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Danielle Smith Report

As a trusted voice in Canadian media, Danielle Smith brings her many years as a public policy expert and industry analyst to The News Forum to lead weekly conversations that delve right into the realities beneath every government proposal.

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Who Is Pressuring the Government to Cancel Fossil Fuel Development?

Who Is Pressuring the Government to Cancel Fossil Fuel Development?

Danielle welcomes Nicolas Gagnon, Communications Director at Quebec Fier, to look at why the ‘all or nothing’ approach to climate change may not be what’s best for Canadian Energy Development.

Danielle Smith Report | Is Alberta voting to save their economy?

Danielle Smith Report | Is Alberta voting to save their economy?

Danielle welcomes Bill Bewick, executive director of Fairness Alberta, to look at whether or not we’re at a breaking point for Canadian Energy Development

Danielle Smith Report | What’s Next for Canadian Energy?

Danielle Smith Report | What’s Next for Canadian Energy?

Author and energy policy analyst, David Yager, joins Danielle for an in-depth discussion on The Energy Sector and how Covid may have shifted the world’s focus

Danielle Smith Report | The Future of Oil Investment

Danielle Smith Report | The Future of Oil Investment

Tim Pickering, Founder and President of Auspice Capital, joins Danielle to discuss his optimism for the current state and future opportunities for investment in Canada’s Oil Industry.

Danielle Smith Report | The Path to Net Zero

Danielle Smith Report | The Path to Net Zero

Martha Hall Findlay, Chief Sustainability Officer at Suncor, and David Knight Legg, Former CEO at Invest Alberta, join Danielle to discuss the many opportunities for Canada’s Energy Sector going forward.

The Danielle Smith Report | A Nail Biter of an Election

The Danielle Smith Report | A Nail Biter of an Election

Danielle is joined by Vitor Marciano for a final discussion on election night. Will there be any surprises? How big of an impact will The PPC have on the main parties? These topics and more set the stage for a close election

The Danielle Smith Report | What Aren’t We Hearing From the Federal Parties?

The Danielle Smith Report | What Aren’t We Hearing From the Federal Parties?

Tim Powers, Chair of Summa Strategies, and William McBeath, COO of True North Centre of Public Policy, join Danielle for a discussion on the cynicism that is brewing in this federal election.

Danielle Smith Report | Halfway to the Finish Line of the Federal Election

Danielle Smith Report | Halfway to the Finish Line of the Federal Election

Danielle welcomes Vito Marciano and Jocelyn Bamford to unpack some of the major party platforms and look into the biggest issues on the campaign trail.

Danielle Smith Report | Do the Early Polls Matter?

Danielle Smith Report | Do the Early Polls Matter?

Danielle welcomes Robbie Schuett, former Alberta Chair for The Federal Liberal Party and political commentator and campaigner, Stephen Taylor, to look at the crisis in Afghanistan and other hot button issues after week two of the election cycle

The Danielle Smith Report | Is This Election Necessary?

The Danielle Smith Report | Is This Election Necessary?

Danielle is joined by Advocate and Policy expert, Vito Marciano and Robbie Schuett, former Alberta Chair for The Federal Liberal Party, for a healthy debate on the biggest election issues.

The Danielle Smith Report | A Green Energy Reality Check

The Danielle Smith Report | A Green Energy Reality Check

Mark Mills, Senior Fellow at The Manhattan Institute, joins Danielle for a discussion on the latest UN climate report and whether green energy is the answer for meeting the rising global demand for energy.

Investigating The Relationship Between The Porn Industry and Sex Trafficking

Investigating The Relationship Between The Porn Industry and Sex Trafficking

Connecting the facts with the people who are directly affected and looking at what can be done by Canadians to put a stop to this crime – that is hidden in plain sight.

The Danielle Smith Report | Are We Transitioning To Green Energy Too Quickly?

The Danielle Smith Report | Are We Transitioning To Green Energy Too Quickly?

Danielle Welcomes Jack Mintz, President’s Fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary for the cause and effect of Canada’s aggressive push for Green Energy.

