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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics

Dec 19, 2014

It still feels weird to say it, but Danielle Smith is a Progressive Conservative MLA. The former leader of the Wildrose party severed ties with the opposition party in spectacular fashion Wednesday along with eight other MLAs elected in 2012 under the Wildrose banner: Rob Anderson, Jeff Wilson, Bruce McAllister, Gary...


Dec 12, 2014

The fall sitting of the Legislature concluded this week, with Premier Jim Prentice and the Progressive Conservative caucus pushing through several pieces of legislation in the final day, including new accountability measures and a condominium. Edmonton Journal’s weekly politics podcast, The Press Gallery, convened...


Dec 5, 2014

Premier Jim Prentice pulled the Progressive Conservative’s controversial Bill #10 off the table, at least temporarily, late Thursday afternoon. What a difference a few hours makes. When The Press Gallery, Edmonton Journal’s weekly politics podcast, convened Thursday morning, it seemed the government would insist on...


Nov 28, 2014

Is Alberta still Wild Rose Country? That’s the big question up for debate on The Press Gallery this week, as podcast host Sarah O’Donnell talks with three newsroom colleagues about the abrupt defections by MLAs Kerry Towle and Ian Donovan from the Wildrose party to the Progressive Conservatives. Provincial affairs...


Nov 21, 2014

The Legislature is back in session this week and Premier Jim Prentice and the PCs are working to convince Albertans they are singing a different tune than just a few months earlier. City columnist Paula Simons and provincial affairs reporter Mariam Ibrahim sat down in the Journal studio with The Press Gallery’s host...