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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Aug 5, 2016

A short week here in Alberta still left time for some politics. The Press Gallery, Edmonton Journal’s podcast, keeps on truckin’ as provincial affairs reporter Emma Graney talks with opinion page editor Sarah O’Donnell, city columnist Paula Simons and legislative columnist Graham Thomson about Jason Kenney’s bid to win over Albertans with his Unite the Right truck tour across the province – and whether or not he should be driving a Dodge or a Ford. We also remember Mel Hurtig, the Edmonton publisher, politician, patriot and pundit, who died this week aged 84 after a life of influence and marking the city firmly on the map. The podcast also continues with the story that’s been dominating the province’s political world – the lawsuit the government has launched over power purchase arrangements. We look at timelines and what power companies are saying. Finally, the podcast discusses Tobaccogate, the long-running conflict of interest saga involving former Alberta premier Alison Redford. Good stuff from the gallery Sarah's pick: When Sandra Day O'Connor broke into the men's club: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/opinion/when-sandra-day-oconnor-broke-into-the-mens-club.html?_r=0 Paula's pick: Effigy by Alissa York Emma's pick: The book Shake hands with the Devil Graham's pick: Paula Simons' article remembering Mel Hurtig http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/paula-simons-mel-hurtig-wrote-edmonton-into-canadas-story