The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics
Join legislature reporter Emma Graney, columnist Keith Gerein, as well as others in The Press Gallery, Edmonton Journal's Alberta politics podcast.
info_outline The flurried fall feast edition 10/11/2019
The flurried fall feast edition The Alberta legislature grounds had a back-to-school feel this week as MLAs returned to the capital for the fall sitting of the government’s first session. As colourful leaves fluttered down, so did a few new pieces of legislation, with House Leader Jason Nixon pledging to introduce between 14 and 17 bills during the next nine weeks. Join reporter Moira Wyton, managing editor Dave Breakenridge, National Post reporter Tyler Dawson and host Janet French as they break down some political highlights from the week, including an unexpected piece of legislation to fire the board of Alberta’s real estate regulator. We’ll also dive into the federal election's televised leadership debates — in English and French — to suss out if any of the contenders spared a thought Alberta’s way. Finally, the UCP government now has a name for its promised war room, which is meant to combat what they say are unfair characterizations of Alberta’s oil and gas industry. We’ll talk about how the Canadian Energy Centre has been set up, who’s at the helm and what the government says it will do. Good Stuff from the Gallery. -Moira brings the ear candy with Pitchfork’s list of the 200 best songs of the 2010s -Dave: The new season of Broken Record is out. -If climate change is a major issue for you as you mull your federal election vote, Janet recommends this Maclean’s piece by energy economist Andrew Leach and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, who rated the major parties’ climate plans for ambition and feasibility. -If you're a fan of fantasy, you'll want to check out the latest in the Philip Pullman His Dark Materials canon. The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and the Amber Spyglass came out ages ago. Last year, a new novel came out. Last week, The Secret Commonwealth came out. It's set after The Amber Spyglass.
info_outline Budget Signs And Supreme Strangeness edition 09/28/2019
Budget Signs And Supreme Strangeness edition With Alberta's budget now confirmed for Oct. 24, the government this week floated a couple of snippets at the AUMA convention about what we might see in the UCP's first set of complete fiscal plans. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney and guests Moira Wyton, Keith Gerein and Dave Breakenridge to talk about what else happened at the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association convention in Edmonton. The team also takes you to what might be the oddest political press conference of 2019 thus far, and visits the court decision that granted B.C. a temporary injunction against Alberta's so-called turn-off-the-taps legislation. Good Stuff from the Gallery Dave's pick: Listen Up, a new podcast with the lads from Oasis. Keith's pick: This excellent piece on the Burnaby North-Seymour riding in Vancouver, the epicentre of the Trans Mountain pipeline battle. Emma's pick: Emma suggests you go visit Chobe National Park in Botswana and Victoria Falls in Zambia. Failing that, she'd like you to read How The West Was Lost by Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo. Moira's pick: Moira has a couple of intertwined recommendations for you this week, both revolving around the film Hustlers — this 2015 piece from The Cut called The Hustlers At Scores, and this read on HuffPost about how Canadian sex workers felt about the movie.
info_outline The Jason Kenney goes to New York edition 09/20/2019
The Jason Kenney goes to New York edition Alberta Premier Jason Kenney recently visited New York hoping to sell Alberta to investors. Join Dave Breakenridge, Janet French and Keith Gerein as they talk about Kenney's American travels. The team also talks about rural policing, and news that a lawsuit over gay-straight alliances has been dropped. Regular host Emma Graney was busy chasing elephants this week, but will hopefully return soon.
info_outline The Kenney vs. Amnesty edition 09/13/2019
The Kenney vs. Amnesty edition This week, Alberta premier Jason Kenney got into a war of words with Amnesty International. Kenney's colourful letter made full use of his thesaurus. Our regular host Emma Graney is away this week. Join Dave Breakenridge, Janet French, Clare Clancy in Edmonton and Chris Varcoe in Calgary.
