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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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Danielle Smith Report | Is There Renewed Interest in Nuclear Energy?

Danielle Smith Report | Is There Renewed Interest in Nuclear Energy?

Danielle welcomes John Gorman, President and CEO of The Canadian Nuclear Association for an in-depth conversation on Canadian nuclear energy development and why nuclear could be the safest and cleanest path to net-zero.

Danielle Smith Report | Are We Running Out of Energy?

Danielle Smith Report | Are We Running Out of Energy?

Danielle welcomes Energy Policy Analyst, David Yager, to look at the cause for the renewable energy shortage and if this winter will be the tipping point for western countries.

Danielle Smith Report | What’s the Future of the Economy?

Danielle Smith Report | What’s the Future of the Economy?

Federal Director of the CTF, Franco Terrazzano, has a lively discussion with Danielle about a variety of topics around the future of energy, the economy, and future generation’s responsibility for it all.

Danielle Smith Report | Is This an Energy Emergency?

Danielle Smith Report | Is This an Energy Emergency?

Author and analyst Terry Etam join Danielle to discuss who will lead us through the climate emergency.

Danielle Smith Report | The Canadian Political Climate in 2021

Danielle Smith Report | The Canadian Political Climate in 2021

Danielle is joined by Conservative Strategist and Political Consultant Vitor Marciano for a wide-ranging discussion on Canadian politics, including which provinces are facing major leadership decisions.

Danielle Smith Report | Embracing a World of Technology

Danielle Smith Report | Embracing a World of Technology

Danielle is joined by Mark Mills, co-founder of Montrose Lane Ventures and author of: ‘The Cloud Revolution’, to look at the challenges of keeping up with the increasing demand of powering technology.

Danielle Smith Report | Is There Another Option to Cutting Out CO2 Completely?

Danielle Smith Report | Is There Another Option to Cutting Out CO2 Completely?

Danielle welcomes Colin Craig, president of Secondstreet.Org for a look at the emerging carbon tech industry aimed at removing carbon from the air and putting it into products.

Danielle Smith Report | Damage Like We’ve Never Seen in BC

Danielle Smith Report | Damage Like We’ve Never Seen in BC

Shadow Minister of Agriculture, John Barlow, joins Danielle with an update on the widespread fallout from the BC floods, and Richard Masson, Canadian Chair of the World Petroleum Council, sees opportunities for Alberta on the path to net-zero.

Danielle Smith Report | Tensions in Green Energy Development

Danielle Smith Report | Tensions in Green Energy Development

Matthew Klippenstein, regional manager at Hydrogen BC, joins Danielle to talk about the different kinds of hydrogen, hydrogen vs. Natural gas as a fuel source, carbon sequestration, and how the carbon tax will affect industrial development.

Danielle Smith Report | What Exactly Do the Politicians Mean by Net Zero?

Danielle Smith Report | What Exactly Do the Politicians Mean by Net Zero?

Greg Fagnan, CEO of BlueMarvel AI, joins Danielle to unpack the COP26 global summit and looks at some innovative ways where Canada can lead the world toward the goal of net-zero.

Danielle Smith Report | Great Opportunities Along the Path to Net Zero

Danielle Smith Report | Great Opportunities Along the Path to Net Zero

Kevin Krausert, CEO and co-founder of avatar innovations, joins Danielle to discuss the critical role of modern technology to reach net-zero.

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.

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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.