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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics

Jun 26, 2015

The summer session of the Alberta Legislature wrapped up this week with a few late night sessions. And the Alberta NDP made several announcements related to energy and environment files, including the panel for the royalty review, a climate change panel and the possibility of revisiting the mandate of the Alberta...


Jun 19, 2015

The first week of a new session of the Alberta Legislature was a busy one. There was a throne speech and discussion of three new bills, which tackled campaign financing, new taxes and a $624 million injection into the budget, reversing tuition freezes and health cuts. This new look group of representatives had a...


Jun 12, 2015

The Alberta Legislature has a new seating plan, a new speaker and a new Lieutenant Governor. Have things changed? NDP Energy Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd seemed to be caught off guard by Wildrose revelation that her new chief of staff was once registered as a lobbyist against the Northern Gateway and other pipeline...


Jun 6, 2015

Alberta’s new NDP government started this week to translate some of its campaign promises into policy. Health minister Sarah Hoffmann announced menthol cigarettes will be added to the ban on flavoured tobacco products as of Sept. 1. A couple days earlier, Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour minister Lori Sigurdson...