Category Archives: Politics

Who would you be proud to have as premier?

by DJ Kelly February 8, 2011

I’m not a fan of party politics. Quite frankly I could care less which “party” is in charge. I care more about who the people in government are and what kinds of decisions they make. With three leadership races going on at the provincial level there is an immense possibility for new leadership, some names are even […]

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Metro column: Wrap your head around this equation

by DJ Kelly February 4, 2011

If a day is an eternity in politics then the past week at the Alberta legislature requires a quantum physics degree to wrap your head around. First Dave Taylor gives the Alberta Party their first MLA, then the premier announces he’ll step down, then the finance minister quits 24 hours later, and finally this week […]

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Metro column: Griffiths right man at right time?

by DJ Kelly January 28, 2011

It looks like Stelmach made the decision for us. There’s no need for an election to make it happen. There will be a new premier by next year. And in the wake of Premier Stelmach’s resignation the long list of potential replacements is starting to pile up. Ted Morton has to be the front-runner at […]

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CBC Radio column: Stelmach’s resignation, courts’ banning Twitter, and Egypt

by DJ Kelly January 26, 2011

In this alberta@noon column on CBC Radio One with host Donna McElligott I talk about the online reaction to the resignation of Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach and what it might mean to opposition parties. I also discuss the suggestion by the lawyers of Russell Williams that the tweets of journalists were harming the public and […]

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Stelmach’s resignation: Why he did it

by DJ Kelly January 25, 2011

While the timing of today’s announcement by Premier Ed Stelmach may be a surprise, his resignation itself should not be. For months there have been grumblings about how the Progressive Conservative party will handle the next election. The Wildrose Party has positioned itself as an heir apparent making room for all Alberta conservatives. Meanwhile disenfranchised […]

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