A public opinion tracking survey commissioned by Global Affairs Canada revealed fewer than half of Canadians think taxpayer money should fund international aid.

Plus, is that a dead crow? The National Capital Commission’s new public art installation is being roasted by Canadians on social media – with many calling it ugly and comparing it to trash.

And ignoring fierce opposition from teachers, parents – and even pupils – British Columbia’s NDP government is abolishing letter grades for all public school students except those in grades 10 to 12.

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.