This week on The Alberta Roundup, Rachel Emmanuel discusses how a third party advertiser, which was created to promote Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, is sending out automated text messages criticizing Danielle Smith’s candidacy for the United Conservative Party (UCP) leadership. Is the sitting premier campaigning against Smith?

Plus, UCP leadership candidate Todd Loewen defended Freedom Convoy organizer Tamara Lich, saying says it was “abhorrent” that the Medicine Hat police service spent energy re-arresting her.

And a citizens advocacy group has started a petition to stop Edmonton’s plastics ban. Common Sense Edmonton says the proposal is more virtue-signalling price increases from the government.

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

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  • 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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