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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics

May 27, 2016

Alberta’s NDP government pulled some focus from the Fort McMurray wildfire this week as cabinet ministers rolled out legislation to support key policies such as the new climate leadership implementation plan. Provincial affairs columnist Graham Thomson and health reporter Keith Gerein join the Journal’s opinion page editor Sarah O’Donnell for this week’s episode of the Journal’s politics podcast to talk about the Environment Minister Shannon Phillips’ Bill 20, which lays out the details of Alberta’s new carbon tax. The trio also review Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s visit with Premier Rachel Notley at the legislature, chatting about how it went according to script and where it went off the rails. The show concludes with a brief look at the Alberta Party’s upcoming policy convention. Good Stuff from the Gallery links Sarah’s pick: Frontline: The Business of Disaster Graham’s pick: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Keith’s pick: Wildfire reporting showed the press at its best; now to create a blueprint for the future by Trish Audette-Longo and Brian Gorman