Realpolitik and Big Oil

The unconventional social democracy of Rachel Notley's NDP

Lifelong Albertan Brad Goertz provides a unique perspective on the political peculiarities of the province

It's a land of big skies and brutal winters. A place of rugged individualism. A province where former Premier Ralph Klein once drunkenly leaned out the window of his government limo to throw crumpled bills at the homeless. So how does Alberta's unique culture inform the way that the NDP govern? How can a nominally socially democratic party support big oil? And can Rachel Notley's government actually win re-election in a hostile political climate?

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In this conversation, ex-activist and lifelong Albertan Brad Goertz provides a unique perspective on the political peculiarities of the province.

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