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Alberta's best politics podcast. Hosted by Dave Cournoyer and produced by Adam Rozenhart. Member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB.

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Alberta's best politics podcast. Hosted by Dave Cournoyer and produced by Adam Rozenhart. Member of the Alberta Podcast Network powered by ATB.

    Episode 73: Alberta politics is never boring

    Episode 73: Alberta politics is never boring

    There is rarely a week in Alberta politics that is boring. On this episode of the Daveberta Podcast we discuss the recent fundraising numbers that show the NDP crushed the UCP in the first three months of 2021 and what that could mean for the rest of the year. And we dive into the mailbag […]

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 72: The COVID 18 and the Curriculum Catastrophe

    Episode 72: The COVID 18 and the Curriculum Catastrophe

    Alberta politics moves at a mile a minute and there’s no time to waste. On this episode of the Daveberta Podcast, we dive into the United Conservative Caucus rebellion against mild public health restrictions to fight COVID-19 and challenges to Premier Jason Kenney’s leadership, the controversial draft K-6 curriculum, and the government’s toxic relationship with […]

    • 54 min
    Episode 71: Peace, Order and Good Carbon Taxes

    Episode 71: Peace, Order and Good Carbon Taxes

    University of Alberta economist Andrew Leach joins the Daveberta Podcast for a rousing discussion about the Supreme Court of Canada’s big decision about the federal carbon tax, the politics of climate change in Canada, and what Alberta’s next oil boom might look like. The Daveberta Podcast is hosted by Dave Cournoyer and produced by Adam Rozenhart. The Daveberta […]

    • 51 min
    Episode 70: Who was the most unpopular Premier in Alberta history?

    Episode 70: Who was the most unpopular Premier in Alberta history?

    We dive into our mailbag and answer some great questions sent in by Daveberta Podcast listeners. From the possibility of a United Conservative Party leadership review to Premier Jason Kenney’s new health care-friendly talking points to the Alberta Party leadership to the unpopularity of premiers Richard Reid and John Brownlee, you sent us a lot […]

    • 56 min
    Episode 69: Biting the hand that isn’t feeding you

    Episode 69: Biting the hand that isn’t feeding you

    Dani Paradis and Chris Henderson join the Daveberta Podcast for a deep dive into municipal politics and a look ahead at the October 2021 elections in Edmonton. What issues will resonate with voters and what does a pandemic election campaign looks like? We cover a lot of ground, from Lucy the Elephant to equalization to […]

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 68: The 1976 Coal Policy and stopping open-pit mining in Alberta’s Rockies

    Episode 68: The 1976 Coal Policy and stopping open-pit mining in Alberta’s Rockies

    Kevin Van Tighem joins the Daveberta Podcast to discuss one of the biggest issues in Alberta politics today – the expansion of open-pit coal mining in the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Kevin explains how the 1976 Coal Policy protected larges swaths of the Rocky Mountains from open-pit coal mining and the impact these […]

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

DwayneGretzky99 ,

Fun and informative

I feel like I’m enjoying a few easy pints on Whyte with a couple of political science guys. All done through thoughtful analysis, humour and without any anger or bitterness. So refreshing!

ThePunter ,

Always an informative and worthwhile listen

Two great personalities anchor a show that provide answers to questions about Alberta politics. They provide a diet of knowledgeable quests across the spectrum of politics and social justice.

Csiibj ,

Totally 1-Sided

I love AB Politics and I was really hoping this would become one of my regulars. Unfortunately, after listening to 8 straight episodes to try and get a good sample size, I’m definitely dropping it. If you’re looking for a balanced Podcast like “West Of Centre”, don’t look here. If you want a 1-Sided Podcast that gives ZERO credit to The UCP no matter what they do, then this is the Podcast for you. Dave fully admitted on another interview that his real job is with UNA, so his view on things is from the Left and gives no credit where credit is due. That’s completely fine if you’re ok listening to only 1 side of the issues, but if it’s a balanced perspective you’re looking for, don’t even bother wasting your time with this. You won’t find balance here.

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