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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics

Nov 7, 2014

Alberta is accustomed to riding the oil revenue roller coaster, but at what point will the province start to feel the pinch from the current downward oil price slide? Journal business columnist Gary Lamphier makes his debut this week in The Press Gallery with host Sarah O’Donnell, city columnist Paula Simons and provincial affairs columnist Graham Thomson to explore what is behind the current worldwide oil price decline and discuss when those lower prices might shave an impact on Alberta’s economy. The Journal’s weekly politics podcast also talks about how the four-month drop in oil prices could influence provincial policy and budgeting. The episode begins with an update on the latest changes within the Wildrose Party, and leader Danielle Smith’s plan for a leadership review, after October’s four byelections. Good Stuff from the Gallery links Paula’s pick: Union Terminal levy passes by Patrick Murphy Cincinnati’s Union Terminal Now Saved for Future Generations by David Robert Weible Graham’s pick: China’s Dangerous Game by Howard W. French Sarah’s pick: MuckReads Podcast: 100 Years of Investigative Reporting Across the Globe Global Muckracking: 100 Years of Investigative Reporting Across the Globe by Anya Schiffrin Gary’s pick: Martin King’s weekly crude report