This week on the Alberta Roundup with Rachel Emmanuel, Rachel discusses a couple major announcements made at the Alberta Recovery Conference earlier this week — including Premier Danielle Smith’s revelation that Budget 2023 holds $275 million in funding for the mental health and addiction’s office.

Rachel also touched on a sole-source, three-month contract worth $72,500 awarded to a marketing agency where Smith’s former leadership campaign manager is a part-owner.

Finally, Rachel dove into Edmonton’s controversial 15 minute cities proposal. Is it intended to create a better quality of life for downtown residents or is there something more sinister behind the plan?

Tune into the Alberta Roundup 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.