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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Oct 19, 2018

Media coverage of a speech by UCP leader Jason Kenney drew the ire of his office's official Twitter account this week — not because of any mistakes, but because he decided covering his party's policy was "old news." Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Sarah O'Donnell, Keith Gerein and Janet French to talk about what happened when the leader of the official opposition accused media of taking its marching orders from government. The team also talks about the Alberta Party, which dumped a candidate this week ahead of its policy convention Saturday, and cannabis legalization. Good Stuff from the Gallery Sarah's pick: This fascinating episode of Postmedia podcast 10/3 about Canada’s first ranked ballot city election. Also, this piece from WTHR-TV Indianapolis about toxic homes thanks to the meth epidemic. Janet's pick: Janet takes us into the world of Big Yarn this week for her Good Stuff recommendation — this article in a knitting magazine about the role fibre craft played in raising money for the U.S. Suffragette movement. She'd also really like you to listen to a new political song by Ontario band the Arkells, called People's Champ. Emma's pick: Out of BBC Magazine, this wonderful read on what it's like to be a Kim Jong-un impersonator. Keith's pick: This great article in Esquire about an original Salvador Dalí painting that hung in Rikers Island prison complex in New York City, and how it went missing.