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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics

May 30, 2014

The silly season in Alberta leadership politics could easily be called the Selfie season, as the three Progressive Conservative candidates tour the province, taking plenty of “selfies” along the way to share via social media. This week, provincial affairs columnist Graham Thomson, along with senior reporters Keith...


May 23, 2014

This week’s Press Gallery is a quick study on the latest twists and turns in the Progressive Conservative leadership race and the controversies facing Alberta’s education system. Podcast host Sarah O’Donnell talks with provincial affairs columnist Graham Thomson and columnist Paula Simons about Jim Prentice’s...


May 16, 2014

After two months of lead-up, the Progressive Conservative party’s leadership race officially started on Thursday, when a pair of candidates – Jim Prentice and Ric McIver – picked up their nomination papers in Calgary and put down the first $20,000 deposit needed to enter that race. But in the days leading up to...


May 9, 2014

And suddenly, it was over. The spring session of the Alberta legislature wrapped up this week with a flurry of bill passing, back-tracking, apologies and the return of Alison Redford, who talked directly to reporters in for the first time since her dramatic resignation as premier in March. In an omnibus-style episode of...


May 2, 2014

Alberta NDP leader Brian Mason announced he will hand over the wheel of his party’s leadership in October, just as word came that former federal cabinet minister Jim Prentice will enter the race already underway to lead the Progressive Conservatives. As if that wasn’t enough, Premier Dave Hancock announced the...