Category Archives: Metro Column

Metro column: Social media are game changers

by DJ Kelly February 18, 2011

There’s a movement afoot and it is going to affect the makeup of the Alberta legislature moving forward. Each of the three provincial parties without a leader now officially has someone running for the position. That in and of itself isn’t news, but what is of note is how they have each announced and how […]

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Metro column: Focusing on the individual, not the party

by DJ Kelly February 11, 2011

I’m not a big fan of party politics. I could care less which party is in charge. I care more about who the people in government are and what kinds of decisions they make. [Note: This last sentence was cut from the printed version, but I thought it was important so I added it back […]

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Metro column: Wrap your head around this equation

by DJ Kelly February 4, 2011

If a day is an eternity in politics then the past week at the Alberta legislature requires a quantum physics degree to wrap your head around. First Dave Taylor gives the Alberta Party their first MLA, then the premier announces he’ll step down, then the finance minister quits 24 hours later, and finally this week […]

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Metro column: Griffiths right man at right time?

by DJ Kelly January 28, 2011

It looks like Stelmach made the decision for us. There’s no need for an election to make it happen. There will be a new premier by next year. And in the wake of Premier Stelmach’s resignation the long list of potential replacements is starting to pile up. Ted Morton has to be the front-runner at […]

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Metro column: If you don’t know how to do it, hire someone who does

by DJ Kelly January 21, 2011

This week, the City of Calgary made an announcement that I think deserves more recognition than it got. It was announced the city has selected a public-engagement firm to talk with us — the citizens — about what we want to see in the upcoming 2012-2014 budget. It may seem like a no-brainer that the […]

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