Alberta Politics: St. Albert inspection report points fingers at outrageous behaviour by some councillors, but fails to name names

PHOTOS: Consultant George Cuff, author of the City of St. Albert “inspection report,” at St. Albert City Hall after yesterday afternoon’s special council meeting. In the background, portraits of earlier, perhaps less fractious, St. Albert city councils. Below: Alberta Municipal Affairs Minister Shaye Anderson and St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse. ST. ALBERT, Alberta Despite a ...

Accidental Deliberations: #yqrvotes – Election Day Resources

While I haven’t written much about Regina’s municipal election (except for the column linked here), I’ll point out a few of the resources worth considering before casting ballots today. Again, Elections Regina’s official information is here. The Queen City Improvement Bureau’s blog offers an opportunity to hear some of the candidates in action, while its ...

The Liberal Scarf: Joe Horneck would be strong addition to Mississauga City Council

It was a great personal experience to serve as Alvin Tedjo’s campaign manager in Mississauga Ward 2 this fall, one that really made me think about the future of my hometown as it builds an independent identity for itself. With that in mind, some interesting things have happened since the municipal election. Long-time City Councillor ...

The Liberal Scarf: Joe Horneck would be strong addition to Mississauga City Council

It was a great personal experience to serve as Alvin Tedjo’s campaign manager in Mississauga Ward 2 this fall, one that really made me think about the future of my hometown as it builds an independent identity for itself. With that in mind, some interesting things have happened since the municipal election. Long-time City Councillor ...

The Liberal Scarf: Joe Horneck would be strong addition to Mississauga City Council

It was a great personal experience to serve as Alvin Tedjo’s campaign manager in Mississauga Ward 2 this fall, one that really made me think about the future of my hometown as it builds an independent identity for itself. With that in mind, some interesting things have happened since the municipal election. Long-time City Councillor ...

Scott's DiaTribes: Ottawa attack, Municipal Election Day, LPCO weekend

That title pretty well sums up my post today. In order of title: I’ve waited for a few days before deciding to comment on the Ottawa attack where a shooter killed an unarmed Canadian solider and then stormed Parliament, wounding a security officer before he himself was killed by the Seargant-At-Arms, Kevin Vickers (whose 2 ...

Trashy's World: Ottawa City Council candidates worth voting for!

I have already endorsed some of these candidates in past posts, but being that it is only a few days till E Day, I thought I’d go over some of them again. Jean Cloutier will be a fine representative for Alta Vista on Council. Jean and I have worked together at the Canterbury Community Association for ...

The Liberal Scarf: Why I’m supporting Alvin Tedjo for Mississauga Ward 2

I haven’t had too much opportunity to blog lately, but it certainly hasn’t been as a result of not being politically active – indeed, I’ve been working every day for the past month or so helping run the campaign of Alvin Tedjo, who is running for City Council in Mississauga’s Ward 2. I haven’t written ...

The Liberal Scarf: Why I’m supporting Alvin Tedjo for Mississauga Ward 2

I haven’t had too much opportunity to blog lately, but it certainly hasn’t been as a result of not being politically active – indeed, I’ve been working every day for the past month or so helping run the campaign of Alvin Tedjo, who is running for City Council in Mississauga’s Ward 2. I haven’t written ...

The Liberal Scarf: Why I’m supporting Alvin Tedjo for Mississauga Ward 2

I haven’t had too much opportunity to blog lately, but it certainly hasn’t been as a result of not being politically active – indeed, I’ve been working every day for the past month or so helping run the campaign of Alvin Tedjo, who is running for City Council in Mississauga’s Ward 2. I haven’t written ...

Trashy's World: As O-Town doesn’t really have a Mayoral race to speak of…

… this political junkie has to find another one to follow and enjoy. And Toronto, the land of the crack-smoking, loud, obnoxious, and the tacky champion of all Torontonians with a sub 75 IQ, is the place to watch. Especially now that Olivia Chow is resigning her seat in the House to run against that ...

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Municipal Voters: Partisan Intervention is Coming Your Way

Did you mistakenly think that the Manning Centre’s attempt to bend the 2013 Calgary municipal election to more “conservative” was an aberration?  You would be quite wrong. The author of the Metro News article is considerably more charitable than I am about the matter – but then again, he was in Ottawa, not Calgary and ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Alberta politics 2013: Big City Mayors

TweetA generational shift in Edmonton Framed as a lacklustre and uneventful campaign, local media and many mainstream pundits missed one of the most important stories of this year’s mayoral election in Edmonton. The city’s crusty local establishment has lamented for years about the constant stream of locally-raised young talent choosing to build their careers and ...

Alberta Diary: Campaign Diary Volume 18: It’s election day today, it’s important; please make sure you vote!

Today’s St. Albert voting locations. Today is election day in St. Albert, and it’s hard to imagine a more important election for our community in recent years. The intervention by well-funded anonymous groups on behalf of an agenda-driven slate of candidates makes this election just too important to ignore. If common sense is to prevail ...

Alberta Diary: Campaign Diary Volume 15: When you vote on Monday, vote thoughtfully

Here’s a video of my opening remarks to the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce all-candidates’ forum last night. Here are my opening remarks at the fair and well-run St. Alberta Chamber of Commerce all-candidates forum at the St. Albert Inn last night: My name is David Climenhaga and I’m asking for your vote on Monday. ...

Accidental Deliberations: #yqrvotes Endorsements

As promised, I’ll close off my posting about the municipal elections with a quick round of endorsements. I won’t try to cover all of the wards and races, nor will I suggest that any of the candidates share all of my personal views as to how our city should be run. Instead, but I’ll focus ...

Accidental Deliberations: The litmus test

Regina’s municipal election is fast approaching – with advance voting set to begin this week. Unfortunately, the sheer volume of candidates (which, to be clear, I take to be a positive sign as to public interest in the election) will limit my ability to write about all of the options individually. But I’ll take some ...

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week. – Sid Ryan takes on the Harper/Hudak double-team effort to prevent workers from having any voice in our political direction: (T)here can be little doubt that what really offends Hudak is the fact that union members pool their resources to participate in municipal, provincial and federal elections. When voters ...