Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Snorkling in Oman

32 degrees this morning, went for a swim, some snorkling and a long walk along the beach. They tell me the Reef sharks are in close to shore with young ones. Can anyone tell me if these sharks are dangerous.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Unethical, Immoral or Illegal - You Decide

Sometimes when you're on your honeymoon one of your cheques bounce.

This blogger was advised by two of the recent campaigns, one Aldermanic and one Public School Trustee that one or more of the Mayor's campaigns interfered in their campaigns. I question the involvement on Legal, Moral or just plain Ethical grounds. You be the judge.

The first information comes from the Brian Pincott campaign. They claim that the Ric McIver campaign supported James Maxim for the Ward 11 seat and on the day of the election, the phone out from the McIver campaign encouraged their supporters to vote for Maxim. This comes from a very reliable source close to the Pincott campaign. Names and numbers available on request.

The second campaign impacted was the Laura Shutiak campaign for Public School Trustee in the Ward 8 & 9 race. A race that was very tight and decided by only a few hundred votes. She claims that the Naheed Nenshi campaign supported Pat Cochrane for the Ward 8 & 9 seat and on the day of the election, the phone out from the Nenshi campaign encouraged their supporters to vote for Cochrane. She tells me when she complained to Stephen Carter she was given a rude and explicit send-off.

So the question is; Should a Mayor's campaign interfere with Aldermanic and/or Trustee campaigns that run concurrently?

Please respond to the poll.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Sunrise Was Purple and The Sky Did Not Fall

Two days after the election of Mr. Nenshi and the sky has not fallen as Kyle Fawcett would have us believe. We have attention from all over North America and more to come.

The honeymoon will last a while longer before the Mayor and Council gets down to the serious business of the deficit and other matters awaiting the fix.

This is not the time for negative feedback as displayed by Mr. Fawcett. Mr. Nenshi needs space to act within and time to get his sea legs this ole Haligonian believes.

Onwards and upwards.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A New Day, A New Era, A New Mayor

Calgary wakes up today, some of us very hungover, to a new face in the Mayor's chair in Calgary, Mr. Naheed Nenshi. It will take us a while to get to know him as reflected by the radio station that I was listening to when I awoke this morning. They kept reporting that he was a U of C professor. Mr. Nenshi in fact comes to us from MRU.

Joining him on Council are very few new faces as voters did not do what they promised and clean a little house at City Hall. They chose the old tried and true in most of the Wards. That was a surprise for me.

This person did not support Naheed during the race but as I always do I will support him as my Mayor and allow him the opportunity to get his hands on the tremendous difficulty of the current state of affairs at City Hall including the large deficit.

So bonne chance and give it your best.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Back Online October 19th, 2010

Watch for the new blog following the Municipal Election, October 18th, 2010. New banner, new attitude, clean underwear in case I have an accident (thanks Mom).