The Trudeau government is set to replace Christian and religious symbols on the crown adorning Canada’s Royal Coat of Arms with snowflakes, stars and maple leaves, on the eve of Charles III’s coronation.

Plus, A Dynalife employee is accusing the Health Sciences Association of Alberta of misrepresenting United Conservative Party leader Danielle Smith to push Alberta NDP talking points and a “self-serving agenda.”

And the Alberta UCP unveiled two independent reports revealing that Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley’s plan to mandate a net-zero electricity grid by 2035 is the most expensive promise in Alberta political history – but the reports are being highly contested.

Tune into 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.