The Roundhouse: PC AGM, Part 1

I have been offered the opportunity to attend the PC AGM here in Calgary this weekend as a ‘new media’ observer. Leaving aside the simple curiosity of a political nerd I accepted for a number of reasons. First, I think it is important that our parties continue evolving to reflect the new information environment and ...

The Roundhouse: PC AGM, Part 1

I have been offered the opportunity to attend the PC AGM here in Calgary this weekend as a ‘new media’ observer. Leaving aside the simple curiosity of a political nerd I accepted for a number of reasons. First, I think it is important that our parties continue evolving to reflect the new information environment and ...

The Roundhouse: PC AGM, Part 1

I have been offered the opportunity to attend the PC AGM here in Calgary this weekend as a ‘new media’ observer. Leaving aside the simple curiosity of a political nerd I accepted for a number of reasons. First, I think it is important that our parties continue evolving to reflect the new information environment and ...

The Roundhouse: Nenshi Wins – Now What?

And so it is Nenshi for Mayor – but what looks like a very conservative council. Should be an interesting few years, Calgary. Ironically, for all the talk about technology and change, the Nenshi campaign won because they ran the best old-fashioned political campaign. They presented the best-developed message, and did a great job of ...

The Roundhouse: Nenshi Wins – Now What?

And so it is Nenshi for Mayor – but what looks like a very conservative council. Should be an interesting few years, Calgary. Ironically, for all the talk about technology and change, the Nenshi campaign won because they ran the best old-fashioned political campaign. They presented the best-developed message, and did a great job of ...

The Roundhouse: Nenshi Wins – Now What?

And so it is Nenshi for Mayor – but what looks like a very conservative council. Should be an interesting few years, Calgary. Ironically, for all the talk about technology and change, the Nenshi campaign won because they ran the best old-fashioned political campaign. They presented the best-developed message, and did a great job of ...

The Roundhouse: Calgary’s Municipal Election, version 2010

As the Municipal Election begins to loom here in Calgary I have regularly been asked for my thoughts on the race for Mayor. Having repeated them so many times I may as well post them publicly…. Both of the current front-runners in the polls will not be receiving my support. Ms. Higgins, running an exceedingly ...

The Roundhouse: Calgary’s Municipal Election, version 2010

As the Municipal Election begins to loom here in Calgary I have regularly been asked for my thoughts on the race for Mayor. Having repeated them so many times I may as well post them publicly…. Both of the current front-runners in the polls will not be receiving my support. Ms. Higgins, running an exceedingly ...

The Roundhouse: Calgary’s Municipal Election, version 2010

As the Municipal Election begins to loom here in Calgary I have regularly been asked for my thoughts on the race for Mayor. Having repeated them so many times I may as well post them publicly…. Both of the current front-runners in the polls will not be receiving my support. Ms. Higgins, running an exceedingly ...

The Roundhouse: The Public Accounts Committee and the casual abuse of power

Politics here in Alberta is certainly lively, both in ways that the rest of Canada will envy, like the recent profusion in parties and movements, and in ways less good, like today’s stupidity in the Public Accounts Committee of the Alberta Legislature. To be brief I will quote the Edmonton Journal article linked below:”Edmonton-Gold Bar ...