are you right? Now you in a basement An apartment somewhere no. I'm located in Ottawa. Usually I we'd be in a global news studio with a view of Parliament Hill. I'm a little bit further away at home in my home studio today as as we. I think most of us are at this point. Yes well We're all just trying to record from wherever we can But we're GONNA talk about scams today. Yes so how quickly did we start? Seeing Kovic nineteen scams from the day Canada. I had a case will I would track it back even further in my research. I think potentially be original scam as it were was started by China's government unfortunately when This virus started a roll through Wuhan China in November and December. There were some doctors that that we're trying to warn people and they got visits from police in China and said Retract her statements. Or else you'll be in trouble. Chinese state media said any rumor mongers talking about a SARS like virus will face a penalty's and that really created the conditions for a once in a lifetime health crisis to roll out and we started to see more traditional corporate scams appearing worldwide. I would say late January and in February. What did those first ones look like will they? They were very sophisticated and they played on the need. The crucial need for information and also some sort of fear and I think one of the very first engineered widespread scans we saw was sites that mimicked universities like John Johns Hopkins putting out data boards. Where all new corona virus cases were appearing everyone was hungry for that data understandably for these spoofed sites when you clicked on them. It was actually a scheme where the criminals on the other side were fishing for your personal information through your computer and that really sets the table for a a whole world of scams because once criminals have your information any number bad things can happen from there and it can lead to further scams. They're just building up their databases on how to social engineer. As as it's called a scams that work off a good knowledge of who targets are so. Give me an example. Then if you can of of what they would do once. Somebody had clicked on one of those sites and they'd mind some of their data once the criminals have your data. It can go into

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Licence plates, education fights and other dispatches from Doug Ford's Ontario

The Big Story

09:04 min | 2 years ago

Licence plates, education fights and other dispatches from Doug Ford's Ontario

"This is one of those bizarre little government. Screw that probably happened on some level to every single government anywhere on the political spectrum is an embarrassing sure. But it's also not a big problem is screwed something up you've vixen. You apologize annual move on. It's the kind of screw up that only sticks around because it says something about the bigger picture and it says something when you refuse to acknowledge that and you won't answer questions as you guys. The Media WanNa stick in this little downtown Toronto bumble and start worrying about little things in this respect from them in my opinion first nations right today worse. So welcome to year. Two of Doug Ford's Ontario where alongside the big issues like teacher strikes autism funding and pandemic preparation. We also have license plates. But you can't read and look the plates will be fixed. It'll be fine but this could have been a one day story and instead it's a three week story. Because the first time the issue was raised we got us. We have worked with our key. Stakeholders and our plates are readable. And that right there is how a small story becomes a big one. And that's why it's worth taking a look at how it happened. In a look at the bigger picture and Ontario rating and discussing the government. It's trying to balance a of spinning plates. I'm Jordan Heath Rawlings. This is the big store. Cynthia Mulligan is the Queen's Park reporter at City News in frequent guests. During at least this administration I Cynthia Jordan. Why don't you tell me as we sit here today? What is the Ontario government dealing with? Like what issues are kind of swirling around them. Well license plates are a huge one. I mean license plates have just turned into a boondoggle fiasco nightmare for this government and it it should have been such a benign thing you know. The old license plates were peeling. The contract was up and they wanted to sort of put their mark on the province so for people outside of Ontario who Like to enjoy a laugh at Toronto's and Ontario's expense told me about the license plates like start from the beginning. Why does Ontario have new license plates? And what are they well early on in his tenure doug four decided he was going to rebrand. Ontario in his vision license plates. Were one of the main things. And he redid the slogan. That sounded like you know a Doug Ford campaign slogan and he did them in colors that are known to be more conservative blue colors and they were instantly dubbed Vanity plates by the end EP and partisan plates and they were released early February and it instantly turned into a gong. Show because a sergeant from Kingston a police officer took a photo of a license plate and said Oh my God. Didn't anybody research these plates. Put IT OUT ON. Twitter went viral. Because you couldn't read them when the light is Sean on them in the dark and it became a joke but it also became a how not to handle a crisis lesson for government. Explain what happened in the days following because again government screw up right Lebanon's highland and this could have been dealt with and done in a day. Maybe two days on the news cycle except the way they handled it. It then became a much bigger story so Lisa Thompson. Who was the former Education Minister? And you know I hate to say it she. She's she's really struggled in front of the media particularly in scrums she was the one who infamously said. Let's raise class sizes because it will make kids more resilient and you know would fall apart in scrums under the intensity and listen. Scrums are not easy to Queens Burke. They're really not so my hat's off to anybody who can manage an intense scrum. She has not mastered that skill so she stands up in the legislature. Somebody brings it up the MVP brings it up first day back and it's don't forget it's the first day back after the Christmas break and instead of coming back and I think everybody was expecting you know five weeks off six weeks off. They're coming back. It's going to be nice and calm. And he's talked to you in in late. Twenty nineteen about the new calm and friendly Pc government yes. They were trying to rebrand themselves. They have a new chief of staff after Dean French left under that scandal the patronage scandal and they were really trying to rebrand themselves and you would see. Doug Ford and even when he got questions at the time Before Christmas he was very calm and he handle them very well and he didn't Bristle and he didn't get angry and I think that they were just expecting you. Know SORT OF WE'RE GONNA start up this new session and we're going to carry on with that tone and Kabu license plates blow up in their face. Lisa Thomson gets up. The minister in charge gets up and denies. There's a problem when there's so clearly is a problem and basically says we've done a ton of research no problem and then it gets worse because then she does a scrum with the media calls says that they had to replace the old liberal license plates. The previous license plates were created some forty years ago under conservative. Premier Bill Davis so it just it just got worse and worse and worse and they wouldn't acknowledge there was a problem that then became a much bigger story than it had to finally the next day or so. They're like yeah. Ok well we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA look into this and they were very begrudging about it but it created a bigger problem than what what they should have had. And what really is the problem with these license plates. I mean in the grand scheme of things. It's yes it's a mess up. It's a big flood whether it's three. M's fault or the government's fault will never know because now there's a nondisclosure agreement but what it does is add to the pile of mistakes and backtracks at this government has had to do and it's it's becoming ingrained in the public consciousness because every time they look at a license plate they're Gonna. Think. Oh Yeah. Those are the license. Plates of the government messed up on top of the Autism. File on top of the gas pump stickers. That wouldn't stick on top of like I could go on and on and on what's happening at Queens Park right now just in terms of scandal or issue after issue and what's it like down there because it it seems like it's a bit chaotic from the outside so I had somebody from inside the government high up in the government. Come to my office recently. And they said how do you think we're doing and I said I think you're trying really hard to reset the channel and be different than your first eighteen months in office and I think your past mistakes. Keep coming to bite you. And she looked at me and went That's what's going on. How is Doug Ford navigating? All this this week he gave his first press conference in a while. Judy address it well. He was doing an announcement about a road to the ring of fire that He he championed as a historic agreement. In it's going to bring prosperity to first nations in northern Ontario. I mean it's really a a very preliminary announcement in it's basically an announcement that we're going to try and do this it. Put them in front of people. It also put them in a positive place in terms of indigenous affairs which you know we've been grappling with as a as a nation the last weeks so he wanted this positive announcement. The problem was the whole thing was a disaster from the get-go I mean it's at the Metro. Toronto Convention Center in the bowels like several floors down at a trade convention. It's packed and where they've set up this announcement they don't have enough room and the audio is terrible and the cameras are on a riser looking down at the premier and two chiefs and there's a ton of people from the public who WanNa Watch and they can't because they can't see the media can't see and the audios terrible and nobody can hear a darn thing. It was terrible optic to begin with. I think in watching him because he came when he arrived he was. He seemed in a really good mood. He was smiling. I think from his vantage point. He could see how things were going wrong. I mean one chief was standing at the microphone talking. You couldn't hear a word. He was saying and that had to have been frustrating for him so I think when the questions started and the first couple weren't even about his announcement about about something entirely different which is not unusual when we haven't seen him for five weeks so he has a lot on his plate and he wanted to change the channel with this historic announcement as he

