POD: Dark yoga money

Garth Mullins joins Duncan Kinney to discuss what it means for the rest of Canada now that a coalition of cops and capitalists have seized control of Vancouver on a campaign of fear.

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POD: Trash can Dani

Freelance journalist Jeremy Appel joins Duncan Kinney to discuss the assent of Danielle Smith, the origin of the Trash Can Dani nickname and Jason Kenney's legacy. 

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Cop union president accuses mayor of not supporting police after mayor doesn’t attend cop memorial he wasn’t invited to

Edmonton Police Association president Staff Sergeant Michael Elliott accused Mayor Amarjeet Sohi of not supporting the police in a recent letter after Sohi didn’t attend a police officer memorial event. Sohi says he was not invited to the event. 

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Stop taking us for granted. Government needs to fund action not research and discussion with anti-hate grants

Instead of more studies we need the government to fund programs and support organizations that are already doing the critical work to stem hate and racism in Alberta.

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No jail time for former Edmonton cop who pleaded guilty to perjury after lying in court about altering traffic tickets

Former Edmonton Police Service Const. Lauren Skibinsky pleaded guilty to perjury and was handed a 12-month suspended sentence with 100 hours of community service in Court of King’s Bench today. 

Skibinsky resigned from the EPS in April after being charged with perjury for testimony he gave during a 2021 criminal trial he faced for forgery and obstruction of justice involving altered traffic tickets. He was found not guilty of those charges. 

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UCP leadership race power rankings: Danielle Smith was a scab

A UCP wracked with in-fighting has found a nice unifying issue to come together around: a federal gun buy-back program brought in by the Liberals to scoop up assault-style firearms that were banned in 2020.  

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Local group of landlords, business owners and NGOs ask for more cops downtown but say they’re not going to influence upcoming police budget debate

The Downtown Recovery Coalition held a press event in downtown Edmonton Thursday to announce their priorities for “a safe and vibrant downtown.” The group’s immediate asks were for more police officers allocated downtown, better patrols and security enforcement at LRT station entrances and to repair and better maintain sidewalks, roads, benches, garbage cans and other important infrastructure. 

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POD: The Push

Danielle Paradis of APTN joins host Duncan Kinney to discuss politics and policing, body cams and the context and fallout of the violent push that was caught on camera in Chinatown.

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Former Calgary cops have investigated current Calgary cops for ASIRT on at least two occasions

In at least two cases former Calgary police officers have investigated serious incidents involving members of the same police force for the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team or ASIRT. In both cases ASIRT did not recommend charges. 

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UPDATE: Alberta spent at least $10.6 million on sham Senate “election” and referendums

The government of Alberta spent $10.6 million on its sham Senate “elections” and referendums on equalization and daylight savings. 

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