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"doug ford" Discussed on Front Burner
"Doug ford own. You mentioned that you're hearing from people inside the military in. Can you tell me a little bit more about what you're hearing from these people. What are their concerns here. But what could happen. So there's a concern that they understand the need for propaganda on foreign missions so you want to get afghans to stop supporting the taliban. So you do various techniques what d- individuals are concerned about. Is that these. Techniques are being applied by the military on canadian on a domestic audience and that is a concern so the military says well. We won't do that however You know i've found four or five examples this year alone where you could argue that. It is being done on canadians. Given these internal concerns and giving the pushback from the defense minister. Where do you see all this going. Well the all indications are that That at least parts of it are gonna be A shutdown And the public affairs officers Won't be allowed to To be involved in this type of propaganda operations whether that takes place i mean. I think we've got to see You know how that how that plays out over the coming.
"doug ford" Discussed on The Big Story
"That I as unpredictable as as ever that obviously, could could hit the premiums popularity because at a certain point people I, mean this isn't exactly. Brilliant political insight. But at a certain point, people are tired of a leader who can't seemingly bring them out of a crisis whether or not. It's his fault or not people look for an enemy Melissa actually a A. Insider. Told me for the story. Something she she waited very poetically and she said when The. Enemy is no longer the virus. The enemy is the politician. It's just natural. It's how things work so. You know he he might if there were an election tomorrow based on his handling. So far of his pandemic, he might win a a huge majority government bigger than the last time up if after six months from this point when we're in the dead of winter and people are sick again and people don't feel safe I mean who knows who knows because certain point the sympathy for the Prime Minister for the Prime Minister in the premier's and the sort of. The Leeway people give them in times of crisis might. Eventually sort of bleed away when people don't have money to pay their pills they desperate. Yeah. We'll. Regardless of what it means for. Doug Ford. We can hope it doesn't come to that next nick. Yeah. Definitely begin all. We can all agree on that. Nick Taylor Visi of Maclean's that was the big story for more. You can to the big story podcasts dot ca you know the drill by now? Right to US email us. We'd love to hear from you the address, the big story podcast. All one word at. Dot Rogers Dot com find us on twitter at the big story F. B. N.. Find. US As a podcast network on facebook or Instagram at frequency pods, and of course, find this podcast other podcasts. So many podcasts in your favorite podcast player Apple Google Stitcher spotify doesn't matter at subscribed Biden keep listening. Thank you for doing so I'm Jordan Heath. Rawlings, we'll talk tomorrow..
"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.
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.
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
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
"doug ford" Discussed on The Big Story
"Called it and he wasn't getting questions about it and he got mad and that sort of carefully reinvented premier who was more conciliatory. And the great uniter. We didn't see much of him yesterday. In fact we didn't see anything of him at all. In fact I kept thinking to myself. He's back what happens. You know the fords as well as many people who've covered them what happens when they find themselves in that antagonistic relationship with the media because watching the video. I wasn't there it. It sure seems like that was what was in play. He was lashing out. He was lashing out. He was getting defensive. He was angry and he was blaming the media and we saw that happen during his days with his brother as mayor at at City Hall. I don't WanNa Pyo on this government in terms of their policy direction because people can agree or disagree on what they're doing but the reason I wanted to talk to you about this is because it's fascinating trying to watch a government rehab their image in real time and like the internal battle that creates and what kind of stuff are you. Hearing at Queens Park about the trials and tribulations. I guess of trying to keep that positive face on when when all this stuff is going on well. I've heard that there's a lot of frustration with Minister Lisa Thompson for how she initially handled it. I've had some people say that's not how she was told to to treat this and they're angry and we'll see how angry if there's a cabinet shuffle coming soon and how she fares. I see the premier's frustration in the grand scheme of things. These license plates aren't hurting. Anybody unlike say the autism filed. No lives are being directly impacted by these new license plates. A lot has been made that you know if there's a drunk driver you won't be able to see absolutely granted but I do think a huge deal has been made out of these license plates emblematic right. It's not on the face of about the license plates right. And that's I think that's what's bothering them. The most they don't want these sticking to them and it's just yet another black mark and they're trying so hard to be better to be more efficient to to get past the first year of mistakes. Who is the opposition to them? At this point I know have been pretty public in their criticism. Liberal still don't have a leader note that they will this Saturday. They have their leadership convention. Steven del Duca who was a former minister under Kathleen? Wynne ran transportation for several years. He is considered the far front runner and could potentially even win on the first ballot. So that will be interesting for the Liberals to actually have a real leader. Not that that their interim hasn't done John Fraser hasn't done a good job but he's been very clear that he doesn't want it so. I think they need that stability and somebody who will take them in a new direction. They also just won two by elections So now they're up to eight members. You go there you go back from somewhere from six to eight. Hey that's a big jump. So who's the opposition You know many are saying that the Andy Peer Floundering and they haven't done a good job being the official opposition to Doug. Ford himself has called the media his official opposition. Will I mean as somebody who watches from afar? It does seem to be far more about this government and Premier Ford than it does anybody who is standing up and really criticizing him. Yes even when we haven't seen him in five weeks it's it. He's he's a large presence. He's a big personality. And that's what some people say makes him a great premier If you watch him in a group of people. He's ferry personable. He's very warm and he loves to TALK TO PEOPLE. He does have that skill. We never got to watch. Rob Ford run a full reelection campaign but we will with Doug. What do you expect to see? You know it's it's two years out A lot can change in two years. We already see how Doug Ford is going to try and present himself in the next election that he saved the economy. He's he's already talking about how many jobs he's brought to Ontario. How things are better than they've ever been before yesterday or this week. He said how he took this province from being bankrupt. The one of the most prosperous in in North America so that is going to be his narrative and he's going to pick on the liberals because I imagine they'll be his main competition and he'll bring up a lot of dirt on Steven del Duca when he was with the Liberals under the the former premier's in the next few days and weeks what issues are still on the table. I know the license plates are now in the process of being fixed autism. It's it's almost another year like it's it's everybody on the autism file. Parents are furious yet again because they were promised that the new autism program would be in play this April. And now we're being told no it's going to be sometime in twenty twenty one and parents are furious. They're just furious so that's not going away. That's a simmering wound. I would say this has been your periodic update from Doug Ford's Ontario Bank. You something pleasure. Cynthia Mulligan Queens Park reporter for city news or most Ford expert. That was the Big Story. If you'd like more you can head to the Big Story. Podcasts DOT CA. If I somehow haven't bothered you about it yet you can find more about the fords by listening to the gravy train. Our other podcast. You can find Matt Frequency PODCAST NETWORK DOT COM. You will find plenty of other podcasts. There you can talk to us on twitter at the Big Story F. P. N. And you can listen to us and subscribe and rate in any podcast application. You choose Apple Google Stitcher spotify. Pick one go there enjoy. I'm Jordan Heath Rawlings. Thanks for listening. We'll talk tomorrow..
