The World Economic Forum’s 2024 annual meeting is underway and True North is on the ground all week bringing you the coverage that only independent media will. The Andrew Lawton Show is live from Austria – the nearest affordable place to stay while reporting on the conference. In this episode, Andrew talks about the conference agenda and Klaus Schwab’s belief that people are the problem when it comes to falling trust in institutions – rather than the institutions themselves. Andrew checks in with his True North colleague Cosmin Dzsurdzsa for early impressions from the ground.
Plus, while WEF is talking up the necessity of transitioning away from traditional energy sources, Albertans are being told to rein in their electricity usage as the province deals with extreme cold temperatures. Kris Sims from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation joins to discuss.