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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics

Mar 18, 2016

Alberta MLAs have been freed from the legislature as they set off on their two-week constituency break, just in time for political parties to make their final push for votes in the Calgary-Greenway byelection on Tuesday. It was pretty uneventful, policy-wise, but that doesn't mean the proceedings were free from controversy. The Edmonton Catholic School Board has passed its diversity policy as the deadline for all Alberta school boards to submit their own fast approaches. We'll discuss the challenges Education Minister David Eggen can expect as he begins studying board submissions. And the gallery takes some time to revisit the life and legacy of Leilani Muir-O'Malley, a woman seen as a hero to many for her fierce stance against the Alberta's government's dark history of eugenics. Join podcast regulars Graham Thomson and Paula Simons, along with new panellist Janet French, as they discuss these issues and more with host Mariam Ibrahim. As usual the show wraps up with Good Stuff from the Gallery. Good Stuff from the Gallery: Paula's pick: Doctored Strangelove in The Economist Graham's pick: The Eugenics Archives Mariam's pick: Sober second thoughts: why it's important to remember that not everybody drinks, by Audra Williams in the National Post.