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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


May 9, 2014

And suddenly, it was over. The spring session of the Alberta legislature wrapped up this week with a flurry of bill passing, back-tracking, apologies and the return of Alison Redford, who talked directly to reporters in for the first time since her dramatic resignation as premier in March. In an omnibus-style episode of the podcast, columnists Graham Thomson, Paula Simons and provincial affairs reporter Mariam Ibrahim join host Sarah O’Donnell to talk everything from pension reform to zombie skypalaces and what an end to this session means for the Progressive Conservative government. GOOD STUFF FROM THE GALLERY LINKS Mariam’s pick True Blue: Jason Kenney wants Stephen Harper’s job. But is he too extreme for Tories? By Marci MacDonald http://thewalrus.ca/true-blue/ Graham’s pick Hunger Artist: How Cesar Chavez disserved his dream by Nathan Heller http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2014/04/14/140414crat_atlarge_heller?currentPage=all Sarah’s pick Bernard Valcourt puts aboriginal education bill on shelf until chiefs ‘clarify’ stand by Mark Kennedy http://o.canada.com/news/national/bernard-valcourt-puts-aboriginal-education-bill-on-shelf-until-chiefs-clarify-stand Conservatives put First Nations education bill ‘on hold’ after Atleo quits by Gloria Galloway http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/conservatives-put-first-nations-education-bill-on-hold-after-atleo-quits/article18460523/#dashboard/follows/ Paula’s pick #bringbackourgirls and the complexities of attention by Zeynep Tufekci https://medium.com/message/3c3ab5d1dc0e