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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Jan 20, 2018

This week in Alberta politics was, in large part, about cold hard cash. Join the Press Gallery team to talk the latest party fundraising figures and the $1.3-million budget for the new election commissioner.  Host Emma Graney and guests Clare Clancy, Paula Simons and Dave Breakenridge also explore the United Conservative Party's draft policy platform, including more real cash money for private schools and a flat tax.  The team also takes a brief look at the government's plan to review Alberta's persons with developmental disabilities program. Good Stuff from the Gallery Clare's pick: This fantastic new true crime podcast called Atlanta Monster, about one of the city’s darkest secrets, The Atlanta Child Murders. Paula's pick: The hilarious series Aussie on Ice from Edmonton Journal reporter and new Canadian Juris Graney, in which he documents learning to play hockey despite never having skated before. You can find the first instalment here and the second one here. Emma's pick: In light of more discussions around the Me Too movement, this excellent read on The Cut called I Started the Media Men List, a first-person piece by Moira Donegan. Dave's pick: Also on sexual harassment, the nuanced and important conversation around allegations against comedian Aziz Ansari. Dave recommends this piece in The Guardian, this one in The New York Times, and this read on Jezebel.     You can subscribe to The Press Gallery on iTunes and Google Play, or wherever you find your podcasts. ** You can find all the Good Stuff links here: http://edmontonjournal.com/tag/the-press-gallery