UCP leader Danielle Smith finished ahead in the Alberta election with 49 seats, beating NDP leader Rachel Notley who only gained 38. In her victory speech, Smith challenged the Trudeau government’s carbon tax and climate policies.

Next, two Liberal ministers faced backlash over the weekend after sending out tweets celebrating drag entertainment as “one of Canada’s fundamental freedoms” and raising awareness about “Menstrual Hygiene Day.”

Also, the Liberal government has yet to retrieve nearly $133,000 paid to “anti-racist” consultant Laith Marouf, who has a history of making antisemitic remarks.

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.