Category Archives: Politics

18 to 34 Year Olds, Social Media and the Calgary Election

by DJ Kelly August 17, 2010

In today’s issue of Metro Calgary I was quoted for an article about Calgary municipal election candidates’ use of social media. The questions asked of me were simple enough: who’s doing it well, etc. However there was a second interviewee for the same article. Bruce Foster, identified as chair of the department of policy studies […]

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Metro column: Train’s left platform behind

by DJ Kelly August 13, 2010

How long does it take for a candidate to write a policy platform? Surely, the majority of what goes into their platform are the things that made them want to run for city council in the first place. So shouldn’t it follow that these things would be second nature to them before they declare themselves […]

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Election Handbook “oops”

by DJ Kelly August 11, 2010

By now every potential Calgary Municipal Election candidate who has picked up a nomination package from the City should have received the following letter. The letter informs candidates of an error in the handbook that was part of their nomination package. An “oops” to be sure, but no harm, no foul, right? I’ll give you […]

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Metro column: No more excuses for being uninformed

by DJ Kelly August 6, 2010

Starting today, I’ll be writing a weekly column aimed at giving you more of the story-behind-the-story around the issues and the candidates. I hope you’ll read this section each Friday as I try to break down more barriers to voter participation. Goal: Engage Calgary voters. In 1998 voter turnout for the Calgary municipal election was […]

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What most needs doing?

by DJ Kelly August 3, 2010

What most needs doing? This is the big question I learned to ask myself as a result of my time in Leadership Calgary. I find the question helps zero your efforts in on the most important aspects of whatever project you are working on and has the added benefit of stripping away the seeming importance […]

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