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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics

Jan 8, 2016

Yes, this is the podcast you’re looking for. Calgary MLA Deborah Drever has been a lightening rod for public controversy, ever since she was first elected as a New Democrat this spring. Since then, she’s been forced to sit as an independent, waiting for redemption and a chance to rejoin the NDP caucus. In this week’s edition of the The Press Gallery, recording on Thursday morning, January 7, host Brent Wittmeier speaks to senior political reporter Sheila Pratt, provincial affairs reporter Mariam Ibrahim and columnist Paula Simons about just why Deborah Drever keeps making headlines. The panel will also discussed Albertans First and their efforts to force a plebiscite on Bill Six and the carbon tax, the Keystone XL NAFTA fight, and the continuing impact of low oil prices on Alberta’s political scene. As always, the show ends with this week’s Good Stuff from the Gallery picks. And may the Force be with you. Always. Sheila’s pick: Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider's Stand Against the World's Most Powerful Industry , by Andrew Nikiforuk. Paula’s pick: The Big Short Brent and Mariam’s pick: Maclean’s Magazine: The Death of the Alberta Dream.