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"doug ford" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

01:32 min | 2 years ago

"doug ford" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Ruth that's Doug Ford and of course a one three mortgage dot com if you guys need to know if you mortgage to close in fifteen days now back to the show here Doug and I have been talking about how the economy's good and expanding business Douglas talk about with his company that he can expand out to even if as far as Orlando you're saying right to practice without having open an office correct and and then if you want to go like to Miami or Jacksonville Tallahassee you probably not have to get a presence there absolutely yeah you can't you can't do work that far away I mean we we've done you know Bruce from other roofing companies here in other states I mean I other states other parts of the Florida area but we have a per diem and they pay for a stay down there so it's it but when you're doing it as a every day job you can't you can't travel for hours for a for a roof now would you have you thought about the difference of actually going in if you're let's say you go to go to Miami actually going there and setting up an office in finding the people and building up the way you built it here compared to going and finding people who are let let's see would you say truck truck in a truck to have some what about you going and finding a couple good chucking the trucks yeah I have a good thing going and saying Hey guys I want to open a branch of Suncoast roofing that's one option yeah absolutely I mean it's not at it but it's just that it takes time yeah yeah that's something you're gonna and finding the right guys yeah that's always the hardest part right so I so what do you think for me I'm I'm weighing the options you know we are hiring right now by the ways of anybody's in the mortgage industry and they're looking eyes in it what I mean is an upward opportunity here let's say you're you're making you know half a point in all your deals.

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If Ontario decides the election, what decides Ontario?

The Big Story

02:01 min | 3 years ago

If Ontario decides the election, what decides Ontario?

"Would be totally fair if you didn't know the context to take a look on Tarot and call it a conservative stronghold a halt in the coming election geographically speaking the electoral map of the province is mostly blue and provincially it was just over a year ago. GEICO that voters overwhelmingly rejected liberal candidates and handed the provincial Tories the keys to Queens Park. It's a they win. Doug four delivered a huge majority progressive conservative government. This victory belongs to you. Ah but of course there is a lot of context here. Ontario may look blue at a glance on the map but the part that is red it is the area that has the highest concentration of federal ridings anywhere in the country and the voters did elect a conservative majority a your ago but a lot has happened in that year the Ford government wants to go from thirty five public health agencies to just ten the provincial government is planning to act more than thirty four hundred teaching positions over the next four years to save some money. A new poll just released this evening support for Doug Ford government here. Queens Park is collapsing with the PC's so right now the key writings and Ontario are basically up for grabs. Andrew share will be spending a lotta time in those writings as long as Doug Ford is somewhere else and the liberals liberals will be doing everything they can to hold onto these seats that gave them their majority in two thousand fifteen so which writings will decide this province and ultimately be election what will move the needle for the voters in those writings and how closely those voters think sheer is to Ford and how much could that hurt his chances

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Is Doug Ford cutting Ontario to the bone? Or is this what voters signed up for?

The Big Story

06:44 min | 3 years ago

Is Doug Ford cutting Ontario to the bone? Or is this what voters signed up for?

