As the final week of the 2023 Alberta provincial election campaign comes 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 announced that her reelected government would force future governments to hold a referendum if they want to increase personal taxes or taxes on job creators. She also hosted a massive rally outside Calgary on Thursday night.

We’ll also discuss the advanced polls and polling numbers. And finally, the panel will give their election predictions.

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.