Metro column: 2010’s Top Newsmakers, The Sequel

Last week I began my list of newsmakers and the top city hall political mistakes of 2010. As the year comes to a close, we reflect back on the year that was by finishing the countdown. (Visit metronews.ca to see part one.) [Or here.] No. 2 on the list also doesn’t belong to a politician….

Calgary, meet your new council

The unofficial results are in and we have seen a mix of change and returning of the old guard happening. It’s a whole new ball game now; an entirly new dynamic. Here’s the list of who the fifteeen around the table will be: Mayor – Naheed Nenshi Ward 1 – Dale Hodges Ward 2 – Gord Lowe…

Metro column: Campaign missing the mark

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…

Nenshi + Hawkesworth = stronger McIver

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,…