info_outline The MacKinnon Panel Panel edition 09/06/2019
The MacKinnon Panel Panel edition The big news out of Alberta politics this week was, of course, the MacKinnon panel report, which is slated to guide the UCP's spending over the party's four-year mandate as government. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Dave Breakenridge and the Calgary Herald's Chris Varcoe to unpack the 26 recommendations, what it means for Alberta, provincial policy and the path to balance. The team also takes a look at transparency, possible legislation out of the report and the political fallout. The Press Gallery also farewells a very special podcast pal (we're not crying, you're crying). Good Stuff from the Gallery Clare's pick: With the death of former Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe, Clare recommends you read When a Crocodile Eats the Sun, a memoir of Africa by journalist Peter Godwin. Emma's pick: Emma recommends you dive into the excellent multi-part series from The Walrus, which details seven cases of corruption around the world. Dave's pick: Dave recommends a disturbing but important read from The Atlantic, called Why Don’t Police Catch Serial Rapists?
info_outline The Quarterly Report That Wasn't edition 08/30/2019
The Quarterly Report That Wasn't edition Two flimsy, stapled pages formed the entirety of the province's first-quarter fiscal update this week, leading Alberta politics watchers to wonder — where's the rest? Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Keith Gerein and Clare Clancy to dive into what that was such an odd turn of events, and what it means for Alberta. The team also tackles two new auditor reports released this week, and drags education reporter Janet French into the studio to talk seclusion rooms and school funding challenges. Good stuff from the Gallery Clare's pick: This incredible long read from Elle magazine about two sisters and the terrorist that came between them. Emma's pick: For the science nerds among us, Emma recommends the excellent Washington Post Moonrise podcast, which tells the tale of nuclear brinkmanship, backroom politics, and science fiction — all thanks to mankind's race to the moon. Keith's pick: This fascinating long read out of the UK about folks who are decidedly ungrateful for their social worker.
info_outline The ABCs, As Easy As Reappointing edition 08/23/2019
The ABCs, As Easy As Reappointing edition Alberta's agencies, boards and commissions (ABCs for short) have undergone an overhaul by the UCP government, with 61 new appointments all at once. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney (who apologizes for her singing) and guests Clare Clancy and Keith Gerein to talk about what the thwack of changes means for Alberta politics. The team also takes a look at developments on the education file around the curriculum, and a potential change to property tax laws for cannabis producers. Good stuffy from the gallery Clare's pick: This is one of the best podcast episodes Clare has ever heard — so you know it's good. Called 'The right to be forgotten,' by Radiolab, it takes a look at why some journalists are unpublishing stories from the internet. Emma's pick: This excellent read from Drew Anderson at CBC Calgary, who used court documents to fully explain the allegations around Jeff Callaway's UCP leadership campaign. Keith's pick: This fascinating piece in Esquire about a detective who only finds missing million-dollar cars.
info_outline The Panels, Panels, Panels edition 08/16/2019
The Panels, Panels, Panels edition Minimum wage gets a panel! Alberta's finances get a panel! You ALLLLLL get a panel! Such was the case in Alberta politics this week. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy and Dave Breakenridge to talk about panels galore, and take a brief look at what legislation is ahead for the UCP government. Good stuff from the gallery Clare's pick: Clare wants you to listen to the Reply All podcast. Specifcially, this awesome episode called The Crime Machine. Emma's pick: Emma recommends this excellent and relevant deep dive by Journal reporter Liane Faulder about conversion therapy in Alberta. Dave's pick: Dave thinks you should go and check out as many Edmonton Fringe Festival shows as you possibly can. You can find the Journal team's swath of show reviews online here at the edmontonjournal.com, and maybe find your next favourite act.
info_outline The Paycuts And Promises edition 08/09/2019
The Paycuts And Promises edition Sure, it was a four-day week in the middle of summer, but that didn't stop MLAs from giving themselves a five per cent pay cut and Premier Jason Kenney from celebrating his first 100 days in office. Join host Emma Graney with guests Keith Gerein and Dave Breakenridge to talk all things Alberta politics, and find out why former U.S. president Roosevelt ended up in the discussion this week. We also have a very special interview with departing editor Sarah O'Donnell (*Emma starts crying*), without whom The Press Gallery wouldn't even exist. Good Stuff from the Gallery Keith's pick: Keith would like you to read the editorials that earned Sarah O'Donnell a national newspaper award. Emma's pick: Off the back of a recent recommendation by Press Gallery regular Clare Clancy about young women becoming Catholic nuns, Emma's pick is along a similar vein but takes us to India where more young people are becoming Jain monks. Dave's pick: Dave recommends you drive across Canada and check out all the awesome stuff our wonderful country has to offer. Here are some tips from Culture Trip if you need them. Sarah's (final) pick: Keep on reading the Edmonton Journal (we're not crying YOU'RE crying).
