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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

joe clark encounters of the random kind.

It's been quite the busy couple days!

- First of all, last Friday I took part in a political panel on blogging and 'new media' held by the Alberta Teacher's Association Political Action Committee (other panelists included Nicole Martel, Duncan, and Ken). There were some very interesting conversations that occuredand I wish the conversations could have gone longer (even though we went over our time by 30 minutes). But it was an interesting and engaging morning anyway! (Allie took pictures!)

- Duncan and I bumped into Joe Clark yesterday morning. Even more random is that it happened in a hallway in the Alberta Legislature Building. I'm happy to report that former Prime Minister Clark had a jump in his step and gave us a joyful "hey guys!"

Very random.

- I have yet to take an indepth look at the Federal Budget, so I'll save my comments for when I do.

- Election mania! The Federal Liberals are catching up with the wave by nominating a rash of candidates in Edmonton ridings in the next couple weeks in Edmonton Strathcona, Edmonton Centre, and Edmonton Mill Woods-Beaumont. I'll be posting a list reminicent of my 2006 elections tracker in the near future.


Anonymous said...

The same thing happened to me in Calgary a couple years ago. Except it was Joe Clark standing in front of me in a line up at a Gas Station.

kenlister1 said...

what ever you do dave, dont read a nation too good to lose. his biography is so damn boring, even for a nerd like me.

Anonymous said...

word is linda duncan is living the high life in ottawa lately feeling pretty confident and snug. reality will bite her in the behind soon enough. unfortunately for her, she is still a good candidate but her party support is sagging worse than her bust. the dippers are gonna get clobbered next election back to the stone age.

Anonymous said...

HI Dave - I got started in serious politics working on Joe Clark's leadership in 1976. Spent the day with him today and some Carribean and Latin Amierican energy Ministers planning a western hemisphere integrated energy conference tentatively scheduled for Edmonton sometime early next year.

Very preliminary but a good day were yo meet interesting people, engaged in fascinating topics and plan out possibilities.

Last Friday at the ATA was just tht kind of fun too. Maybe we need to get bloggers together and do a regular panel like that. We could tape it for Policy Channel and let others see it.

BTW - speaking of the ATA go to and see my interview with former ATA President Larry Boi on democratic renewal and Public Interest Alberta efforts in that regard.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's appropriate to attack someone based on how they look or what their body's shaped like. It's hard enough to recruit good minds to the field of public service and comments like those by the anonymous poster have no place in the public debate. I hope Daveberta chooses to remove those hurtful remarks.

Hatrock said...

"I don't think it's appropriate to attack someone based on how they look or what their body's shaped like. "

What? Where in the heck does he do that?