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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics

Nov 27, 2015

Black Friday has a new meaning in Alberta. On Monday, Calgary-Greenview MLA Manmeet Bhullar was killed while trying to assist a motorist on the shoulder of Highway 2. This week on The Press Gallery, Edmonton Journal’s politics podcast, city columnist Paula Simons, and provincial affairs reporter Mariam Ibrahim...


Nov 20, 2015

Maria Fitzpatrick stood up in the Alberta Legislature and told a harrowing story of domestic violence. The Lethbridge MLA's impassioned plea started a busy week, one that saw unanimous support for independent MLA Deborah Drever's bill to allow endangered abuse victims to escape leases. Later on, the NDP proposed...


Nov 13, 2015

Winning the election is hard. Governing is much harder. Half a year since Alberta voters tossed out the Tories, the NDP government has run into a bit of trouble. A recent poll has only 27 per cent of Albertans saying Rachel Notley's crew is doing a good job, and places the party at a statistical dead heat with Brian...


Nov 6, 2015

Somebody check the calendar. Yep. Still 2015. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's temporal argument for gender parity in his cabinet caused a bit of a stir Wednesday, a day when two veteran Alberta politicians -- former Calgary MLA Kent Hehr and former Edmonton councillor Amarjeet Sohi -- were handed two of the most...