Category Archives: Metro Column

Metro column: Sun setting on face-to-face time

by DJ Kelly August 27, 2010

How many of the 2010 mayoral candidates have you met so far? You’re in the majority if you said none. Rest assured, candidates are trying their best to fix that. At least, a few are. With the summer festival season ending this weekend, the biggest opportunity for candidates to meet you is officially ending, too. […]

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Metro column: Broaden your voting horizons

by DJ Kelly August 20, 2010

Are you sick of hearing about Ric McIver and Barb Higgins yet? This week, I did a few media interviews on the candidates’ use of social media. Following one interview, the cameraman wanted to get images of the different websites they were using. I started by showing him some of the sites that I thought […]

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Metro column: Train’s left platform behind

by DJ Kelly August 13, 2010

How long does it take for a candidate to write a policy platform? Surely, the majority of what goes into their platform are the things that made them want to run for city council in the first place. So shouldn’t it follow that these things would be second nature to them before they declare themselves […]

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Metro column: No more excuses for being uninformed

by DJ Kelly August 6, 2010

Starting today, I’ll be writing a weekly column aimed at giving you more of the story-behind-the-story around the issues and the candidates. I hope you’ll read this section each Friday as I try to break down more barriers to voter participation. Goal: Engage Calgary voters. In 1998 voter turnout for the Calgary municipal election was […]

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