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Calgary City Council saves face by embarrassing themselves: ward boundaries solved!

by DJ Kelly July 14, 2009

Watching Calgary City Council debate the ward boundaries for the 2010 election last night was one of the funniest moments I think I’ve seen in that hallowed chamber. I mean funny as in sad. Like a comedy of errors. A comedy of people so deep in trouble the only way out was to thoroughly embarrass […]

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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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Make your voice heard on Calgary City Council gerrymandering

by DJ Kelly May 30, 2009

If you are not pleased with what is going on in regards to the recent gerrymander of wards for the 2010 election, I invite you to join the Civic Camp group at City Council on Monday, June 1st at 9:30am. (This Monday!) Be sure to wear the colour blue… I’m told Ald. Hawkesworth has a […]

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What makes a good electoral district? Not gerrymandering!

by DJ Kelly May 29, 2009

What makes a good electoral district? Why group these communities together and not these other ones? This is something that has been debated at council and elsewhere for years. It’s something that will continue to be discussed. Is it better to create wards that are made up of communities with similar issues or to have […]

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Process of approving new Calgary wards is what needs an overhaul

by DJ Kelly May 27, 2009

I don’t know where to begin with my questions/issues around what transpired at last night’s Calgary City Council meeting. The whole thing is just so bizarre and unfathomable. How about with a summary of what has happened up until this point in regards to re-drawing the ward boundaries in time for the 2010 election? As […]

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