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The Press Gallery: The 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.

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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#209: The Plates, Pipelines and PACs edition

12/8/2017
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The Press Gallery team loves a good interprovincial spat, so this week's offering from Saskatchewan banning Alberta licence plates on worksites was an obvious choice for the weekly politics wrap. Join host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Graham Thomson and Paula Simons to discuss the great plate debate, as well as new legislation regulating political action committees and movement on the Kinder Morgan pipeline. Good stuff from the Gallery Clare's pick: The Heaven's Gate podcast, about...

Duration: 00:31:20


#208: The Bills, Bills And More Bills edition

12/1/2017
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The fall 2017 session has seen bill after bill after bill after bill after bill after... well, you get the picture. In this episode of the weekly Press Gallery podcast, join host Emma Graney with guests Dave Breakenridge, Paula Simons and Graham Thomson to discuss two whopping huge bills that were tabled this week. One reforms WCB and OHS, the other includes a swath of new rules to protect consumers and outlaw online ticket bots. The team also takes a look at another set of bills — the ones...

Duration: 00:38:54


#207: The Pipeline Party edition

11/24/2017
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Pipelines and parties -- what more could you ask for in a week of Alberta politics? Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Paula Simons and Graham Thomson — who are sadly all without party hats — as they talk about Alberta Party politics and the premier's cross-country pipeline promotion tour. The team also touches on a private member's bill set to be introduced in the house Monday, to help protect recipients of the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped program....

Duration: 00:30:29


#206: The Potcast edition

11/17/2017
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With the Alberta government announcing rules around legal marijuana legislation this week, we finally we get to use this much-awaited pun for the podcast title. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Dave Breakenridge, Paula Simons and Clare Clancy to talk all things weed, from retail sales plans to new legislation around impaired driving. The team also asks what on earth former Alberta Party leader Greg Clark was smoking when he stood down, and the newly announced byelection (or...

Duration: 00:35:59


#205: The Let Us Explain A Few Things edition

11/10/2017
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Using the term "mansplaining" in the Alberta legislature was ruled just fine on Wednesday, so let the Press Gallery team podsplain this week in Alberta politics. Join host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Graham Thomson and Paula Simons to talk banned words in the house, the ongoing debate on gay-straight alliances in schools, and the province's plans for legal pot. Good stuff from the Gallery Clare's pick: This new podcast from Gimlet called Uncivil. It takes listeners back to the...

Duration: 00:35:55


#204: The Kids, Kenney And A Crossing edition

11/3/2017
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Monday marked the beginning of fall session at the Alberta legislature. But the Press Gallery podcast team heads back in time, two days prior to that, when Jason Kenney was elected United Conservative Party leader. Join host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Paula Simons and Graham Thomson to discuss a chaotic week in Alberta politics which included the UCP election, a floor crossing, a resignation, applause (or not) in the house, and the Alberta Party asking for official party status....

Duration: 00:37:20


#203: From Voting To The Vatican edition

10/27/2017
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From the UCP leadership race to the Sturgeon River-Parkland federal byelection, this week was all about casting votes for some Albertans. The Press Gallery podcast team takes a look at both those ballots, as well as a flying visit by the Prime Minister, which didn't seem to leave much of a dent in the support for Conservative candidate Dane Lloyd. The team also mulls over the kerfuffle surrounding a sex ed learning plan proposed by Alberta's catholic schools, and the resulting political...

Duration: 00:38:26


#202: The Crossing Boundaries edition

10/20/2017
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It's all about crossing boundaries in this week's Alberta politics Press Gallery podcast. Join host Emma Graney with guests Sarah O'Donnell, Paula Simons and Graham Thomson as they take a look at the sexiest report to hit politics this week — The electoral boundaries commission final report, and what it means for Alberta. Speaking of crossing boundaries, the former PC MLA who crossed over to the NDP was this week promoted to Infrastructure Minister, and the team delves into the crossover...

Duration: 00:34:25


A Special 2017 Municipal Election Results episode

10/17/2017
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In this special edition of the podcast, David Staples, Paula Simons, Janet French and Elise Stolte join host Emma Graney for a quick and dirty look at Edmonton's municipal election results as the final tally rolled in late Monday night. From the mayoral race to school board and some upsets on the ground, the team looks at what Monday night's results mean for Edmonton city council — and whether the new councillors will be able to play nicely together.

Duration: 00:23:43


The Press Gallery #201: A Poll in Every Pot edition

10/13/2017
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We've got a fitting episode of the Press Gallery for Friday the 13th, with the panel discussing some scary new polling numbers for the NDP, and how tensions are rising in the leadership contest for the United Conservative Party. Join guest host Keith Gerein as he chats about those developments with panellists Clare Clancy, Paula Simons and Graham Thomson. The group also examines the NDP's dilemma around whether cannabis should be sold through a public agency or private businesses. And...