"City or a province or a federal government is big and dance packed with numbers. There are always little details buried in. It's fine print that only come too late later on mostly these details are people especially people who voted for the guys who didn't get to make the budget all of that is business as usual, but over the past couple of weeks since the Progressive Conservative government delivered a budget and on -tario. There are an awful lot of those little details last week the government cut funding to the north and south on -tario library services for government wants to go from thirty five public health agencies to just ten flashing one billion dollars in provincial tree. Planting organization was told by the Ford government that four point seven million in funding is being cut the provincial government is planning to acts more than thirty four hundred teaching positions over the next four years to save some. Money and the people of Antero well basing bit beyond ERC. There has been news of cuts to services and funding and programs nearly every single day since the budget dropped in Ontario, and the list is kind of staggering to contemplate. So, of course, for some this is the end of the world and to be fair, the sorts of services that are at risk here. Do seem fairly critical on the other hand Doug Ford government won a mandate to find savings and balance the budget of a province in debt. So are they not just doing what they promised or have they gone beyond their mandate. How hard is it to keep track of these various measures? When there's a hailstorm of them. And are we I mean us in the media doing a good job at focusing on what's important here. Or are. We just chasing each shiny new object as it's revealed. I'm Jordan heath Rawlings. And this is the big story. Fatima Siad is an investigative reporter with the national observer, she spent much of the past week exhaustively tracking a list of all these cuts Fatima. Hi, jordan. Can you? Tell me first of all in broad strokes and for people who might live outside of Ontario. What's been going on in this province for the last few months? Very big question to answer. I'm going to approach it in a slightly different way. The new phrased it I'm going to tell you everything that happened just last week. All right. So what we learned last week is the Ford government is getting rid of Ohio medical emergency coverage for on Tehran's travel outside of the country. What this means is that if you're traveling to what's your favorite country, Jordan. Of the top of my head Spade. Okay. Say you're traveling to sane and you twister leg, and you need to go to the hospital. Oh, hip, which is the -tario health insurance program would cover you for up to two hundred dollars per day for a hospital stay and up to four hundred dollars a day for a higher level level of care. Should you need it? And that program is being cut to save a couple million dollars last week. We also learned that the government has stopped funding a program that was aiming to plant fifty million trees in Ontario. This is important because we were trying to build forest cover, which we need in this province to prevent flooding to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change and so forth. I got trees are great. Last week. We also learned that the government is axing all the funding to the Mars discovery district. This is something the logic reported. The Mars discovery district is an innovation hub where a lot of new ideas and new inventions and new tech start in that district. So what does loss of funding mean, not quite sure yet? But it's happening. And last week. We also learned that the -tario music fund is being cut by half from fifteen million dollars to seven million dollars. According to billboard. What does that mean? Jordan. I don't know. Neither do I. But we know that the funding is getting cut, and that is going to have some sort of fact on -tario music industry that's pretty comprehensive for just a week. But that's why we wanted to talk to you. Because for myself, even who who covers the news everyday and lives in on -tario, and for people who don't pay close attention to the news over people who live in another province. I feel like we've heard a lot about one cut another cut another, and it seems really difficult to keep track of it. Absolutely. Is it's a lot. And I think part of the reason that we're hearing more and more about new cuts every day is because a we have a new government, right? They're barely a year into their tenure, and they have plans, and we're learning about those plans slowly, but surely and they're coming out step by step. So that's one part of it. The second part is that the budget just came out on April eleventh, and it was very complicated. Difficult to understand document that we are just still navigating. And looking between the lines of and understanding what you know, some of the proposals mean if you're someone who's just casually paying attention to the news at concede like these cuts are being announced one day after the other. But explain the process a little bit to me because this result of sort of two weeks of digging down into one document. No, I think this is the result of a government still laying out how it's going to execute its plan and its vision for governance, if you can imagine the budget that was put out April eleventh was three hundred eighty page document that laid out a vision for four years that aim to reduce red tape that aim to find a fishing sees to reduce thirteen point five billion dollar deficit. According to the government and that aimed to restore accountability. And those are the government's words not mine that they want to restore accountability and trust and they want to bring more modernization and transparent. Rency to sort of the work that the government does the budget lease out a series of ideas about this and not entirely clear from I read what those ideas meant on practical terms. So when you're going through the budget, and you're looking at numbers, so the funding of the ministry of natural resources, for example, was cut. What does that mean? And then as you start digging into it, you realize, oh that means that we have less money for firefighters who tackle forest fires or we have less

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Fighting for their lives: The Ontario battle over autism funding

The Big Story

06:51 min | 3 years ago

Fighting for their lives: The Ontario battle over autism funding

"Heard the stories desperate mothers somehow lifting entire cars off of their children are fighting off wild animals to save their babies. There's not much research supporting that phenomenon but if you wanna see in an action politically at least in Canada, head to Queens Park, the provincial government legislature in downtown Toronto. All of all of the. I'm lose out. All of these kids are going back into the schools without the support they need without the therapy. They need this evidence. He's cats are desperate. See couple of weeks ago. Doug, Ford's conservative government announced changes would be coming to autism funding in the province. We'll get to the details of that funding. But suffice it to say that for parents of autistic children who've spent years battling for every scrap of help for their kids. It was not a welcome. And so these parents did what they've been doing since their children were born they called, and they showed up and the organized, and they fought with everything they have. Will the government backed down in the face of that orig- on Monday, Tori, MPP gave the premiere and the minister of children's services a standing ovation. So not yet. Anyway, is there was there ever a good way to handle the autism file and Ontario has any government gotten this issue? Right. And has Ford's government, which is held tough too many reforms in the face of anger from across the province finally met, the people that it should not under any circumstances. Have messed with. What happens next? I'm Jordan heath Rawlings. And this is the big story, Cynthia mulligan is the city news reporter at Queens Park. She's been covering this file for years since since it's been a file. How chaotic has the past week being at Queen's Park. Has been incredibly chaotic and you have to remember the session only just resumed on Tuesday. And by Wednesday all the media here in the gallery felt like we had already been at it for three months, right? It's very intense lots of emotions I mean, lots of parents, come in just absolutely desperate begging for help for their for their child. And they're they're desperate because they think that they're going to lose all hope for their child with with autism. So take me back to the beginning of the changes to the autism funding that that started this outcry well early February, I think it would February six minutes. Lisa MacLeod made an announcement. They they were talking about changing the rules around autism therapy and keeping buying and I've stressed this. My stories no government has ever gotten this. Right. It had it is a difficult. File it is challenging and parents have had to fight. Over and over and over again for years for their child to get them the funding that they need because autism therapy can cost up with eighty thousand dollars every year for the intense therapy. So we knew that the liberals back in two thousand sixteen tried to change the wait list and they backed down after about three months because the parents were so upset and then and so they eliminated the cop on age. That's a big distinction. Parents don't want their child to age out of therapy at the age of six they wanted to continue on. But we do know research suggests that the more intense therapy, the earlier the better, but it doesn't mean that you have to cut it off. And that it has no impact whatsoever. After the age of six which is what parents are arguing for. So I'm sort of going around in circles here, but minister McLeod inherited a massive, wait list. She says it's twenty three thousand and I've been doing this story for oh my God decades and. You have kids who are on the wait list therapy for years before they get off the wait list and get their Affi that they need, and it's a massive problem. And it grew that weightless grew under the liberals' Doug Ford promised to make it better. What they decided to do is eliminate the weightless within eighteen months and give more children less therapy. And they're capping the therapy. And it's also capped based on age. So a child under the age of six will get twenty thousand dollars worth of therapy a year, and then once they turn fix they'll get five thousand dollars worth of therapy a year. And remember it's it can be up to eighty thousand a year. So parents are absolutely devastated and desperate, and they say that their child will not get enough therapy. We've been showing up Queens Park. Yes. And they are promising many rallies. I have heard that there's one on Wednesday. And there's also another one being planned for early March. Next week, and but they have been coming. They've been packing the gallery they've been in the hallways. Just absolutely devastated. And you know, they they are very impactful because they are coming and there's just up salute fear in their eyes there crying, and they're desperate. They have nowhere to turn. They've run out of money. You know, one woman was telling me I've used up all my IRA Ps. I've I've remortgaged my house, I begged my family and friends for years. And now, I've got nothing left. Can you give me a sense of the scope of this problem? How much money is at stake, and how many kids are we talking about an Ontario? There are roughly forty thousand children with autism and on -tario right now the budget for the autism file is three hundred twenty one million dollars. Do we have any sense of how long these plans have been in preparation for have have we done any has the government done any research gone back to two experts where did this come from and win. Well. It's interesting because ministers taking a lot of backlash over the experts that have endorsed this file, and I've been trying to ask her tell me, the experts that said this was a good idea, and she points to Holland, bluer view, and Chico which is a hospital in Ottawa, but their diagnostic centers, and what she did was she doubled the money for diagnostics. So it would make sense that they would think that that's a good plan. But I said to her okay? But what expert authorities said it's a good idea for you to give more children far less funding. She pointed to the two diagnostic centers as well as Aaron oaks who did write an Email in support of her and this plan, but I have contacted them repeatedly. And they won't answer my questions about it. Now about what they thought was a good idea.