info_outline The Injunction Junction edition 08/02/2019
The Injunction Junction edition It might be summer, but that doesn't mean Alberta politics is taking time off. Instead, it headed to court this week where Justice Eric Macklin granted an injunction against Bill 9, the UCP government's controversial labour law. Join host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Janet French and Sarah O'Donnell to dive into why, and what that means for unions waiting in the wings. The team also takes on recent developments in the Chicago Principles kerfuffle and an appointment to the war room. Good Stuff from the Gallery Janet's pick: This disturbing read from Toronto Life about greed, betrayal and medical misconduct. Sarah's pick: Sarah would like you to listen to these two awesome Planet Money podcast instalments about recycling, episodes 925 and 926. And if it's not going to leave you awake at night, she also recommends the Amazon TV series The Man In The High Castle. Emma's pick: On a lighter note, Emma recommends you all delight in the new Wigan Athletic football team mascot — Crusty, the giant pie. You can read about Crusty and his creators Caydenm (8) and Neve (9) here on Wigan Today, and about fan reactions to the mascot here on The Sun. Clare's pick: This jaw-dropping read from The Cut about a Harvard law professor, titled The Most Gullible Man in Cambridge. firstname.lastname@example.org twitter.com/EmmaLGraney
info_outline The Flipping The Switch edition 07/26/2019
The Flipping The Switch edition The new UCP government this week reversed an NDP decision around Alberta's electricity market, announcing the province will stick with an energy-only market. Confused as to what that means? You're not alone. It's outrageously complex. Join host Emma Graney who tries to explain it all with the help of guests Sarah O'Donnell and Clare Clancy. The team also takes a look at Alberta's sunshine list and the latest in party fundraising totals. Good Stuff from the Gallery Clare's pick: Clare recommends two things this week. First up, Emma Graney's deep dive into the work of Janice MacKinnon who is overseeing a panel about Alberta's finances ("Thanks, Clancy!" - Emma.) She also recommends this horrifying read from The Guardian about the rise of domestic killings using the defense of a "sex game gone wrong." Emma's pick: Not to be outdone, Emma also recommends two things this week. Firstly, this amusing Washington Post interview with the graphic designer behind a parody presidential seal mistakenly used at a Trump speech this week. Also, she thinks you should absolutely go watch the Good Omens television series on Amazon. Sarah's pick: Sarah also jumps aboard the multiple recommendations train this week, but wins with three. She recommends the This Sounds Serious podcast, Elise Stolte's column about Edmonton drawing a line on urban sprawl, and — for the power geeks — the AESO real-time electricity tracker. email@example.com twitter.com/EmmaLGraney
info_outline The Investigations And Infections edition 07/19/2019
The Investigations And Infections edition Investigations into the 2017 UCP leadership race continued to make headlines in Alberta politics this week, with the elections commissioner slapping one-time candidate Jeff Callaway with $70,000 in fines for his campaign. The Journal also revealed two more UCP MLAs interviewed by police in the RCMP investigation into alleged voting irregularities in the 2017 race. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Keith Gerein and Sarah O'Donnell to talk about those developments. The team also delves into the syphilis outbreak declared this week in Alberta, and developments in the Persons with Developmental Disabilities file. Good Stuff from the Gallery Keith's pick: This deep dive explainer in Maclean's about the Jeff Callaway campaign donations. Clare's pick: A fun recommendation from Clare this week is the podcast The Moment, from Wondery. It's a podcast about love. Clare particularly recommends the Taylor Swift episode. Emma's pick: Emma recommends the book 'Minding the Public Purse.' It's by Janice MacKinnon, the former finance minister currently reviewing Alberta's finances. Oh, and check out the highlights from the cricket world cup final, too. Sarah's pick: Sarah has a whole series from the Toronto Star she'd love you to read. They all dive into the highest-billing doctors in Ontario. You can find them here, here and here.
