AlbertaBETTER helps you make sense of what's happening in Alberta. From energy and environment to jobs and wages to mental health and poverty, we speak with business leaders, economists, and policy experts to explore the issues that matter most to Albertans. New episodes drop every other Tuesday.
Alberta’s Spending & Revenue Problem—Examining the Provincial Fiscal Model and How to Fix It
Alberta has a fiscal challenge. For years, our governments have spent too much and earned too little. Now, the debt is racking up. BCA’s Economists Mike Holden and Alicia Planincic join this episode, in advance of the release of BCA’s policy paper, Towards a Fiscally Sustainable Alberta, to talk about Alberta’s approach to public finance, why our current model is unsustainable, and what we can do to start to solve this challenge.
Alberta’s Natural Gas Opportunity— A Conversation with Dale Nally, Associate Minister of Natural Gas and Electricity
From hydrogen and LNG to petrochemical and plastics recycling, Alberta’s natural gas opportunity is immense. Alberta’s Associate Minister of Natural Gas and Electricity, Dale Nally, joins the show to talk about the recently released provincial natural gas vision and strategy and the opportunities that lie ahead for Alberta in responsibly developing its natural gas resources.
What a Biden Presidency Means for Canada—and Alberta
Scotty Greenwood, CEO of the Canadian American Business Council, joins the show to discuss the historic (and historically important and successful) relationship between Canada and the United States and what a Biden-Harris administration means for Canada and Alberta.
C-Suite Unplugged: Cory Janssen, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of AltaML
Cory Janssen, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of AltaML and long-time champion of Alberta’s tech and innovation ecosystem, joins the show to talk about how artificial intelligence and machine learning can help create real solutions for business and social challenges and what the future for tech and innovation holds for Alberta.
C-Suite Unplugged: 2020 Year in Review with BCA President Adam Legge
On this special episode, we asked BCA’s President Adam Legge to share his reflections, thoughts, and insights on 2020; the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for Alberta in 2021; and what gives him hope for the future of Alberta.
Achieving Canada’s Climate Goals with Clean Resource Innovation
Explore the ecosystem of clean resource innovation in Canada. Joy Romero, President of the Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN), and VP, Technology & Innovation at Canadian Natural shares the story of CRIN and the work they are doing to reduce emissions and develop resources responsibly with innovative approaches, technologies, and products.
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