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
"doug ford" Discussed on The Big Story
"I'm Jordan he rawlings this is the big story. Cynthia Mulligan is a Queens Park reporter at city news she's covered a lot of Ford's I sent the hey good morning so for those of us outside of Ontario who or whom weren't maybe paying close attention what has a Premier Doug Ford been doing for the past at five months well it's really hard to say because we really didn't see very much of him a the last news conference he had done was in August August twenty third to be exact stocked but we really hadn't seen much of him since June when he shuffled his cabinet and then the whole cronyism scandal erupted and then we saw him in Kinara era ended a ploughing match and Thao was about it so maybe four times in five months we saw him publicly in front of the media do we know why why for certain or are we all just speculating and if so what's the speculation well a number of things first of all his his ratings plummeted in the polls I would say that the government was in a tailspin and they were finally realizing that the public was very deeply unhappy with them and and I know and I think it was the booming I think the booing in particular when when the Raptors were being lauded at Nathan Phillips Square I think I'm told that that really upset the premier I mean just humiliating for anybody and I think he took it really to heart and then there were a couple of other instances on a much smaller or scale of booze and I think that that made him realize because he wants to be liked he really does and I I genuinely feel he is a people person and when he's in a crowd he loves it when people come up to him and talk to him he really really thrives on Ford family it is a trait it is an absolute skill that they have mastered and people love talking to them because they are approachable so I think that that really bothered him and I think he started to see that there was a real negative backlash against him personally personally so I know that even before the cabinet shuffled they were realizing that they had to change things then they had the cabinet shuffle which was overshadowed within hours hours of this massive cronyism scandal which led to Dean French Doug Ford's chief of staff resigning and then we didn't see very much of him and and why while I think that's one reason why I also think that there was a federal election I think the federal conservatives asked him to put a lid on it and go into into to hiding really that was like that was the rumor that was out there that it had been ordered to like get under wraps I don't know how much it was ordered neither side will will absolutely confirm that there was an actual order but I think everybody probably agreed it was everybody's best interest that Andrew Scheer could distance himself from Doug Ford and I also think that that it was a good tactic on on the Ford behalf of just let's get you out of the public eye for a while let's let the public sentiment simmer down let's it's let some of your key people take the spotlight instead we've seen a lot of Peter Bethlen Fall V. for example Stephen Lecce the education minister who's trying to tone down own the the talks with union so I think that that was actually a good strategy because they're counting on the public forgetting the first bad year before the next election rolls around so whether or not there was any sort of edict of like get out of the way the timing the legislature returned last week yes and when it came time in almost five months and the longest break from the legislature in twenty five years and Doug Ford was back so was anything different but the first day back what how is the government changed in the time off well there's a marked difference in tone own and I was speaking to the new government house leader Poklonnaya who used to work in federal politics under Stephen Harper and I had really good intr- interesting conversation with him in and he said you know we need we need to be better at this and he said the federal election voters showed owed us all of us and all politicians need to listen that they're not happy with the tone they're not happy with the partisanship they want us to be better and and he said to me that that is his goal is to to manage things better and for everyone to tone it down less partisanship and he said look we're still going to get passionate we're still still gonNA argue but not like what we saw in the first year in the Ford government so that's kind of the front facing tone change of the government that's the surface yeah underneath though our policies changing our their approach to issues changing in response to their dive in the polls absolutely I think they've they've walked back a number of issues autism for one is is the really big one they they ho gathered a panel from within the community to to come up with recommendations on how to change the whole file they have put one of the most affable ministers in charge Todd Smith replacing Lisa Macleod who route widely criticized for for bullying and her tone on it Todd Smith is one of the friendliest you know approachable. MP Peas he's at Queen's Park so he has really struck a better tone I think that there's still a long way to go with parents though who really don't trust this government at all because they've been pushed to the brink so now they're going to take these recommendations and they're going to look at them and they're going to going to come up with a new plan they maintain they've doubled the budget to six hundred million dollars you know it's yet to be seen what they can really do I mean it's great that they've doubled the budget I still don't think my concern is is with these recommendations they're they're great recommendations if you have a ton of money you're I worried that parents expectations have been set too high with with these panel recommendations because I'm not sure there's enough money to do everything the panel is recommending recommending so that's going to be a real test of this government but I I still think it's going to be way better than their initial recommendations or or their initial changes the to the Ontario Autism program do we know what the government's priorities are for the rest of the fall sitting however much might be left they are currently they have six weeks of the session so we've just finished the first week you you know the T.f the Ontario High School Teachers Union which is in a bitter battle with the government over class sizes because they're the ones mostly impacted by increasing the class sizes and eliminating the caps on classes so they have asked for a no board report as well as they've started a strike vote they the President Harvey Bishop tells me they could be an illegal strike position mid-november really so we'll see and the government doesn't want a strike Mike and I really do see the education minister trying to manage it so that that we're not going to see a full on strike whereas you know if you had asked me six months ago I would have said that the government was practically daring them to strike right well as far as optics go after the past year a teacher strike to end twenty nineteen would not be the greatest look and they don't want that they they they are really trying to win over the public and they're they're trying to do it in in many different different ways some of them subtle like the tone but also policy The beer store contract is an interesting one so I reached out to a source just a couple of days ago to see where there are things.