info_outline The Stampede, Saskatoon And Session's Settled edition 07/12/2019
The Stampede, Saskatoon And Session's Settled edition Yahoo, another set of politicians played dress up at Calgary Stampede this week ahead of the premiers meeting in Saskatoon. Join host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Keith Gerein and Dave Breakenridge to discuss everything pancake-related, and what Premier Jason Kenney brought to the table when premiers hung out in Calgary and later in Saskatchewan. The team also takes a look at the latest in pre-election stumping by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and People's Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier, and gives a rundown of what happened in the spring session. Good Stuff from the Gallery Clare's pick: An astounding read from HuffPost about how more young women want to become Catholic nuns. Keith's pick: This excellent long read called Searching for Keith (no, not our Keith, but a guy who went missing off a sailing vessel). Emma's pick: This intriguing read from BBC News about how Norway's approach to jails and criminals is reducing recidivism at an impressive rate. Dave's pick: This story about the Bowie classic Space Oddity, about how the song became a cultural icon.
info_outline The Haters Gonna H8 edition 07/05/2019
The Haters Gonna H8 edition Hating on oil? Premier Jason Kenney will not be putting up with that, thank you very much, announcing this week his government will conduct an inquiry into alleged foreign-funded attacks on Alberta's energy industry. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Keith Gerein, Clare Clancy and Dave Breakenridge to delve into why that inquiry is happening and what it means for Alberta. The team also takes a look at Alberta's longest-ever sitting day via NDP concerns with education Bill 8 (or "Bill H8," as the opposition likes to call it), the kerfuffle over the true state of Alberta's finances and what's happening with Kenney's promised 10 per cent pay cut. Good Stuff from the Gallery Keith's pick: Keith has two interesting reads for you this week. The first is from Macleans, about the recent Hong Kong protests. The other piece is a gobsmacking read from the Washington Post about Florida's iguana infestation. Clare's pick: This super interesting read in the New Yorker about what medical science is doing to try and cure phantom itches. Emma's pick: The fascinating Netflix documentary called Sour Grapes, about a high-priced wine scam. Dave's pick: The excellent album Lux Prima.
info_outline The Senator! Senator! edition 06/28/2019
The Senator! Senator! edition Premier Jason Kenney wants Albertans to elect their senators again, no matter what the federal government thinks. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Keioth Gerein and Dave Breakridge to chat about what that means and why it's a whole... thing. The team also takes on the Western Premiers' meeting and changes to the oil industry this week. Good Stuff from the Gallery Clare's pick: This awesome episode of the excellent podcast Reply All, called Dark Pattern, about the invisible maze, designed to trick millions of people out of their money. Keith's pick: This fascinating read about a massive nuclear waste site being developed in Finland. Emma's pick: This fantastic documentary about the Australian cricket ball-tempering scandal, called Crossing the Line. Dave's pick: The disturbing podcast about the Golden State Killer called Man in the Window.
info_outline How the Alberta election was won and lost: Chapter 4 06/24/2019
How the Alberta election was won and lost: Chapter 4 In the fourth and final chapter of our special series on the Alberta election, Emma explains how Jason Kenney was able to win so convincingly.
info_outline The Pipelines and Earplugs edition 06/21/2019
The Pipelines and Earplugs edition The federal government approved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (again) this week, but Premier Jason Kenney was not jumping for joy. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney and guests Keith Gerein, Janet French and Dave Breakenridge to talk about why. The team also takes a look at this week's passage of Bill 9 and why the government didn't want to hear about it (very literally), and a new immigration office announced by the UCP. Good Stuff from the Gallery Keith's pick: Keith's digging on another John Ivison column this week, this time on the Scheer climate plan giving voters expressions of concern with no actual cost. Janet's pick: This fascinating article on Toronto's Stronach family and their $500-million family feud. Emma's pick: Getting far away from Alberta politics, Emma recommends the YA novel Cinder by Marissa Meyer — a retelling of Cinderella featuring cyborgs, robots and a handsome prince. Dave's pick: This gob-smacking read in The Atlantic, What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane.
