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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Oct 13, 2017

We've got a fitting episode of the Press Gallery for Friday the 13th, with the panel discussing some scary new polling numbers for the NDP, and how tensions are rising in the leadership contest for the United Conservative Party.  Join guest host Keith Gerein as he chats about those developments with panellists Clare Clancy, Paula Simons and Graham Thomson. The group also examines the NDP's dilemma around whether cannabis should be sold through a public agency or private businesses. And Paula weighs in on the latest developments in death of Serenity. Good stuff from the gallery Clare's pick:  The new season of the Embedded podcast starts with a look at how The Apprentice paved the way for Donald Trump's run to the White House. Paula’s pick: Tristin Hopper of the National Post has a funny take on federal politics called Andrew Scheer’s sex appeal: How the Tory Leader Stands Up Against Two World-Renowned Political Hunks. And make sure to listen to past episodes of the Edmonton-based The Irrelevant Show, now that CBC has decided to cancel the broadcast.  Keith's pick: The Edmonton Journal's civic elections coverage has all you need to make an informed decision for Monday's vote. Check out our articles on the race for mayor, what's happening in the various wards, school board contests, and the various issues on the minds of Edmontonians. Graham’s pick: A new book, Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future, by former award-winning Edmonton Journal reporter Edward Struzik, is a well written deep dive into the inevitability of increased wildfire activity, and how governments should respond.