Duration: 00:35:59


The Press Gallery #200: The Conduits, Cannabis and Cupcakes edition

10/6/2017
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From the canned Energy East pipeline to politicians carrying policy, join The Press Gallery team for a look at all things conduit-related this week. That includes former UCP leadership candidate Jeff Callaway throwing his support behind Jason Kenney, and Calgary NDP MLA Karen McPherson leaving her party to sit as an independent. The team also talks about the legal cannabis rules proposed by the Alberta government. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Paula Simons, Graham Thomson...

Duration: 00:39:06


#199: The Municipal Politics Special edition

9/29/2017
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With the province in the middle of civic elections, the Press Gallery podcast team takes a departure from its regular programming to zoom in on local politics. Join host Emma Graney with guests David Staples, Janet French and Paula Simons as they talk mayoral races in Edmonton and Calgary, the big issues for voters in the City of Champions, and what's happening in the race for school board trustees. Good stuff from the gallery David's pick: The Rubin Report podcast, hosted by comedian Dave...

Duration: 00:40:59


#198: The Leaving The Nest edition

9/22/2017
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The Press Gallery podcast team takes its weekly look back at Alberta politics, which this week seemed to include an awful lot of nest-leaving. First off, United Conservative MLA Rick Fraser left the nest of the new party to sit as an independent. Join host Emma Graney as she chats about that development with guests Dave Breakenridge, Paula Simons and Graham Thomson, as well as the political implications of 123 birds that left their nests and ended up dead in a tailings pond in Northern...

Duration: 00:34:12


#197: The One Filde Rule Them All edition

9/15/2017
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This week on the Press Gallery podcast, the team talks rules — the so-called Fildebrandt Rule passed this week, who'll be ruler of the United Conservative Party, and a cabinet meeting that was ruley, ruley far away. Join host Emma Graney with guests Dave Breakenridge, Paula Simons and Graham Thomson as they take their weekly look back at all things Alberta politics. You'll also find out which Edmonton building Paula loves and Graham's MLA housing solution. Good stuff from the gallery...

Duration: 00:33:22


The Press Gallery #196: The Comin' Down the Pipes Edition

9/8/2017
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In our latest episode of the Press Gallery podcast, our pundits pontificate pointedly on the future of pupils plus politics, a poll with a proviso, and a paused pipeline. Join guest host Janet French — who is not-at-all sorry about all those Ps in the last sentence — with guests Clare Clancy, Paula Simons and Dave Breakenridge to discuss what Premier Rachel Notley said at a St. Albert school that set off her political foes, and what a stalled Energy East pipeline to New Brunswick would...

Duration: 00:43:52


#195: The Learning and Leaving edition

9/1/2017
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Premier Rachel Notley has lost another chief of staff, this time back to British Columbia, from whence he came. Join the Press Gallery for a chat about John Heaney's departure as the team takes its weekly look back at Alberta politics. Host Emma Graney also chats with guests Janet French, Clare Clancy and Paula Simons about the lack of rules around United Conservative Party's leadership race and the giant whack of cash it's taking to run for the UCP crown. Also, with Alberta students...

Duration: 00:32:08


#194: The Money, Money, Money edition

8/28/2017
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Not the most original Press Gallery podcast title, we grant you, but it sure is fitting as the team takes a look at the United Conservative Party's looming $337,000 caucus deficit. Join host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Keith Gerein and Dave Breakenridge to talk about that deficit, and the far larger $10.5 billion one presented by the government this week in its first quarter financial report. Speaking of cash, the team also addresses the free — FREE! — concert tickets kd lang...

Duration: 00:29:33


#193: The All By Himself edition

8/18/2017
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After a week of controversies, the former United Conservative Party member for Strathmore-Brooks, Derek Fildebrandt, resigned from caucus Tuesday night, leaving him all by himself as an independent MLA. Join Press Gallery podcast host Emma Graney with guests Graham Thomson, Dave Breakenridge and Clare Clancy about what it means for the new party and the 31-year-old politician. The team also takes a look at provincial drunk driving laws the government is taking its sweet time to change,...

Duration: 00:33:34


Press Gallery #192: The Modernly Furnished With A Sweeping View Of The City edition

8/11/2017
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The title of this week's Press Gallery podcast is, of course, an homage to the Airbnb listing for the apartment of United Conservative Party MLA Derek Fildebrandt, following revelations he rented it out while claiming an accommodation allowance from taxpayers. Join host Emma Graney with guests Janet French, Paula Simons and Graham Thomson to talk about the latest expense controversy in Alberta politics, as well as Premier Rachel Notley's pipeline tour and B.C. doubling down on its pledge...

Duration: 00:36:11


#190: The U.N.I.T.Y Spells Unity edition

7/28/2017
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The days after the Wildrose and Progressive Conservative parties voted to merge last weekend have been filled with policies, a leadership bid, and "no" voters threatening to shard off and create their own parties. Naturally, the Press Gallery team will tell you all about it in this week's podcast. Join host Emma Graney with guests Sarah O'Donnell, Paula Simons and Graham Thomson to talk the vote, and what happens now in Alberta politics. Good stuff from the gallery Sarah's pick: These...

Duration: 00:36:29

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