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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Mar 10, 2017

This week, the Press Gallery team takes a look back at the first full week of Alberta's legislative session for 2017, which was eerily reminiscent of the last weeks of 2016. The big issue this time, though, was the huge backlog in the courts and the government's use of a new case triage system. Join host Emma Graney and guests Stuart Thomson, legislative reporter, city columnist Paula Simons and legislative columnist Graham Thomson to talk about question period this week, university politics, and how issues in justice reflect on the NDP. We also find out one of the most embarrassing things that has happened to Graney in quite some time. Good Stuff From The Gallery Stuart’s pick This amazing New Yorker profile on the inimitable Jack White: www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/13/jack-whites-infinite-imagination Paula’s pick The film Get Out (avoid all spoilers before seeing it), and recent work on the mystery WROC communications man, Robert McDavid, in University of Calgary student newspaper The Gauntlet (http://www.thegauntlet.ca/who-is-robert-mcdavid/). Emma’s pick This BBC News Magazine piece about two teenage boys who were captured by Islamic State and made to fight: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/yazidi_boy_soldiers Graham’s pick This viral video of two kids who crashed their dad’s live Skype interview on BBC news: https://twitter.com/BBCNewsbeat/status/840175417545895936