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

Alberta ponders 'options' as independent arbitrator overturns firing of jail guards who took part in illegal strike

| January 27, 2014
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Still hoping for a 'deal' with AUPE, Alberta Deputy Premier Dave Hancock has a Seinfeld moment

| January 25, 2014
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About those 620,000 missing patient files: The timing's interesting but the accountability's a bigger deal

| January 24, 2014
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Dunderdale's departure relocates Redford deeper in premiers' popularity sub-basement

| January 23, 2014
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The 'Petroleum Party' in full cry about Neil Young; and what Northwestern Alberta doctors fear

| January 22, 2014
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With free expression under assault in Alberta, where's 'free speech advocate' Ezra Levant?

| January 21, 2014
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It's time to recognize the market-fundamentalist elephant in the airport security screening room

| January 20, 2014
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Independent Alberta MP Brent Rathgeber eyes formation of party as fund-raising vehicle

| January 17, 2014
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Lobbying Act's ban on lobbying by former ministers no hindrance if they're hired as presidents and CEOs

| January 15, 2014
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Deputy minister testifies officials prepared anti-labour bill 'proactively' long before cabinet asked for it

| January 14, 2014
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