CBC Radio column: Stelmach’s resignation, courts’ banning Twitter, and Egypt

In this alberta@noon column on CBC Radio One with host Donna McElligott I talk about the online reaction to the resignation of Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach and what it might mean to opposition parties. I also discuss the suggestion by the lawyers of Russell Williams that the tweets of journalists were harming the public and…

Stelmach’s resignation: Why he did it

While the timing of today’s announcement by Premier Ed Stelmach may be a surprise, his resignation itself should not be. For months there have been grumblings about how the Progressive Conservative party will handle the next election. The Wildrose Party has positioned itself as an heir apparent making room for all Alberta conservatives. Meanwhile disenfranchised…

2010 Year-End Blog Review

On this exact day (January 3) of last year I wanted to take a look back at the previous year as viewed through the eyes of my blog. At the time I said 2009 “was a good year for me personally and I think this blog shows some of the highlights that come to my…

Metro column: Province misses the point and shoots the messenger

I’m not sure if this will become a regular occurrence or not, but because of today’s column’s focus on a provincial issue – instead of the regular civic issues – my regular Metro column was published in both Metro Calgary and Metro Edmonton. — So let me get this straight: Not caring enough about the patients’ comfort…