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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Jul 17, 2015

Canada’s premiers are in Newfoundland, where they've brokered a deal on a national energy strategy, despite some harrumphing from Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall. What does the new deal mean? And what are the political games going on behind the scenes? This week on The Press Gallery, Edmonton Journal’s politics podcast, reporter Sheila Pratt and city columnist Paula Simons weigh in. and political affairs columnist Graham Thomson speaks from Newfoundland to host Brent Wittmeier. Good Stuff from the Gallery, a weekly segment, concludes the show. Paula’s pick: Sweet Home Alabama: Adam Gopnik looks at the racial and political context behind Harper Lee’s new (or old) novel, Go Set a Watchman, the sequel/prequel to To Kill a Mockingbird. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/07/27/sweet-home-alabama Sheila’s pick: Max Fawcett in Alberta Oil excerpts Premier Rachel Notley’s speech to Stampede Investment Forum. His take? Yahoo! http://www.albertaoilmagazine.com/2015/07/premier-notley-sends-a-message-to-the-energy-sector/ Graham’s pick: Pipe Dream, Graham’s own article in Alberta Views, is subtitled “the failure of Alberta’s carbon-capture experiment.” Available on newsstands. . Brent’s pick: Aaron Wherry interviews NDP Prime Ministerial hopeful, Thomas Mulcair, following the bearded leader’s new autobiography http://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/the-interview-ndp-leader-tom-mulcair/ PRESS GALLERY BONUS: Former Alberta Premier Alison Redford is back, at least in written form, in today’s Globe and Mail. She defends the Canadian energy strategy as her own baby. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/an-energy-strategy-to-power-the-country/article25541257/