Just an Albertan bartender who has dabbled a little in politics and activism. 

You can email me with your thumbs up or to tell me to go to hell here: albertarep(at)hotmail.com

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  1. Time to update your age, old man. We both know you’re not 37 anymore!

    Greeting from Vancouver, by the way.

    Tony Clark

  2. Hi Cory, I found my way to your website. Just wondering if there is any way to find out a little bit about you. Your bio on this site, and others, is very, very thin. Do you have an updated site where I could find out a little more about you before I support your Occupy Calgary petition?

  3. There are strengths in number.

    I support what you are trying to do. I’d like to help organize
    a counter protest.

    Perhaps you could mention how graffiti on the Memorial are deemed to be damages and aren’t consider legal protest either.

    Perhaps a rallying cry in time for Rememberance Day. Liberate Calgary from being Occupied.

    Calgary need reminding of the cost to the tax payer and the double standard.

    Perhaps if a time was set, we could ask all supports to Liberate Calgary
    to meet and protest peacefully.

    Please contact me by email

  4. Congratulations on exposing the hypocrisy of the situation!

    Reminiscent of Laurel & Hardy classics…where Ollie is played by His Worship Naheed Nenshi…

    “Ollie: Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into.” from “PARDON US” (1931)

    The movie title is rather appropriate too.

  5. I’ll have you know marmot tickling is an essential service that keeps marmots from invading parks. Imagine the confusion for ‘the man’ trying to figure out which group to come down on. PETA and the Sierra Club vs Constitutional challenged protesters, what to do?

  6. Hey Corey, I like what you’re doing here… how do you feel about the airport tunnel? I’d love to start a petition to stop that debacle!

  7. The LRT in Calgary losses 50 percent each year. In other words to break even the city would have to charge twice as much as they do now.

    It has been this way since the first leg was built. It has been bankrupt the first day it opened and every year now for 25 years.

    Who pays for the losses? Calgary taxpayers.

    I think the LRT is the main reason property taxes go up, to pay for the LRT.

  8. It is great what you do. But nobody wants to touch what the Redford Government does to a group of AISH recipients. They make deposits of funds into families Bank accounts after receiving full disclosure of income then send credit agencies after the families to collect when they make the mistakes. If you appeal the decision thru the proper channels the appeal can’t do anything because their hands are tied by Legislation that says they have to back the AISH worker who screwed up gave you the money. The families who collect AISH are in need of the money and are in no means able to pay it back. We need to hold this Government accountable to the people. This Government allows Heroine & Crack Addicts on AISH but Families that have Physically disabled spouse has to declare income and if the spouse takes home more than $900/ month they don’t get any funds.

  9. Cory- well done.

    You forgot to mention the beautiful planters and park benches in the middle of 16th Ave N as well as Memorial Drive. These were also Druh Farrell related inspirations.

    I’ll be sure to take my family for a lovely walk down 16th ave so we can sit on a bench and enjoy the fresh air. That’s if we don’t get run over trying to reach them.

    On top of that, the planters could have been removed and used as another well needed lane.

    I happen to live in WARD 7 and there are some significant residential speeding issues.

    Unfortunately, Calgary must be the only developed country in the world where the residential speed exceeds that of the highway.

    Anyways, just my rant.

  10. I have enjoyed reading your blog – great rants. You are a great writer, although I don’t agree with most of your thoughts. I do respect people who share ideas different from my own, and sometimes they do sway my positions. Keep up your good work. — Todd

  11. I just learned that hospitals lose money every year – they don’t even come close to breaking even. Wondering if maybe you can do a blog post about this?

  12. Why did my wife Diana and I join the party and worked so hard for it 3 years ago? The answer is was found in 4.1 of our Party constitution.
    Appallingly few members and even some EC members seldom or ever read it.

    Basically 4.1 of our Party reads like this;

    “4.1 The Constituency Association is the primary organization through which the rights of members are exercised.”

    It also says

    5.1 The governance of the Party shall reflect the following principles:
    5.1.1 Authority within the Party resides in its members.
    5.1.2 The Leader and Executive Committee are accountable to members of the Party and the Caucus.
    5.1.3 The Caucus is accountable to the Party and to their constituents.”