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"doug ford" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

01:44 min | 3 years ago

"doug ford" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Happy hour with Frank Koto Ryan pill key and Doug Ford. Now back to the show. Welcome back to the business. Happy. Are we are three successful business owners get to? Together, every Wednesday at eleven AM here live on twelve fifty W H and z, and we you can also listen to us on Sunday mornings on nine seventy W F L A bright and early at five AM start your morning Cup of the business. Happy hour. So if you missed our opening monologue in the beginning of the show, we are talking about print ads and anything that you can advertise your business on that people can visually see an in studio. We have the guy responsible for the shirts that Doug. And I are wearing today. It is Frank gardens with ad dynamics. I'm gonna go ahead and let you know, if you guys are interested in anything Frank say or feel like the shirts that Doug, and I wear which by the way, you can watch us on YouTube and our Facebook page you can find Frank at add a D dash dynamics D Y N A M ICS ICS. Sorry. What's funny? My wife. Actually, she complained about the shirts. I have because I usually I have probably what like seven years, I probably bought seventy five of shirt. Yeah. Yes. I get rid of our cycle. I cycle out of the older ones. And by newer funny. You say I have a stack of twelve shirts. I had let employees go not too long ago, and they gave me all the shirts most of them just keep them and the gave me back all the shirts, and they're imperfect condition, and I watched them all unfolded and brought him in the office. I gave this lady twelve shirts, and I have him on my front desk and people in my office have been picking from him. But but the same thing we have a stack of them. You just keep recycling them get getting rid of them. But Frank it's ad DASS dynamics dot com at desk, dynamics dot com..

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"doug ford" Discussed on The Big Story

