Category Archives: Calgary

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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City of Calgary Election iPhone App Review

by DJ Kelly October 6, 2010

I’ve been having a bit of “back and forth” via email with the City of Calgary’s Deputy City Clerk and Returning Officer for the past couple months. On July 29 I originally asked her about the possibility of creating a “where to vote” widget, similar to what the City has (or at that point, would have) on […]

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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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