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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Sep 25, 2015

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has been talking about the upcoming "shock absorber" budget, which will balance economic concerns with a heavy emphasis on infrastructure spending. Notley will head off this weekend to talk to power brokers in Toronto, Montreal and New York. The federal election continues to roll on into its final weeks, with a French language debate on Thursday and an upcoming debate on Monday. This week on The Press Gallery, Edmonton Journal’s politics podcast, city columnist Paula Simons, provincial affairs reporter Mariam Ibrahim and provincial affairs columnist Graham Thomson join host Brent Wittmeier to talk about all kinds of shocking things. Good Stuff from the Gallery, a weekly segment, concludes the show. Paula’s pick: Pope Francis' speech to U.S. Congress. http://time.com/4048176/pope-francis-us-visit-congress-transcript/ Mariam’s pick: Close Your Eyes and Pretend to Be Dead: What really happened two years ago in the bloody attack on Nairobi's Westgate Mall, by Tristan McConnell: http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/09/20/nairobi-kenya-westgate-mall-attack-al-shabab/ Graham’s pick: The summer's over for Alberta's NDP: Inside Rachel Notley's surprisingly pragmatic, slightly unprepared, learn-on-the-fly new government, by Jason Markusoff: http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/the-summers-over-for-albertas-ndp-how-about-the-honeymoon/ Brent’s pick: Vanishing Canada: Why we're all losers in Ottawa's war on data, by Anne Kingston. http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/vanishing-canada-why-were-all-losers-in-ottawas-war-on-data/