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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Aug 15, 2014

The Press Gallery #51: O’ Captain, My Captain edition We have a Robin Williams-inspired episode this week in The Press Gallery. Columnist Paula Simons and reporters Mariam Ibrahim and Sheila Pratt join guest host Keith Gerein to discuss the latest developments in the race to become captain of the Alberta Tories’ (sinking?) ship. The panelists also weigh in on Finance Minister Doug Horner’s political future, a new report on pollution in the oilsands region, and a very quiet NDP leadership campaign. As a bonus, we also talk about the metaphorical hanging of Alison Redford (her portrait). Fifty years from now, what will Albertans say about our first woman premier when they pass her image in the legislature hallway? Good Stuff from the Gallery links: Paula’s pick: Aboriginal Populations: Social, Demographic, and Epidemiological Perspectives. Edited by Frank Trovato and Anatole Romaniuk, and published by the University of Alberta press http://www.uap.ualberta.ca/UAP.asp?LID=41&bookID=1054 http://books.google.ca/books?id=Mtr9AwAAQBAJ&pg=PR4&lpg=PR4&dq=Aboriginal+Populations+University+of+Alberta+Press&source=bl&ots=2FXgKAqUku&sig=jlPPI47yFm8fxE8xjD0jFOUMwfU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=PULuU6GNOc6syASotIG4DQ&ved=0CE4 Keith’s pick: Gap Analysis of Public Mental Health and Addictions Programs in Alberta. A report written for the provincial government by the University of Alberta’s T. Cameron Wild, Jody Wolfe, Jian Wang, and Arto Ohinmaa http://www.health.alberta.ca/documents/GAP-MAP-Report-2014.pdf Mariam’s pick: War Gear Flows to Police Departments. By Matt Apuzzo. Published in the New York Times June 8, 2014 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/us/war-gear-flows-to-police-departments.html Sheila’s pick: The July 28, 2014, decision of the Human Rights Tribunal in the case of an Alberta school teacher who alleged her school did not properly intervene to stop harassment from a student. http://www.canlii.org/en/ab/abhrc/doc/2014/2014ahrc5/2014ahrc5.html