February 8, 2024
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#961 No Sex Please, We’re Albertan
The Alberta Premier has a UCP leadership election this year, and apparently she needs transphobic voter support more than she cares about keeping the government out of classrooms and kids’ pronouns.
Jesse Brown
Host & Publisher
Caleb Thompson
Audio Editor
Karyn Pugliese

Invitations for Nazis, cancellations for Jews – we analyze the shameful takedown of NDP MLA Selina Robinson and try to figure out where exactly the line for cancellable offenses is.

Host: Jesse Brown

Credits: Jess Schmidt (Producer), Caleb Thompson (Audio Editor), Karyn Pugliese (Editor-in-Chief)

Guest: Rachel Matlow

Correction (February 8, 2024): This episode originally described Susan Kim as a member of British Columbia’s Legislative Assembly, and suggested that Premier David Eby allowed her to continue in her role after she apologized for casting doubt on the use of sexual violence by Hamas. Kim is in fact a Victoria city councillor who added her name to a late-October open letter that made reference to “the unverified accusation that Palestinians were guilty of sexual violence.” While Municipal Affairs Minister Anne Kang called on Kim to apologize (which she subsequently did), and declined to call for Kim’s resignation, Premier Eby himself did not weigh in.

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