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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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#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 mean...

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


#182: The UCP, ICP, We All CP edition

5/19/2017
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The Press Gallery team sticks to just one topic this week — the formation of the United Conservative Party. Join host Emma Graney with guests Stuart Thomson, Paula Simons and Graham Thomson as they discuss what's in the agreement, what it means for Alberta, and what made them all start snickering like eight-year-olds. Good stuff from the gallery Stuart's pick: This piece in The Atlantic called McMaster's Dilemma, about the U.S. national-security adviser and latest well-regarded official to...

Duration: 00:41:16


#181: The Who's In The House edition

5/12/2017
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With an election right next door this week, the Press Gallery team couldn't resist looking to British Columbia going to the polls, and what the outcome means for Alberta. Join host Emma Graney with guests Stuart Thomson, Paula Simons and Graham Thomson to talk elections, a possible break for Alberta MLAs and what's happening in the house where Serenity lived before her death. Good stuff from the gallery Stuart's pick: This blow-by-blow account of Trump firing FBI director James Comey....

Duration: 00:40:09


Press Gallery #180: The Keeping It Together edition

5/5/2017
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It's been two years since Albertans shook up the province by voting the NDP into government with a hefty majority and the Press Gallery looks back at how they've performed.

Duration: 00:37:45


#179: The Rising From The Ashes edition

4/28/2017
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As Alberta marks the one-year anniversary of the devastating Fort McMurray wildfire, the Press Gallery takes a look at what it means for the province. Join host Emma Graney with guests Stuart Thomson, Janet French and Graham Thomson to talk about the fire nicknamed The Beast, as well as Agriculture Finance Services Corporation (AFSC), a Crown rising from the ashes after its board and top executives were shown the door last June. The team also takes a look at a tentative agreement between...

Duration: 00:38:04


The Press Gallery #178: The Shadow Boxing edition

4/21/2017
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From a punching threat in the hallowed halls of the legislative building to the opposition throwing shade at the government's labour legislation review, the press gallery team looks back at another week in Alberta politics. Join host Emma Graney with guests Stuart Thomson, Paula Simons and Graham Thomson to talk about the verbal fisticuffs between Derek Fildebrandt and Michael Connolly that apparently grew into a nearly-fight, a new rebate program to make homes more energy efficient, and...

Duration: 00:34:34


#177: The Won't Somebody Please Think Of The Children edition

4/7/2017
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Between an expanded school nutrition program and more affordable day care, Premier Rachel Notley was all about the kids this week in Alberta politics. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney and guests Stuart Thomson, Paula Simons and Graham Thomson to talk about those announcements, as well as changes to Alberta's $1.2-billion AISH program. The team also takes a look at the political implications of the impending flood of collective bargaining facing the NDP government. Good stuff from the...

Duration: 00:35:04

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