Category: Calgary Municipal Politics

  • Persons of the Year

    Every December, I like to name a “Person of the Year” – the individual who left their mark on Canadian politics over the past year. The only rules are that the PM is too obvious a choice, and that lame picks (“You!”) are strictly verboten. The Person of the Year doesn’t need to be someone […]

  • Alberta Envy

    From my view in downtown Toronto, things aren’t looking so bad in “redneck” Alberta these days…

  • After Miracle Victory in 2010, Nenshi Almost Unbeatable in 2013

    I expect this will be my only blog post on the 2013 Calgary Mayoral election. That’s because, despite recent rumblings about a bid by talk radio titan Dave Rutherford, Naheed Nenshi appears to be almost unbeatable. I’ll admit to being wrong about Nenshi before – here’s what I wrote a month before he won one […]

  • A Tale of Two Cities

    I had some fun last fall comparing the elections of Naheed Nenshi in Calgary and Rob Ford in Toronto. Fairly or unfairly, it appears the two will be forever linked. We got yet another example of that this week with the news that Nenshi will become the first Mayor to lead Calgary’s pride parade, after […]

  • 2010 Person of the Year

    As 2010 winds down, it’s time to pick a Calgary Grit Person of the Year for the 7th consecutive year. The criteria is simple – a person who made an impact on the Canadian political scene in 2010 (ruling out obvious choices like the PM, or lame picks like “you“). But this was a tough […]

  • Lessons from Naheed

    Generally speaking, the rest of Canada treats Alberta politics as nothing more than a punch line: “Calgary: If you don’t like the weather, wait 40 minutes. If you don’t like the government, wait 40 years“. “The Alberta government is considering adding ‘Liberals’ to the endangered species list“. That sort of stuff. Because of that, no […]

  • Calgary Votes Live Blog

    10:35 pm: We’re ready to call it. Calgary’s next mayor: Yes, that’s right. Canada’s conservative heartland just elected a mayor who is a visible minority, practicing muslim, Harvard graduate, university professor, and a policy wonk. And he wears purple. Nenshi’s rise is truly astonishing when you consider that he was polling in single digits, 35 […]

  • Calgary Votes

    Today, Calgarians cast their ballots for mayor. Well, some Calgarians will. The City has a well deserved reputation for being one of the most apathetic when it comes to democracy – one-third of Calgarians voted in 2007, one-fifth in 2004. This time around, there are no execuses to stay home. Calgarians have close to a […]

  • What’s the matter with the Calgary Sun?

    The Sun endorses a Harvard elitist for Mayor of Calgary: The Sun has never shied away from taking a bold stand when we believe it will benefit Calgarians. We believe Naheed Nenshi should be Calgary’s next mayor. Luckily, they explain their decision: He’s a prof at Mount Royal University, but doesn’t engage in the egghead […]

  • Stampede to the Polls: The Candidates Speak

    UPDATE – Joe Connelly and Naheed Nenshi have been added at the bottom Even though I only had time to profile four of the candidates running for mayor in Calgary (McIver, Higgins, Nenshi, and the since withdrawn Kent Hehr), I don’t want to completely overlook the other candidates. Some of these men and women have […]

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