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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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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