Defending Alberta – at What Cost?

Defending Alberta – at What Cost?

Podcast (1:57:04)

Tuesday September 10, 2019 7:00pm

TELUS International Centre
Room 150
11104 87 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta

Premier Kenney’s promised assault on critics of the Alberta oil and gas industry has a disturbing resonance with the actions of right-wing populist governments around the world. Are his announcements of  $30-million “war room”, a $2.5-million public inquiry into foreign funded environmental critics of Alberta oilsands development, and threats of  possible defamation suits legitimate government initiatives or actions that chill free expression and undermine democracy? 

Join a lively discussion among a panel of experts that will explore the Kenney government’s initiatives and what they could mean.


Laurie Adkin, Professor of Political Science, University of Alberta

Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, Executive Director, Indigenous Climate Action

Tim Gray, Executive Director, Environmental Defence

Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada


James L. Turk – Director, Centre for Free Expression, Ryerson University

Co-sponsored with Parkland Institute.

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