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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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#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 Dave's...

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 heading...

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


#189: The Cash, Counting and Cannabis edition

7/21/2017
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As the clock ticks down to the vote that could unite Alberta's conservative parties, the Press Gallery team weighs in on the outcome (while safely hedging their bets, of course). Join host Emma Graney with guests Dave Breakenridge, Janet French and Graham Thomson as they talk unity, the million-dollar Progressive Conservative leadership race, and the outcome of this week's premiers' meeting in Edmonton. Good stuff from the gallery Dave's pick: Not far from home this week, Graham Thomson's...

Duration: 00:33:28


#188: The Fun In The Sun edition

7/14/2017
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Summer in Alberta means it's time for Calgary Stampede — and the government just can't seem to get enough of it. Join Press Gallery podcast host Emma Graney with guests Graham Thomson, Paula Simons and Janet French to talk about another week in Alberta politics, including why so many NDP MLAs are flipping pancakes and milking cows. Speaking of sunshine, the province's sunshine list was updated recently, but the podcast team explains why it remains oh-so-very cloudy. Also, there ain't no...

Duration: 00:30:59


#187: The We're Working On It edition

7/7/2017
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Uniting conservatives, combating hate — so many things were worked on this week in Alberta politics. Join Press Gallery podcast host Emma Graney with guests Dave Breakenridge, Paula Simons and Janet French as they talk unity, racism, and a review about the Workers' Compensation Board that was more than one year in the making. Good stuff from the gallery Dave's pick: This piece from the National Post taking a look back at the Jordan decision, one year on. Paula's pick: Also from the National...

Duration: 00:35:16


#186: The Money And The Middle edition

6/30/2017
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After a brief summer hiatus, the Press Gallery is back to talk about another couple of weeks in Alberta politics. Join host Emma Graney with guests Dave Breakenridge, Sarah O'Donnell and Graham Thomson to talk Alberta's $10.8-billion deficit, and how a movement to unite the centre of Alberta's politics is coming along. After yet more developments in politics in B.C., the team also takes a brief look at what on earth is going on over there. Good stuff from the gallery Dave's pick: Janet...

Duration: 00:33:26


#185: The I Hope You're Sitting Down edition

6/9/2017
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Alberta politics nerds commiserate — the spring sitting of the legislature is, after three months, over. Join Press Gallery podcast host Emma Graney with guests Stuart Thomson, Dave Breakenridge and Paula Simons to discuss the session that was. The team also takes a look at the Fort McMurray wildfire report, released in haste this week after it was leaked to media. Good stuff from the gallery Dave's pick: The fantastic American epic The Given Day, by Dennis Lehane. Paula's pick: This speech...

Duration: 00:37:38


#184: The Oil Be Back edition

6/2/2017
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Another week in Alberta politics and another squabble about pipelines. This week, as British Columbia tries to sort out who's going to run the province, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley doubled down on her commitment to getting the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion built. Join host Emma Graney with guests Stuart Thomson, Paula Simons and Graham Thomson to talk about the implications of the B.C. election, and an unemployed oil worker protest this week that had some interesting political asides....

Duration: 00:37:50


#183: The Orchestrating Change edition

5/26/2017
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From labour law to electoral boundaries, Alberta politics saw a whole range of change thrown at it this week. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Stuart Thomson, Paula Simons and Keith Gerein to take a look at a swath of updates to Alberta's labour legislation, the Auditor General's report outlining overhauls for the health system, and how voting might change in the next election. Good stuff from the gallery Stuart's pick: This profile about political reporter Maggie Haberman,...

Duration: 00:39:30

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