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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics

May 25, 2018

Alberta was the party pooper at the Western Premiers' Conference in Yellowknife this week, and it's all thanks to pipelines. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Dave Breakenridge and Paula Simons to talk about why Premier Rachel Notley dissed the conference and sent her deputy instead, and why Alberta refused to sign onto the meeting's communique to Ottawa. The team also takes a look at why British Columbia is suing Alberta, and a recent NDP government hire that has the opposition seeing red. Good Stuff from the Gallery Paula's pick: The world lost Phillip Roth this week, so Paula recommends his novel The Plot Against America, as well as this read in the New Yorker about the frightening lessons in the book. Emma's pick: This excellent investigation by Pamela Colloff about the death of a small-town Texas teacher, and the potentially questionable blood splatter evidence that led to her husband being convicted of her murder. Dave's pick: This new series of ESPN's 30 for 30 podcasts, in particular this first one about the dark side of Bikram yoga.