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
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
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.
"doug ford" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
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"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..
"doug ford" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Happy hour with Frank Koto Ryan penalty and Doug Ford. Now back to the show. Hey, guys. Welcome back to the show. Hope you've enjoyed it. So far, we love doing this. And we love you listeners. We are going to pick right back up where we left off with my co host Doug Ford, owner Suncoast roofing solutions Doug was telling us his story of growing up in the middle class family in in Washington DC full of politics full of of money up their money and politics. There you go. Interesting though to find out that there's never recession in DC. I never thought about it. Think about it. Like, everything in DC is big government. Yeah. I mean, I just had never considered it only other place I've ever been with no recession was Miami Beach, Miami had pretty bad recession. Well, I was there like oh seven, and I was just watching the lambo go by where we had you know, fifty six percent loss in value in Florida DC had ten fifteen percent. Oh, gosh. Take that take that. Yeah. Thanks, doug. I mean, that's crazy. Florida at the time. Yeah. Scrapie? So I mean, yeah, I watched I watched the company with hundred seventy employees go from fifteen million two zero in Florida. We have I think they were doing fifty leads a day down two zero six months. How do you float a company with that that type overhead? So I just watch everything they did right and wrong. And then after I went back to school got my masters. I realized man I can I can do this so much better. And that's really honestly how how I started my company. Let me stop you there. Because that that I have a feeling is is go into a lot of people's heads. That is one of what I would say the biggest catalysts that get people to start new businesses. They're sitting in the office where they're working and they're saying either one or two things I hate these guys or I can do this better. And there's also, you know, there's also the one of the biggest things for most people is there's a problem to solve right? And so my problem that I realize that need to be solved as most every homeowner. I talked to you probably say five percent would always tell me that a bad experience with contractors and. That right there. Yeah. I can make one one customer happy at a time of a successful business in college one of my professors us he always harped on had the best customer service. Right. Have the best customer service? And you always have a successful business. That's really what we've done. I mean, we've been business ten years. And I don't think we have one unhappy customer. I think so many business owners don't realize that the customer service is actually your cheapest form of advertising. Yeah. Oh, positively you lose money on jobs. You may lose money you still to make money, but you may lose a bit of money, but you made a customer happy upsetting them. And then having them tell everyone how awful you are you made them happy by losing. And what is what does a happy customer? Do. Most of the time refers you exactly yeah. That's exactly probably three point five four million dollars this year and probably three million is referrals. Now, how how long ago did you start Suncoast roofing story thousand eight two thousand nine two thousand eight two thousand in the Miller recession perfect timing. So you're sitting there knowing the stats eighty percent of businesses are going to. Feel my business has an eighty percent chance of failure. I'm in a recession. Nobody's got money. People are losing their houses. But think about this. It's actually a good time. So the about this. Yes, it is. It is you know, you look at the everything it's it's your you might fail. But you're going to pick up good employees because they don't have work. You can get better financing because there's no one no one's really, you know, people that are lending want to give away their stuff and you're going to pick up market share. Because a lot of companies are failing. That's a great point. Yeah. So you can start from nothing, and we're not a big company, we're a very small family oriented company, but we do three or four million of high end tile homes, and we just we do the we're the best at it. That's pretty much. You know, we try to be the best of what we do. We always research, you know, better ways better ways to do a do roof, and we're innovative of what we do. And that's that's how that's how it works. Timing is very important. Absolutely. You didn't have any any failures in that you you're you're okay. You got lucky you came in. Yeah. One thing. I always tell people is if you can learn from other people's mistakes before you make them yourself, right? Is a great lesson. I if you're watching people do something wrong, don't do it. I watched companies all my mo-. I made all my mistakes. I played it. I don't get me wrong. I mean playing mistakes you I've started multiple companies. I think we talked about on, you know, before the show is that I started companies investing money into companies, but not diving into it. Right. Not giving myself into the company and getting involved. I should. And that's one of the biggest lessons, you can learn as well if you're going to start a company use immerse yourself into it. You don't want to be a part time employee of your company you want to get in there and be be full time and get her done yourself. I completely. And the thing is is doing what you say. And say what you do. Yeah. With business if you say, you're gonna do something just do it many times. I hear customers say, well, they said they're going to do this. And then they didn't right. Oh, it's