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Updated February 2020
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On the morning of October 9, 2015, five full-patch Hells Angels members filed into a heavy-security courtroom at a specially-built courthouse in north-end Montreal. They were among 100 Quebec Hells Angels arrested in sweeping raids in 2009 and accused of conspiring to murder more than 150 people during Quebec's biker war in the 1990s. The five men …
 
The morning of Nov. 22, 2006 was cold and overcast. Cars were pulling up to the back entrance of the Montreal headquarters of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Westmount, just west of downtown. Inside the cars were some of the most powerful men in Montreal's underworld. Out came Nicolo Rizzuto Sr., the man who had seized control of the Montreal …
 
Which candidate did the United Conservative Party parachute into the Edmonton-Meadows riding for the spring provincial election? What government bills prompted the NDP to mount filibusters, and how many hours did the longest marathon debate take? Who bragged about laying pipe during the televised leaders' debate? Join legislature columnist Keith Ge…
 
In this episode we take a closer look at Vito Rizzuto, the man who ran the Montreal mafia for decades. While the New York crime families are more famous, the Montreal mob under Rizzuto had an international reach. Besides drug smuggling, it ran loansharking and bookmaking schemes, and even illegal casinos. But by the early 2000s, Vito Rizzuto’s reig…
 
Thank goodness that’s over. Hansard scribes, security guards, clerks, press gallery members and, likely, many others are in for some relief after an intense fall sitting of the 30th legislature ended at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Join reporter Lisa Johnson, managing editor Dave Breakenridge, legislature columnist Keith Gerein and host Janet French a…
 
Cupcake, anyone? We're celebrating an unbelievable 300th episode of the Press Gallery today, which adds up to at least 6,000 hours of Alberta politics analysis since this podcast began in 2013. Profuse thanks to all the listeners who have stuck with us through these whiplash-inducing six years in the legislature and beyond. This week, join legislat…
 
Montreal's street gangs have grown from groups of teenagers banding together in the 1980s for protection to, at one point, being the Montreal police department’s top crime-fighting priority. They work with other criminal gangs to traffic drugs, weapons and sex. As he was being extradited to the U.S. on racketeering charges in 2006, Montreal Mafia b…
 
It had a benign-sounding name: the Reform of Agencies, Boards and Commissions and Government Enterprises Act. But Bill 22 caused a real ruckus this week, including allegations of government corruption and orations about threats to democracy. Among the reforms in this omnibus bill of administrative changes meant to save the government money was the …
 
It was snowing in Montreal on the night of Nov. 13, 1984. West End Gang leader Frank Ryan, better known by his nickname, "Dunie", was at one of his usual hangouts, Nittolo's Garden Inn, a seedy restaurant and motel in west-end Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. Dunie Ryan, at age 42, was a very rich man. He owned a yacht, and a house on the West Island. He gave …
 
It may have been constituency week at the legislature, but things didn’t slow down for a moment in politics. Join legislature columnist Keith Gerein, National Post Alberta correspondent Tyler Dawson, managing editor Dave Breakenridge and host Janet French as they dissect Premier Jason Kenney’s announcement of a panel that will test Albertans’ appet…
 
Montreal's underworld has gotten rich — very rich — from sneaking cocaine into the city by car, by air, by boat, and inside people, packages and shipping containers. In this episode we go back to the 1980s, when cocaine really took off in Montreal. Montreal's main criminal gangs — the Rizzuto-led Montreal Mafia, the Hells Angels biker gang and the …
 
It was another breakneck week in Alberta provincial politics, and Premier Jason Kenney hit some turbulence on Thursday when the opposition revealed Albertans had paid more than $16,000 to fly him, three other "like-minded premiers," and some of their wives and staff on a charter plane from a Calgary meeting to the Council of the Federation gatherin…
 
It's been a trying week for Alberta's public sector unions. The United Conservative Party government wants to make changes to their pension plans, amend the law to allow replacement workers, and cut 7.7 per cent of the public service by 2023. Then on Tuesday, Finance Minister Travis said public sector employers like Alberta Health Services and the …
 
There was practically no news in Alberta this week: A little federal election here, a long-awaited provincial budget there. Join legislature columnist Keith Gerein, reporter Moira Wyton, managing editor Dave Breakenridge and host Janet French as they catch their breath from a week of sprinting between political news events. They'll talk about what …
 
A packed week in Alberta politics culminated with a huge climate protest at the Alberta legislature as international figure and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg came to speak about the science of climate change. Join reporters Anna Junker and Jason Herring, managing editor Dave Breakenridge and host Janet French as they discuss the politics …
 
The Alberta legislature grounds had a back-to-school feel this week as MLAs returned to the capital for the fall sitting of the government’s first session. As colourful leaves fluttered down, so did a few new pieces of legislation, with House Leader Jason Nixon pledging to introduce between 14 and 17 bills during the next nine weeks. Join reporter …
 
