Twitter, kickoffs and promises: Elxn 2014

As with any pillar of democracy, the first order of business pertaining to the Winnipeg 2014 civic election is selecting a hash tag for Twitter. The local twitterverse has settled on #Wpg14. It has the key elements: place (Wpg) and time (14). The fact that it pertains to an election is just assumed because nothing…

Is the mayor a bully?

Seemingly out of nowhere, Winnipeg’s mayor has decided to sue a university newspaper and its writer for a column that was published two months ago. – Free Press– The column titled The Local Political Blunder – Sam Katz strongly insinuates that Katz orchestrated inside deals behind a corrupt fire hall tendering process.* The first question…

2014 Peg-city Predictions

A few predictions for the coming year in this colder-than-Mars city of Winnipeg … Manitoba Politics There will be less excitement in the Manitoba political arena this year than last. Last year brought a new leader to one of the three major political parties when the refreshingly youthful Rana Bokhari took hold of the Liberal…