Alberta

A cross-country adventure exploring the sights, sounds, and stories that make Canada interesting and unique. Host Glen McInnis begins in Fort McMurray, speaking with Melanie Reddy (from the Multicultural Association of Fort McMurray), Liz Jackson (from the Fort McMurray Filipino–Canadian Association), and Melissa Blake (the mayor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo) about the city’s culturally diverse population.

Next, Glen visits Red Deer to speak with Ryan and Christine Scott, the sibling founders of Avalon Master Builder. The company specializes in building environmentally friendly homes.

Also on the program, Glen stops in Calgary. With the highest rate of employment and the youngest average population in Canada, Calgary is Canada’s fastest growing city. Glen speaks with George Coppus (the founder and CEO of CCS Incite), Noel Keough (a senior researcher at Sustainable Calgary), and Mary Axworthy (the director of Land Use Planning and Policy for the City of Calgary) about the positive and negative effects of Calgary’s growth, including rising rates of homelessness and urban sprawl.

About

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Glen McInnis

Born and raised in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Glen is a proud Cape Bretoner. His distinctive personality and informal approach bring a fresh perspective to political news. Since joining CPAC in 2000, Glen has hosted Outburst, the Great Canadian Tour and reported on the Hill. Before joining CPAC, Glen worked with CBC Radio in Sydney, NS, and occasionally appeared as guest host for Breakfast Television on ATV in Halifax. He has also worked for Calgary’s A-Channel where he was a producer for The Big Breakfast, as well as a news writer. Glen is also an avid musician, and can often be found playing his prized Rickenbacker bass around Ottawa in his spare time.