info_outline The Budgets and Backbench Bills edition 06/14/2019
The Budgets and Backbench Bills edition Money, money, money was on the mind of the Alberta legislature this week as the United Conservative government introduced its interim supply bill. Join host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Keith Gerein and Dave Breakenridge to talk numbers and go over exactly why unions are unimpressed with the government this week. The team also takes a look at a couple of backbencher bills and the committee that oversees them. Good Stuff from the Gallery Clare's pick: This project from the LA Times called The man in the window, about the golden state serial killer. Keith's pick: This piece from John Ivison in the National Post about some of the exciting goings-on in Ottawa. Emma's pick: This fascinating read in Washingtonian magazine by a mom whose 13-year-old son joined the alt-right movement. Dave's pick: This heartbreaking piece from the New York Times, The Day the Music Burned, about the biggest disaster in the history of the music business — the 2008 Universal fire.
info_outline The All-Night Filibuster Fun edition 06/07/2019
The All-Night Filibuster Fun edition The Alberta legislature broke a record for the longest Wednesday sitting in provincial history this week, and Press Gallery host Emma Graney was there watching... for some of it, anyway. Join Graney and guests Clare Clancy, Janet French and Sarah O'Donnell to discuss why on earth Alberta MLAs were in the house for a full 24 hours. The team also dives into changes around the Education Act and what the report on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls means for Alberta. Good Stuff from the Gallery Clare's pick: Season 4 of the awesome podcast series called Ear Hustle, which is recorded in prison. Janet's pick: This fascinating piece from The Star on something called atmospheric rivers, and how they're changing . Emma's pick: This book by former Obama advisor Dan Pfeiffer called Yes we (still) can, about journalism and social media in the age of Trump. Sarah's pick: This series on sexual violence and policing in remote Alaska, called Lawless. It's a partnership between ProPublica and Anchorage Daily News.
info_outline How the Alberta election was won and lost: Chapter 3 06/06/2019
How the Alberta election was won and lost: Chapter 3 Jason Kenney was elected premier of Alberta on April 16 after a bitterly fought campaign. But the journey started nearly three years ago. This special series from the Press Gallery, the Edmonton Journal’s long-running politics podcast, will give listeners a deep dive into Alberta’s 2019 election. Chapter 3 focuses on the NDP campaign and whether or not the election was lost before the writ was even dropped.
info_outline The Fighting Fires edition 05/31/2019
The Fighting Fires edition As the wildfire situation in Northern Alberta worsens, the United Conservative Party is fighting political fires of its own. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Janet French, Keith Gerein and Dave Breakenridge to take a dive into the appointment of a special prosecutor in the RCMP investigation into the UCP leadership race, and the new elections commissioner investigation facing UCP MLA Peter Singh. The team also looks at the fires Health Minister Tyler Shandro tried to put out this week — and why the phrase "In due course" was trending on Twitter. Good Stuff from the Gallery Janet's pick: The wonderful children's book series about families (comes with bonus magic tricks!) called Magic misfits, by Neil Patrick Harris. Keith's pick: This piece in the Globe and Mail by economist Trevor Tombe, about why Alberta's carbon tax is not, in fact, dead. Emma's pick: Not at all political, this Netflix documentary about body building, called Generation Iron 3. Dave's pick: This awesome new podcast called Defence Watch, which takes us behind the curtain of Canada’s special forces.
info_outline How the Alberta election was won and lost: Chapter 2 05/30/2019
How the Alberta election was won and lost: Chapter 2 Jason Kenney was elected premier of Alberta on April 16 after a bitterly fought campaign. But the journey started nearly three years ago. This special series from the Press Gallery, the Edmonton Journal’s long-running politics podcast, will give listeners a deep dive into Alberta’s 2019 election. Chapter 2 focuses on the UCP leadership campaign, the surrounding controversies and the role it played in the election.
