Tag Archives: Bob Hawkesworth

Metro column: Campaign missing the mark

by DJ Kelly October 1, 2010

An election is the ultimate exercise in personal branding. If you try to be something you are not, people will figure it out pretty quickly and you’ll see your vote totals affected accordingly. Most of the candidates in this election have this down to a science. Ric McIver for nine years has been the common […]

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Nenshi + Hawkesworth = stronger McIver

by DJ Kelly May 27, 2010

Today Naheed Nenshi has announced he will be running for mayor. On Monday we can expect a similar announcement from Bob Hawkesworth. The big winner from these announcements? Ric McIver. As recently as yesterday, things were not looking great for Mr. McIver’s chances of becoming Calgary’s next mayor. As each mayoral candidate announced (Joe Connelly, […]

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Councillor ages: does it mean anything?

by DJ Kelly March 23, 2010

The world has changed a LOT in the last few years. Things are speeding up so fast many of us have difficulty keeping up. Stereotypically the ones complaining about this “speeding up of life” are members of older generations. This isn’t ageist – its just that those under the age of 35 have grown up with […]

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Calgary Municipal Election: 2010 will be a year of new faces

by DJ Kelly March 21, 2010

2010 is going to be a year of sweeping change at Calgary’s City Hall. If you’ve been paying attention to the papers these past couple years you’ll know there is a deep seeded frustration among Calgarians with their current council. And with that frustration has come the hope for something better.  (Affectionately referred to as […]

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From the high ideals of 1993 to the gerrymander of 2009

by DJ Kelly May 30, 2009

Below is some interesting information to help frame the discussion around whether Ald. Chabot’s council approved map is a good solution and if a proper process was followed. Policy Title: Ward Boundary Determination and Review Policy Number: CC017 Approved by: Council Effective Date: 1993 May 03 The criteria used by the Returning Officer for reporting […]

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