A “train wreck of human misery” is coming, what’s Edmonton going to do about it? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The city of Edmonton knows a crisis is coming. There are more unhoused people in Edmonton now than ever due to the pandemic and the emergency shelter available to these folks is going to drop steeply in June when temporary emergency shelter sites that were used in the winter close.

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Kinney: Impressive class solidarity on display as Chamber of Commerce defends fat Epcor salaries

The rich and powerful know that one of the most important things to do if you want to continue being rich and powerful is to constantly and consistently show class solidarity with your fellow elites. 

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The atrocious behaviour of Alberta’s conservative justice ministers are bringing the legal profession into disrepute

Alberta’s conservative justice ministers, both current and former, aren’t exactly covering the legal profession in glory. 

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POD: FOIPs show the school to prison pipeline in action

Bashir Mohamed and Alex Da Costa join host Duncan Kinney to discuss their work on the Edmonton SRO Research Project. Their research shows hows the school resource officer (SRO) program in Edmonton public schools criminalized students, got them expelled and suspended and got them started on the school to prison pipeline. 

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POD: How to speedrun a "Managing Unconscious Bias" class

Rob Houle joins us to discuss how it's one year out from the release of a landmark report on how to actually fix the Edmonton Police and not much has happened. Instead Chief Dale McFee has introduced a host of tepid reforms—including a mandatory "Managing Unconscious Bias" class that both Rob and I took. Listen to learn more. 

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The Progress Report has filed a discreditable conduct complaint against Chief McFee

Due to our media access being arbitrarily revoked by Chief Dale McFee of the Edmonton Police Service the Progress Report has filed a discreditable conduct against Chief McFee with the Edmonton Police Commission. 

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POD: What are charter schools and why is Jason Kenney so hot for them?

Jason Kenney has been on a big PR blitz for charter schools after allocating nearly $75 million to them in the last budget. But what are they? And why do conservatives love them so much? Wing Li from SOS Alberta joins us to discuss how charter school advocates in Alberta are copying a playbook developed in the US to destroy public education. 

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Kenney's time may almost be up

We’re about to see a major inflection point in Albertan politics—maybe in a few weeks, or perhaps even today.

Jason Kenney’s up for review by his party on April 9th, and it’s not looking like he’s going to get a very high grade. His former rival for the UCP leadership, Brian Jean from the Wildrose Party, is his rival once again, having secured a UCP nomination and then a seat in the Legislature on a platform of unseating Kenney.

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The Edmonton Police are trying to silence us, it won’t work

The Progress Report's coverage of policing issues in Edmonton must be a problem with Chief Dale McFee and the Edmonton Police Service (EPS), because over the last month, they have attempted to silence us by cutting off our media access and credentials.

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