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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Aug 13, 2016

Every journalist loves a good information leak, and this week saw one of those, as well as the continued story of a leak from a few years ago. Join host, legislative reporter Emma Graney, as she chats all things Alberta politics with guests Sarah O’Donnell, the Edmonton Journal opinion page editor, health reporter Keith Gerein and, making his Press Gallery podcast debut, Journal/Sun deputy editor Dave Breakenridge. This week, they talk leaks including Enron emails at the heart of the power purchase arrangement lawsuit and the 2014 brown envelope containing Thomas Lukaszuk’s $20,000 cellphone bill. The podcast also takes a look at Alberta's election financing rules the ethics committee is hoping to change, including the controversial introduction of political campaign rebates. Good Stuff from the Gallery links Keith’s pick My Crazy Year With Trump by Katy Tur Sarah’s pick The Tyee article How Rich or Poor are you, really? and the OECD tool to compare your income with others in your country. Emma’s pick Word Nerd: Dispatches from the Games, Grammar, and Geek Underground by John D. Williams Jr. Dave’s pick El Chapo and the Secret History of the Heroin Crisis by Don Winslow