81 episodes

A monthly podcast grappling with the reality of four more infuriating years with the Fords and what that means for Ontario. Hosted by Allison Smith and Jonathan Goldsbie.






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A monthly podcast grappling with the reality of four more infuriating years with the Fords and what that means for Ontario. Hosted by Allison Smith and Jonathan Goldsbie.






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    To All the Booze Who’ve Loved Beer Store

    To All the Booze Who’ve Loved Beer Store

    Who doesn’t love an ice-cold beer from a bar, a pub, a liquor store… a gas station?
    There could soon be up to 8,500 new places to buy low-alcohol drinks in Ontario, thanks to a new plan to speed up an agreement between the province and Beer Store. The cost? At least $225 million of taxpayer money.
    Is this accelerated effort to “modernize” the alcohol market simply a play for political points ahead of a possible early election call?
    This month, Allison and Jonathan crack a couple of cold ones and pore over the booze clues.
    Hosts: Jonathan Goldsbie, Allison Smith
    Credits: Sam Konnert (Producer), Karyn Pugliese (Editor-in-Chief), Max Collins (Production Manager), Nathan Burley (Music)
    Background reading:
    Doug Ford's change to booze sales could cost far more than $225M - CBCUnder the influence: Doug Ford and the strange history of Ontario’s liquor laws - The Globe and MailOntario has announced big changes to alcohol sales. Here’s how it’ll work - Global
    Sponsor: Douglas
    You can listen ad-free on Amazon Music - included with Prime.
    If you value this podcast, support us! You’ll get premium access to all our shows ad-free, including early releases and bonus content. You’ll also get our exclusive newsletter, discounts on merch, tickets to our live and virtual events, and more than anything, you’ll be a part of the solution to Canada’s journalism crisis, you’ll be keeping our work free and accessible to everybody. 
    Socials:
    Jonathan Goldsbie on Bluesky: @goldsbie.bsky.social 
    Allison Smith on Twitter: @queensparktoday

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    • 39 min
    To All the Booze Who’ve Loved Beer Store

    To All the Booze Who’ve Loved Beer Store

    Who doesn’t love an ice-cold beer from a bar, a pub, a liquor store… a gas station?

    There could soon be up to 8,500 new places to buy low-alcohol drinks in Ontario, thanks to a new plan to speed up an agreement between the province and Beer Store. The cost? At least $225 million of taxpayer money.

    Is this accelerated effort to “modernize” the alcohol market simply a play for political points ahead of a possible early election call?

    This month, Allison and Jonathan crack a couple of cold ones and pore over the booze clues.

    Hosts: Jonathan Goldsbie, Allison Smith
    Credits: Sam Konnert (Producer), Karyn Pugliese (Editor-in-Chief), Max Collins (Production Manager), Nathan Burley (Music)

    Background reading:
    Doug Ford's change to booze sales could cost far more than $225M - CBC
    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-beer-wine-corner-stores-cost-taxpayers-1.7215839

    Under the influence: Doug Ford and the strange history of Ontario’s liquor laws - The Globe and Mail
    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-under-the-influence-doug-ford-and-the-strange-history-of-ontarios/#:~:text=From%20before%20the%20election%2C%20through,municipalities%20to%20legalize%20drinking%20in

    Ontario has announced big changes to alcohol sales. Here’s how it’ll work - Global
    https://globalnews.ca/news/10170080/ontario-alcohol-sales-changes/

    Sponsor: Douglas https://douglas.ca/Canadaland

    If you value this podcast, support us! You’ll get premium access to all our shows ad free, including early releases and bonus content. You’ll also get our exclusive newsletter, discounts on merch, tickets to our live and virtual events, and more than anything, you’ll be a part of the solution to Canada’s journalism crisis, you’ll be keeping our work free and accessible to everybody.

    Socials:
    Jonathan Goldsbie on Bluesky: @goldsbie.bsky.social
    Allison Smith on Twitter: @queensparktoday

