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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Oct 2, 2015

Playing politics is a serious allegation these days. With a federal election in full swing, plus some jousting in Alberta over a new NDP government, politicians are accusing other politicians of playing politics. We pick up on Naheed Nenshi's tiff with Jason Kenney over the niqab debate, as well as former CPC MP and Alberta trade envoy Rob Merrifield's accusations of interference from the office of Rachel Notley, who's in eastern Canada and the U.S. this week to discuss pipleines. A final French language takes place Friday night, and the leaders are fresh off a foreign policy debate earlier in the week. This week on The Press Gallery, Edmonton Journal’s politics podcast, city columnist Paula Simons, reporter Sheila Pratt and National Post reporter Tristin Hopper join host Brent Wittmeier to chase headlines and play politics. Good Stuff from the Gallery, a weekly segment, concludes the show. Paula’s pick: Weed Whackers: Monsanto, glyphosate, and the war on invasive species. http://harpers.org/archive/2015/09/weed-whackers/ Sheila’s pick: After the Sands, by Gordon Laxer: http://octopusbooks.ca/event/after-the-sands-book-launch-with-gordon-laxer-and-bruce-campbell Tristin’s pick: Parkland: Four Days in November: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Vincent Bugliosi http://www.amazon.ca/Parkland-Assassination-President-12-Nov-2013-Paperback/dp/B011T7DJ2S/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1443811945&sr=8-6&keywords=Parkland++by+Vincent+Bugliosi Brent’s pick: To uncover or not to uncover: Why the niqab issue is ridiculous, by Andrew Coyne http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/andrew-coyne-to-uncover-or-not-to-uncover-why-the-niqab-issue-is-ridiculous