Albertans want a fair deal from Ottawa and the rest of the nation, as the province continues to pour huge dollar amounts into equalization payments. There is a separatist movement brewing here as a result. Our guest is very outspoken on this issue as well as the move to end Covid lockdown measures. Drew Barnes is the MLA for Cypress-Medicine Hat in South East Alberta, he joins BCN’s Jeannette Rocher.
Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends.