Category Archives: Metro Column

Metro column: Time to step up, Calgary

by DJ Kelly November 5, 2010

The municipal election is over. The shine of our brand new council still shows our reflection. But if history repeats itself, that reflection will no doubt fade within the next few months. For years, sure, we had a council we voted in to represent us —but following an election, we were inclined to “let them […]

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Metro column: Advice for the mayoral runners-up: don’t fade away

by DJ Kelly October 29, 2010

Naheed Nenshi is our new mayor. I doubt anyone would have guessed that might be the outcome in 2007 following Dave Bronconnier’s thorough thumping of high spending rival Alnoor Kassam. I remember thinking at the time that Alnoor Kassam could have been be our next mayor, if he really wanted to be. The path to […]

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Metro column: Plenty to be proud of

by DJ Kelly October 22, 2010

The 2010 Municipal Election is over and all Calgarians should be very proud. Yes, it’s true we elected the first Muslim mayor in a major Canadian city and are getting national media attention because of it. But let’s face it — no one really cared during the election. It was only brought up once by […]

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Metro column: It’s over to you, Calgary

by DJ Kelly October 15, 2010

Finally, the Calgary Municipal election here. On Monday you and I will go to the polls to select who we want to work on our behalf for the next three years. This final week of the campaign has provided all kinds of drama, too. Naheed Nenshi collected endorsements from former mayoral candidates Kent Hehr and […]

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Metro column: ‘Striking 180’ for city voters

by DJ Kelly October 8, 2010

“Throw all the bums out!” Remember one year ago when that was all we heard from our friends, neighbours and media? Well, Ric McIver is still polling in first place for mayor. True, Naheed Nenshi and Barb Higgins are not that far behind, but the results of a recent poll of who we might vote […]

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