    So what happens now when duly elected CA Boards and there duly elected Presidents are ignored?
    On Policy what happens when VP’s of policy are told that Caucus will handle policy issues?
    What happens when CA’s are told that they have no authority and the Candidate (or MLA) can do what he wants and can get rid of anyone on a board they don’t like? This was told to me by a serving PD.
    Is this what our Party Constitution says? Who is accountable to who?
    Jane & Cory Morgan did us all a favor by exposing a system that allowed a select few to decide who they wanted on the EC. Well done. Shining in daylight is a great disinfectant.
    I’ve also noticed that there is now no “*” beside certain Candidate names as an EC (or Caucus?) endorsement. That happened last year despite my protests. Members are bright people; they don’t need to be told who to vote for.
    These issues are what this AGM and EC is about. Do we want more of the same or do we really want to fix what’s broken? Elect the same crew and expect the same results.
    This cannot be about just personalities it needs to be about issues and solutions and earning your trust.
    I’ve seen many good people quit the party or leave CA boards they were serving on, or just stayed home sitting on their wallets @ election time. Let’s earn back there trust and make sure this cannot happen again.
    Ask each candidate what they will do to earn your trust and vote.
    If they don’t have a good answer & plan, move on to the next. Vote for the Candidate you trust and will be accountable to you for results.

  13. And ensure none of the present executive are elected back in. Send off the exec’s useless ed as well who allowed this behaviour as secretary

  14. Cory, enjoy all your rants. I would like your permission to clip the tin god rant and send it to the wonderful premier. ( not so wonderful

  15. Cory can we discuss the City’s cooked cycling usage numbers for 11th Street SE they have ignored all my usage report requests since last November and are obviously hiding the stats as greenhouse effects are a reality with their engineered 4 into 2 lanes on 11th Street gridlocks.

    Lets get the truth out that the City Aldermen and the Mr T. from the US in charge of the great cycling lie are forming a wall of silence………

    Randy from the SE

  16. I like your bike commentary, as do many others.

    Maybe a high speed time lapse video of 7th st bike lane is needed with a catchy corner counter counting each bike in a starburst. Would clearly highlight how all this ideological pandering to the few is costing the taxpayer. Also it would help demonstrate the real demand for this specialized infrastructure.

  17. Hi Cory,
    I must say it is interesting to read your opinions on all things Calgary. I´m in the process of moving to Calgary soon (currently in Germany) and it gives me a perpective on some of the issue. Albeit I don´t fully agree with some of your opinions I respect them and should I ever make it to Calgary sound and safely I sure hope to sit down for a coffee one day to compare and share opinions and thoughts especially on all things Calgary…
    Keep it up.

  18. Since 2005, the Alberta Mortgage Fraud Ring has been operating under the protection of the Law Society of Alberta, the RCMP and the Solicitor General. I have reviewed 3000pp of evidence and I am the material witness to this $500million fraud at CMHC. Why hasn’t the media covered this? Carolyn Dunn got about 10% correct, but the real story is the cover-up and the 6 top RCMP involved. Are the NDP concealing these crimes to protect their own Dep Ministers & ADMs? All records of the frauds are registered at Land Titles … why no prosecution?

  19. I’ve never joined a blog before and don’t know how they work. I’d like to hear more from you so what exactly do I need to do to ensure I receive updates from you…or do I have to visit the site myself?

  20. I read your article last night about “unite the right”…..you said the following… “They have some interesting names popping up in association with them but their website is brutally shallow in detail. “… I thought it read …..”their website is Bruceilly shallow in detail….”…. lol… he is just another higher gun looking for work and he now realizes that his job at RV2020 is short lived….

  21. Cory,

    I’ll be donating some funds to the Eddie Maurice TD trust fund. How do I express my support for him and his family? Is there a Facebook page, e-mail address, etc? I’m a rural resident southwest of Lethbridge.

    Thanks for doing this,


    • Hi,
      There is no specific page for them at this time and the family is staying understandably private right now. Hopefully they pop by the comment page here and see the expressions of support.

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