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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics

Feb 28, 2015

It’s hard to predict the future in Alberta, where warnings of a budget deficit turn in a span of weeks into the promise of budget surplus. The Press Gallery, the Journal’s weekly politics podcast, looks at the week’s surprisingly good news third quarter financial update and the warnings from Alberta Finance...


Feb 21, 2015

Is Alberta about to go retro and re-introduce a system of health care premiums to help cover ever-growing costs? Finance minister Robin Campbell raised the possibility this week, though Premier Jim Prentice downplayed the idea. Journal Provincial affairs columnist Graham Thomson, city columnist Paula Simons and health...


Feb 14, 2015

This week’s Press Gallery podcast is all about the provincial budget, which might seem strange considering we are still weeks away from the usual 2015-16 budget season. But Alberta’s premier and finance minister delivered a stunning piece of news on Wednesday that the financial plan will include a five per cent...


Feb 7, 2015

Premier Jim Prentice was in Washington, D.C., this week, talking up Alberta to an American audience. How’d he do? That’s just one of the topics provincial affairs columnist Graham Thomson, legislature reporter Mariam Ibrahim and city columnist Paula Simons talk about on this week’s edition of The Press Gallery,...