With week two of the 2023 Alberta provincial election campaign coming to a close, Rachel Emmanuel is joined by Canadian Taxpayers Federation Alberta Director Kris Sims, Crestview Strategies Senior Campaign Strategist Evan Menzies, and UCP Senior Campaign Advisor Erika Barootes to discuss the top campaign moments of the week.

UCP leader Danielle Smith was noticeably absent this week to respond to the wildfires in the province’s north, while Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley used the crisis to launch partisan attacks at her opponent.

Both Smith and Notley are appealing to voters through tax cuts announcements, public safety strategies, and other cost saving measures. Are voters paying attention?

Election Watch, a special edition of the Alberta Roundup, will run for the four week election campaign. Tune in 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.