The Canadian Taxpayers Federation heavily criticized the demands made by The Public Service Alliance of Canada, saying federal employees are “out of touch” and are asking for too much while Canadians are struggling to make ends meet.

Plus, the CBC wants 12-year-olds to read a book about a transgender teen who takes a job moonlighting as a drag queen at a “local club.”

And the Independent Press Gallery is calling on Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley to commit to allowing independent journalists to cover her campaign events after security removed two journalists from a recent press conference.

These stories and more on The Daily Brief with Rachel Emmanuel and Lindsay Shepherd!


  • 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.

  • Lindsay Shepherd

    Lindsay holds an M.A. in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has been published in The Post Millennial, Maclean’s, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, and Quillette.