    Queen’s Park and Gaza

    Queen’s Park and Gaza

    When the Speaker decreed that keffiyehs were verboten at Queen’s Park, even Doug Ford agreed that that was a bad call. But that came in the midst of a hotly-contested by-election in the 905 — and now that it’s finished, so is his party’s long nightmare of uncharacteristic open-mindedness.
    In the eighth month of Israel’s war in/on Gaza, Allison and Jonathan examine how Ontario’s government is cracking down on expressions of Palestinian solidarity, in more ways than you probably realize.
    Hosts: Jonathan Goldsbie, Allison Smith
    Credits: Sam Konnert (Producer), Karyn Pugliese (Editor in Chief), Nathan Burley (Music)
    Sponsor: Douglas
    For a limited time, get 6 months of exclusive supporter benefits for just $2/month. Go to canadaland.com/join to become a supporter today. 
    If you value this podcast, Support us! You’ll get premium access to all our shows ad free, including early releases and bonus content. You’ll also get our exclusive newsletter, discounts on merch, tickets to our live and virtual events, and more than anything, you’ll be a part of the solution to Canada’s journalism crisis, you’ll be keeping our work free and accessible to everybody. 
    You can listen ad-free on Amazon Music—included with Prime.
    Socials:
    Jonathan Goldsbie on Bluesky: @goldsbie.bsky.social 
    Allison Smith on Twitter: @queensparktoday


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    • 38 min
    Introducing Pretendians

    Introducing Pretendians

    Today we’re sharing with you a preview of the first episode of Canadaland’s newest show Pretendians.
    What do some of the most prominent and successful Indigenous artists, leaders and thinkers have in common? They aren’t Indigenous.  
    From major universities, to the halls of power, to Hollywood, there are people claiming to be Indigenous in the interest of power, money, and status. There are dozens of outrageous cases of Indigenous identity fraud that we know about, and likely thousands that we do not. 
    So why do these so-called “Pretendians” do it? How do they pull it off? And what happens when they are exposed?  
    To hear more follow Pretendians in your podcast app or click here.


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    • 1 min
    This Sh*t is Banana Cats

    This Sh*t is Banana Cats

    The next provincial election is two years away, but to turn on your TVs, you’d think we were in the midst of one. Flush with cash, Doug Ford’s party is taking out ads attempting to cast the premier as cuddly and contrite. Meanwhile, the Ontario NDP is going all in on the weird side of TikTok, churning out videos so assertively surreal as to approach the level of art.
    This month, Allison and Jonathan don their leotards and consider Ontario politics’ new experimental era.
    Hosts: Jonathan Goldsbie, Allison Smith
    Credits: Kattie Laur (Producer), Karyn Pugliese (Editor in Chief), Nathan Burley (Music)
    Sponsors: Douglas
    You can listen ad-free on Amazon Music - included with Prime.
    If you value this podcast, support us! You’ll get premium access to all our shows ad free, including early releases and bonus content. You’ll also get our exclusive newsletter, discounts on merch, tickets to our live and virtual events, and more than anything, you’ll be a part of the solution to Canada’s journalism crisis, you’ll be keeping our work free and accessible to everybody. 
    Want your audio story on CANADALAND? Submissions for the Local Correspondent Audio Contest are now open! To learn more, visit canadaland.com/audiocontest and follow @CanadaLabs on Instagram to stay in the loop
    Socials:
    Jonathan Goldsbie on Bluesky: @goldsbie.bsky.social 
    Allison Smith on Twitter: @queensparktoday

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    • 38 min
    This Sh*t is Banana Cats

    This Sh*t is Banana Cats

    The next provincial election is two years away, but to turn on your TVs, you’d think we were in the midst of one. Flush with cash, Doug Ford’s party is taking out ads attempting to cast the premier as cuddly and contrite. Meanwhile, the Ontario NDP is going all in on the weird side of TikTok, churning out videos so assertively surreal as to approach the level of art.

    This month, Allison and Jonathan don their leotards and consider Ontario politics’ new experimental era.

    Hosts: Jonathan Goldsbie, Allison Smith
    Credits: Kattie Laur (Producer), Karyn Pugliese (Editor in Chief), Nathan Burley (Music)

    If you value this podcast, support us! You’ll get premium access to all our shows ad free, including early releases and bonus content. You’ll also get our exclusive newsletter, discounts on merch, tickets to our live and virtual events, and more than anything, you’ll be a part of the solution to Canada’s journalism crisis, you’ll be keeping our work free and accessible to everybody.

    Want your audio story on CANADALAND? Submissions for the Local Correspondent Audio Contest are now open! To learn more, visit canadaland.com/audiocontest and follow @CanadaLabs on Instagram to stay in the loop

    Socials:
    Jonathan Goldsbie on Bluesky: @goldsbie.bsky.social
    Allison Smith on Twitter: @queensparktoday

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Mairs1976 ,

Foreign Review!!

So, I’m an American who has only been to Ontario once in my 43 years. I was thoroughly entertained by Rob Ford, and with Trump as the current President here in the States, I’m finding the Doug Ford leadership of Ontario to be highly similar. At least I’m not alone in my suffering....

jfra1379 ,

Timely

A pop up podcast, but I think the specific focus of looking at things through the DoFo lens is important. 👍 Keep it up.

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