just a simple easy, easy lesson learned you brought some amazing points. And I I've always said that the you have to dig in when a job goes bad. That's when you have to go by far the extra mile. That's when you have to dig in, and you have to and you have to claw your way back into the heart of that customer because if you can focus on doing that every time like you said, you're never going to have an unhappy customer and you'll probably get business. You're going to get business because it is busy. Visit every customer should get you to custody up, even if you have to lose even if you have to pull money out of your pocket to finish the job. And I know you do it to do it all has business owners successful business owners are willing to take money out of their pocket to finish what they started. Exactly. So Ryan speaking of finishing. What you started? Let's let's talk about your story a little bit. I've known this guy since Florida State University years in the late nineteen ninety s. Yeah. So that was twenty two years ago. Yeah. Eight years clocks ninety seven we met. Right. Ninety seven we met. Yeah. Sigma PHI Epsilon fraternity brothers like you said in your in your monologue opening monologue. I would have never thought in a million years. I would have never thought a million years that we'd be sitting in this room together. But you know, I was I was always tenacious. I was always a hard worker. I got when I got when I was going through college. I worked hard in college. I did about four years. And then I got offered a job in marketing actually in Tampa. That's what actually brought me out of college. I I was kinda party and a little bit with my boys kind of going sideways here. So never got a great opportunity. And I said, you know, this sounds like something I need to do. So I took it and brought me down to Tampa. And. Out of just just crazy coincidence. The the trade centers were attacked in two thousand and one September eleventh, and that's what actually kinda got me push towards the plumbing business. And so I'll pick up the rest of my story after in the third segment here. All right. So that's what we're going do where to come back to Ryan Pell Cunard, Tampa Bay plumbers right after the break, and we're going to pick up in his story right now. He's about to leave college and go into marketing. Yeah. Okay. Right. And this is where things start to get exciting. But you guys what we're gonna bring to you in the four segment is so exciting. It's the business tip of the week. Whether you're a new business owner and existing business owner, what have you been doing it for fifty years, and you have more experience than all of us combined. I promise you. These tips are going to be worth your time. We're going to tell you personal experiences that we've been Ben through both success and failures, and we encourage participation also in the last segment, I'm going to give you guys the name of our first in-studio guests we will be in next week at eleven AM right here. Here in studio. I'll give you a teaser. This guy went from dishwasher to the vice president of one of the world's biggest restaurants to the CEO of the number one restaurant in Tampa Bay that is his life story. And in the four segment I'm gonna tell you who is going to be in studio with us next week. Forget to catch our podcast. Just ask Alexa to play the business. Happy our podcast on iheartradio. We'll be back in just a minute. With more of Ryan bell keystone..
"doug ford" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Tear-gas has an Trump continues to put pressure on Mexico urging the government there to send Central American migrants back to their home countries. He writes on Twitter, quote, do it by plane by bus do it. Anyway you want but they are not coming into the USA the resident once again threatened to quote closed the border permanently. But the White House has not provided. Details on how you would do that. And what that would mean for the people who cross legally every. Day for work or school. Karen Travers, ABC news, the White House. Seven months in space. Come down to seven minutes later today when the Mars insight Lander attempts to land on the red planet. It's called the seven minutes of terror the space craft over seven minutes, it goes from hitting the upper atmosphere at about thirteen thousand miles an hour to sitting at zero miles an hour on the surface soccer, St Louis what the Denver museum of nature and science has about a thousand people at the museum to watch Nassar's feet of the landing inside. Lander was built here in Colorado. Its mission is to analyze Martian soil to see how the planet formed and why change from a world that was one similar to worth. General Motors says it's cutting nearly fifteen thousand jobs and closing as many as five factories in North America. One of the plants is in Ontario, Canada where Doug Ford is the premier. This is devastating devastating to the the spouses of the workers with people are home their children wondering what's the next step? General Motors says the cuts are a reaction to poor sales trade differences and potential tariffs. It's not from a horror movie. It's new research that indicates that your brain may live for hours after the rest of your body dies and who studied from Stony Brook university of medicine looked at patients who were revived after suffering cardiac arrest. Many remember details about their surroundings that occurred after their hearts stopped that could mean that people stay conscious inside their bodies for a while after death. The team hopes that they're finding may help prevent brain damaged during the resuscitation of patients sports. The Broncos won yesterday twenty four seventeen over the Steelers. They play the Bengals next week in Cincinnati right now. On Wall Street, the Dow is up two hundred seven points. The NASDAQ is up eighty three the s&p is up twenty four next news update at eleven thirty. I'm Pat.
