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Today on the Alberta Roundup with Rachel Emmanuel, Rachel interviews Alberta Mental Health and Addictions Minister Dan Williams about how Alberta will be impacted by BC’s recent bid to recriminalize drugs in public spaces.

Rachel also asks the minister about demand for Alberta’s recovery oriented system of care, and how the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to the current addictions crisis.

The minister also says the province’s plan to move mental health and addictions services from Alberta Health Services to Recovery Alberta is set to take effect in July and explains why it’s a good thing for the province.

Tune into the Alberta Roundup 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.