Help ensure Calgary’s “Open City” initiative is framed in the right light

If you know what “open data” means it is time for you to weigh in on what you think of Calgary’s “open government” initiative heading to council next week. This is important because I imagine very shortly the ‘nay-sayers’ will automatically trot out their ill-informed opinions on privacy and security concerns to the media. Which,…

An arts conversation with Canadian Taxpayer Federations’ Scott Hennig

On Tuesday afternoon a Calgary City Council committee approved a bylaw amendment to help offset the costs of city services to festivals. Obviously Scott Hennig of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation didn’t agree with this kind of precedent and he made a comment about it on Twitter. As an arts advocate who believes the small subsidy…

Doug Elniski: how to do it right

My blog post from yesterday about MLA Doug Elniski’s comments about women and equality made on his blog, and about participants at the Pride Parade made via Twitter quickly became the most viewed post in this blogs history. (Practically doubling from the previous high!) That post was particularly popular with Government of Alberta officials –…