David J. Climenhaga

David Climenhaga, author of the Alberta Diary blog, is a journalist, author, journalism teacher, poet and trade union communicator who has worked in senior writing and editing positions with the Toronto Globe and Mail and the Calgary Herald. His 1995 book, A Poke in the Public Eye, explores the relationships among Canadian journalists, public relations people and politicians. He left journalism after the strike at the Calgary Herald in 1999 and 2000 to work as Communications Director of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, which with more than 73,000 members is Alberta’s largest union and Canada’s 10th largest. Alberta Diary focuses on Alberta politics and social issues. Contact: albertadiary @ gmail.com

David J. Climenhaga
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Mar 22, 2019
Neal Bernard Hancock, better known as "Bernard the Roughneck," is now the Freedom Conservative Party candidate in Grande Prairie. Photo: David J. Climenhaga.

Bernard the Roughneck enters Alberta election

David J. Climenhaga
Neal Bernard Hancock first appeared on the national scene in September 2016, when he appeared on Parliament Hill in coveralls and a hardhat, complete with streaks of grime on his face.
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Mar 19, 2019
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley at the National Music Centre in Calgary (Photo: Screenshot of Facebook livestream).

Rachel Notley calls an election for April 16

David J. Climenhaga
Before a cheering crowd, diverse in every way, in the National Music Centre in Calgary, Rachel Notley was at her best -- charismatic, warm and yet coolly focused.

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