"doug ford" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Listening to the business. Happy hour with Frank Oto. Ryan Pilkington and Doug Ford. Now back to the show guys. Welcome back to the business. Happy hour we've been talking with John g west he is the writer director of human zoos if you guys have not looked it up. Check it out Google. You can watch it online. I'm share Ryan's already. Picked it up twice. Ryan. Where did you watch the document is watching for free? If you're an Amazon prime customers, even better Amazon prime full streaming HD, but John's very very interesting gas. We were talking before the break about evolution. And he was enlightening me and breaking down how how some of this actually worked John? We've got a couple of minutes left with you. I want people to definitely watch the documentary at the I think it opens your eyes to a lot of things. And and we do appreciate the way. Differentiate between the outright. And you know, the Trumpers and all that. And we understand that. It's a it. It may be a small group of people. But what what else do we want our listeners to take away from this? You know, this is a dark chapter in American history with the thing that happened to ODA Banja, which is which is interesting to see how we put them on display, Doug. And I were talking about we saw that movie the greatest show in which talks about Pt Barnum, and I understand he had a role in some of this at one point. But if the movie's accurate, he changed his mind, and it became a celebration of humanity. Airbus Pt Barnum is a great guy in American history culture. But that film does airbrush it really wasn't quite empowering people in the one. Actually, he had a human. He had someone an African American who he dressed up as part that he put he called up to what is it? It was probably his most famous exhibit, and that was left out of that film. And you did this right after Darwin published on the origin of species to capitalize on this. And so he did it for decades. And this. That was locked out of the greatest show in the film. So people can hear the the other exhibit in greatest showman. They can learn about interesting. Okay. Doug, and I are asking right. He hadn't seen it. We had seen and we're like a wonder if it was paying a differently. Sure. Movie fashions. Yeah. They're always it's always there's always an angle. It was it was definitely good. So so John, what are we wanna leave the listeners with year about the human zoo? Yeah. I think the fundamental thing even dealing with the scientific racism. It's today without getting lots of issues, but whether it be climate change, or or whatever else, we have lots of people who are always saying experts say this, and if certain experts say this, no one can question them or discuss it or they're down. And I think the human zoos tail is a cautionary tale expert knowledge is needed, but experts can be wrong. Right. And we really should value people raising questions, even when it comes to expert knowledge and not just being shut up. Because like I said what you Janik, for example, the Catholic church. One of you mentioned they were the biggest opponents of eugenics and forced sterilization, America. And they would be rated at the time by scientists for being anti science because they were anti force through vision. Well, I think we all would have been better off if they had been allowed to articulate their views a little more than I think today when anyone says. You have to shut up because well, you don't have the background I house even after question. I think in my own mind. This is for me personally. I think that is not very good for free. No, we agree. That's a good point too far too much now, and I hate to generalize. But it's the left is more of a shot everybody up, and if you're not with us, you're not right. And it's sad that we we see this on college campuses. We see this in everyday society that there's there's no discourse anymore. And I couldn't agree with you more experts are needed. But experts are not always correct. So I think that's a great takeaway for everybody does have to have an open mind and be willing to challenge. The thought, you know, if you're not willing to if you're not willing to dig deep, then I'm sorry. But you're you're you're lacking. I don't just go along with what people tell you exactly to do your own research. Right. Right. So John, I appreciate having you on man. You've been a great guest. And I'm going to have to watch the documentary myself Ryan's are stat guy. So he brought me up to speed as best. He could. Thank you. Yeah. We'll check it out. Sounds fun. Yeah. Yeah. Be like fun guest to and you fit right into the molten. And we appreciate your opinions and coming on, and we ever have another opportunity will definitely invite you on to talk about some of this with us. Thanks, john. So everybody that was John g west director of human zoos, check out that documentary and feel free to chime in on our Facebook page about it as a heated debate going to watch this night. I would I would I would definitely watch it. I'm gonna watch it. I think that's what's interesting about the alt-right in in that a lot of the views a lot of the people that they actually talk about in the alt-right are really not Republican at all they're they're more socialists than anybody else. And so it's it's strange how it's gotten to this point. It's like a they're confused about what these people really are. No, I think all right. I think is really more fascist and socialist, then Republican. I mean, they're not Republicans should be no correlation there shouldn't be left friend duck. What do you think? Doug was.
"doug ford" Discussed on Channel 33
"Bob Ford in Doug forgotten volved in local politics, and that's like how the whole thing started. And so when rob Ford was mayor, Doug Ford was a city councillor. So they elect sort of where tag team. Mario brothers type situation? Yeah, so. Okay. So Doug is the Luigi. Oh, no. So rob Ford was like obvious his. His career as mayor was plagued by scandals. There was the whole thing that he was at an active addict, and he also made a lot of like really inappropriate like comments in a way rob Ford sponde- Trump who spun Doug Ford because of rob Ford, I think was like before Trump the most prominent politician to like talk about pussy like he made like this horrible joke about, like, I'm not even gonna go there. I like hate saying that word. But anyways, he was just like vulgar populace to like railed against the elites. And his tenure as Toronto mayor was like a huge embarrassment like like went on Jimmy Kimmel. He was like, how a lot of people remember that Toronto, eggs. Listed. People sort of thought that the Ford era was over. And then now Doug has come back into power and he's only been in power for referred of time, but it's like it's been bad. The Washington Post recently said that Doug Ford needs a lesson in how democracies avoid authoritarianism because he's been basically doing everything he can to like Russell out of executive power for himself. Is you wanna do? I don't know if he has necessarily like a super coherent plan. Like Trump? Yeah, but he is in favor of basically like deregulation, and he's basically trying to destroy the municipal government like his pissed that when he was city councillor, he made a lot of enemies. So he's trying to like reduce the number of municipalities like cut in half. Basically, he wants to make the government a lot smaller. And then he's doing like one of his big policy proposals was that beer should be one dollar. Agree, agree. Is there. He's like, people were like. Okay, right. Like all of this is happening and I feel like it no one knows about it in America because it's like on a smaller scale, but still indicative of like how this, like the Trump doctrine is spreading and like getting its hooks in like even places that we consider super liberal. Right. I mean, I do think part of the problem too is that Americans don't care about place. I just, you know what I mean? I think especially in the past ten years, American politics Americans just don't perceive like movements of any stripe in other countries at all. And I, there's some weird closure of like American foreign policy and like American political concerns me that's part of it. But I'm curious like it is a stereotype in the American imagination to imagine Canada as this inflexibly liberal alternative to the United States. And it's funny because like you just described to me seems like a nuanced reactionary picture. So why does that liberal idealisation of candidate in door like I don't really. I don't know. I well, I think they see the broad strokes and like, I sure Candida is more liberal and it has a better social safety net than America, like that's true for sure. But that's all people see because they're not paying attention. They're missing a lot of the reactionary stuff that's actually happening. Right? And so it's also like super comforting to imagine like a chilly land where everyone's nice to each other, but think about the fact that there's still a huge difference in how Americans perceive Canada versus how they perceive Mexico. Rainy lake. Americans aren't really outside of immigration. Americans aren't paying attention to Mexico, but the result of that is that they don't really have any conceptions about like Mexico's political identity. Whereas with Canada, Americans aren't paying attention and yet they have fallen for this weird branding of Canada. Well, the fact that brand exists at all is what's weird to me. That Canada has a brand as we have a better social safety net than the United States air go. Like we're basically France. Well, I think that Americans do have a really broad idea of Mexican politics, and it's just like cartels, oh my God, you know, like which is just as incorrect is portraying Canada as like this wonderland of health care. Did you know that Jordan Peterson is Canadian yellow talk about this?.
