The Little UCP Revolt That Could Episode

In this episode, we talk about the revolt of 17 UCP MLAs to the Kenney government’s decision to tighten restrictions in response to rising COVID case counts, including what this might mean in terms of Kenney’s control over caucus and the Leadership Review vote next year. We also talk about the Naheed Nenshi’s decision to not seek another term as the mayor of Calgary – and speculate on the political reverberations of his decision on the mayoral race and also his legacy as the mayor of CowTown.

We have a dual-BookReport this week! Both of us read (Mike with his ears, David with his eyes, as per usual) Game Change by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, which delves into the 2008 US Primary and General Election in (salacious) detail.

Things We Referenced During the Show – AKA Show Notes

Listener BookReport Recommendation: On the House – A Washington Memoir by John Boehner

Office Space TPS Reports

Nenshi on the Eyeopener 

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-5-calgary-eyeopener/clip/15835665-mayor-nenshi-seeking-re-election

Andy Bernard Went To Cornell


BookReport: Game Change by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

What It Takes by Richard Ben Cramer (the better book)

Double Down: Game Change 2012 by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

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  1. Regarding your book review, I don’t have an specific book in mind but rather a subject. I am interested in the evolution of the relationship between French and English Canada. If you find a book about this could you please review it and make a recommendation. Thanks, Naomi

    On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 12:34 PM Some Politics is Local wrote:

    > michaelcgaudet posted: ” In this episode, we talk about the revolt of 17 > UCP MLAs to the Kenney government’s decision to tighten restrictions in > response to rising COVID case counts, including what this might mean in > terms of Kenney’s control over caucus and the Leadership Revie” >

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