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Alex Abboud
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My latest post, on the hiring on Tim Leiweke and MLSE's ambition as a sports empire http://www.lecanadien.ca/?p=233 
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My post on Jackie Robinson's time with the Montreal Royals, and how it was covered at the time: http://www.lecanadien.ca/?p=209 
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My latest post, a reflection on living in a winter city http://www.lecanadien.ca/?p=151 
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The Edmonton arena deal will be finalized today. What bothers me more than the deal itself is the mindset behind it. My post: http://alexabboud.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/arenas-and-civic-myopia/ 
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My latest post, on the cities that produced the most major leaguers on opening day 2013: http://alexabboud.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/1578/ 
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One of the reasons I find Ralph Klein's career so fascinating is how close he came to running as a Liberal (federally and provincially), and trying to unite the federal right. I write about what might have happened if those decisions and other key events happened differently http://www.lecanadien.ca/?p=167 
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New post: spurred by Greenwood's Book Shoppe in Edmonton closing, I look at the breakdown across Canada between independent and chain stores http://alexabboud.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/canadas-indie-vs-chain-store-battle-whos-winning-where/ 
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A 6 minute interview with Jim Lightbody on civic and provincial politics? Don't mind if I do. Best line: "Any mayor of any city in this province who thinks that there's a spare $100 million dollars to put up an arena or even rebuild a library also believes in Santa Claus."

http://www.globaltvedmonton.com/tough+financial+times+may+spell+trouble+for+more+than+just+edmonton+arena+project/6442714829/story.html
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Cool project - attack ads if Lincoln was running for re-election today http://www.flackcheck.org/lincoln-campaign/ 
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