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round up: podcasts, post-partisanism, open data, and new polls.

– In the spirit of transparent & innovative government (and just in time for ChangeCamp Edmonton), Edmonton Councillor Don Iveson submitted an Open Data inquiry to the City Administration. This is a really positive step for our city.

Duncan Wojtaszek and I were guests on the latest podcast from The Unknown Studio. Topic? Two former PC and Liberal activists talk Post-Partisanism and the Perils of Politics. Take a listen and let me know what you think of the podcast!

– The Unknown Studio podcast co-host Adam Rozenhart has a great new post on partisanship and what a real statesman looks like: ‘Dave? I’d take a bullet for ya’.

– It’s a busy week in Alberta politics and common sense conservative Chris Labossiere has offered his thoughts on the Wildrose Alliance, Premier Ed Stelmach, and the upcoming PC convention.

– Via David Climenhaga, I’ve discovered a link to a new polling company: Return on Insight. The company was set up by Bruce Cameron, who is known to many political watchers as a supporter of former Finance Minister Lyle Oberg. Cameron is less known as the man who got a nasty reaction out of former Calgary-Egmont PC candidate nominee Craig Chandler in 2007. Poll results released by Cameron’s new company were reported in today’s Edmonton Journal:

A telephone survey of 802 people conducted last week by Cameron’s firm show 22 per cent of Albertans strongly disapprove of Stelmach’s performance, compared with 16 per cent who did so in a January 2008 poll.

The Government of Alberta will be airing an 18-minute pre-taped and edited television address by Stelmach this evening.

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