“…in a crisis there are no capitalists left. Everybody is a socialist.”
Zain Velji, campaign strategist and Vice President Strategy at Northweather joins host Dave Cournoyer and producer Adam Rozenhart on this episode of the Daveberta Podcast to discuss the how COVID-19 is providing cloud cover to and accelerating Calgary’s economic problems and how the pandemic could provide an opportunity to reshape politics and policies at the municipal, provincial and federal levels.
We also discuss whether the United Conservative Party government is pushing forward with a now outdated agenda and we dive into wild speculation about how this pandemic and economic crisis could impact the 2023 election in Alberta.
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- Social trust is at the heart of beating this pandemic, and Canadians are showing it in spades (Jim Stanford, Toronto Star, April 25, 2020)
- Can this pandemic be the crisis that finally forces us to fix long-term care? (Aaron Wheery, CBC, April 25, 2020)
- Ignoring US Alarms, Alberta Meat Packers Spawned Canada’s Biggest Outbreak (Andrew Nikiforuk, The Tyee, April 24, 2020)
- Kenney rejects idea of Alberta speaking to Green New Deal advocates after oil prices drop (Global News, April 24, 2020)
- My Restaurant Was My Life for 20 Years. Does the World Need It Anymore? (Garbrielle Hamilton, New York Times, April 23, 2020)
- Why we’re seeing negative oil prices in Alberta and across North America (The Narwhal, April 20, 2020)
- The missing touch: the agony and ecstasy of endless screen time (Benjamin Leszcz, Globe & Mail, April 17, 2020)
- Shell unveils plans to become net-zero carbon company by 2050 (The Guardian, April 16, 2020)
- Facebook ads suggest UCP trying to build social license for pipelines through PPE donations (Daveberta.ca, April 15, 2020)
- The rise of Alberta’s unapologetic petro-patriots (Jason Markusoff, June 15, 2019)