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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics

Feb 28, 2014

The first Speech from the Throne in almost two years and a provincial budget will kick off the new session of the Alberta legislature, which begins Monday. Press Gallery regulars Paula Simons, Sheila Pratt and Karen Kleiss look ahead with podcast host Sarah O’Donnell about what Albertans might see from the...


Feb 21, 2014

Progressive Conservative MLA Steve Young held onto his caucus membership this week after telling Calgary Herald columnist Don Braid that Premier Alison Redford’s $45,000 South Africa travel bill did not reflect “Alberta values.” But his comments certainly caused a stir. Journal politics watchers Paula Simons,...


Feb 14, 2014

Are the new schools announced by the Redford government this week enough to fulfill the Progressive Conservative’s 2012 election promises to build 50 new schools and modernize 70 more? What’s in the 2014 federal budget for Alberta? And should Alberta politicians from any parties be attacking the work of independent...


Feb 7, 2014

A December trip to attend South African leader Nelson Mandela's funeral has become a political liability for Alberta Premier Alison Redford. Press Gallery host Sarah O’Donnell talks with her Journal colleagues Graham Thomson, Paula Simons and Mariam Ibrahim about the controversy and why the $45,000 expense is causing...