ICYMI: News From Progress Alberta

Stand up for harm reduction

The UCP government has convened another one of its stacked panels--this time to examine the safe consumption sites that are saving people from overdoses in several of Alberta's major cities.


Calgary Council: Say NO to austerity and NO to the arena

On July 29 Calgary city council will decide whether or not to throw nearly $300 million of public funding towards building a new arena for the Calgary Flames.

At the same time, Calgary city council is pushing through a massive $60 million austerity package that will cut budgets for affordable housing, public transit, even the fire department.

Time is short. Your city councillor needs to hear your position on this deal today.


Stop carding now

We're nearly out of time before the 2019 election. It's time to stop carding now, before it's too late.


Meet the rich and powerful men financing Kenney’s latest attack PAC

Let’s call the political advertisements that have been flooding television, radio, and print media all October what they really are: class warfare.


PSA for politicians: How to spot your local white supremacist

Being a politician is hard. Sometimes a bunch of people dressed up as bikers with matching hoodies, patches, rockers, t-shirts and hats all RSVP and show up to your political party's pub night, and you're like, Soldiers of Odin? Whoever could these folks be?


Truly public transit is a possibility in Edmonton

Universal and freely accessible--that is, truly public transit--could be reality in Edmonton if we speak up.


From the front lines: Why we should stop house tips

(This is an email from a front line worker in the service industry who wants to tell her personal story about why we need to stop the practice of house tipping. Minor edits have been made for clarity and to anonymize her)


The Alberta Party lurches to the right

If you’ve been looking at the Alberta Party as a home for centre-left voters, you need to know about their recent right-wing shift.


Provincial street check reform must stop the unconstitutional and unnecessary practice of carding

Progress Alberta is urging the government of Alberta to carefully consider the recently released Edmonton Police Commission report on street checks as it conducts its own consultation on street check policies across the province.


Publicly funded Christian private schools using discredited teaching method

Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal saviour? Will you choose friends who will help you follow God’s Word? Do you agree to keep yourself pure by not entertaining yourself with music, TV or movies that are morally improper or present behaviour that violates God’s Word?

Such questions might not be the first thing you’d expect on an application for a tiny K-12 private school. But they’re only a small selection from the bizarre 11-page application for Calgary’s Eastside Christian Academy.