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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

Pipelines vs personality

3/22/2019
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This week on The Ledge podcast, hosts Michelle Bellefontaine and Kim Trynacity look at the first few days of the campaign. While the NDP lobs attack ads against Kenney, the UCP leader has tried to keep the focus on "jobs, the economy and pipelines."

Duration:00:24:23

A bombshell story about an RCMP investigation into the UCP leadership race

3/15/2019
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Questions swirl around the the RCMP investigation into the United Conservative Party Leadership contest, and what impact it will have on election timing.

Duration:00:23:26

Jason Kenney says 'tactical' comments about women were distorted by the left

3/8/2019
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United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney says remarks he made Thursday suggesting male candidates understand political tactics better than their female counterparts were distorted by the "left-wing anger machine" on Twitter.

Duration:00:22:40

Arundeep Sandhu speaks for the first time on Edmonton Meadows UCP nomination

3/1/2019
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A longtime conservative politician, who campaigned for almost a year to be the United Conservative Party candidate in Edmonton-Meadows, is speaking out against UCP leader Jason Kenney, and his decision to overstep the local nomination process.

Duration:00:22:17

Notley and Kenney fight over oil by rail plan

2/22/2019
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The premier and UCP leader fought over the government's contracts to ship Alberta oil by rail; a judge reserved her decision on whether to overturn Stephen Mandel's five-year ban from running for public office; and we learned more about how the UCP sees the upcoming campaign.

Duration:00:23:22

NDP launches Kenney attack site, Mandel is banned, and MLAs fight over funding

2/15/2019
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What three things do you need to know about Alberta politics this week? The NDP launched a website to attack Jason Kenney, MLAs fought about caucus funding, and Stephen Mandel was banned from running for office for five years. CBC Calgary host Rob Brown joins the podcast to talk about Mandel's low profile in Calgary.

Duration:00:20:51

Hate message to a mosque gets politicized

2/8/2019
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The NDP tried to connect Jason Kenney and the United Conservative Party to a hateful letter sent to an Edmonton mosque, while some Kenney supporters suggested it was planted to make their party look bad. The legislature hosted an emotional ceremony to unveil the portrait of late Alberta premier Jim Prentice. And Michelle and Kim have the latest nomination news.

Duration:00:24:18

The Battle for Calgary

2/1/2019
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CBC reporters Kim Trynacity and Michelle Bellefontaine discuss Battleground Calgary. Premier Rachel Notley and United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney held campaign events this week. Notley tried to paint the UCP as the party for the elites. Kenney accused the premier of campaigning on the taxpayers dime.

Duration:00:20:34

Kenney controversy, more MLAs pack it in and UCP rakes in the donations

1/25/2019
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How did the controversy over housing subsidies Jason Kenney received while he was an MP play out this week? How much did the parties get in political donations? And which cabinet minister decided not to run this spring? Hosts Kim Trynacity and Michelle Bellefontaine tackle those questions this week.

Duration:00:21:50

We're back for 2019

1/18/2019
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In the first episode of The Ledge for 2019, Legislature reporters Kim Trynacity and Michelle Bellefontaine get you caught up with three things you need to know about Alberta politics from this week.

Duration:00:21:37

The calm before the (election) storm

12/14/2018
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Alberta's political parties are working quietly behind the scenes, organizing and laying the foundations for the next provincial election that is scheduled to take place between March 1 and May 30.

Duration:00:24:53

Change is in the Air

12/7/2018
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Alberta's oil production cuts dominated the political agenda this week. The table was set on Sunday when Premier Rachel Notley ordered an oil production cut of 8.7 per cent starting Jan. 1, aimed at boosting the price of Alberta crude.

Duration:00:23:19

It's all about the money, honey.

11/30/2018
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Whether it's the government buying rail cars to transport Alberta oil or unions and corporations financing a barrage of political ads, mostly everything in provincial politics this week was about money.

Duration:00:24:42

Dirty little secrets

11/23/2018
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The fall session of the Alberta legislature resumed with calls for more transparency into how complaints of harassment and bullying are investigated. Alberta Party MLA Karen McPherson sent a letter to the Speaker asking for a review into how the NDP handled sexual misconduct complaints against two of their members.

Duration:00:22:07

Church and state in Alberta politics

11/16/2018
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CBC reporters Michelle Bellefontaine and Kim Trynacity discuss how church and state clashed this week in Alberta politics. And John Carpay's comparison of the Pride flag to the Nazi swastika forces the UCP to deal with questions about party membership.

Duration:00:23:31

The fine line between party discipline and bullying

11/9/2018
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In this week's episode CBC's legislature reporters look at a bombshell letter from a government MLA, who's since been thrown out of caucus. What the ousted member calls bullying others call party discipline.

Duration:00:21:10

A candid conversation with Stephanie McLean, Alberta's minister of status of women

6/15/2018
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Episode 20: In a special edition of the Ledge, Kim Trynacity has a candid conversation with Alberta's Status of Women Minister Stephanie McLean about her challenges of being a new mother in a high-profile position.

Duration:00:19:23

The wrap version

6/8/2018
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On episode #19 of the Ledge, we capture some of the memorable moments and look ahead to what's in store for the summer.

Duration:00:21:43

An election in Ontario and Alberta is watching

6/1/2018
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The Ledge looks at some unscripted moments from a week of pipeline politics and the fascination that has become the Ontario election.

Duration:00:18:28

A pipeline love-in, and expectations from new election commissioner

5/18/2018
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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.

Duration:00:21:51