Category Archives: Politics

How to fix Ed’s communications problems

by DJ Kelly December 14, 2009

In case you missed it, a week and a half ago I wrote about the latest of Ed Stelmach’s communication’s gaffes. I almost felt a little sad in writing the post because social media was sort of Premier Ed’s last frontier of communication tools. He had tried speeches, scrums, Question Period, interviews, television specials – […]

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Calgary open data report delayed

by DJ Kelly December 11, 2009

I heard about this a couple weeks ago but didn’t get a chance to look into it any further until recently. It looks like the City of Calgary’s Open Data report from Administration to Council originally scheduled for December has been delayed. Apparently it has taken a lot more work to put the report together […]

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The #AskEd Accountablity Window ends tomorrow

by DJ Kelly December 3, 2009

During a question and answer session the Progressive Party AGM on November 7, 2009 Premier Stelmach – reeling from recent bad press over everything from the oil and gas royalty framework, to Bill 44, to Bill 50, to H1N1 vaccinations – announced to Alberta what “the biggest challenge we’re facing as a government” is. The […]

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Progress and respect

by DJ Kelly November 30, 2009

As I reflect on my weekend at Reboot Alberta, I’m reminded of my initial impressions and how I still hold them to be true. The diversity in the room (gender, age, political leanings) sticks with me. I don’t think I’ve ever been to another political event like this one. And that leads me to my […]

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Look out Alberta, you’re about to get “rebooted”: First Impressions

by DJ Kelly November 28, 2009

You could tell before we even got to Red Deer there were a lot of expectations about Reboot Alberta. You could read it in blog posts and in twitter conversations and in blog post comment sections. There was a buzz. Why? Because this is the kind of conversation that does not happen very often. A […]

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