David 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 for the trade union movement. Alberta Diary focuses on Alberta politics and social issues.

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Sunday, October 18, 2015
Eleven Grinding Weeks and this Election Comes Down to a Science Question: Momentum, or Inertia?
After 11 grinding weeks on the campaign trail, here we are on the cusp of a great federal election and nobody really has the foggiest notion of how the dust will settle Monday night. As high-profile Alberta pollster Janet Brown put it yesterday after a busy couple of days counting lawn signs in the...
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Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Pinch Me! Am I dreaming? Canada's 'Most Conservative' Province Elects an NDP Majority
Well, how d'ya like them oranges? Alberta New Democratic Party, 53 seats; Wildrose Party, 20; Progressive Conservative Party, 11; Alberta Liberal Party, 1; Alberta Party, 1! And that Progressive Conservative Premier, Jim Prentice, who was supposed to restore the dynasty? About to resign. They were...
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Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Terror of 'Terrorism' and the 2nd Amendment: Whatever Became of the Indomitable American Spirit?
We have learned, courtesy the news media, that membership in the National Rifle Association has surged past five million souls since the Sandy Hook Massacre of little children in Connecticut last December.
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