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Municipal elections and confusing legislation

by DJ Kelly April 28, 2010

Now that the spring is upon us and we are just six months away, many wonks are turning their thoughts to the municipal election in October. With Bill 9 receiving royal assent last week, you can include the Alberta Legislature in that group. After the Bill was given assent into law, I gave it a […]

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The case of the missing question mark, or How it’s important to remember no one on Council is ‘evil’

by DJ Kelly April 22, 2010

We all make mistakes. They happen. But we need to be man enough to admit them when we do. One of the things that I value most about having a blog that is followed by as many people as this one is the number of comments or emails or tweets that I get about it […]

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Diane Colley-Urquhart making her mayoral move?

by DJ Kelly April 19, 2010

One of the more fun aspects of having a blog is the number of “tips” I get sent by readers and marketers. Usually there is very little newsworthy about them, other times they might be newsworthy but the tipster provides little in the way to back up their claim. In both cases I usually ignore […]

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Ald. Connelly to make “an important announcement”

by DJ Kelly April 13, 2010

It’s been the City’s worst kept secret that Ald. Ric McIver will be annoucing his intentions to run for Mayor at “Ric’s Block Party” on April 21 (5pm to 8pm, get your tickets here.) But what about Ald. Joe Connelly? Ald. Connelly has been saying for a little bit that he would make an announcement between now […]

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Council playing politics with the Pumphouse

by DJ Kelly April 12, 2010

It’s not very often my biggest areas of interest – local government and local arts and culture – intersect, but this is one of those times. The Pumphouse Theatre is an amazing story that I invite you to read up on. It is one of those stories about saving Calgary’s heritage while at the same […]

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