With Alberta's budget now confirmed for Oct. 24, the government this week floated a couple of snippets at the AUMA convention about what we might see in the UCP's first set of complete fiscal plans. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney and guests Moira Wyton, Keith Gerein and Dave Breakenridge to talk about what else happened at the Alberta Urban Mu…
 
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney recently visited New York hoping to sell Alberta to investors. Join Dave Breakenridge, Janet French and Keith Gerein as they talk about Kenney's American travels. The team also talks about rural policing, and news that a lawsuit over gay-straight alliances has been dropped. Regular host Emma Graney was busy chasing elep…
 
The big news out of Alberta politics this week was, of course, the MacKinnon panel report, which is slated to guide the UCP's spending over the party's four-year mandate as government. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Dave Breakenridge and the Calgary Herald's Chris Varcoe to unpack the 26 recommendations, what it means…
 
Two flimsy, stapled pages formed the entirety of the province's first-quarter fiscal update this week, leading Alberta politics watchers to wonder — where's the rest? Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Keith Gerein and Clare Clancy to dive into what that was such an odd turn of events, and what it means for Alberta. The team also tackl…
 
Alberta's agencies, boards and commissions (ABCs for short) have undergone an overhaul by the UCP government, with 61 new appointments all at once. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney (who apologizes for her singing) and guests Clare Clancy and Keith Gerein to talk about what the thwack of changes means for Alberta politics. The team also takes a l…
 
Minimum wage gets a panel! Alberta's finances get a panel! You ALLLLLL get a panel! Such was the case in Alberta politics this week. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy and Dave Breakenridge to talk about panels galore, and take a brief look at what legislation is ahead for the UCP government. Good stuff from the gallery Cl…
 
Sure, it was a four-day week in the middle of summer, but that didn't stop MLAs from giving themselves a five per cent pay cut and Premier Jason Kenney from celebrating his first 100 days in office. Join host Emma Graney with guests Keith Gerein and Dave Breakenridge to talk all things Alberta politics, and find out why former U.S. president Roosev…
 
It might be summer, but that doesn't mean Alberta politics is taking time off. Instead, it headed to court this week where Justice Eric Macklin granted an injunction against Bill 9, the UCP government's controversial labour law. Join host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Janet French and Sarah O'Donnell to dive into why, and what that means fo…
 
The new UCP government this week reversed an NDP decision around Alberta's electricity market, announcing the province will stick with an energy-only market. Confused as to what that means? You're not alone. It's outrageously complex. Join host Emma Graney who tries to explain it all with the help of guests Sarah O'Donnell and Clare Clancy. The tea…
 
Investigations into the 2017 UCP leadership race continued to make headlines in Alberta politics this week, with the elections commissioner slapping one-time candidate Jeff Callaway with $70,000 in fines for his campaign. The Journal also revealed two more UCP MLAs interviewed by police in the RCMP investigation into alleged voting irregularities i…
 
Yahoo, another set of politicians played dress up at Calgary Stampede this week ahead of the premiers meeting in Saskatoon. Join host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Keith Gerein and Dave Breakenridge to discuss everything pancake-related, and what Premier Jason Kenney brought to the table when premiers hung out in Calgary and later in Saskat…
 
Hating on oil? Premier Jason Kenney will not be putting up with that, thank you very much, announcing this week his government will conduct an inquiry into alleged foreign-funded attacks on Alberta's energy industry. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Keith Gerein, Clare Clancy and Dave Breakenridge to delve into why that inquiry is ha…
 
Premier Jason Kenney wants Albertans to elect their senators again, no matter what the federal government thinks. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Keioth Gerein and Dave Breakridge to chat about what that means and why it's a whole... thing. The team also takes on the Western Premiers' meeting and changes to the oil ind…
 
The federal government approved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (again) this week, but Premier Jason Kenney was not jumping for joy. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney and guests Keith Gerein, Janet French and Dave Breakenridge to talk about why. The team also takes a look at this week's passage of Bill 9 and why the government didn't want t…
 
Money, money, money was on the mind of the Alberta legislature this week as the United Conservative government introduced its interim supply bill. Join host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Keith Gerein and Dave Breakenridge to talk numbers and go over exactly why unions are unimpressed with the government this week. The team also takes a look…
 
The Alberta legislature broke a record for the longest Wednesday sitting in provincial history this week, and Press Gallery host Emma Graney was there watching... for some of it, anyway. Join Graney and guests Clare Clancy, Janet French and Sarah O'Donnell to discuss why on earth Alberta MLAs were in the house for a full 24 hours. The team also div…
 
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 3 focuses on the NDP campaign and whether or…
 
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 …
 
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, th…
 
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 orde…
 
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 Journa…
 
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…
 
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.…
 
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 proclamati…
 
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-s…
 
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 Ga…
 
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…
 
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