Alberta Premier Danielle Smith to join Tucker Carlson on Calgary stage

Thousands gathered in Calgary Wednesday to hear American political commentator Tucker Carlson speak with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith. Jillian Code reports.

By Lauryn Heintz

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith will join controversial right-wing political commentator Tucker Carlson on a Calgary stage Wednesday during the former Fox News host’s speaking engagement tour in two Canadian cities.

Calgary’s TELUS Convention Centre will play host to the first event of the day: a seated lunch followed by remarks from Carlson, and a live question-and-answer with businessman W. Brett Wilson.

At 2:15 p.m., Carlson and Smith will take the stage “in conversation.”

Tickets for Calgary’s event, which opens its doors at 10:30 a.m., are not currently available for purchase online, according to Ticketmaster.

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Carlson is also hosting an event at Edmonton’s Rogers Place Wednesday evening, though an itinerary couldn’t immediately be found online.

Ticketmaster indicates some tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show in Edmonton are still available.

Carlson was let go from Fox News after the broadcaster lost a defamation lawsuit which cost Fox over $787 million against Dominion Voting Systems for claiming election fraud.

Since then, he has been hosting a show on X, formerly Twitter, where he continues to make controversial far-right allegations about world events.

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He’s been accused of amplifying white nationalism and siding with Vladimir Putin over the Ukrainian invasion.

When the event was announced in November, the premier’s office told CityNews she regularly does interviews with people who have beliefs she doesn’t agree with.

“The premier participates in a variety of public and private events and does interviews with dozens of reporters, broadcasters, and podcasters from across the political spectrum,” press secretary Sam Blackett said in a statement at the time. “Obviously, she does not subscribe to every view of every interviewer or reporter she speaks with whether that’s the CBC, the Toronto Star, or Tucker Carlson.

“The premier aims to share Alberta’s message with as many people as possible whether they’re from Alberta, Canada, or around the world.”

-With files from Dione Wearmouth

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