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Join Sarah O'Donnell, Graham Thomson, Paula Simons and their colleagues in The Press Gallery, Edmonton Journal's politics podcast.

Join Sarah O'Donnell, Graham Thomson, Paula Simons and their colleagues in The Press Gallery, Edmonton Journal's politics podcast.
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Join Sarah O'Donnell, Graham Thomson, Paula Simons and their colleagues in The Press Gallery, Edmonton Journal's politics podcast.

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The Fighting Fires edition

5/31/2019
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As the wildfire situation in Northern Alberta worsens, the United Conservative Party is fighting political fires of its own. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Janet French, Keith Gerein and Dave Breakenridge to take a dive into the appointment of a special prosecutor in the RCMP investigation into the UCP leadership race, and the new elections commissioner investigation facing UCP MLA Peter Singh. The team also looks at the fires Health Minister Tyler Shandro tried to put...

Duration:00:37:50

How the Alberta election was won and lost: Chapter 2

5/30/2019
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Jason Kenney was elected premier of Alberta on April 16 after a bitterly fought campaign. But the journey started nearly three years ago. This special series from the Press Gallery, the Edmonton Journal’s long-running politics podcast, will give listeners a deep dive into Alberta’s 2019 election. Chapter 2 focuses on the UCP leadership campaign, the surrounding controversies and the role it played in the election.

Duration:00:24:46

The Game Of Throne Speeches edition

5/24/2019
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Your dragon show has ended but the 30th legislature of Alberta has just begun, kicking off this week with the speech from the throne. Join host Emma Graney with guests Janet French, Keith Gerein and Dave Breakenridge to take a look at what was in that speech, what we can expect and what that means for Alberta. The team also visits new standing orders that will change some of the rules that govern the house. Desk-thumping? Yeah, you won't hear that anymore if the UCP gets its way. Good...

Duration:00:39:41

How the Alberta election was won and lost: Chapter 1

5/22/2019
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Jason Kenney was elected premier of Alberta on April 16 after a bitterly fought campaign. But the journey started nearly three years ago. This special series from the Press Gallery, the Edmonton Journal's long-running politics podcast, will give listeners a deep dive into Alberta's 2019 election. Host Emma Graney and others from the Edmonton Journal politics team will delve into how Kenney was able to cobble together an agreement that unified the Progressive Conservative and the Wildrose...

Duration:00:17:25

The Booze And Business Tax Cuts edition

5/17/2019
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As Alberta heads into the May long weekend, the UCP lifted restrictions around booze consumption in provincial parks. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Elise Stolte, Clare Clancy and Dave Breakenridge to talk about those changes, the schedule of business tax cuts released this week, and what we can expect when session begins next week.

Duration:00:33:25

The Jason Kenney appoints a Blue Ribbon Panel edition

5/10/2019
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has appointed a panel to find ways to balance the budget, but without raising taxes. Join guest host Sarah O'Donnell, Keith Gerein, Clare Clancy and Dave Breakenridge as they discuss this, the UCP's plan to encourage free speech on universities, and Derek Fildebrandt's colourful goodbye.

Duration:00:30:55

The It's A Neeeew Alberta Cabinet! edition

5/3/2019
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Alberta has a new cabinet, sworn in at Government House in Edmonton this week. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Don Braid, Clare Clancy and Dave Breakenridge to talk about who was appointed and why. The team also delves into Premier Jason Kenney's problems with federal bills C-69 and C-48, and the implications of Alberta's proclamation of Bill 12, known as turn of the taps legislation.

Duration:00:34:06

The Consequences Of Killing The Carbon Tax edition

4/26/2019
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As the United Conservative Party prepares to govern from next week, head-scratching over the implications of its first promise — to scrap the carbon tax — has already begun. Join host Emma Graney with guests Paige Parsons, Clare Clancy and Dave Breakenridge to take a look at what's worrying municipalities and the potential implications for new in-situ oil projects in Alberta. The team also talks new MLAs — and the case of the two Nixon brothers.

Duration:00:32:20

Introducing Down to Business

4/22/2019
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Coming April 24: There hasn’t yet been a podcast dedicated to a wide range of Canadian business stories. We want to change that. Down to Business is a new podcast devoted to what you need to know about Canadian business this week in under 30 minutes. Hosted by the Financial Post's Emily Jackson. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:01:09

The Thank God It's Over election edition

4/18/2019
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Election 2019 is finally done. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney and her equally tired guests Sarah O'Donnell, Clare Clancy and Keith Gerein to discuss what the UCP victory means for Alberta and relationships outside our provincial borders, delve into some cabinet speculation and give a quick update on the Peter Singh file. Good Stuff from the Gallery is here.

