RIP Jack Hubler, a working class legend

Alberta’s working class lost a legend when Jack Hubler passed away on March 4, 2022 at the age of 85. 

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POD: Jason Kenney's new radio show is mid

Rory Gillies of the Alberta Advantage joins host Duncan Kinney to break down Jason Kenney's painfully boring new radio show and how modern Canadian conservatism is built on the Back to the Bible Radio Hour with 'Bible' Bill Aberhart and his protege, Ernest Manning. 

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The times, they aren't a-changin'

We get our news in arcs, like they’re little plots in our Netflix shows, and when the media cycle turns over it’s easy to feel like whatever last week’s story was has got wrapped up. And while a new season has started—the invasion of Ukraine is now center-stage on every screen—many long-running Alberta plotlines are still trudging along.

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POD: Dismissed complaints, "known critics" and secret planes

Councillor Michael Janz joins host Duncan Kinney for a frank and wide-ranging discussion on the recently dismissed complaint leveled against Janz by the president of the police association, this business around "known critics" of police, the $4.3 new secret plane replacing the old secret plane and much more. 

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Kapawe’no First Nation finds 169 unmarked likely graves at former residential school in northern Alberta

Content warning: This story discusses residential schools and the deaths of children. If you are experiencing trauma or feeling triggered, help is available 24/7 for survivors and their families through the Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419. Mental health support for Indigenous peoples is available through the Hope for Wellness chatline at 1-800-721-0066 or using the chat box at https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/.

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AIMCo owns millions of dollars in Russian assets SEC disclosures show

Though Russian vodka is being taken off Albertan shelves, and Premier Jason Kenney is actively lobbying for energy sanctions against Russia, the province’s investment arm AIMCo owns millions of dollars of Russian assets through an exchange traded fund (ETF) called the VanEck Vectors Russia ETF, recent Security Exchange Commission disclosures show

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POD: Alberta is back! Back on the resource revenue rollercoaster

David Climenhaga joins host Duncan Kinney to break down what you need to know about the just released Alberta budget. They discuss creeping privatization, alleged labour shortages and most importantly for Kenney's re-election hopes— the massive windfall this government is getting from oil and gas. 

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Jyoti Gondek is not your friend

Jyoti Gondek has shattered the glass ceiling of Calgary’s mayor’s office but while the media celebrates her as a feminist icon, her first few months in office show a politician far more concerned with media hits than material conditions.

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The UCP's 2022 budget gets Alberta back on the resource rollercoaster—but not all of us get to ride

Creeping privatization, a big spike in oil and gas revenues, and a labour shortage that may or may not actually exist are the three big highlights of the 2022-2023 budget tabled by Alberta's Finance Minister Travis Toews on Thursday. 

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POD: Did the police go on strike?

Luke Lebrun, the editor of Press Progress and Ottawa resident, joins the pod to talk about what he's seen first-hand during the Ottawa occupation, plus the incurious Ontarian learns about the Edmonton Police Service's refusal to enforce a court-ordered injunction. 

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