During the time that I’ve followed municipal politics, I have not seen a more devoted individual than Chris Harper when it comes to his community.
If there was one individual who deserves the extra 87 votes, it would be Chris. To be so close to your goal after 3 plus years of labour, and then to lose it all in a heart beat is something that this author would not be able to quite comprehend.
This election was certainly more divisive and polarizing than years previous, but Chris was able to garner the respect and admiration from across the political spectrum like I had never seen before. While the results of Wednesday’s recount might not have been what the Harper team wanted, rest assured that people from the other 13 wards were and will continue to stand behind Chris in whatever endeavours that he chooses to take up in the future.
My brief encounters with Chris primarily revolved around the interviews that I’ve done with him for CalgaryPolitics.com. Chris made it a point to do this election’s CalgaryPolitics.com interview with me a day after I sent an email out to candidates. It didn’t matter to him whether or not this [...]Read More