Duration:00:31:02

The Alberta election results edition

4/17/2019
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Jason Kenney has led the UCP to a majority government, defeating Rachel Notley's NDP. The Press Gallery team analyzes results from the night and discusses what's next for Alberta's new government. Dave Breakenridge, Clare Clancy and Keith Gerein are in Edmonton. Emma Graney joins the panel from Calgary.

Duration:00:20:09

The Alberta Election — Is This Thing Over Yet? edition

4/12/2019
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As the election drags into its final days and Albertans prepare to head to the polls on Tuesday, the Press Gallery team takes a look back at the campaign so far. Join host Emma Graney and guests Elise Stolte, Keith Gerein and Dave Breakenridge to talk about the highs, the lows, the polls, the vibe in rural Alberta and what the last few days days of the election might look like. You'll also get some predictions (but they'll probably be wrong, because not a single person remembered to...

Duration:00:38:20

Jason Kenney hopes to push past scandal-plagued campaign

4/10/2019
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The Alberta election heads into the homestretch. Jason Kenney is still ahead in the polls despite a campaign filled with constant scandal. Emma Graney joined the UCP leader for a few days through southern Alberta. From Calgary she talks to Dave Breakenridge in Edmonton about the state of the UCP campaign.

Duration:00:19:15

The Alberta Election Week 3 edition

4/5/2019
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Leaders debate! More candidate controversies! (This time about bigoted remarks and conversion therapy.) Kamakazie updates! The Independence Party! Election Week 3 has had it all, and the Press Gallery team is here to talk you through it. Join host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Keith Gerein and Dave Breakenridge to talk about all the goings on from the campaign trail, and hear how Emma's brother used to apologize to her as a kid.

Duration:00:36:47

Interview: NDP, UCP platforms explained

4/3/2019
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Both the NDP and UCP have released their full platforms as we reach the halfway mark of the campaign. Dave Breakenridge and Keith Gerein explain the details behind both platforms.

Duration:00:21:25

The Alberta Election Week 2 edition

3/29/2019
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With the Alberta election now in its second week, the Press Gallery team take a look at the big platform promises, the tone and some of the controversies that have marked the campaign thus far. Join host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Sarah O'Donnell and Keith Gerein to talk about all that and more as Alberta prepares to head to the polls on April 16.

Duration:00:40:44

Interview: Jason Kenney's education platform explained

3/26/2019
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A United Conservative Party government would proclaim a seven-year-old piece of education legislation, turfing some legal protections for Alberta LGBTQ students and school staff introduced by the NDP government, Jason Kenney announced Monday. Join Dave Breakenridge and Janet French as they dive into the details of the far reaching education platform.

Duration:00:22:45

The Election Campaign Kickoff edition

3/22/2019
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A little thing happened in Alberta politics this week. It was called the writ drop — and that means voters head to the polls April 16. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with a table of over-excited political guests to talk about the first few days of the campaign trail. Graney, Keith Gerein, Sarah O'Donnell and Clare Clancy also examine the latest in leaked emails that detail the links between the UCP leadership campaigns of Jason Kenney and Jeff Callaway, and what that might mean over...

Duration:00:35:30

Interview: Scandals, taxes to dominate Alberta election

3/20/2019
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Albertans will head to the polls April 16 after Rachel Notley called an election Tuesday. This week regular Press Gallery panelist Dave Breakenridge is sitting in the interviewer's chair. He is joined by legislative reporter Clare Clancy who gives us an overview of what to expect during the 28 day campaign.

Duration:00:20:17

The Ghosts of UCP leadership past haunt Kenney edition

3/15/2019
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The RCMP is investigating allegations a leadership candidate for the UCP party was illegally funded, according to a report Friday. It’s been alleged by one-time UCP insiders that party operative Jeff Callaway ran as a so-called kamikaze candidate during the 2017 leadership race to undermine Jason Kenney’s main rival, former Wildrose leader Brian Jean. Join Sarah O'Donnell, Clare Clancy, Keith Gerein and Dave Breakenridge as they parse the allegations. The panel also dives into policy...

Duration:00:31:32