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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Sep 11, 2015

In politics, planning doesn't always translate into success. On the federal level, Stephen Harper has brought in a new fixer to get his message back on track. In Edmonton city politics, general manager Simon Farbrother was fired Thursday. Possibly because of how things might go awry, Rachel Notley’s caucus has been holed up in Banff for a fall retreat. This week on The Press Gallery, Edmonton Journal’s politics podcast, city columnist Paula Simons, provincial affairs reporter Mariam Ibrahim join host Brent Wittmeier to talk about best laid plans. Good Stuff from the Gallery, a weekly segment, concludes the show. Paula’s pick: The Witches of Salem, by Stacy Schiff, a new popular history of witch trials in Puritan America. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/09/07/the-witches-of-salem Mariam’s pick: Refugee sponsorship can be a long, complex process - here’s how it works. Joe Friesen on the bureaucratic steps towards bringing refugees to Canada: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/refugee-sponsorship-can-be-a-long-complex-process---heres-how-it-works/article26323043/ Brent’s pick: Shifting Sands, by Gillian Steward, a four-part series on public policy and Alberta's massive oil sands project. http://www.thestar.com/news/atkinsonseries.html