Kathleen Petty

CBC Calgary's Executive Producer

Kathleen Petty is the one of the founding producers of what is now called CBC News Network. Petty created and produced several shows for the network while also hosting for more than 17 years. In 2006, she moved to radio and hosted the national political affairs program, The House on CBC radio along with national election coverage as well as hosting the local #1 morning show in Ottawa. Since then, Petty has written political analysis for cbc.ca and is now executive producer of CBC News in Calgary.

Latest from Kathleen Petty


Third time really is the charm for Naheed Nenshi

The first reports of a polling station running out of ballots came hours before the polls closed; then there was another and another after that.

My dog Greta is paralyzed: From heartbreak to hope after car accident 'mayhem'

How does a 10-year-old German shepherd recover from a spinal hemorrhage? Well, CBC Calgary's Kathleen Petty knows. She shares her story about how a team effort made all the difference.

Can the Liberals win in Calgary?

As many as three Calgary ridings may be leaning Liberal. Still, Kathleen Petty cautions, this is not a city anyone wants to take for granted.

Alberta election 2015: NDP win a different kind of 'miracle on the Prairies'

She ran a near-perfect campaign. Jim Prentice certainly didn't. But Rachel Notley's crushing NDP majority is not some counter-intuitive fluke, Kathleen Petty writes. It is also an expression of the way Albertans see themselves.

Alberta's wonky election polls aside, rogue Tories are sign of bigger trouble

It is a very odd thing about the Alberta election, Kathleen Petty writes. Jim Prentice's ruling Tories are getting clobbered in opinion polls that no one seems to believe. Still, the signs of something coming apart are not hard to find.

Not quite the 'grim Jim' Prentice budget Alberta was primed for

Alberta's new budget will spread some economic pain across the province, but it is not the apocalypse that Premier Jim Prentice was hinting at just a month or so ago, Kathleen Petty writes. He seems to be trying out a new election message.

Oil matters until it doesn't, says Ottawa. That's not Alberta's view

So why is Ottawa delaying its budget when Alberta isn't, Kathleen Petty asks. Is it perhaps because Alberta is finally ready to have that election talk about constantly having to rely on unreliable oil revenues?

Alberta recession? The mindset is already setting in

For a decade now, Alberta has been the promised land, economically speaking, Kathleen Petty writes, but that looks like it's about to change. When even the premier says Albertans have been living above their means, you know there is trouble coming.

What could Wildrose's Danielle Smith possibly have been thinking?

She was probably the most effective opposition leader Alberta has seen in decades, Kathleen Petty writes. But when Wildrose leader Danielle Smith crossed the floor to the government benches she also opened the door to cynicism.

Energy East, Alberta's Jim Prentice goes pipeline wooing

On the Energy East pipeline, Alberta's Jim Prentice will have to win over his counterparts in Quebec and Ontario. He's got some compelling numbers to share.

Little panic in Calgary's oil patch even as prices plummet

Oil prices fell off the proverbial cliff earlier this week, but many in Calgary's energy patch seem to be shrugging it off, Kathleen Petty writes. Maybe because they've seen this movie before and know it doesn't always have to end badly.

Jim Prentice has a huge hill to climb to give Albertans what they want

Changing leaders hasn’t helped Alberta’s Progressive Conservative party so far, and Jim Prentice has a huge hill to climb if he's to extend the party’s power beyond this mandate, Kathleen Petty writes.

The fragile power of Alberta's golden goose economy

Environment versus the economy. It would be an easier, less vitriolic debate if Ottawa had done more to create a truly national economy.

Alberta's next Tory premier better walk on water

It looks like coronation time for former Calgary MP Jim Prentice, who served as a federal cabinet minister, as Alberta's next premier. But after Alison Redford's flameout, winning the PC party leadership will be the easy part.