Upcoming Sessions

Upcoming Sessions

How can Past and Present Injustices against Indigenous Peoples be Reconciled?

Thursday, May 13, 2021 10:00 AM


Don McIntyre , Professor of Indigenous Governance and Business Management

In the post 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) era of reconciliation, many Canadians are wondering what reconciliation might mean to their community.

With the UCP Government running behind NDP in the Polls halfway through its Mandate, what can they do to re-earn the trust of Albertans?

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:00 AM


Dr. Duane Bratt , Political science Professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University

Following their convincing election victory April 16, 2019, Alberta’s UCP Government led by Jason Kenney, has seen a steady decline in their support from Alberta voters, particularly in Calgary and some urban centers, where the opposition NDP and other parties have made gains according to the latest polls.

What does an Independent Case Study of the Alberta Energy Regulator’s Coal Mining Regulations tell us?

Thursday, May 20, 2021 8:00 AM


Mandy L. Olsgard , M.Sc., P. Bio. Principal, Sr. Toxicologist/ Risk Assessor

The Grassy Mountain Open-Pit Coal Mine proposed by Benga Mining Ltd., (Riversdale) in the Crowsnest Pass has raised questions and concerns about the regulatory process in Alberta, such as the transparency, independent decision-making, and enforcement capacity of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER).

Are severe Funding Cuts to U of L and Lethbridge College likely to have both Short and Long-Term Consequences for the Lethbridge Economy?

Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:00 AM


Cyndi Vos , CEO of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce

What are the consequences for the Lethbridge economy after the severe cuts to post secondary? Over the past two years, tenths of millions of public education dollars have been cut from Lethbridge’s two post-secondary institutions budgets, resulting initially in hundreds of directly lost jobs and as well, hefty increases in tuition for students.

“Alberta’s War Room” and the “Steve Allan Inquiry”: Worth the Money or Millions Wasted?

Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:00 AM


Markham Hislop , Energy journalist

After Jason Kenney became Premier of Alberta on April 30, 2019, he followed through on his campaign promise and set in motion the “energy war room” or the Canadian Energy Centre CEC) as it was named when launched in Dec 2019.

Recent Sessions

Recent Sessions

The Need for More Voices in the Public Sphere for Albertans

Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:00 PM

YouTube Live Stream

Jacquie Fenske , Acting Leader of the Alberta Party

Join Acting Leader Jacquie Fenske of the Alberta Party for a conversation about the need for a choice in Alberta politics.

The Wildrose Independence Party: What is their Vision for Alberta?

Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:00 AM


Paul Hinman , Interim leader of the Wildrose Independence Party

With Alberta running an $18 billion deficit in its 2021-22 budget and more than $100 billion in accumulated debt, it appears obvious that fiscal changes are needed – spending cuts or revenue increases or both?