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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics

Mar 9, 2018

Alberta legislature throne speeches aren't exactly known for being packed with news, but that certainly wasn't the case with the one that kicked off spring session Thursday.  Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Paula Simons and Graham Thomson to delve into the throne speech, and the promise from the government that it will invoke Lougheed-era oil throttling if British Columbia keeps blocking the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.  The team also takes a look at the resignation this week of former Wildrose Party leader Brian Jean, and what we can expect in the upcoming session from the United Conservative Party and the new man on the #ableg block, Jason Kenney.  Good Stuff from the Gallery Clare's pick: This piece in GQ about one of the largest independent purveyors of firearms in the western United States, and the self-proclaimed most armed man in America. Paula's pick: This read about the population decline in rural Japan — and the resulting problem of towns being overrun by giant, radioactive boars.  Emma's pick: This thoughtful episode of the On The Media podcast, about covering white supremacists and racism in the United States.  Graham's pick: Keeping with Graham's tradition of recommending films, The Post. You can subscribe to The Press Gallery wherever you podcast, including iTunes and Google Play.