Category Archives: Calgary

Make your voice heard on Calgary City Council gerrymandering

by DJ Kelly May 30, 2009

If you are not pleased with what is going on in regards to the recent gerrymander of wards for the 2010 election, I invite you to join the Civic Camp group at City Council on Monday, June 1st at 9:30am. (This Monday!) Be sure to wear the colour blue… I’m told Ald. Hawkesworth has a […]

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What makes a good electoral district? Not gerrymandering!

by DJ Kelly May 29, 2009

What makes a good electoral district? Why group these communities together and not these other ones? This is something that has been debated at council and elsewhere for years. It’s something that will continue to be discussed. Is it better to create wards that are made up of communities with similar issues or to have […]

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Process of approving new Calgary wards is what needs an overhaul

by DJ Kelly May 27, 2009

I don’t know where to begin with my questions/issues around what transpired at last night’s Calgary City Council meeting. The whole thing is just so bizarre and unfathomable. How about with a summary of what has happened up until this point in regards to re-drawing the ward boundaries in time for the 2010 election? As […]

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New Ward Boundaries Demystified

by DJ Kelly February 21, 2009

The winds of change are blowing at Calgary City Council. (I’m sure you already knew that.) As I stated in the preamble to my previous post about the lack of representation of Calgarians on our city council – as compared to other Canadian cities – Council is redrawing the ward maps in the gear up […]

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Lack of representation on Calgary City Council and the New Wards

by DJ Kelly February 20, 2009

Yes, it is true – despite much protesting from Alderman Andre Chabot – the City of Calgary has decided to change it’s Ward maps for 2010. This was done, from what I understand, to create a more balanced work-load among alderman, as some Wards have grown larger than others in recent years. Personally, I really […]

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