"doug ford" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"But this is Caroline Mulroney says, who's attorney general? She. She says that basically the law trying to pass comes out of section ninety two of the charter, which gives jurisdiction over the over municipal affairs to the provincial government. So the Bill, the law they're trying to pass is doing exactly that that was the purpose of it was to cut Tronto council in half. It appears legally to be within the jurisdiction of the province. That's what Caroline Maruni saying. What do you say to that? The attorney general should be paying more attention to what the Superior Court Judge that in the ruling just two days ago, the Superior Court Judge said that this Bill violated people's right. And so that is why this government is now invoking this notwithstanding clause and part of this is because this Bill was brought forward in the middle of an election period here in Toronto, and it's kind of like changing the rules in the middle of the game if they want to appeal the decision of period court judge. That's one thing, but prima Ford has actually called into question the very right of the judiciary to weigh in. On these kinds of decisions, which I think is going to be under a lot of people a lot of extreme rhetoric this week. But nonetheless he is within his right to within the legal right to use not withstanding. 'cause so when you say it's chilling and that this is scary, you're talking about things that are within the within the jurisdiction of this government. Are you not withstanding clause in a case like this is an unprecedented abuse. It is the first time in Ontario's history that any ever tried to use this clause. And I think that says a lot. This is not something that you bring out just because you're unhappy about the way things worked when you were a city councillor at Toronto city council, and our concern is if we let them get away with this one, they're going to continue to use this kind of clause again. And again, if they don't get their way and you know, this is a democracy premier. Ford is not the king premier applauded FEMA, Doug Ford applauded when Andrea forbath was escorted out today. The level of intensity of the debate, the rancor that. We saw what we're saying is this going to be what this session is going to be like we're going to see the to go to prevent what is essentially majority government from pursuing his mandate as the official opposition. It's our right and our duty to voice our concerns. We asked lots of questions this morning about the potential broader ramifications and implications of legislation, and we were really unhappy with the responses we got. We will keep it up. We will keep raising debate around this issue. I've had five hundred emails in twenty four hours from people asking us to stand up against this regressive move by government. So we're going to keep on doing that. And yes, it is very ugly and they're very, not a happy place to be, but I think that Ontarians are hoping that we're going to push back as hard as we can miss styles. We'll be watching. Thank you. Thank you on Tero NDP member of the provincial parliament for Toronto, Devonport mart styles missiles. One of many end EP MP's remove. From the legislature this afternoon. There were protesting premier, Doug Ford's use of the notwithstanding clause of the constitution to pass a Bill that will cut the size of Toronto. City council, Ginny Roth, thinks the premier did the right thing by making sure this Bill gets passed. Msrp is a former Antero p. c. party campaigner and staffer. She is now a senior consultant with crestview strategy. We reached Ginny Roth in Toronto, Mizra is, should we start to get used to this kind of seen in Queens Park with Doug Ford as unfair? Ios premier, you know, I think bold action elicits a response, and that's what we're saying today, you know, year was elected with a strong mandate for pre-series change..
"doug ford" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"On -tario superior court Justice, Edward Bello baba called the case, quote unprecedented. He was referring to the charter challenge launched against premier Doug Ford's legislation which would nearly have the size of Toronto city council in the midst of the municipal election campaign and today, judge Bello. Baba struck down that legislation. Well, how's this for unprecedented in response premier? Ford has announced he will invoke the controversial end rarely use notwithstanding clause of the charter to repack the Bill. Here's part of his explanation, democracy is you getting by the people you fulfil the mandate, but you promise the people, but making sure we running fishing government. That's why we're here what is very concerning. Moving forward is far decisions and changing the laws to make this province better, make it more efficient to build transit, build infrastructure to build housing is being shot down by the courts. That's scary. That's disturbing that that is disturbing to the public that elect democratically elected governments, not appointing governments, electing governments. We've live in a democracy. My friends. Do you know who the judge is going to be in four years? It's going to be the people on -tario premier, Doug Ford at a press conference earlier today. Howard Goldblatt is one of the lawyers fighting the provinces attempt to shrink Toronto city council. We reach Mr. Goldblatt in Toronto. Goldblatt we heard from Doug Ford's office today just before that press conference. He said, you're not gonna wanna miss this of all the. Outcomes, the possible outcomes to just think that the premier would call for this spending of the charter of rights and freedoms in order to pass his law. Well, it was certainly within our contemplation what we had expected was to have the matter address where it ought to be addressed in the courts and in the court of appeal, and we were preparing to go there when you know it's been came out. And so what does it mean that the section, thirty three? The notwithstanding clause which has never been used before? It's been rarely used anywhere in Canada. It's very controversial. Part of our charter, what we make the fact that he's used it. Kaput a mildly overwhelming disappointed, somewhat shocked that he's excited to do. This, I think is the court has made it very clear. None of our rights are more important than the right to vote with, oh, which a free and democratic society doesn't exist. And electoral fairness is central to our democratic process, and the court sound that those rights have been profoundly interfered with and trampled upon by the breaches of the sections of the charter, there's no justification for this and that is a decision which ought to be respected. And if the government wants to challenge it, there's a process to do so through the court of appeal to invoke the notwithstanding clause, which as you've already dented is is fundamentally unprecedented in this province is is shocking shopping reaction. We had found dipping today during the press conference. He said that every single legal expert agreed the law was completely constitutional that there was there was no expert that did. Comply with believing that you were in the courtroom. What arguments did the province give as to why this was legal?.
