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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics

Oct 21, 2016

This week, Premier Rachel Notley took to a Calgary stage, in front of an invited audience, for a State of the Province address. The Press Gallery team take a look at what she said and what it means. Join host, legislative reporter Emma Graney, along with guests Sarah O'Donnell, the Journal's opinion page editor, city columnist Paula Simons and reporter Stuart Thomson as they talk speeches, this week's polling numbers, political fundraising in Alberta and a new government initiative called Future Ready. Good stuff from the Gallery Sarah's pick: The Arizona Republic's endorsement of Hillary Clinton, and its response to the threats workers received as a result. Stuart's pick: George Orwell's essay on making the perfect cup of tea (no political undertones, just some mighty fine advice). Emma's pick: Lawrence in Arabia, a book by Scott Anderson about the making of the modern Middle East, framed by the life of T.E. Lawrence. Also, the hilarious, award-winning BBC political comedy, The Thick Of It. Paula's pick: A BBC documentary about government-sanctioned drug assassinations in the Philippines. Also, The Kitchen Sync, a fundraiser lip-sync battle for the Woman’s Art Museum of Canada. It's being held in Edmonton this Tuesday.