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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Jul 13, 2018

Alberta was lucky enough to have two byelections this week — there's nothing voters like more in the height of summer, after all — and both were won by United Conservative Party candidates. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Graham Thomson, Paula Simons and Clare Clancy to talk about the UCP victories in Fort McMurray-Conklin and Innisfail-Sylvan Lake, and what it means for Alberta politics. The team also touches on a UCP investigation into ballot box stuffing and Premier Rachel Notley doing *all* of the things at Calgary Stampede. They also take a look at Greyhound's cancellation of all Western Canada routes and the political ramifications, and the latest in the ongoing beer war. Good Stuff from the Gallery Clare's pick: This binge-worthy new podcast from Dallas Morning News called My Aryan Princess. Paula's pick: Another great podcast called Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes from NBC. Emma's pick: This intriguing read about the lone woman competing in an 800-year-old, dangerous Moroccan horse sport called Mata. Graham's pick: The excellent Reynolds Museum, which is all about celebrating machines.