This week on the Alberta Roundup with Rachel Emmanuel, Rachel covers the Alberta government saying it has no plans to take in illegal border crosses entering at Roxham Road in Quebec. The crossers are currently straining resources in Quebec and Ontario and now some are being sent to the Maritimes.

Also on the show, a new Abacus Data poll shows that the Alberta NDP are tied with the UCP ahead of May’s general election.

Finally, Rachel discusses Alberta Justice Minister Tyler Shandro’s bid to get the federal government to commit to bail reform. Following a meeting with provincial and territorial ministers, Ottawa has agreed to amend the Criminal Code to make it harder for violent offenders to get bail — an amendment Alberta says must be made immediately

Tune into the Alberta Roundup now!



  • Rachel Parker

    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.