Equalization Payments, Lockdowns and other Hot Topics in Alberta

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.

Jeannette Rocher

Jeannette Rocher

After an internship with the CBC, 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, the disappearance of two little girls, murder cases and other huge 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.

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