The Canadian federal government was inspired by fertilizer emissions reductions plans first undertaken by the European Union – which asked member states to introduce policies to reduce fertilizer use altogether. The controversial policy, when applied in countries like the Netherlands, led to widespread protests, tractor convoys and clashes with authorities.

After being canned by Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, former Alberta Chief Medical Health Officer Deena Hinshaw has been hired on a six-month contract as British Columbia’s deputy provincial health officer.

Plus, Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre says British Columbia’s permissive policies on illicit drug use have been a failure.

Tune into The Daily Brief with Anthony Furey and Rachel Emmanuel!



  • Anthony Furey

    Anthony Furey is currently on leave from True North.

  • 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.