The Big Story

22:28 min | 3 years ago

"doug ford" Discussed on The Big Story

"You can file today's story under extremely well. Timed. Credit card statements made public this week reveal an astounding picture of how Ryerson's student union is spending student levies among the most questionable and expensive charges. Almost seven hundred dollars on an Airbnb twenty five hundred dollars at a Cineplex rec room twenty two hundred dollars at EFSA a Toronto nightclub three hundred formation was brought to light and the student newspaper because that's what student newspapers do. But as the scandal exploded beyond campus it played out against the backdrop of the terrier conservative government's new tuition regulations. Those regulations will allow university students to opt out of paying for what they consider non essential activities. So our student newspapers essential enough to demand student funding. It's going to be up to the universities to figure that out. But if they say, no, then it will be up to the students to determine each of them, if they want their fees going to support campus journalism now, nobody is expecting the world to cry for student journalists career prospects. But what happens to all the money that flows through these universities and student unions. If nobody is on the beat or at the meetings because if there's one thing we've learned this week, it's how badly every organization that handles cash on behalf of its members needs a watchdog. Jordan, heath Rawlings. And this is the big story. Sharona Harris is a news editor at the eye opener which broke this story this week. And also the managing editor at new wave magazine. What the hell is going on at Ryerson? So last week the IRA broke the story that our student union had misspent thousands of dollars in funds, and we've confirmed credit card purchases showing thousands of dollars spent in food alcohol clubs sporting equipment hotels things that we can we can see so far aren't necessarily events for students. They seem to be events for the executives and all of this came out last week after a board of directors meeting where there was a motion put forward to increase financial transparency because the student union actually hasn't submitted any of their receipts for the credit card purchases since they came into office in may who has this credit card or who has access to it. Who's alleged to have spent this money. That's a great question. So bef-. For all of this happened on Tuesday. One of our news reporters, Emma, actually broke a story about the issue breaking their financial policies and bylaws because they got rid of the general manager they had taken the amount that was supposed to be on the GM's card and broken it down between the VP operations on the president. And they both have credit cards which were supposed to have a total amount of ten thousand dollars each and we can see now that out of the spend so much credit cards with a ten thousand dollar limit. So it's not clear whether that was an actual limit. That's number of the president gave us, and so maybe that was the amount that was supposed to be on the we're not really sure about that. But what we do know is that they both how these credit cards, and when we asked the president whether he thought he was breaking bylaws. He was like, no, we this is just something that that we had to do. And so even before the board meeting. There was already the sense of like, why do they have private credit cards? He did say the president said at the board meeting that any fulltime or part time. Our issue staff member could use their. Credit cards. He said he usually approves the purchases, but he couldn't confirm that he had approved all of them. And so his name being on the statement that we've seen doesn't necessarily mean he was the one tapping the card at all those places, but certainly context that again, he could have provided and he didn't what's on those statements what kind of purchases, and what kind of money are we talking about in terms of the total amount of money. The one of the beauty members. Who saw the statements said that the total spent was two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. We have not confirmed that number because we've only seen a small sliver of the statements. However in the statements that we have seen we can confirm that it's thousands of dollars. There is a purchase of over one dollars to Knicks sporting goods. There's purchase of I believe over two thousand dollars to the Cineplex rec room, which everyone is saying, well, it's not even that good. How can you spend that much money? There were a lot of purchases of food out of spring roll restaurant. There was a purchase at Hayes lounge in Mississauga, which is the she show loans and there were purchases. Just for the record at Hayes. It was three hundred and forty seven dollars. That's a lot for sheesha lounge. I heard there's a lot of L C B O wants to there are end. What's interesting answers L C B O, there's one or two L B CBO purchases in Toronto. There's also an inner really up and that one was made around the time of June second, and what we know is that the issue was in a really a- for private meeting on may twenty seventh. And then around the time of the L C B O purchasing a really a-. They also made a purchase at cedar ram the restaurant at the casino, and they're all kind of my cottages there. I know they're all kind of in driving distance. And so that was actually the the private meeting. They had there was where they voted to increase their own salaries by eleven thousand dollars and that motion was put forward by student who the I opener cannot confirm exists because we've contacted over seventy current and former board members, and no one knows if that student is real so recap because I was pretty amazing at a meeting. In or around a really a where purchasers are being made at L B and a restaurant next to the casino. The student government voted to increase their own salaries by eleven thousand dollars. So they because of that race he made forty seven thousand dollars and that motion was the motion to raise the race by eleven thousand dollars was put forward by a student named gender car. The eye opener has not been able to speak to ginger. We don't know if they are Ryerson student no-one who spoken to has given us contact information or said that they know them, do you know, that they exist. We we haven't confirmed if they exist, and because of privacy reasons, we haven't been able to find out from Ryerson they can't they can't say whether or not gender is horizon student. This is a student union that gets to spend how much in student fees over two million. I believe it's two point four or two point seven million in fees. Where does the student union get their money? The student union gets money from Ryerson students, and they haven't provided receipts for anything. Caught with their credit cards since may. Yes. And you might be thinking like how can they do that? There must be some oversight. And usually there is, but when this executive team came into office in may they fired their general manager, and the general manager is the person who's supposed to oversee their finances. And so actually this all really goes back to when they did that because they they got rid of that position. And they said, okay, we're going to create two new positions, and they have hired someone for the one HR position. They haven't hired someone to my knowledge for the other position. And so they do have the financial controller still that obviously she's still here waiting for them to provide provide the receipts. So there hasn't been the oversight necessary that other other years executive teams might have had this whole thing. Blew up the board of directors meeting without getting us lost in the specifics of of arcane university rules and regulations. What was that meeting? Like when it finally came out. Just how much money was gone it. Was really wild. They had this huge discussion. And when one of the directors actually was holding those statements and started reading from them other people in the room. We're like shouting there were like let him speak let him speak in the president Cup saying, you know, you can't read the statements. He didn't directly refer to the campus media being there. But he did say we're going to have to do an in camera session for that. Because the receipts haven't been submitted yet. So people were shouting they really wanted to know what was going on. And a lot of directors were saying things like they've had students asking them about this and they were elected by students to do their job. And now students can't even get answers. And they were saying a lot of them said, you know, I feel left in the dark. Why can't you give me context and people kept saying, okay, give us context now? And the president said we'll explain everything after February. I which is when their deadline is to smell the receipts. And people said we're all here in this room right now, why don't you just give context right now? And and he didn't do that. This is all kind of happening. Amidst. A bigger drama. That's going on about campus pressing on -tario. Yes. Very early on when we were working on the story on Thursday. We kind of thought, oh because we could see how are reporting would be used to chew support a certain narrative about why ancillary fees should be optional. And so we weren't surprised on the weekend. When Doug Ford tweeted out CBC's version of our story and said, this is why ancillary fees should be optional students shouldn't have to pay to a student union who is corrupt and misspending their money. And luckily for us with a lot of prominent journalists have have set in our defense online, especially on Twitter is that. Yes, the Ryerson students union did this and you're in insular refuse go towards them. But you're until fees also go towards the student newspaper who broke the story. And so if we hadn't had that funding, we probably wouldn't have been working for over six hours on Thursday night to confirm these statements and break the story house the I opener funded. We are funded by students how much. I believe that every student gives seven dollars per year to the opener and what happens under Doug Ford's changes to the tuition regulation. We don't know for sure what's going to happen. We have we've heard from the minister's office that universities will be able to decide what constitutes in essential fee. And so we can assume that there's going to be some lobbying from the eye opener and other groups to to show the university. This is why we should be deemed in essential service. And we hope that students would see the kind of reporting that we do this week and always say we want to support you and we want to pay for you. Because you do good journalism, and we wouldn't know about this this huge story. Otherwise, I know that the eye opener is working with other on campus groups and also working with other student newspapers across the province to put some things forward. And I don't know the specifics on that because it's all so new, and they're still a lot of emails that from the government that we're kind of missing. But yes convincing the public that urine. Essential service is not. Something unique to student media at the moment. How does that fight feel? You must have had a lot of conversations about that in your office since the announcement came. We haven't had a lot of announcements about convincing people students were essential in terms of asking students to pay for us at this point. We're I think that we're pushing to hope that the university will deem us and essential service. And so it's more so kind of showing to the university why we're essential which in itself can be a hard sell considering we write stories about the administration as well. But the rice and administration has always been really open to commenting on things and they've worked really, well, obviously, they have to because we have student journalists who who keep them accountable on things. And so we we hope that they will d mustn't essential service. But if that doesn't work out, I