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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics

Dec 7, 2019

Thank goodness that’s over. Hansard scribes, security guards, clerks, press gallery members and, likely, many others are in for some relief after an intense fall sitting of the 30th legislature ended at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

Join reporter Lisa Johnson, managing editor Dave Breakenridge, legislature columnist Keith...

Nov 30, 2019

Cupcake, anyone? We're celebrating an unbelievable 300th episode of the Press Gallery today, which adds up to at least 6,000 hours of Alberta politics analysis since this podcast began in 2013.

Profuse thanks to all the listeners who have stuck with us through these whiplash-inducing six years in the legislature...

Nov 23, 2019

It had a benign-sounding name: the Reform of Agencies, Boards and Commissions and Government Enterprises Act.

But Bill 22 caused a real ruckus this week, including allegations of government corruption and orations about threats to democracy.

Among the reforms in this omnibus bill of administrative changes meant to save...

Nov 15, 2019

It may have been constituency week at the legislature, but things didn’t slow down for a moment in politics.

Join legislature columnist Keith Gerein, National Post Alberta correspondent Tyler Dawson, managing editor Dave Breakenridge and host Janet French as they dissect Premier Jason Kenney’s announcement of a...

The premiers' pancake and plane party edition

Nov 9, 2019

It was another breakneck week in Alberta provincial politics, and Premier Jason Kenney hit some turbulence on Thursday when the opposition revealed Albertans had paid more than $16,000 to fly him, three other "like-minded premiers," and some of their wives and staff on a charter plane from a Calgary meeting to the...