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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Jun 26, 2015

The summer session of the Alberta Legislature wrapped up this week with a few late night sessions. And the Alberta NDP made several announcements related to energy and environment files, including the panel for the royalty review, a climate change panel and the possibility of revisiting the mandate of the Alberta Energy Regulator. This week on The Press Gallery, Edmonton Journal’s politics podcast, reporter Sheila Pratt and city columnist Paula Simons join host Brent Wittmeier to talk about energy, environment and Premier Rachel Notley's apology for the federal Indian Residential School program and renewed call for a federal inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. Good Stuff from the Gallery, a weekly segment, concludes the show. Paula's pick: The U.S. Supreme Court issues its landmark 5-4 decision on same-sex marriage, granting couples the right to legally marry in any state: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/14pdf/14-556_3204.pdf Sheila's pick: An Inside look at Alberta’s new climate change rules: Andrew Leach, a University of Alberta professor of energy policy, talks about his appointment to a new climate change advisory panel. http://www.macleans.ca/economy/economicanalysis/an-inside-look-at-albertas-new-climate-change-rules/ Brent's pick: The latest Postmedia story on closing arguments in the John Furlong defamation trial, currently underway in Vancouver: http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/John+Furlong+portrayed+journalist+motivated+contempt+male/11170214/story.html The original Georgia Straight story in which Laura Robinson reveals accusations against Furlong of physical abuse: http://www.straight.com/news/john-furlong-biography-omits-secret-past-burns-lake