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Episode 19: Quashing Pipelines and Political Dreams

In this episode of the Daveberta Podcast, Dave Cournoyer and Ryan Hastman discuss the latest news in Alberta politics, including Premier Rachel Notley’s response to the quashing of approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, how rumours of an early federal election could impact Alberta’s 2019 election, and Ryan’s favourite topic, the Alberta Party.

We discussed some of the latest candidate nomination news , including the Calgary-Fish Creek UCP Islamophobia controversy and upcoming contests in Bonnyville-Cold Lake-St. Paul, Edmonton-Glenora, Calgary-Elbow, and Edmonton-McClung. We also respond some of the great questions you sent us, including about the Calgary 2026 Olympic bid and thoughts on Notley’s pipeline speech at Calgary Pride.

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One reply on “Episode 19: Quashing Pipelines and Political Dreams”

Just listening to podcast episode 19. I want to disagree with the statement that the NDP is doing everything they can to help themselves win given the circumstances. The NDP have some really weak current MLA’s. NDP need to actively recruit better candidates! My example is Barb Miller – Red Deer south. she won on a lark and I cannot imagine that she brings a lot of value to caucus decision making nor does she bring any personality that would make up for a lack of knowledge or political finesse. As the election ticks ever closer the NDP lose time to promote a better candidate.
In a future podcast once the UPC have their nominations, I’d love to hear your analysis of how many UPC candidates could be described as Kenney loyalists who are more connected to him over their constituency. I’ve read a lot of nominee candidates have been described as “former staffer” etc…

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