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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Jun 11, 2016

An extended edition of the Alberta’s legislature wrapped up this week so it only makes sense for the newest edition of The Press Gallery to talk about whether the 11 weeks of debating, budgeting and law-making ended with a bang or a whimper. The Journal’s provincial affairs reporter Emma Graney and city columnist Paula Simons joined opinion page editor Sarah O’Donnell on Friday, June 10 to discuss how the NDP government ended the session in a strong position while the Wildrose official Opposition suffered a series of self-inflicted wounds that only seem to be getting more serious for leader Brian Jean. Education reporter Janet French also stopped by at the top of the show to fill listeners in on how Education Minister David Eggen seems prepared to re-open the Education Act, never officially proclaimed by the Progressive Conservatives before the 2015 election. What is that all about? Good Stuff from the Gallery links Paula’s pick: Sex, lasers and a Thatcher-shaped cloud: Scenes from the front lines as the U.K. mulls an EU divorce by Tristan Hopper http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/lasers-condoms-and-a-thatcher-shaped-cloud-scenes-from-the-front-lines-as-the-u-k-mulls-an-eu-divorce Sarah’s pick: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Debt Buyers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxUAntt1z2c Emma’s pick: Failure Factories by the Tampa Bay Times http://www.tampabay.com/projects/2015/investigations/pinellas-failure-factories/