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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more