Category Archives: Metro Column

Metro column: Political snowball effect: presenting a case study

by DJ Kelly December 10, 2010

It’s the age old political conundrum, no politician wants to be seen as beholden to anyone – especially a big company – but they still need to pay the bills that come from running an election campaign. When accepting donations, it’s a delicate balance that each elected official pays an awful of attention to — […]

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Metro column: Nenshi there to extinguish the flames

by DJ Kelly December 3, 2010

It is the one time of year when everything is on the front burner. At any given time the money allotted to any program or department could be cut entirely, increased wildly, or anything in between. During this week the Council Chamber is often a mad house filled with very stressed people – including many […]

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Metro column: Province misses the point and shoots the messenger

by DJ Kelly November 26, 2010

I’m not sure if this will become a regular occurrence or not, but because of today’s column’s focus on a provincial issue – instead of the regular civic issues – my regular Metro column was published in both Metro Calgary and Metro Edmonton. — So let me get this straight: Not caring enough about the patients’ comfort […]

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Metro column: Budget dance a sad song

by DJ Kelly November 19, 2010

Time to end the same ol’ budget song and dance. It’s budget time at city hall once again. Or more accurately, it’s budget adjustment time. Reading the news you can be forgiven for having a sense of déjà vu. “Didn’t we just do this last year?” Yes. Yes we did. However administration must figure out […]

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Metro column: This time it’s different

by DJ Kelly November 12, 2010

The first meeting of every new council is always the most interesting. It is where the rubber meets the road and we get an idea of what will happen over the next three years. The first meeting ofevery new council isalways the most interesting.It is where therubber meets the roadand we get an idea ofwhat will happen overthe next three years. The […]

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