Danielle Smith Report | The Costs of a Quick Transition to Clean Energy

Danielle Smith Report | The Costs of a Quick Transition to Clean Energy

Danielle welcomes Stewart Muir, Executive Director of Resource Works for an in-depth discussion on the push for green energy as the world’s need for natural resources increases.

Danielle Smith Report | Invest Now: Defending Long Term Energy Growth

Danielle Smith Report | Invest Now: Defending Long Term Energy Growth

Jina Pappano, Executive Director of Invest Now, joins Danielle to discuss the movement to divest in energy and how innovation is stifled because of it.

Danielle Smith Report | Campaigns Against Big Oil Companies

Danielle Smith Report | Campaigns Against Big Oil Companies

Danielle is joined by columnist and current Czar of MWR Strategies, Michael McKenna, to discuss the Negative Campaigns directed towards Big Oil Companies.

Danielle Smith Report | Fossil Fuels on Trial

Danielle Smith Report | Fossil Fuels on Trial

Criminal lawyer Ari Goldkind joins Danielle for a frank discussion about how the energy sector is dealing with change.

Danielle Smith Report | Making a Case for Canadian Oil & Gas

Danielle Smith Report | Making a Case for Canadian Oil & Gas

Mark Milke of the Canadian Energy Center joins Danielle to think about the future of oil and gas in Canada and what that looks like heading into an energy transition.

Forum Special Report | The Plan for Reopening Canada

Forum Special Report | The Plan for Reopening Canada

Danielle welcomes National Columnist from Sun Papers, Anthony Furey, to discuss the challenges of undoing the damage from the last 18 months

Forum Special Report | Concerns Over Indigenous Rights

Forum Special Report | Concerns Over Indigenous Rights

Forum Special Report | The Future of Canadian Energy

Forum Special Report | The Future of Canadian Energy

Danielle sits down with Dennis McConaghy, former Exec VP of TransCanada Energy, to discuss the pipeline debate and the long road to ‘net zero’.

Forum Special Report | The Enbridge Response to Governor Whitmer

Forum Special Report | The Enbridge Response to Governor Whitmer

Danielle Smith sits down with Mike Fernandez, Senior Vice President of Enbridge to discuss the fight to keep Line 5 turned on.

Forum Special Report | The Enbridge Response To Governor Whitmer

Forum Special Report | The Enbridge Response To Governor Whitmer

Danielle Smith sits down with Mike Fernandez, Senior Vice President of Enbridge to discuss the fight to keep Line 5 turned on.

The Danielle Smith Report | The Enbridge Response to Governor Whitmer

The Danielle Smith Report | The Enbridge Response to Governor Whitmer

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The Danielle Smith Report | The Clock Ticks Down On Line 5

The Danielle Smith Report | The Clock Ticks Down On Line 5

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Danielle Smith

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Danielle Smith

Danielle Smith is the President of the Alberta Enterprise Group.

As a University of Calgary graduate with degrees in Economics and English, Danielle has had a lifelong interest in Alberta public policy and finding the right balance between free enterprise and individual freedom, and the role of government.

Danielle’s public policy experience began with an internship at the Fraser Institute. She was also elected as a trustee for the Calgary board of education and served as the director of the Alberta Property Rights Initiative and the Canadian Property Rights Research Institute. She was also the director of provincial affairs for Alberta with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. She was a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Highwood, leader of the Official Opposition, and leader of the Wildrose Party.

Before entering politics, Danielle had extensive experience in the media. Most recently she was a radio host with Corus Entertainment for six years. She was also an editorial writer and columnist at the Calgary Herald, she served as host of Global Sunday, a national current affairs television talk show, and was the host of two programs on CKMX 1060 AM radio in Calgary, Health Frontiers and Standing Ground. She has made frequent guest appearances as a commentator on TV and radio.

She married her husband, David Moretta in 2006 and together they own and operate The Whistle Stop Diner, a fully renovated 1940s railcar dining car. She is the proud stepmother of David’s son Jonathan. Danielle and David live in High River with their two dogs, Caine and Colt.