info_outline The Game Of Throne Speeches edition 05/24/2019
The Game Of Throne Speeches edition Your dragon show has ended but the 30th legislature of Alberta has just begun, kicking off this week with the speech from the throne. Join host Emma Graney with guests Janet French, Keith Gerein and Dave Breakenridge to take a look at what was in that speech, what we can expect and what that means for Alberta. The team also visits new standing orders that will change some of the rules that govern the house. Desk-thumping? Yeah, you won't hear that anymore if the UCP gets its way. Good stuff from the gallery Dave's pick: This excellent and completely bananas podcast called The Shrink Next Door. But before you get to that, give this piece about Middle Eastern representation in Hollywood on The Ringer a read, and listen to Vampire Weekend's new album Father of the Bride. Keith's pick: This profile on Ed Whittingham, the former Alberta Energy Regulator director Jason Kenney promised to fire. Emma's pick: This super interesting read from Mosaic about how Iceland solved its teen substance abuse problem. Janet's pick: Channeling the spirit of regular Press Gallery guest Clare Clancy and her own education reporter role, Janet recommends this NPR podcast about the overlooked factors that lead to success in education.
info_outline How the Alberta election was won and lost: Chapter 1 05/22/2019
How the Alberta election was won and lost: Chapter 1 Jason Kenney was elected premier of Alberta on April 16 after a bitterly fought campaign. But the journey started nearly three years ago. This special series from the Press Gallery, the Edmonton Journal's long-running politics podcast, will give listeners a deep dive into Alberta's 2019 election. Host Emma Graney and others from the Edmonton Journal politics team will delve into how Kenney was able to cobble together an agreement that unified the Progressive Conservative and the Wildrose parties, before eventually leading the United Conservatives to a landslide victory. We will explore some of the major themes and controversies of the election, including the RCMP investigation into the UCP leadership race that saw Kenney win, the central place GSAs and LGBTQ issues played in the campaign and the importance of renewing Alberta's oil dependent economy in the minds of voters. We will also discuss what, if anything, the NDP could have done differently to stave off the UCP machine. Chapter 1 focuses on Kenney's arrival in Alberta and his ultimately successful pitch to lead the Progressive Conservative party in August 2016.
info_outline The Jason Kenney appoints a Blue Ribbon Panel edition 05/10/2019
The Jason Kenney appoints a Blue Ribbon Panel edition Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has appointed a panel to find ways to balance the budget, but without raising taxes. Join guest host Sarah O'Donnell, Keith Gerein, Clare Clancy and Dave Breakenridge as they discuss this, the UCP's plan to encourage free speech on universities, and Derek Fildebrandt's colourful goodbye.
info_outline The It's A Neeeew Alberta Cabinet! edition 05/03/2019
The It's A Neeeew Alberta Cabinet! edition Alberta has a new cabinet, sworn in at Government House in Edmonton this week. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Don Braid, Clare Clancy and Dave Breakenridge to talk about who was appointed and why. The team also delves into Premier Jason Kenney's problems with federal bills C-69 and C-48, and the implications of Alberta's proclamation of Bill 12, known as turn of the taps legislation.
info_outline The Consequences Of Killing The Carbon Tax edition 04/26/2019
The Consequences Of Killing The Carbon Tax edition As the United Conservative Party prepares to govern from next week, head-scratching over the implications of its first promise — to scrap the carbon tax — has already begun. Join host Emma Graney with guests Paige Parsons, Clare Clancy and Dave Breakenridge to take a look at what's worrying municipalities and the potential implications for new in-situ oil projects in Alberta. The team also talks new MLAs — and the case of the two Nixon brothers.
info_outline Introducing Down to Business 04/22/2019
Introducing Down to Business Coming April 24: There hasn’t yet been a podcast dedicated to a wide range of Canadian business stories. We want to change that. Down to Business is a new podcast devoted to what you need to know about Canadian business this week in under 30 minutes. Hosted by the Financial Post's Emily Jackson. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts
info_outline The Thank God It's Over election edition 04/18/2019
The Thank God It's Over election edition Election 2019 is finally done. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney and her equally tired guests Sarah O'Donnell, Clare Clancy and Keith Gerein to discuss what the UCP victory means for Alberta and relationships outside our provincial borders, delve into some cabinet speculation and give a quick update on the Peter Singh file. Good Stuff from the Gallery is here.