certainly hope that the events of this week will show students why we should be an essential service. I think that for the story and even other stories, you know, Ryerson submits a rezoning application for a new building on campus. Want to put the faculty of science in? But all of the smaller stories on campus to the eye opener is still covering those. And I'm sure that almost every student at Ryerson has learned one new thing about their school that impacts them in some way from reading the eye opener, which the fear been lake amongst the campus present Ontario just since last year's election. I think certainly since the announcement about Hillary fees. We've all just been kind of looking to get more information, and it's hard to even like put out a statement or say definitively. This is how we're feeling when we still don't know things and at the same time as we're trying to figure out what's going to happen to us. We're also still trying to report on the story. And in this weird way. We've also become the story. And so I was working on a story last week about a few stories actually just about all the changes to stop intuition. And I had contacted the miniature office for comment, and in her response to me, she said universities will be able to determine what constitutes in essential fee, and that was news to us. We haven't seen anyone else reporting that universities would choose because we thought that the governor. I was going to be choosing. And so that was significant in terms of we we share that news, and we put that in our stories, but our editor in chief also something to all the other student newspapers. And he said, okay, guys. Now, we have confirmation that the universities are going to be choosing. So that was like one specific instance where we were reporting on it. But it was also something that was information that we needed to know. And so because of that I can see student newspapers across Ontario, kind of leading this effort on Angeleri fees because not only are we impacted by it. But we're also communicating with our administrations with the government on a regular basis just doing our jobs. And so we're kind of lends itself to us learning about that information actually, the next big break in the story. I guess we'll come on February first when we find out hopefully, find out what happened to the money. Is this definitely we even going to get answers. Yeah. So we kind of thought, okay? So Thursday Thursday night is over we're going to wait till February first, and that's going to be. We know now that there's an emergency board meeting on February first it's open to students. There's already a Facebook. Group for students who want to go, and there's a lot of students who who wanna go and get answers, but even on Friday night bleeding into Saturday morning. We were hearing from board members about something that happened, which is that the executive team the five members had an emergency meeting and they voted to suspend the president and the vice president operations both of whom had credit cards. We had only seen the statements from the president's card, but the vice president also had a credit card which in itself broke Arshi bylaws. And so they were they were voted to to be suspended and they lost access to their emails. We've been emailing them it just bounces back to us. Apparently they've also lost access to their office. But then a lot of board members are saying, we'll the bylaw state. We have to be present for any kind of meeting. You can't hold us meaning without us. This is an illegitimate suspension until someone actually said they're trying to shut down the issue and made some comparison of like the US government shutdown. And like if the issue was shut down. They can't they can't pay their employees, and there's kind of. Some some confusion around what the suspension actually means. But certainly some developments like that could continue throughout the week. We're certainly always awake late at night. Texting each other being like, okay, what's going to be the next thing? But certainly this Friday when we have the emergency board meeting. We're going to be falling very closely the developments I thought. Thanks sharing. Thank you. Serena Harris's, a news editor at the eye opener. But the story goes beyond campus. So we wanted to illustrate that by bringing in one of our favorite guests globe. In mail. Investigative reporter Robin Doolittle who was also an eye opener alumni and a fierce advocate for the kind of investigative journalism that broke this story open, Robin wide is the story that Serena and her team told about Ryerson matter to people beyond the campus. Oh my God. It was pretty perfect timing. Right. To have that come out now on campuses where there are huge multimillion dollar budgets and lots of entities with lots of money. The only people watching the purse with, you know, a student accountability in mind is is campus media. And so I think that the brilliant that that story is obviously the reason it's it's kind of gone viral is that people just have a knee-jerk reaction because obviously so wrong, and the only reason that we know about it is because of the I, okay? Ryerson's independent student newspaper. It's like the old adage about government wasteful spending writ small, right? You can see it happen in this small ecosystem with two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and you can see where all the money went. And the press exposes it be goes bananas. And this is the same thing. You guys are trying to do or anybody else's trying to do. Yeah. I it's so funny. I mean campus near you. And I both, you know, kind of cut our teeth on the campus media scene. Entities. It's a little I don't address hersal for the big stage. Right. There's the administration which is the, quote, unquote, you know, the bureaucracy or the government student government. You have kept us security, which is kind of like police, you have the education system at wrapped up in there. You have you know, the politics of different interest group where Cain, and it's really where you can figure out how to cover all of those things and manage sources and take risks and how to actually find a story and develop news. Judgment. That is absolutely the the place where you learn that. And you see those same types of stories being broken by student journalists because we're all doing the same thing. Just journalism. You tweeted at Doug Ford this weekend. When he mentioned the story. I did maybe I'm hurting the cause more than anything. But not but people accountable, and that's what you were doing. Yeah. I, you know, I think I don't want to pretend to be in the mind of the premier. So this is just purely my speculation based off the, you know, what I know Fords and the conservative government and thinking back to my time at Ryerson and dealing with the campus political scene, I think there is a frustration around some maybe conservative groups that a lot of these student activities, Alex student unions, for example, or heavily aligned with with N P causes. They're heavily aligned this hideous federation of students is a national has provincial branches lobbying group. And so maybe there's a feeling that why are students funding all? All of this, quote, unquote, activism. And so I like, this is just my guess is that they're sort of more of the target of this stuff. The the Ryerson students union, which is maybe spending a quarter of a million dollars improperly. That's the target. But trying to remind the premiere of is the only reason that you know, about that that questionable spending is because of campus media, and actually when I was when I was at Ryerson, I spent most of my time as the editor in chief working on an investigation into how this national student lobbying group had basically blonde campus to campus sort of infiltrating for lack of a better word, the Kansas scene there and getting them on side, and then collecting those dues and questioning what does that was best serving students at each of these universities. And that's something that that we devoted a lot of resources to and again that story would never have been told with without campus media. So I think that there's there's a bit of an irony there, but maybe target of of. What these cuts might be about the problems are actually might gonna may actually escalate without campus media there to watch them. And I think it's funny that the campus media gets lumped in with these kind of student activism groups because you know, to your point if you look at campus media cross candidates, not just liberal journalists coming out of here. It's investigative journalists. It's future, son, media, employees and national post employees. Not just Toronto Star employees. Do you know like it's? Actually, read campus campus papers, I mean, why would most people read them? But they're actually I would say by large like very tough on student union groups, they're like doing journalists are are just as frustrated with a lot of the stuff that they see the student unions as anybody else, probably more. So so again, these maybe there's this monolithic idea like the hippy dippy activists university student others make their on activism, but like this far last communist socialist newspapers. That's not the can't as media looks like at all. They're just like, you know, quote, unquote, grownup reporters who were just out trying to find a good story. And when you're working on a good story. What are you looking at? You're looking power. You're looking at money. So you're looking at the school administration, your look at your student politics or you're chasing, all of those those same leads. It's not about politics. It's about chasing the most important story. What happens to the Canadian media at large if campus media loses funding, that's the other big part of of this. This problem is like, you know, in addition to having, you know, losing a watchdog that universities. You're gonna see I think a cascade effect across the countries the quality of young journalists. I really spent a lot of time at Ryerson at the opener developing my skills, I really credit my time there with preparing me for the big leagues. And I pretty I can't think of a colleague of mine didn't spend time a lot of time at the campus paper because it is where you develop your skill your new sense how to turn around a story quickly. And like, that's where you make mistakes too in the skit these stakes are a lot smaller. That's where you can really develop. You know, I want to take this risk or I want to spend time investigating this thing. You don't want to be doing that at an internship where you're for the first time at a major paper. So especially now in in the gig economy where so much of the work is is going to be freelance, you're removing. This hugely valuable training ground for for journalists. So you're in school that you're also getting real on the ground experience at the campus press and also the networking that that you have as a journalist like I can't tell you. How many times I go out with young student journalists because I lived that life to like, I feel a really strong connection. This is a really important part of a journalist life. I think is there timing university. And I think most people know shade J schools think of their time at at the campus media as more valuable, and so losing that will have I think an impact on the national scene. Thanks, robin. Robyn Doolittle investigative reporter for the globe and mail. That was the big story for more from us. You can visit us at the big story, podcast dot CA. Find all of our other episodes. There was a comment. Ask us a question and hit us up on Twitter at the big story F PIN or at frequency pods. If you like more than one of our shows and find all of our shows, especially the big story everywhere. You get podcasts, apple Google, Stitcher. Spotify overcast when you find us. Don't forget to rate and review. We really appreciate it. Thank you for listening. I'm Jordan Heathrow links. 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"doug ford" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

