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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Aug 26, 2016

More bad news for Alberta's coffers this week as Finance Minister Joe Ceci announced a $10.9 billion deficit for the province, thanks to continued low oil prices and the Fort McMurray wildfire. When will the government turn to cuts? Will it? Join host Emma Graney with guests Graham Thomson, Paula Simons and Keith Gerein as they weigh in. The team also takes a look at physician pay in the province - the highest in the country - and a speech by Premier Rachel Notley to a friendly union crowd in Ottawa this week. Good stuff from the gallery Keith's pick: Column by former Journal reporter and Press Gallery host Mariam Ibrahim in the Ottawa citizen, arguing that the French Burkini ban shows Muslim women aren't welcome in public spaces. Paula's Pick: A New Yorker article about the most exclusive restaurant in America... or is it? Emma's Pick: Another New Yorker article, this time by Edmonton lad Omar Mouallem, called Making bicycles in Detroit is an uphill battle. Graham's pick: A speech by Hilary Clinton denouncing Trump's racism and appealing to moderate republicans.