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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Dec 1, 2017

The fall 2017 session has seen bill after bill after bill after bill after bill after... well, you get the picture.  In this episode of the weekly Press Gallery podcast, join host Emma Graney with guests Dave Breakenridge, Paula Simons and Graham Thomson  to discuss two whopping huge bills that were tabled this week. One reforms WCB and OHS, the other includes a swath of new rules to protect consumers and outlaw online ticket bots.  The team also takes a look at another set of bills — the ones facing Alberta in the wake of second quarter fiscal results released this week, which were swiftly followed with another credit downgrade.  Good Stuff from the Gallery Dave's pick: In the wake of Trudeau's apology to the LGBTQ community, this Vice read in which the gay author interviews his dad, who used to investigate and help kick LGBTQ people out of the military.  Paula's pick: This Jason Markusoff piece in Maclean's about the artist Derek Besant's Calgary public art portrait fiasco.  Emma's pick: This New York Times read about a secretive group where women are branded. Graham's pick: This opinion piece in the Edmonton Journal about how the anti-pipeline stance in B.C. hurts us all. ** For links to all the Good Stuff reads, head to http://edmontonjournal.com/tag/the-press-gallery