10:39 min | 3 years ago

"doug ford" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"The business. Happy hour with Frank Koto. Ryan Polke and Doug Ford. Now back to the show. Hey, guys. Welcome back to the show. I'm your host Frank Koto in studio with Ryan and Doug Ford. We're talking about our New Year's resolutions. Ryan just went down a very ambitious list of guys. I just have a lot of things to resolve does. I told him to focus on the positivity and the rest the rest will follow. But we're going to take a little time here in Doug, tell us about his resolutions. And then I'll tell you about mine, and then we're gonna talk about how business how your businesses can be affected by resolutions. And why I think it's the best time of the year to start something new in your business. If you have on your minds have Doug. I'm trying to say so long winded about my resolution. All right. Tell us. What you got Doug monitoring me simple. You know, one of the biggest things I have a problem with is. I have a three year old a five year old. So big things with them is. You know, they don't do something. And I'll try to talk to them softly. And then all of a sudden I start yelling at them. Jamie. I'm not screaming at them. But I get really loud. So one of my resolutions is try to not even get loud of my kids. Oh, that's a good one because your blood pressure gets up, and you get upset because your kids are listening to you. So just take a step back and just be a little more calm with them. Now, you are you and your wife on the same page about this. Oh, yes. She's she's I mean, my my wife is with Charlie education. So she elementary education understands all that. And so she's pretty good at that. I've got a thing. Like, I my my my dad used to yell when I was a kid. Oh, my dad yelled. I hear it in my back of my head right now. Right. And and so I I get angry at myself when I yell at my kids, and I think God, I don't wanna do that. My dad did that to me all the time. So I stopped yelling. And then my wife starts stay bake. They can really drive you crazy. Sometimes that's the reality of it. So you're saying you understand shaken baby syndrome. I see. See? But I I think we all pay all parents get find themselves getting you know, they yelling at their says. It's okay to talk loud. Okay. Which that's kind of what I do show with authority. But yeah, exactly. But you know, I don't even want to do that. I want to be able to just talk to them and have them. Do it. I ask that works. We'll see we'll see he gave me a couple of tips are trying to work on us. So we'll see if it were what else we have cooking. I want to start cooking more this year. I've I hate cooking. I love eating. I'm a big eater. When I hate cooking. And I really wanna learn how to cook a little bit more more around the house. So. So you're listening. None of our lives. Listen to the show anymore. I know I told her I talked nicely about her. She did this is kind of a co co exist business and myself personally is that, you know, I, you know, almost goes with Ryan said, I get these emails or I get people that call me upset, and my first reaction is to kind of fire off something in quick defense. Or just in a in a I'll be Pete politically correct about it. But I'll be like a kind of mean about it because I've looked back. So my emails to people, and I go man, this guy was actually he handled situation actually, and I just ripped him anew on, you know, and so I really don't want to do that. Like, I I wanna just take some time. And and let it let me let myself think about it before. I before I reply how much time, you know. I I think half a day after day. Now, if I get the Email the morning, I respond after launch of get at lunch. I spend maybe the next day. So because I've noticed when I do take time. And I think about it. My my my answers are much nicer. And I'll give some advice you guys what Doug saying is great take half a day if you can do that. But if you're one of those guys who just can't do it is worried there. Gonna forget or something at least go back and reread what you wrote is. I find myself in the I try to be very immediate about things now. And I responded exactly as you said. And I'll go back and read it. So I now what I've done is. I basically get the Email. I respond right away. But I leave it at my not out by leave it on my Alpbach. That's a good one. Because I I have that you know, the immediate. I'll be thinking of what I have to say right, then and there, so I write an Email, and I just don't send it I go back six hours later, and I reread it and kind of take some of the emotion out of exactly that's smart, dude. That smart take the four letter words explanation. Go back from caps back to regular. Phone calls. I'll get a phone call from a customer, that's XYZ Amelia pissed about it. So I try not to call people back right away. Yeah. I sometimes I'll even twenty four hours, call them back. That's that's not a bad. That's that is that's a good one. That's a that's a good one for business, especially in impersonal, you could use that one in personal life as well. Any other ones? Does those are my main three that's good? That's good. That's no Ryan list. I could go on. But you know, we'd be another two more segments. And we've only got one more segment left. So the guy's a show is going so fast today, my my personal resolutions. And look, this is gonna sound very cliche. Same crap everybody else out. Yeah. Right. Clearly it was on last year's list. Elliptical exercise. Okay. But I'm a tie this together, though, exercise I wanna change my schedule for more family time. I've been literally saying that for about a year and a half. But I have finally figured something out. And it's that in order to accomplish my first two resolutions. I have to accomplish my third one. I and that's changing my sleep habits and YouTube guys have been good partners to me. And you've you've told me that you explain how you guys do it. Because both of you guys in general, go to sleep. Before me and wake up way before me. I'm not going say what happened this morning. Anyway. So I figured it out that you know, it's it's yet to figure out what habit is is preventing you from accomplishing your goal. And Ryan, maybe you're in a habit of taking things negativity. Sometimes you thought to yourself man, if I change this it's going to change this. And I and I was saying in the beginning of the show. I really truly believe if you change the first one if you change the positivity the rest will come so much easier. Right. Yeah. And slow. Yeah. I mean, it's that's something that we can all work on positively positively as I say, it's easy. I think it is easy. It's easy. It's your mindset. It it takes like ten times the muscles to frown than it does to smile. That's a you know thought right there. But if if you can change one habit in your life that a lot of times can help you change the other habits, and that's where I'm thinking if I can change my sleep habit, which Doug recommendation is if you go to bed late he said get your butt up early one day get up at five in the morning, get up at five thirty and work your normal day, which is gonna end up being longer. And then what I'm going to be tired or they retired. And they do but also like I get up early. But what I what I realized is that I get so much more accomplished earlier in the morning because you don't have your kids bothering you on your wife bothering you. You don't have all the distractions. So it for two hours in the morning. I get four or five hours worth of work done. And so that way you almost don't have to go the office. See my my issues, but when I get to the office, it's you know, the nine o'clock hour, I'm in the heat of the day. Everything's hustle and bustle, and I have no time to myself and everything I had planned for the day gets pushed off most of the time till the next day, which isn't good. So we've talked about our personal resolutions. Let's let's talk about how this. Works in business. I know I for one I've had lots of changes happen in my business over the last year. Ryan you've had a ton as well. We had personnel changes. We both have changes in key employees, major key and major in our businesses which have made both of us get back into the trenches. And when you're in the trenches, you learn things that you don't learn when you're when you're riding on the on the horse and the cavalry, right? You don't you don't see what goes on day to day. And you don't realize that you need to make these changes. Well, I figured out these changes I had to make and I started doing them. And you know, have we sat in previous shows. There's never the right time to make a big change in business. This is the right time right now if there ever was a right time it's today. It's now it's this week. It's wednesday. A lot of people are just now getting back to work today. This week you got a couple of days to ease. In Monday, Monday is my big day for my company. I'm instituting new compliance procedures. Things that it's gonna make people's heads spend. It's gonna be a lot of extra work a lot of paperwork a lot of things they didn't have to do before for years. But it's a good time to do it. Why? Because I think everybody's mindset is about change. Right. Reset. It's about the reset. Yup. Everybody in the personal lives of thanking reset great time to hit that switch in your business. Right guys. Absolutely. Yeah. So with me, I'm to do. New compliance procedures. I've got a whole new processing system that we've put in place. I as a I'm not a program, but a manual that. I wrote that we're going to start using. I'm changing the meeting schedule in my office, which is actually being affected by my personal life schedule. And then my my feeling is if I can accomplish all this. It's gonna lead to the more family time for me and allow me to change those sleep habits, and then maybe I'll lose the Santa Claus bell. Altogether. It altogether does. And now, the the thing the other thing that you're going to have really need to focus on is getting that process to where you can leave the office at five o'clock or four o'clock, whatever time, you decide to leave and then not maybe turn the phone off. But not have to deal with every little thing that comes around to you. So you brought up something I can you believe all three nobody none of us mentioned electronic time or or unplugging or anything like that. That's a big win this year. Yeah. I don't have a naturally. You don't have an electric problem. So I don't have Facebook. I my phone. You know, I'd I don't watch a lot of TV. I might watch a movie at night with my wife, you know. But that's about it. I don't sit on my computer and your phone my phone, never I use my phone for for making calls, right? Yeah. About twenty thousand minutes a month Assad much, I'm on the phone all day all day, literally got unplug. So that that's where that's where I'm going with this though guys is this the right time to make the change in your business. If you're gonna do it. Now, the thing that that we want to talk to you about is setting goals Duggan. I briefly discussed this this morning. It's it's about, you know, if you're gonna make these changes, let's say you don't have a major change that you have to make you don't have to change personnel or any procedures everything's going. Well, this is the time to set goals, for instance, Doug, what what are you telling me you do in your business? How do you set your goals quarterly monthly annually? Yeah. I think that you have for me I have monthly goals and yearly goals. I know you said quarterly really focus on my quarters. Have such radical changes in my quarters in your business. Your your booking out right now. We have two three months books too big of a deal. But yeah, I look at what I want to accomplish the month. I'm in. And then I look at what my yearly goals are okay. And and generally in your business when you start a job, you're you're not taking a month to do a job. Sometimes that that's one of the problems..

