Category Archives: Politics

Metro column: 2010 was a puzzle of political folly – Part 1 of 2

by DJ Kelly December 24, 2010

With the arrival of the Christmas and holiday break we’re given a chance to reflect on the past year to see how we got to where we are. As 2010 comes to a close, today and next Friday I present some of the great things we witnessed this year at City Hall. I’ll also countdown […]

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Metro column: Campaigns all about timing

by DJ Kelly December 17, 2010

The following column was published in both Metro Calgary and Metro Edmonton. —- The calendar hasn’t even flipped to 2011 yet but the provincial parties are already busy lining up their election plans for an anticipated spring 2012 vote. And the tried-and-true methods for engineering election wins will again be unfurled. Sure those strategies have […]

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Metro column: Political snowball effect: presenting a case study

by DJ Kelly December 10, 2010

It’s the age old political conundrum, no politician wants to be seen as beholden to anyone – especially a big company – but they still need to pay the bills that come from running an election campaign. When accepting donations, it’s a delicate balance that each elected official pays an awful of attention to — […]

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Metro column: Nenshi there to extinguish the flames

by DJ Kelly December 3, 2010

It is the one time of year when everything is on the front burner. At any given time the money allotted to any program or department could be cut entirely, increased wildly, or anything in between. During this week the Council Chamber is often a mad house filled with very stressed people – including many […]

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Metro column: Province misses the point and shoots the messenger

by DJ Kelly November 26, 2010

I’m not sure if this will become a regular occurrence or not, but because of today’s column’s focus on a provincial issue – instead of the regular civic issues – my regular Metro column was published in both Metro Calgary and Metro Edmonton. — So let me get this straight: Not caring enough about the patients’ comfort […]

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