This week, Albertans were shocked to learn the province’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw received a $227,911 Covid bonus, in addition to her $363,634 salary. This marks the largest cash benefit payout of any provincial civil servant.

Plus, United Conservative Party (UCP) leadership candidate Leela Aheer took on an unlikely opponent this week – a raging bull! Aheer jumped in front of a bull and pushed it off a boy it was trampling at the Strathmore Stampede during the Running of the Bulls event.

And UCP candidates share their vision for a provincial police force – a policy that has long been discussed as a means to give Alberta more autonomy. All but two candidates are in favour of the policy – Rebecca Schulz and Brian Jean.

These stories and more on The Alberta Roundup with Rachel Emmanuel! Tune in now!



  • Rachel Emmanuel

    Rachel is a seasoned political reporter who’s covered government institutions from a variety of levels. A Carleton University journalism graduate, she was a multimedia reporter for three local Niagara newspapers. Her work has been published in the Toronto Star. Rachel was the inaugural recipient of the Political Matters internship, placing her at The Globe and Mail’s parliamentary bureau. She spent three years covering the federal government for iPolitics. Rachel is the Alberta correspondent for True North based in Edmonton.

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