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Tesla sues Ontario over canceled electric vehicle rebate

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03:22 min | 4 years ago

Tesla sues Ontario over canceled electric vehicle rebate

"News automaker tesla, is taking the Canadian provincial government of on -tario to court officials in. Ontario have cancelled a rebate program for people who buy, electric vehicles Dan carpenter. Reports tesla says it's being treated unfairly and wants the court to quash the government's decision newly elected conservative premier Doug Ford announced the program, would be scrapped but incentives would still be honored until September tenth for, customers who took delivery from authorized dealers tesla says it's being singled. Out, because, it has no dealerships and, calls the, decision arbitrary. And unreasonable it also claims the decision has tarnished its reputation and.

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Trump plans to announce Supreme Court pick July 9

Paul LaGrange The Home Improvement Show

02:34 min | 4 years ago

Trump plans to announce Supreme Court pick July 9

"Say drilling would place wildlife in the virunga and salonga national parks at risk and contribute to global warming the congolese cabinet said it planned to open up around one fifth of gratitude oil exploration the park is home to more than half the world's population of mountain gorillas salonga covers around thirty thousand square kilometres of the congo basin president trump has said he will announce his nominee for new us supreme court judge on july the ninth the new justice will fill a vacancy left by anthony kennedy who standing down after more than thirty years his tara mckelvey mr trump told reporters that he's narrowed down his choice for a supreme court justice to about five candidates and two of the candidates are women he said that he wouldn't ask these candidates how they feel about in one thousand nine hundred seventy three court decision at established the constitutional right to have an abortion many republicans are hoping that the president will nominate someone who will challenge that court ruling but democrats would be strongly opposed to a nominee who tried to overturn the decision this is the world news from the bbc gunmen have attacked the marley and headquarters of the regional force fighting islamist militants in the sahel region of west africa at least six people are reported to have been killed a car bomb was exploded at the base and rocketpropelled grenades were fired at the facility the chilean army has sacked twenty three army officers and soldiers after accusing them of involvement in the sexual and physical abuse of two recruits some are accused of covering up the abuse of the soldiers and others participating in it the case only came to light after a nurse in the hospital where one of the crews had been sent reported the alleged attacks doug ford the brother of late toronto mayor rob ford has been sworn in as the new premier of canada's most populous province ontario the position is one of the most powerful in canadian politics during his campaign mr ford said he wanted to reverse policies designed to reduce greenhouse gases and cut personal and corporate taxes the number of bush's citizens acquiring the nationality of another european union country has sharply increased since britain voted to leave the eu in june twenty sixteen figures collected by the bbc showed that the number of british citizens getting another european nationality was seven times higher last year than twenty fifteen german and french passports with the most.

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