This week on the Alberta Roundup with Rachel Emmanuel, Rachel discusses the arrest and release of freedom activist Alex Van Herk. Van Herk, who took part in the Coutts border blockade and the protest for GraceLife Pastor James Coates, was arrested on Thursday by the Alberta RCMP. However, Van Herk was released shortly after when 200 people showed up to an RCMP detachment to protest his detainment.

Plus, United Conservative Party (UCP) leadership candidates sparred on taxes, Alberta’s Covid-19 response and trans athletes at the Alberta Prosperity Project (APP) and Rebel News leadership forum and fundraiser in Edmonton.

And UCP leadership candidate Leela Aheer made multiple headlines this week. First, she accused the APP and Rebel News forum of being responsible for “white supremacy, homophobia and racism.” Then her Facebook account was allegedly hacked.

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

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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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