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Where’s the mayor?

By DJ Kelly May 22, 2009

This afternoon Prime Minister Stephen Harper joined Premier Ed Stelmach, federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice and Mayor Dave… what?… what’s that? Bronconnier wasn’t at the Calgary ring road funding announcement? But it’s the Calgary ring road. All three levels of government are putting up the cash for it. Where the heck is the mayor? Deputy mayor? Or an alderman of any kind? I don’t see any of these folks in the ‘platform party’ photos.

Maybe we sent this sleepy/bored Roads worker instead to represent the City instead.


BTW, is this really one of the best photos you have of the event? Aside from the City worker it looks like the two speakers are about to fall asleep too. Maybe Bronco knew this and decided he had better things to do than nod off in a SE Calgary hanger.

  • alpalmer

    Good lord that’s embarrassing!And I thought Bronco was the one always harassing the higher-level politicians for money. Least he could do is show up and glad-hand a bit.

  • alpalmer

    Good lord that’s embarrassing!

    And I thought Bronco was the one always harassing the higher-level politicians for money. Least he could do is show up and glad-hand a bit.

  • daveberta

    Interesting… Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel was present and photographed (and even quoted in the media release) at a similar announcment with Premier Stelmach and Minister Ron Ambrose at the end of last month

  • daveberta

    Interesting… Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel was present and photographed (and even quoted in the media release) at a similar announcment with Premier Stelmach and Minister Ron Ambrose at the end of last month

  • Calgaryrants

    Hmmm…I wonder if it has to do with the fact that Bronco is a loud mouth and probably try to steal the show? ( or maybe because he is a Liberal.)

    Shane

  • -dj

    You might be on to something there, Shane. (That was my thinking too.) But he was at the transit announcement last week. Did he steal the show then? I didn’t think so, but then again I’m not Prentice or Stelmach though. Maybe they thought he did.

  • -dj

    You might be on to something there, Shane. (That was my thinking too.) But he was at the transit announcement last week. Did he steal the show then? I didn’t think so, but then again I’m not Prentice or Stelmach though. Maybe they thought he did.

  • Manchego

    City of Calgary has zero say in where or how the ring road is built. It’s on provincial right-of-way land, funded with provincial, federal and magic P3 dollars and not a City Hall dime. If Bronco and 14 alderfolk strenuously opposed the route, the asphalt type and the road itself, that bespectacled fellow trying to look like a premier could still do it. Bronco was at the earlier C-Train funding announcement last week; that he wasn’t at this one is a little f-you, a little why-would-you-be-here?

  • Manchego

    City of Calgary has zero say in where or how the ring road is built. It’s on provincial right-of-way land, funded with provincial, federal and magic P3 dollars and not a City Hall dime. If Bronco and 14 alderfolk strenuously opposed the route, the asphalt type and the road itself, that bespectacled fellow trying to look like a premier could still do it.
    Bronco was at the earlier C-Train funding announcement last week; that he wasn’t at this one is a little f-you, a little why-would-you-be-here?

  • Calgaryrants

    Hmmm…I wonder if it has to do with the fact that Bronco is a loud mouth and probably try to steal the show? ( or maybe because he is a Liberal.)

    Shane