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 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

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Oct 11, 2010
Barb Higgins

Calgary mayoral election: Suddenly it's a horserace

David J. Climenhaga
The race to be Calgary's mayor is now close enough that if enough voters who initially backed other candidates hold their noses and vote for Barb Higgins, she can beat Rob Ford clone Ric McIver.

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