Alex McBrien
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Born in Montreal and raised in Calgary, Alex is a proud Albertan and Canadian.



He recently completed his M.A. in political communication at the University of Calgary, where he also served as President of the Communication and Culture Graduate Students Association.



He previously interned on Parliament Hill, participated in the 2010 Calgary mayoral campaign, has managed two political campaigns and ran as a candidate in the 2012 provincial election.



Alex has interests in matters relating to all three levels of government but will generally blog about what he feels are the pressing issues of the day.

Blog Entries by Alex McBrien

Why Alberta Needs a Diversified Economy, and 3 Ways We Can Get There

(6) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 7:31 PM

The Alberta government is facing a deficit in the area of $4 billion. By now we have all heard the discussions regarding the recommended courses of action that the government should take to make sure that Alberta's finances get back into the black; reform Alberta's taxation system...

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How Progressives Can Avoid Insanity

(1) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 4:26 PM

In last month's Calgary Centre by-election, progressive voters experienced bitter heartbreak. Over 60% of votes cast went to "progressive" candidates, while Conservative Joan Crockatt got elected with only 37%. Such results are symptomatic of the Canada's first-past-the-post system, which tends to reward the party or candidate who is able to...

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Alberta's Big City Charter: Getting It Right

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 12:23 PM

Cities are, and will continue to be, of increasing importance in the 21st century. Increasingly, the planet's population is becoming urbanized and cities are where the action is. Cities with the ability to attract human capital will prosper. Hence, more and more, the role of municipal governments will be to...

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