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 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 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

David J. Climenhaga
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Oct 18, 2018

Who owns the energy industry?

David J. Climenhaga
Fossil fuel industry decision makers lean toward a business-as-usual approach to get full value out of their corporate investments, a study of the sector's highly concentrated financial ties suggests.
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Oct 7, 2018
Preston Manning, then the godfather of the Canadian right, at the 2013 Manning Conference

How carbon tax became Canada's Obamacare

David J. Climenhaga
"Putting a price on carbon" was always going to be unpopular with people who use fossil fuels out of necessity and for fun -- viz., Canadians, with their furnaces, SUVs and snowmobiles.

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