The Daveberta Podcast is back, now on Substack
Daveberta Podcast relaunches in Danielle Smith's wild(rose) world of Alberta politics
I’m Dave Cournoyer and this is the Daveberta Podcast, now on the Daveberta Substack.
After a brief 11-month semi-permanent hiatus, I am thrilled to join our talented producer, Adam Rozenhart, to relaunch the Daveberta Podcast at its new home on the Daveberta Substack.
We enjoyed bringing you the best of Alberta politics for the first five years of the podcast and now we are excited to be back to discuss big topics and chat with engaging guests as part of our 2023 election series.
In this inaugural relaunch episode we tackle some of the big questions in Alberta politics today. We discuss Danielle Smith’s first three months as Premier, the spin around her office’s alleged emails to crown prosecutors about COVID-19 charges, the politics of the Just Transition, how Smith’s United Conservative Party and Rachel Notley’s NDP are positioning themselves in 2023 and which ridings to watch in the next election. We also asked for your questions on social media, so we dive into our listener mailbag.
We hope you enjoy this episode!
I’ll be back next time with your biweekly scheduled Alberta politics column and more exciting news about the Daveberta Substack.
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A Law to Stop Politicians From Lying (Centre for Constitutional Studies, August 13, 2019)
List of nominated Alberta election candidates (daveberta.ca)
Premier pressured justice minister's office to get rid of COVID charges, sources say (CBC, January 25, 2023)
Danielle Smith accuses CBC of defaming her, her staff, Crown prosecutors, and the whole public service (AlbertaPolitics.ca, January 26, 2023)
Shandro begins testimony in law society hearing; Calgary woman says she was 'petrified' when health minister responded to criticism of wife's company (Edmonton Journal, January 25, 2023)
Notley slams feds, Alberta government’s reaction over ‘just transition’ bill (Global News, January 18, 2023)