Category Archives: Calgary

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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CBC Radio column: Whither Alberta politics

by DJ Kelly November 17, 2010

In this alberta@noon column on CBC Radio One with host Donna McElligott I talk about the new realities for the provincial parties caused by the recent municipal elections including a new sense of “permission to participate” by voters and a new energetic and engaged group of volunteers and voters. I talk about what this means […]

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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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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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