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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Jul 24, 2015

The Press Gallery #97: The Gathering Storm Edition The title of this week’s podcast shares its name with Winston Churchill’s masterful book on the buildup to the Second World War. While we can’t claim the magnificence of Churchill’s literature or oratory, our panellists do an admirable job of setting the stage for what could be a one of the most exciting federal election campaigns in recent memory. We explore how the race is shaping up in Alberta, ask whether Rachel Notley’s big victory in May could portend a breakthrough for Thomas Mulcair, and consider who might suffer most from a worsening Canadian economy. Somehow, Alison Redford and Connor McDavid even get into the mix. Guest host Keith Gerein is joined by city columnist Paula Simons, senior reporter Sheila Pratt, and blogger/web editor Stuart Thomson. Good Stuff from the Gallery links Paula’s pick: Admit it: You Want to See How Far This Goes, Don’t You? By The Onion http://www.theonion.com/blogpost/admit-it-you-people-want-see-how-far-goes-dont-you-50895 Sheila’s pick: The End of Alison: The Multiple Meanings of the Redford Resignation https://albertaviews.ab.ca/2014/04/22/the-end-of-alison/ Keith’s pick: Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? How the Famous Sell Us Elixirs of Health, Beauty, and Happiness" by Timothy Caulfield http://www.salon.com/2015/05/01/gwyneth_paltrow_is_wrong_about_everything_my_adventure_in_goop_endorsed_cleanses/ http://www.amazon.ca/Gwyneth-Paltrow-Wrong-About-Everything/dp/067006758X Stuart’s pick: The Nicki Minaj debate is bigger than Taylor Swift’s ego http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jul/22/nicki-minaj-debate-bigger-than-taylor-swifts-ego?CMP=share_btn_tw