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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.

  • 21:52
    In episode 17 of The Ledge, we hear from Alberta's new election commissioner for the first time. Lorne Gibson talks about starting a new role that carries both big responsibilities and considerable power. We also unpack a week's worth of pipeline happenings, as the May 31 deadline Kinder Morgan placed on the pipeline looms.
    May 18, 2018
  • 17:55
    In episode 16, The Ledge looks at what happened on the convention floor when United Conservative Party delegates were faced with a controversial resolution. You'll also hear some lighter moments from the convention, and from a former PC MLA who had to reinvent himself after the 2015 provincial election.
    May 11, 2018
  • 17:31
    Provincial Affairs reporter Kim Trynacity expands the story with insight from a media psychology teacher, gender equity consultant, and a sitting cabinet minister who's had similar experiences.
    May 4, 2018
  • 16:00
    When two feuding premiers, Alberta's Rachel Notley and British Columbia Premier John Horgan, descended on Ottawa to meet with the prime minister April 15, who was in the room and what transpired?
    Apr 20, 2018
  • 14:41
    Episode 13 of The Ledge digs into the happenings from the Alberta legislature. The tone was set on Sunday when Kinder Morgan announced it was suspending all non-essential spending on the Trans Mountain expansion and setting a deadline of May 31 for the project to live or die.
    Apr 13, 2018
  • 19:52
    On this week’s episode of The Ledge podcast, legislature reporters Kim Trynacity and Michelle Bellefontaine discuss the secrecy and politics behind Bill 9, proposed new legislation to create “safe zones” around standalone abortion clinics.
    Apr 6, 2018
  • 15:36
    The finance minister's five-year balanced budget plan would leave the province $96 billion in debt, the advanced education minister goes on the attack against a university president's salary, and UCP Leader Jason Kenney drops the mic while commenting on MLA Derek Fildebrandt.
    Mar 23, 2018
  • 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
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