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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Feb 14, 2014

Are the new schools announced by the Redford government this week enough to fulfill the Progressive Conservative’s 2012 election promises to build 50 new schools and modernize 70 more? What’s in the 2014 federal budget for Alberta? And should Alberta politicians from any parties be attacking the work of independent officers of the Legislature? Press Gallery host Sarah O’Donnell, columnist Paula Simons and provincial affairs columnist Graham Thomson tackle these three issues this week, before offering up some “Good Stuff from the Gallery” suggestions. Good Stuff from the Gallery links Sarah’s Pick: Canada Without Medicare by Christopher Moore On news stands. Related link at http://www.canadashistory.ca/Magazine/Online-Extension/Articles/Medicare-History Paula’s Pick: Wendy Donigel’s book is a tribute to Hinduism’s complexity, not an insult by Vijay Prashad http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/12/wendy-doniger-book-hinduism-penguin-hindus Graham’s Pick: Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink Reviews of book on Goodreads.com http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17704902-five-days-at-memorial CBC’s The Current interview with Sheri Fink http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2013/12/10/sheri-fink-on-five-deadly-days-at-memorial-hospital-following-hurricane-katrina/