9 episodes

We're a catalyst for Calgarians having conversations about Canada. We are part of a group of similar clubs across Canada, all with the same objective: to encourage and foster patriotism, Canadian unity and Canadian identity. Join Vincent, Andrea, Deborah, and Qing as we chat about the speakers that frequent our club.

Learn more about the club at www.CanadianClubCalgary.ca, in addition to following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

The Conversation with the Canadian Club of Calgary The Canadian Club of Calgary

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We're a catalyst for Calgarians having conversations about Canada. We are part of a group of similar clubs across Canada, all with the same objective: to encourage and foster patriotism, Canadian unity and Canadian identity. Join Vincent, Andrea, Deborah, and Qing as we chat about the speakers that frequent our club.

Learn more about the club at www.CanadianClubCalgary.ca, in addition to following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

    "Alberta - State of the Province" with Premier Jason Kenney | Speech and Q&A

    "Alberta - State of the Province" with Premier Jason Kenney | Speech and Q&A

    Joining our club for the first speaker of 2021 was the Premier of Alberta, Jason Kenney. He shared his thoughts about the three black swan events of the past year -- Covid-19, oil pricing collapses, and more -- in his topic "Alberta - State of the Province."

    With all events that we host, we open the speaker to questions from our membership. This section begins at 31:40 in the podcast episode. Learn more about the club at www.CanadianClubCalgary.ca, in addition to following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

    Music in this episode was "Blue Son" by Blue Dot Sessions.

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    "How does Alberta fit into the changing global conversation on climate and energy issues?" with Linda Coady (Pembina Institute) and Gord Lambert

    "How does Alberta fit into the changing global conversation on climate and energy issues?" with Linda Coady (Pembina Institute) and Gord Lambert

    Joining our club for the last speaker of 2020 were Linda Coady (Executive Director at the Pembina Institute) and Gord Lambert (Suncor Sustainability Executive in Residence at the Ivey Business School of Western University). They discussed the topic of "How does Alberta fit into the changing global conversation on climate and energy issues?"

    With all events that we host, we open the speaker to questions from our membership. This section begins at 42:50 in the podcast episode. To view Linda's slide deck that she mentioned at the beginning of the episode, please visit our 'Past Speakers' section for 2020-2021 at http://www.canadianclubcalgary.ca/2020_-_2021_past_events.

    Learn more about the club at www.CanadianClubCalgary.ca, in addition to following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

    Music in this episode was "Blue Son" by Blue Dot Sessions.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    "Calibre for Command: Leadership from Canada to Kandahar and Beyond" with LCol Jaime Phillips

    "Calibre for Command: Leadership from Canada to Kandahar and Beyond" with LCol Jaime Phillips

    Joining us as our November speaker was LCol Jaime Phillips. LCol Phillips was 24 when she went to Afghanistan in 2007 where she became the first female Artillery Troop Commander in Kandahar as part of Task Force 1-07 of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). For our discussion with her we've moved her presentation to our youtube account and hosted our Q&A section here on our podcast.

    With all events that we host, we open the speaker to questions from our membership. To view LCol Phillip's slide deck and presentation, please visit our 'Past Speakers' section for 2020-2021 at http://www.canadianclubcalgary.ca/2020_-_2021_past_events.

    Learn more about the club at www.CanadianClubCalgary.ca, in addition to following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

    Music in this episode was "Blue Son" by Blue Dot Sessions.

    • 24 min
    "Act Like an Owner: A Citizen's Guide to the Struggle for Our Future" with Ruben Nelson | Speech and Q&A

    "Act Like an Owner: A Citizen's Guide to the Struggle for Our Future" with Ruben Nelson | Speech and Q&A

    Labelling his speech "Act Like an Owner: A Citizen's Guide to the Struggle for Our Future," noted public speaker and author Ruben Nelson illustrated how we as Albertans have the ability to act as owners and shareholders of Alberta’s resource wealth. His valuable experience as a futurist through decades of research will surely offer a vast amount of insight into the question: “Where do we go from here?” regarding the future of Alberta.

    With all events that we host, we open the speaker to questions from our membership. This speech includes the member Q&A (starting at 42:50) which was moderated by the club's Membership Chair, Vincent St. Pierre. To view Mr. Nelson's slide deck, please visit our 'Past Speakers' section for 2020-2021 at http://www.canadianclubcalgary.ca/2020_-_2021_past_events. 

    Learn more about the club at www.CanadianClubCalgary.ca, in addition to following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

    Music in this episode was the clip "Blue Son" by Blue Dot Sessions.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    "The Status Quo Must Go" with Dr. Ted Morton | Speech and Q&A

    "The Status Quo Must Go" with Dr. Ted Morton | Speech and Q&A

    Join the Canadian Club of Calgary for our inaugural lecture of the 2020-2021 season with Dr. Ted Morton, who delivered remarks on the subject of "Alberta at the Cross-roads: the Status Quo Must Go." In this episode, Dr. Morton delivers remarks about the future of Canada, his newly published book Moment of Truth: How to Think About Alberta’s Future (Sutherland House Publications, 2020) on where Alberta fits in confederation, and what has to happen next.

    With all events that we host, we open the speaker to questions from our membership. This speech includes the member Q&A (starting at 33:15) which was moderated by the club's Membership Chair, Vincent St. Pierre.

    Dr. Morton has been a commentator, public policy analyst, and provincial politician throughout a several decade-long career. Long described as being part of the "Calgary School" at the University of Calgary, he has had a tremendous impact on the politics of the province and country.

    Learn more about the club at www.CanadianClubCalgary.ca, in addition to following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

    Music in this episode was the clip "Blue Son" by Blue Dot Sessions.

    • 54 min
    School Trustee Richard Hehr | Interview

    School Trustee Richard Hehr | Interview

    In our first interview on this podcast we’re joining Richard Hehr to chat about the Calgary Board of Education, changes in how our schools are funded by the provincial government, the reforms happening through Bill 15 (the "Choice in Education Act"), how Calgarians are changing the names of their neighbourhood schools, and the return to the classroom during the Covid-19 pandemic. Richard is the trustee for Wards 8 and 9 at the Calgary Board of Education, which covers the downtown core of Calgary and the east end, and is an educator of 41 years -- 30 of which at the Calgary Public School District.

    Listen in as Vincent, the Membership Chair for the Canadian Club of Calgary, chats with this long-serving educator, public servant, and advocate for public schools.

    Learn more about the club at www.CanadianClubCalgary.ca, in addition to following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

    Music in this episode was the clip "Blue Son" by Blue Dot Sessions.

    • 51 min

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