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What is the future of Alberta? Rachel Notley answers your questions about energy, the economy and pipelines

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley joined The National's Rosemary Barton to discuss the future of Alberta's energy sector.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley speaks with The National's Rosemary Barton in Edmonton on Tuesday about the province's energy sector. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press )

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley answered questions from Canadians live on social media and in person in Edmonton Tuesday night on the future of the province's energy sector. Issues included how the oil industry affects the rest of the country and what's being done to prepare for the future.

The National co-host Rosemary Barton hosted the discussion, with topics including the debate over oil pipelines, the production and transportation of oil, climate change and carbon taxes.

Canadians submitted questions to Notley in person, on the website and on Facebook and YouTube.

Panellists Chris Slubicki, president and CEO of Modern Resources Inc.; Jackie Forrest, senior director of the ARC Energy Research Institute; Hunter Cardinal, co-founder of strategic communications agency Naheyawin and Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute, also held a discussion.

Barton also spoke with Jason Kenney, leader of the United Conservative Party of Alberta, in a wide-ranging interview that aired on The National on CBC Television Tuesday night at 10 p.m. ET. 

The event was held in the Productivity and Innovation Centre at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton. The discussion was also live-streamed  on, as well as The National's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.

Highlights from the event will also air on CBC Gem and on The National on CBC Television Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET.


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