About the Author

David J. Climenhaga is an award-winning journalist, author, post-secondary teacher, poet and trade union communicator who has worked in senior writing and editing positions at the Toronto Globe and Mail and Calgary Herald. He holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from the Carleton University School of Journalism in Ottawa. His 1995 book, A Poke in the Public Eye, explores the relationships among Canadian journalists, public relations people and politicians. The opinions expressed in his blog and other journalistic and literary writing represent his own views and not those of any employer, organization, society, institution or organized religion with which he may be affiliated.

Contact: albertadiary@gmail.com

11 Comments on "About the Author"

  1. Neil says:

    David, laughed my ass off when I saw the pic of Rex Murphy looking like Art Garfunkle. Keep up the great work.

  2. BARNETT EADES says:

    Premier Redford should be pushed very hard to take over the Merali file to show the taxpayer she will clean up the financial rot .If she does do so the voter will support her. Otherwise she should fear voter anger and retaliation when they vote for Danielle Smith to clean out this 40 year old purposely blind and deaf government. This is an excellent issue for Danielle .

  3. Wilson Beaton says:

    You might be interested in the MacKinnon cartoon in the Chronicle Herald ,op-ed page,in Halifax today. Goes right along with your article.
    Keep up the writing.

  4. As one who worked briefly with David in the mid-1970s, I am glad that at least one progressive voice still lives in Wild Rose country. Always a gifted writer and investigative journalist, David is always worth reading. Keep up the good work, my friend.

  5. Chris Robinson says:

    Alberta Dairy. I didn’t realize that Alberta had an important diary sector.

  6. Pogo says:

    I think it might be worthwhile to find a member who had their info compromised on the AHS contractor’s laptop and start a class action funded with union money. Say; call it the hard inside “ball”.

  7. James Burrows says:

    Tonight’s entry is a real one. Even the Berlin wall fell after 45 years. The P.C. wall has to many cracks in it now. Alberta’s history is now saying it is time for change. Even a leadership change won’t help this sinking ship. Alison Redford at 20%. Brian Mason has more support and he leader of the third party.

  8. Newshawker says:

    Enjoyed your article on our Queen of Alberta….
    Just about summed it ALL quite nicely….

    • You know I don’t normally do this, but I have to admit, Mr. David Climenhaga is just about the best writer I’ve ever seen. He’s a rare breed, high brow, upper crust like Graham Thomson of The Edmonton Journal. At the same time he relates to the “average joe.” I very much like his style!

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