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IABC Calgary knows how to celebrate 50 years

Networking is a hallmark of IABC. Calgary Mayor Nenshi has known Calgary IABC President Will Tigley since Will was a lad. So, guess who dropped in to IABC Calgary’s Black-and-White 50th Anniversary Gala January 28? The USA’s travel ban on Muslim countries was on the mayor’s mind as he spoke to the importance of community, […]

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Ode to Sandra Jansen

Until 48 hours ago, Sandra Jansen was an Alberta PC MLA who had been a candidate for the party’s leadership. No longer. She’s “crossed the floor” to join the NDP Government. A major difference is PCs are pro-business and free enterprise. The NDP promotes its anti-privatization agenda in health care, a carbon tax and a […]

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Will misogyny become the “it” word of 2016?

Because of USA President-Elect Donald Trump, misogynist may become the “it” word for 2016. The tragedy would be if we become tone-deaf due to its ubiquitous, and if its over-use and misuse result in its losing impact. For example, Edmonton Journal columnist Paula Simons tarring members of fraternities with the misogyny brush. [Alberta politics must […]

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Will Farrell’s reputational disaster

Will: Where’s the on-camera public apology with personal and heartfelt contriteness? Using a flack doesn’t cut it. Show genuine remorse, otherwise it looks like a business decision by your advisors and not one iota of any understanding of the human condition. If that’s the case, I’d like to pitch you a script about JFK and […]

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Canucks tarnish reputation by honouring Bertuzzi

So, according to the story and photo in the Edmonton Journal [Dec. 7, 2015] , Todd Bertuzzi can now smile after his cowardly, unprovoked and monstrous destruction of the much smaller Steve Moore. Apologies come immediately, not many weeks later as Bertuzzi’s  “apology” did. Which raised the question: Were his tears and words motivated by litigation or true remorse? That the […]

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Private sector a leader in wellness and disease prevention

In the mid-1980s, I had an opportunity to spend several hours with the director of medical services and his team of a major, well-known Canadian corporation. What quickly became apparent is “medical services” was a misnomer. Yes, they dealt with minor injuries and triaged major ones, but it was a minor part of their work. […]

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HC spending escalates under Medicare monopoly

August 4, 2015 Kudos to Dr. Shelley Duggan, president of the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association, for urging the Alberta government to move forward in negotiations and transition planning with the company slated to take over lab services for the Edmonton region [“MDs push province on lab services” August 4]. In its predictable, knee-jerk reaction, […]

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Op ed in Edmonton Journal on reputation & politics January 5

  Opinion: Reputation is paramount to voters Electorate gets the final say on Wildrose Nine BY RONALD KUSTRA, EDMONTON JOURNAL JANUARY 5, 2015 7:49 AM Former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith and eight other party MLAs crossed the floor last month to join Premier Jim Prentice and the ruling Progressive Conservatives. Photograph by: JASON FRANSON , […]

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Letter to editor

While claiming to apologize for the mistakes of the PC government, Premier Dave Hancock failed to do so. [Edmonton Journal, May 2, “Premier: ‘I’m truly sorry.’] He should have said: “We made mistakes. Cabinet made mistakes. Individual ministers made mistakes. PC MLAs made mistakes.” By doing so, the premier and his government would have directly […]

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