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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Nov 23, 2018

Rural crime reports are the hottest new thing in Alberta politics — the NDP has a strategy and the UCP and federal Conservatives each have a report about their planned approaches to tackle rural crime. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Keith Gerein, Dave Breakenridge and Juris Graney to take a closer look at what that means for Albertans. The team also discusses the latest developments in MLA harassment, Robyn Luff's return to the house and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to Calgary. And just in case that seemed too upbeat, they also chat about a depressing new report from economist Trevor Tombe about the state of Alberta's finances. Bonus: You'll also get double the Aussie-ness this episode. Good Stuff from the Gallery Juris' pick: Season 4 of the hilarious podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno, featuring an appearance from legendary British actor Emma Thompson. Clare's pick: Another week another podcast from Clancy, this time the horrible story of Believed, a podcast about Larry Nassar, who was convicted of abusing young female Olympic gymnasts for many years. Keith's pick: Looking for some light reading for your weekend? Keith wants you to read Trevor Tombe's economic report (no, seriously). If that doesn't float your boat, check out The Clinton Affair instead. Emma's pick: This epic tale about how an alcohol-soaked Frank Sinatra almost jettisoned his entire Australian tour of 1974 — and how a bottle of brandy saved the day. Dave's pick: This fascinating read from ProPublica about a deadly neo-nazi plot, and how it was uncovered.