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Sunday, May 20, 2007

May 20, 2007

I hope everyone is having a good weekend. It's rained over the past couple of days in Edmonton, but thankfully it's not raining today. Here's a bit of a roundup from a busy week.

- Long-time Ward 6 Edmonton City Councillor Terry Cavanagh announced that after 27 years on Council he won't be seeking re-election in the October 2007 Municipal Elections. In April, Ward 4 City Councillor Michael Phair also announced that he won't be seeking re-election this Fall. Also, Dave Dowling is running for Mayor again...

Also, make sure to check out the Edmonton Municipal Politics blog.

- The Alberta Teacher's Association rebuffed Tory Education Minister Ron Liepert's Pension liability proposal.

- The Calgary Elbow and Drumheller-Stettler by-elections continue this week.

- I saw the film Radiant City on Wednesday night. Playing at the Princess II Theatre on Whyte, Radiant City is a documentary filmed in Calgary highlighting the problems emanating from the post-WWII suburban boom. Anyone who’s traveled to either Calgary or Edmonton in the past 5 years will see that these two cities are now dealing with many of these issues. I'd stronly recommend that more people go and see this film.

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