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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics

Jul 31, 2015

The federal election is heating up while the economy is cooling down. Oil has dipped below $50 per barrel and could drop down to the low forties, while the economy continues to struggle. All this means trouble for the provincial NDP, but could be a mixed blessing for the federal Conservatives, expected to call an...


Jul 24, 2015

The Press Gallery #97: The Gathering Storm Edition The title of this week’s podcast shares its name with Winston Churchill’s masterful book on the buildup to the Second World War. While we can’t claim the magnificence of Churchill’s literature or oratory, our panellists do an admirable job of setting the stage...


Jul 17, 2015

Canada’s premiers are in Newfoundland, where they've brokered a deal on a national energy strategy, despite some harrumphing from Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall. What does the new deal mean? And what are the political games going on behind the scenes? This week on The Press Gallery, Edmonton Journal’s politics...


Jul 10, 2015

It's Stampede time in Cowtown, which means all politicians are in town to flip pancakes and try to win votes. For the first time in Premier Rachel Notley's tenure, she met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and was photographed with her hat on backwards. There was a new report from Auditor General Merwan Saher...


Jul 3, 2015

The summer legislative session is over, but a few announcements made big news in Alberta politics. There was a $1.1 billion provincial budget surplus carrying over from last year, the first announced hike to the minimum wage and a Postmedia poll that suggests the Wildrose would form government if an election was...