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New pan-Canadian city blog to start up soon

December 10th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Yahoo! People are starting to get interested in civic government, as the popularity of city-oriented blogs is showing.

The latest entry in the field is, which is being developed and tested right now by local civic-politics aficionadoes Mike Klassen (who has done work for former mayor Sam Sullivan and at least one Liberal constituency organization) and Daniel Fontaine (Sullivan’s former chief of staff). For now, it’s all about Vancouver, but contributors are being recruited across the country as we speak.

A few, first test posts are up, slagging Vision for heavy spending on its inaugural party (someone posting to my blog said the cost was around $25,000), warning that two lanes of the Burrard Bridge could be shut down for bikes, not just one, and praising lone NPA Councillor Suzanne Anton for her early attacks on Vision hijinks.

I’ll leave it to all of you to comment on the political orientation.

But it should be a good source for certain insider gossip at city halls here, there and everywhere and a notably different perspective on civic politics.

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