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.
"doug ford" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Hey guys welcome back to the show we do have our guest waiting, to come on with us here, I'm going to introduce them in just. A minute Mr. Russel. Ward that I spoke to you about a. Few minutes ago but I this is a business happy hour first ladies and gentlemen business you heard here. Mr. Doug Ford. Has. A positive report on Mr. Donald J Trump, I I read something the other day and obviously, I'm I like to fact check everything check this one forty five Hi I'm still wondering if it's even. Real I'm fact checking it right, now myself and. So the snow says it's real snow Does not like Trump they don't like Trump at all so they claim that, the. National debt fell by one hundred two. Billion dollars since Trump has, been elected whoa One hundred and two billion now I mean, that's not in, the grand scheme of things that's not a lot of money conservative trillions and day but, isn't? That the GDP eighty countries in the Iran talks. About are you know all the. Policies that he's bringing on are gonna make our debt go through the roof right it's just it's very, interesting That's a very strange thing because I've always seen that, are Deb we, still are continuing deficit spending right now so I don't see how you can you spend, more? Than you make but somehow Spent two hundred. Two billion less than than it has been maybe well maybe that's what it maybe maybe. Based on current pace. Yeah we should have spent another hundred ten says President Trump and his mystery undoing the government's rampant spending that occurred under former President Obama's watch according to the US treasury. Direct record is surprising amount of money has been saved over the. Course seven months on January twentieth the day Trump. Was. Inaugurated. On the total debt is went from nineteen trillion down to whatever? So, he's his policies have actually changed things that that is amazing so. Says between January and July two thousand seventeen. Wow okay so the seven months that doesn't take anything to account since, then Yep And there's a lot there's a. Lot, that's happened after that, is, when they dropped the taxes and all that. Yeah which is going to increase deficit spending. I, may I mean maybe initially maybe initially but it depends I, mean how how the economic win the GDP goes from two point. Eight to four point right right that's that brings in a. Heck of a lot more, tax, revenue than than we get back as before all that to the regulations of, you know that's that's increase our our economy so getting. Rid, of all these burdensome regulation I'm I'm really, under a wasn't understanding how he. Like claims that the tariffs on China gonna lower our national debts we're going to do. What I think Russell. Could probably answer yeah you Russell probably could actually let's bring Russell on the phone with us Russell is actually our guest today Russel ward I the topic is going to. Be about the Korean war remains but there's a lot more where. To talk to Russell about here he's a Vietnam. Veteran. And. Received the purple heart for wounds he suffered during the Tet offensive? ROY Russell how're you doing today very. Good Franken Doug thanks for having me on your show appreciate it absolutely absolutely absolutely so I if you want to. Tell a little bit about yourself you're welcome to Russell I've. Already, kind of in the, previous, segment told the listeners about a couple of. Your books Doug loves the name of it. Trump, Manian Trump mania too but tell us about it I'd like, to know a little bit about those books what is Trump mania. About well then I woke Trump mania because well over the. Years I've been very involved, in, the The Appleaday forward motion of, America but a lot of out that way or anything like. That but I've created by own types of, programs, implants, hips Ideas you know that the government, could implement I would say President Trump would. Implement to make, our country go further even at a pace so then I have many different ideas but Trump. Mania and Trump mania two, books then of course I even mentioned retired individuals that maybe. Have problems with abusing different substances and stuff, like, that Styles there's. Actually what I've created was a light. Humor type of approach to telling people a lot of different things about you know substitutes drugs. You know have a alcohol gambling you, know better the way we're loving you know. Trying to make, fun of it and everything make people understand maybe they're abusing yourself a little bit too much That's on the, personal basis but you know over over on the matter of different programs help promote America well then you know I, have to, save money, plans and, programs for that, such. As raising stipends for veterans region the, stipends but, a veteran so he goes to the spouses independents so then. Had that plan in that book and through that President Trump Oakley maybe as much. As when he, was campaigning he was saying that you just gonna put a. Tax, on corporations that, have their headquarters overseas but then you know what that idea lane that he would do that, it'll bring, a lot more. Money into the country then he could use that to help out the disabled veterans. A lot more Like to see. This happen somehow well you know the only primary family caregivers given a stipend Yeah only, the primary care family caregivers given a stipend As for, the veterans. Family, so if you lose that primary caregiver that's it. Settle, get? It. For. Life after the after. The di- Nope really really yeah I did not. Know. I said some we should probably, look at changing absolutely if you if. Your. Husband dies I thought you got, it for life Yeah yeah that's quite a problem there, and? The. Say. Like a veteran that's. Disabled thirty percents they only get like four hundred. Seventeen. Dollars a month that's your thirty, percent that's pretty significant type of disability The the. Spouse only gets forty nine dollars You know Money or anything, like that Gets you know to make it work so Rainy wha- Russell I'm sorry Russell what what is? The Some of these notes that said you're gonna tell us you're telling me a thirty percent..
