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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Apr 13, 2019
UCP Leader Jason Kenney and his party’s Calgary-East candidate, Peter Singh.

Both sides dig in as Alberta election approaches

David J. Climenhaga
Most Albertans have been capable over the years of engaging in civil discourse when it comes to politics. This was not so evident last night, with only four more sleeps till voting day.
Blog
Apr 2, 2019
Jason Kenney on the campaign trail in a nice non-threatening Stephen Harper sweater (Photo: Jason Kenney/Facebook).

In UCP math, banked overtime would add up to a pay cut

David J. Climenhaga
Jason Kenney wants to create "a rigged overtime system that employers will use to legally evade overtime payments," says Athabasca University labour studies professor Bob Barnetson.

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