Calgary Sun | 24Sep2010 | Orest Slepokura

Barb should hit the bricks

Re: “Let Barb be Barb,” Rick Bell (Sept. 23, 2010). One of the iconic images of the 1971 provincial campaign was of Tory leader Peter Lougheed, handsome and charismatic, bounding up the steps of suburban homes to introduce himself to fellow citizens. By exercising the personal touch, the future Alberta premier demonstrated the kind of hands-on, management style he intended. It was a winning formula. Barb Higgins could do likewise were she to quit the brie-and-chablis circuit and go door-knocking. Populist, doorstep campaigning would give her mayoral run enormous momentum.

Orest Slepokura

(It couldn’t hurt.)