Apr 27, 2018
The University of Alberta's decision to award scientist David Suzuki an honorary doctorate caused quite the kerfuffle this week in Alberta politics. For once, Premier Rachel Notley and UCP Leader Jason Kenney were on the same page — neither of them support the appointment. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Paula Simons, Dave Breakenridge and Keith Gerein to talk about the honorary degree debate and the political undertones of the whole brouhaha. The team also takes on the latest developments in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion saga (they doubt it will ever end) and the Saskatchewan government's decision to take the feds to court over the carbon tax — and what that means for Alberta. Good Stuff from the Gallery Paula's pick: Billy-Ray Belcourt's amazing book of poetry. Dave's pick: This excellent podcast called the ongoing history of new music. Emma's pick: This mind-blowing story from the New Yorker about Japan's rent-a-family industry. Keith's picks: Two picks for Keith this week include this long read from The Star about the Harrison family murders, and this Washington Post article saying farewell to free journalism.