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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


May 18, 2018

Jason Kenney said he wanted to "raise the bar" of political decorum, but apparently that means insulting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — if the opposition leader's comments this week are anything to go by. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Dave Breakenridge, Paula Simons and Graham Thomson to talk about those remarks and this week's head-scratching Alberta visit by the PM.  And of course, it wouldn't be Alberta politics if there wasn't something that happened around the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The team takes a look at the developments with the federal government this week, and what turning off the taps to B.C. might look like now that Bill 12 has passed. Good Stuff from the Gallery Dave's pick: Hogarth Shakespeare, a series of novels in which Shakespeare's plays are retold by famous authors. Paula's pick: This piece by Joanna Chiu in Foreign Policy magazine about the impact of so-called "sexpats"  — white, male journalists working in Asia and taking advantage of female colleagues and translators. Emma's pick: This Washington Post opinion piece by Christian Caryl about why the journalist it sitting out on covering this weekend's royal wedding. Oh and here's a link to the other piece mentioned in this week's episode called Inside the NDP's family feud over Trans Mountain.  Graham's pick: This CNN rundown on what you need to know about the Mueller investigation.