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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Jan 17, 2014

There’s a lot of love for actuaries and economists in this week’s episode of The Press Gallery, but don’t let that scare you off because it all revolves around politics. This week, podcast host Sarah O’Donnell talks with provincial affairs columnists Graham Thomson, columnist Paula Simons and provincial affairs reporter Mariam Ibrahim. The quartet look at the labour relations board hearing underway challenging a piece of Alberta’s controversial new labour laws (1 minute mark), public sector pensions (5 minute, 45 second mark) and the latest round of international travel by the Redford government (9 minute, 55 second mark). The panel ends with four great pieces of recommended political reading in Good Stuff from the Gallery (15 minute, 50 second mark) Good Stuff from the Gallery Paula’s pick: Neil Young, the oilsands and the damage done by Andrew Leach http://www2.macleans.ca/2014/01/15/the-rock-star-and-the-damage-done/ Mariam’s pick Brent Rathgeber, the Hill’s Unlikely Maverick by Aaron Wherry http://www2.macleans.ca/2014/01/11/the-hills-unlikely-maverick/ Sarah’s pick NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair’s Next Task: Win Over the Country by John Ibbitson http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ndp-leader-thomas-mulcairs-next-task-win-over-thecountry/article16287324/?page=all Graham’s pick Thank You For Your Service by David Finkel http://www.randomhouse.ca/books/232132/thank-you-for-your-service-by-david-finkel Book review by Geoff Dyer http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/nov/08/thank-you-service-david-finkel http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/nov/08/thank-you-service-david-finkel