This week on the Alberta Roundup with Rachel Emmanuel, Rachel interviews Calgary Pastor Derek Reimer who was arrested and charged after protesting at a drag queen story hour at a public library.
Rachel and Reimer discussed his case, as well as a new bylaw in Calgary which prohibits “specified” protesters from coming within 100-metres of a public building, and which expands the harassment bylaw to include intimidation.
Reimer was arrested in Calgary for a second time just one day after Rachel spoke with him.
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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