"doug ford" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"You're listening to the monocle daily with me. Markle's heap in on Toro. The new populist Bermeo Doug full has announced he is going to haul the number of Seacombe Sylla's in Toronto. The remaining twenty five councillors would effectively each represent nearly one hundred thousand residents Monaco's Toronto bureau. Chief. Thomas Lewis joins us on the line full more. It's almost good. You explain a bit more. I what exactly has four set one last week, Doug Ford, who is the relatively new premier off on terrier that is the body that represents the entire province here announced that he was as you say, going to slash the number of city councillors in Canada's largest city Toronto by almost half. So the current numbers around forty seven. He wants that to be twenty-five counselors only nine thousand as you rightly say Marcus would mean that if those numbers new numbers do. Into effect that each counselor would affect what he'd be representing around two hundred thousand people. Now, the critics of this move by Doug Ford say that makes it pretty impossible in a city as quickly growing as diverse as Toronto to basically make it impossible ready for those counselors to effectively do that jobs and also for it to be very difficult to have any meaningful oversight of the myriad government bodies thought makeup. The running day today of a city is lodge on us quickey growing as I say, as Toronto is. So this has really swept up to the top of the agenda of public debate here in Toronto and rightly. So I think a legal challenge on Sunday wasn't I'm not has now deigned the support of the current mad John Tory, I think what complicate sort of this is that it is the the sort of provincially that knife seems to be stepping in. The affairs of a very large and very complicated city, and that is really causing much of the debate here at the moment. So what has fought said, why would this change Beena sery-? Well, this is a classic Doug Ford kind of statements. Really what we've seen from his very young premiership so far as is that he's swept in to the premier's office under the ninth that he sort of tearing up the rule book and a variety of Rina's be that from education. He announced recently that he was reverting all of Toronto school on terriers. Excuse me, school curriculums back to those that were written in nineteen ninety eight. So that takes back lots of gains. As you know, critics afford would say, maiden areas like sexual education in terms of the education of the nation's communities and first nations histories which with themselves rather landmark rulings made by Canada's truth and reconciliation commission a few years ago, he's rolled. All of those things back. He's also scrapped. Many new wind turbine projects, a cap and trade system that was active until he came into office in Ontario. So this is the latest step in that. Now, what Doug Ford's critics say is that he is returning to this big divide in Toronto that was read exacerbated by his late brother, rob who, of course, served Osmania of Toronto and became notorious for video in which she was captured smoking. Crack. What those years for many people really were characterized by was a splitting up a division. If you like, rent between the suburbs of Toronto on the city itself. Now, by removing all of these counselors, what Doug Ford's critics say he's doing is basically removing political opponents that the heart of Toronto, the downtime core did not vote for him is traditionally very liberal place. Whereas the suburbs today. Are far more conservative on really represent his base. Now, you know, he says that this will save a lot of money for the city. But if you look at those figures, it will save by his own estimates around twenty five million Canadian dollars over four years. Now, that's you quite right to maybe say that there's not a huge figure in a city where lost years operating budget was around ten billion Canadian dollars, which is about seventeen billion. Excuse me about seven billion euros. So you know, I, it is quite tempting to see this as a political move, and you know, we'll have to see how the legal moves against this would. But I think in the galaxy of high the city on the province works together here in Canada. There are many analysts saying that actually the legal channel challenges to this might not be that successful in the long run..
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.
"doug ford" Discussed on 1170 The Answer
"A different kind of history and i want to get back to the discussions of sports and politics and how you you actually bottle some of that magic next excitement about sports and get people excited about politics but people were very excited about politics up in canada the biggest province in canada which is on tario just elected a populist conservative who has been called the trump of the north and he was elected in a landslide it's an epic landslide and to to give you some sense of how important this is canada's total population on tario if you took it in american terms ontario for canada is like texas california new york and florida combined nearly half the national population more than a third of the national population of canada's in the province of ontario and ontario just elected a tax cutting pro business smaller government conservative progressive conservative in ontario his name is doug ford remember rob ford the scandal plagued mayor of toronto and he helped his party secure the cbc reports a substantial majority government after just three months as leader of the tories the progressive conservatives now he's only had one term as a city councilman in toronto but the story has led by doug ford ontario progressive conservative secure to come considerable majority government on thursday but boy i'll say they won seventy seven of seats in the provincial parliament the outgoing liberals have been governing for almost fifteen years won seven seats it's the smallest turnout smallest support for the liberal party in the history of the liberal party and ontario this is a huge rejection for justin trudeau it is a huge victory for somebody who promised a tax cut for the middle class a big tax cuts for corporations and a drastic reduction in the price of gas sounds like a good idea canadians thought so they they won seventy six seats they had only twenty seven when this campaign began so they tripled their seats now this is a lesson for people and i was actually sitting and speaking to a number of the guests at the the road to a majority conference here.
"doug ford" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The party established his name is doug ford and he says comparing him to donald trump is not at all fair but in an interview with c tv news ford was complimentary of trump's economic policies we've been in politics for thirty years before even donald trump existed and i'll tell you one thing they they wanna talk about donald trump let let's talk about this for second you look south of the border don trillions of dollars are coming into the country josh wingrove is bloomberg news canadian politics reporter he joins us now by phone from ottawa and josh doug ford said in that interview we have been in politics who are who are we ordination baby yeah yeah the third of four children for senior who was a politician in ontario and doug younger brother rob ford with mayor of toronto everyone might remember courses they sort of intimacy cocaine crack cocaine user mayor of toronto so it was obviously a high profile time for the city and robinson passed away and doug is sort of pick up the mantle of being the lead politician in the family trying to you know ride this ford nation way this small government probusiness waves that emanates at a suburban toronto here he is leading sort of what had been the front runner party instill by some poles is the front runner to become premier of on tario canada's most influential province and so far it's a bit polarizing because for all the things you just said trump isn't doesn't necessarily play as well as you might imagine up in canada how big is ford nation north of the border josh considering you know all the foibles that that rob ford had while he was still alive.