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The Ledge with Kim Trynacity and Michelle Bellefontaine

The Ledge is a podcast about Alberta politics produced by CBC Edmonton. Legislature reporters Kim Trynacity and Michelle Bellefontaine discuss the events of the week and interview guests to offer listeners an insider’s look.

  • 18:45
    Episode 10 of The Ledge probes the unusual happenings from the legislature, and introduces you to a first time wannabe candidate putting his name forward for a United Conservative Party nomination in Calgary.
    Mar 16, 2018
  • 18:16
    The Alberta government is threatening to cut off oil to B.C. if that province continues to delay the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, replicating the stance taken against Ottawa by former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed nearly 40 years ago.
    Mar 9, 2018
  • 13:46
    Stephen Mandel wins the Alberta Party leadership; Finance minister Joe Ceci takes shots at UCP leader Jason Kenney while commenting on the third-quarter update; and Naushad Jamani, a senior vice president of Nova Chemicals Corporation, weighs in on whether loan guarantees and grants are what businesses need from government.
    Mar 2, 2018
  • 21:40
    Kim Trynacity and Michelle Bellefontaine discuss why the session ended ended so suddenly, Jason Kenney’s win in the Calgary-Lougheed byelection and what rats have to do with the Alberta-Saskatchewan trade war.
    Dec 15, 2017
  • 24:51
    Episode 6 of The Ledge explores the dispute over Alberta licence plates on Saskatchewan work sites. Kim Trynacity and Michelle Bellefontaine discuss why the legislature is extending the fall session nearly a week.
    Dec 8, 2017
  • 20:03
    Episode #5 of THE LEDGE takes us to Vancouver where Premier Rachel Notley delivers a pro pipeline speech. We have an exclusive interview with the Premier, and talk to demonstrators.
    Dec 2, 2017
  • 23:55
    On 'The Ledge,' we speak to Corey Hogan, the former political strategist turned head of Alberta's Public Affairs Bureau. And strategist Stephen Carter talks about the sudden resignation of Alberta Party leader Greg Clark.
    Nov 24, 2017
  • 26:20
    Jason Kenney finally gets his chance at a seat in the Alberta legislature, Bill 24 evokes some unusual oratory and Premier Rachel Notley talks about her rural roots at the AAMDC. NDP MP Linda Duncan talks about the world climate change forum in Germany.
    Nov 20, 2017
  • 26:54
    Kim Trynacity and Michelle Bellefontaine discuss the heated debate over Bill 24. They also talk about the “mansplaining” and “hepeat” debate, and then Kim talks to Duane Bratt from Mount Royal University about an upcoming book on the 2015 NDP win.
    Nov 20, 2017
  • 16:18
    Host Kim Trynacity talks to the University of Calgary's Jack Lucas about what his study of the Calgary municipal election says about voters. Then, CBC's Michelle Bellefontaine joins Kim to talk about an embarrassing gaffe at the UCP leadership convention.
    Nov 20, 2017
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