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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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CBC Radio column: Must-have tech toys for Christmas

by DJ Kelly December 15, 2010

In this alberta@noon column on CBC Radio One with guest host Holly Preston I talk about some of the hot (and not so hot) tech gadget-type gifts for this holiday season. Items include Android phones, Apple TV, Google TV, Boxee Box, Roxu XDS, MacBook Air, HP Envy 14, iPad, Xbox Kinect, Amazon Kindle 3 and […]

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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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CBC Radio column: Why governments should actually be afraid of Wikileaks

by DJ Kelly December 1, 2010

In this alberta@noon column on CBC Radio One with host Donna McElligott I talk about Wikileaks and the recent “cablegate” leaked U.S. Embassy communications. I cover past Wikileaks and examine why North Americans are more upset this time than ever before. There are lots of reasons for governments to be embarrassed by the contents of […]

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