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The Ledge: Shots fired in trade battle, sudden session wrap, and Kenney wins a seat

After the Alberta government introduced major legislation late in the session, the Official Opposition United Conservative Party dug in its heels and was prepared to sit for as long as it took.

Kim Trynacity and Michelle Bellefontaine look back at the legislative session, and what's ahead in 2018

The Ledge is CBC's podcast about Alberta politics. (CBC)

After the Alberta government introduced major legislation late in the session, the Official Opposition United Conservative Party dug in its heels and was prepared to sit for as long as it took.

Suddenly, the session ended, one day after it had been revealed UCP House leader Jason Nixon fired a woman in 2005 after she complained about being sexually harassed by an independent contractor on a Kelowna work site. 

The licence-plate dispute between Alberta and Saskatchewan ratcheted up a notch with Alberta launching an official trade complaint.

What you didn't hear is how the subject of a possible rat invasion entered the conversation.

Economic Development and Trade Minister Deron Bilous shows off his Mandarin skills.

Kim Trynacity and Michelle Bellefontaine look back on the session that was, and ahead to the new year.

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. 21:00