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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Mar 17, 2018

It was an unusually harmonious first week of session in the Alberta Legislature as parties of all stripes came together to pass a unanimous motion in support of the Trans Mountain pipeline. But it wasn't all kumbaya moments with topics like the carbon tax and climate change front and centre. Join The Press Gallery as Sarah O'Donnell, Clare Clancy, Paula Simons and Graham Thomson dig into the first rounds of Premier Rachel Notley and UCP leader Jason Kenney squaring off in question period. Janet French also stops in to discuss the education minister's call for all school boards to share information about superintendents' compensation.  Good Stuff from the Gallery  Janet's pick: This piece in The Atlantic looks at the evangelical movement in the U.S. and how its members have ended up supporting a president like Donald Trump.   Paula's pick: This Edmonton podcast, That's a Thing?!, takes a delightful mother-daughter look at contemporary digital youth culture.  Clare's pick:  A Rolling Stone interview with rapper Meek Mill while he is behind bars is a fascinating read that looks issues of bias in the U.S. justice system. Graham's pick:  An article packed with graphs, charts and information on what experts say about the degree to which humans are driving climate change  Sarah's pick: Putin's Revenge, a two-part documentary from Frontline, is an excellent primer on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his motivations. And her bonus suggestion is Paula Simons' Journal feature stories on the 20th anniversary of the Vriend decision. They are must-reads.