David J. Climenhaga

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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

Advice to Canadian politicians and media: Take care with support for Ukraine rebels

| February 24, 2014
David J. Climenhaga

Future bleak for Brent Rathgeber's CBC disclosure bill; less so for Rex Murphy's commentaries

| February 22, 2014
David J. Climenhaga

Alberta's Redford Tories, forever young, now have Young forever

| February 21, 2014
David J. Climenhaga

Olympic Hockey: It'll take Grit to overcome Sisu -- are Tories patriotic enough to let it?

| February 20, 2014
David J. Climenhaga

Time to change Alberta Labour Minister's dual role, and maybe more

| February 19, 2014
David J. Climenhaga

Remembering Sue Higgins, Calgary alderman: A fiscal conservative, but the real McCoy

| February 18, 2014
David J. Climenhaga

Will Alison Redford fire her labour minister? Don't count on it!

| February 16, 2014
David J. Climenhaga

Valentine's Day injunction all but massacres Alberta government credibility in fight with union

| February 15, 2014
David J. Climenhaga

Means tests: Recommended for poor oldsters, not wealthy petro-provinces

| February 14, 2014
David J. Climenhaga

Back to the future with Guy Boutilier: A run to be Fort Mac's MP looks likely

| February 13, 2014
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