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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


May 20, 2016

This week’s episode of The Press Gallery focuses on the impact the Fort McMurray wildfire is having on Alberta’s oilsands industry — a linchpin of the provincial economy. City columnist Paula Simons, provincial affairs columnist Graham Thomson and business columnist Gary Lamphier join the Journal’s opinion page editor Sarah O’Donnell to talk about how the fire's recent flare up, and second evacuation of oilsands operations north of Fort McMurray, could affect the bottom line of companies and the province. The panel also talks about the roll out of a tentative timeline for evacuees to return to Fort McMurray and how politics is beginning to surface, ever so slightly, on this issue. There’s also a brief look at the National Energy Board’s decision to approve the Trans-Mountain pipeline request. Good Stuff from the Gallery links Sarah’s pick: 60 Minutes Overtime: Stories by and about Morley Safer http://www.cbsnews.com/60-minutes/ Graham’s pick: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau should have the help she needs to fill her role by the Toronto Star’s editorial board https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2016/05/15/sophie-grgoire-trudeau-should-have-help-she-needs-to-fill-her-role-editorial.html Paula’s pick: Hamilton the musical https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21wgwkzdrkI&app=desktop Gary’s pick: The Second Machine Age http://secondmachineage