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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Aug 11, 2017

The title of this week's Press Gallery podcast is, of course, an homage to the Airbnb listing for the apartment of United Conservative Party MLA Derek Fildebrandt, following revelations he rented it out while claiming an accommodation allowance from taxpayers. Join host Emma Graney with guests Janet French, Paula Simons and Graham Thomson to talk about the latest expense controversy in Alberta politics, as well as Premier Rachel Notley's pipeline tour and B.C. doubling down on its pledge this week to fight the trans mountain pipeline expansion. The team also takes a brief look at the resignation of Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and what it means for Alberta. Good stuff from the Gallery Janet's pick: This look back at Brad Wall's legacy by long-time Regina Leader-Post political columnist Murray Mandryk.   Paula's pick: Two hilarious reads from McSweeney's — this tongue-in-cheek piece written (not really) by a Google robot, and this satirical look at the winners and losers of nuclear warfare.   Emma's pick: Two pieces on Australia's voluntary, unenforceable, mail-in ballot vote about whether to legalize same-sex marriage — a good primer on the issue from the New York Times, and an analysis of the process on The Conversation.   Graham's pick:  From Al Jazeera, this piece on North Korea tensions in graphic form. ** For all the Good Stuff links, head tohttp://edmontonjournal.com/tag/the-press-gallery