Category Archives: Metro Column

Metro column: Campaign missing the mark

by DJ Kelly October 1, 2010

An election is the ultimate exercise in personal branding. If you try to be something you are not, people will figure it out pretty quickly and you’ll see your vote totals affected accordingly. Most of the candidates in this election have this down to a science. Ric McIver for nine years has been the common […]

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Metro column: Could Naheed Nenshi be the real ‘game changer’?

by DJ Kelly September 24, 2010

When Mayor Bronconnier announced in February he would not seek another term, there was a sudden buzz in the air. There was another — albeit smaller — buzz when Liberal MLA Kent Hehr proclaimed he would run for the open seat. Then again, a little more public interest began to percolate when Ald. Ric McIver […]

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Metro column: Ask not what politics can do for you…

by DJ Kelly September 17, 2010

There’s a certain level of narcissism needed to enter politics. To stand up in front of all of us and say, “I know what is best for you” —  well, that takes a lot of confidence. Yet every politician — or wannabe politician — will tell you they take that stand for no reason other […]

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Metro column: Digging down to the core of the tunnel issue

by DJ Kelly September 10, 2010

Much of the mayoral campaign so far has been about wanting — or not wanting — to dig a big hole. The proposed — and as yet unfunded — Airport Trail tunnel is touted as an alternate access to the Calgary International Airport after Barlow Trail closes from McKnight Boulevard to Airport Trail in 2012 […]

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Metro column: Writing’s on the (facebook) wall

by DJ Kelly September 3, 2010

We now stand at 17 mayoral candidates. Obviously only one of them will be our next mayor. Several of them probably represent your view of what you’d like Calgary to be. But how do you decide who has a serious chance at winning – and should get your vote – and to which candidate would […]

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