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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics

Oct 29, 2015

With oil prices bogged down below $50, everybody’s a little scared about Alberta’s prospects. Premier Rachel Notley’s NDP government released their long awaited budget on Tuesday, leading to howls and screams over a $6.1 billion deficit and ongoing deficit spending. This week on The Press Gallery, Edmonton...


Oct 23, 2015

The red tide has risen. Monday’s federal election saw Liberal leader Justin Trudeau topple Stephen Harper’s Conservative regime. The knives are out, the campaigns are being dissected and armchair prime ministers are picking fantasy cabinets. We talk about Premier Rachel Notley’s cabinet adjustment and the...


Oct 15, 2015

There could be some seismic shakeups in government in coming days. Or none whatsoever. After another acrimonious debate over the Edmonton Catholic School's gender and sexual orientation and gender identity policy, Education Minister David Eggen has brought in an outside advisor to help the board with governance. Three...


Oct 9, 2015

Something's going on with all those polls. Albertans have a sordid history with polls, and with the federal election winding down into it's final 10 days, there's finally been some major shifts in public opinion polls. But some days, the polls say very different things. We also talk about Education Minister David...


Oct 2, 2015

Playing politics is a serious allegation these days. With a federal election in full swing, plus some jousting in Alberta over a new NDP government, politicians are accusing other politicians of playing politics. We pick up on Naheed Nenshi's tiff with Jason Kenney over the niqab debate, as well as former CPC MP and...