Today on the Alberta Roundup with Rachel Emmanuel, Rachel interviews prominent Alberta lawyer Jeffrey Rath on his efforts to begin a class action lawsuit on behalf of businesses impacted by forced Covid-19 closures.

His move follows the recent Ingram decision, where the Calgary Court of King’s Bench declared several of Alberta’s public health orders to have been unlawfully enacted, setting a precedent for potential financial redress for impacted businesses.

But before the class action can move forward, a judge must determine that it is the appropriate legal avenue for the case and confirm that the plaintiffs are genuinely representative of a broader group.

Tune into the Alberta Roundup live at 4 p.m. MT. 



  • 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.