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Local Alberta Podcast about provincial and local politics and issues. Not journalists.

    The Breakdown - Episode 3.28 - Lorain Hardcastle

    The Breakdown - Episode 3.28 - Lorain Hardcastle

    With the new measures that have been introduced by the Alberta Government, we figured it would be a good time to sit down with a legal expert on health law and dispel some of the misinformation out there, so we reached out to Lorian Hardcastle (@lorian_H) to break down…

    CMOH powers!
    The Best Summer ever!
    Vaccine passports! (What are they and how do they work)
    Legality of making vaccines a condition of employment!
    Forced vaccinations
    Personal Freedoms!
    Freedom of Speech!
    Protests at hospitals!
    Healthcare waivers!
    And the return of Bob’s House of Tacos!

    As always, if you appreciate the kind of content that we’re trying to produce here at The Breakdown, please consider signing up as a monthly supporter at our patreon site at www.patreon.com/thebreakdownab, and if you’re listening to the audio version of our podcast, please consider leaving us a review and a rating and don’t forget to like and follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram all at @thebreakdownab.

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    The Breakdown - Episode 3.27 - The back to back to back to school episode.

    The Breakdown - Episode 3.27 - The back to back to back to school episode.

    Back in January, we released a boatload of information that we obtained through a FOIA request that we submitted to try and find out how a company owned by a donor to Adriana Lagrange got awarded a major contact for mask for schools.

    That FOIA triggered an investigation by the Ethics Commissioner, the results of which were released on August 18th.

    While many media outlets reported that Lagrange had been “cleared” in their headlines, that wasn’t at all accurate.

    So to start this episode, we break down what the ethics commissioner found, what her recommendations mean and how badly the system appears to have been abused.

    We also were able to have a conversation with Claire Theaker-Brown, the founder of Unbelts (one of the original companies identified by the government as potentially able to fill the mask order) to get a bit of extra perspective as well as to find out what everyone can do to help get more masks to teachers and students across the province.

    As always, if you appreciate the kind of content that we’re trying to produce here at The Breakdown, please consider signing up as a monthly supporter at our patreon site at www.patreon.com/thebreakdownab, and if you’re listening to the audio version of our podcast, please consider leaving us a review and a rating and don’t forget to like and follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram all at @thebreakdownab.

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    Episode 3.26 - The Alberta Activist Collective with Albert Nobbs

    Episode 3.26 - The Alberta Activist Collective with Albert Nobbs

    With protests and a government that seems to demand more activism, one of the questions facing concerned Albertans is how can they better coordinated their efforts to maximize their impact?

    Enter Albert Nobbs and the Alberta Activist Collective!

    Albert sat down with us to discuss the formation of the Alberta Activist Collective, explain what brought him and his team to make it a reality and chat about what the future looks like!

    As always, if you appreciate the kind of content that we’re trying to produce here at The Breakdown, please consider signing up as a monthly supporter at our patreon site at www.patreon.com/thebreakdownab, and if you’re listening to the audio version of our podcast, please consider leaving us a review and a rating and don’t forget to like and follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram all at @thebreakdownab.

    • 27 min
    The Breakdown - Episode 3.25 - The Calgary Climate Hub Revisited

    The Breakdown - Episode 3.25 - The Calgary Climate Hub Revisited

    On this episode of The Breakdown we catch up with Robert Tremblay and Dr. Joe Vipond from the Calgary Climate Hub.

    A few months back we chatted with Rob and Joe about the Cliomate Hub’s efforts to get Enmax to commit to a net zero carbon footprint, and they’re back to share an important update!

    As always, if you appreciate the kind of content that we’re trying to produce here at The Breakdown, please consider signing up as a monthly supporter at our patreon site at www.patreon.com/thebreakdownab, and if you’re listening to the audio version of our podcast, please consider leaving us a review and a rating and don’t forget to like and follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram all at @thebreakdownab.

    • 34 min
    The Breakdown - Episode 3.24 - Each & Every

    The Breakdown - Episode 3.24 - Each & Every

    Each and every is a grassroots association of business who fly in the face of the assertions that all businesses hate Supervised Consumption Sites. With a growing number of businesses, particular in Calgary stepping forward to be a part of this important network, it’s clear that the conversation around Supervised Consumption Sites isn’t as cut and dry as some want people to believe.

    To learn more, we sat down with @sup_beebah and @Shanabeysinghe to learn more about this amazing organization and the work they’re doing!

    As always, if you appreciate the kind of content that we’re trying to produce here at The Breakdown, please consider signing up as a monthly supporter at our patreon site at www.patreon.com/thebreakdownab, and if you’re listening to the audio version of our podcast, please consider leaving us a review and a rating and don’t forget to like and follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram all at @thebreakdownab.

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    The Breakdown - Episode 3.23 - Saima Jamal

    The Breakdown - Episode 3.23 - Saima Jamal

    There has been an alarming increase in hate crimes towards Muslims, particularly Muslim women.

    Saima Jamal is an activist, community leader and advocate for marginalized people and especially refugees. She is also Muslim. Saima generously agreed to sit down to talk about what she sees as the roots of the problem as well as what’s needed to combat it going forward. 

    As always, if you appreciate the kind of content that we’re trying to produce here at The Breakdown, please consider signing up as a monthly supporter at our patreon site at www.patreon.com/thebreakdownab, and if you’re listening to the audio version of our podcast, please consider leaving us a review and a rating and don’t forget to like and follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram all at @thebreakdownab.

    • 56 min

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