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Leaving municipal identity to Chance

February 4, 2010

In today’s editorial in the Gateway, I share my thoughts on the city of Edmonton’s uproar surrounding the Canadian edition of Monopoly.

At its simplest, this ploy is just another straw-grasping effort for Edmontonians to validate their existence as a notable city on a Canadian map, where we’re always between the lines of fame and fortune. We’ve seen it with our long-gone claim to fame for having the world’s biggest mall. We’ve seen it with the budget-busting Grand Prix that everyone pretends to attend, but no one really cares about. I can’t even remember the last time the “City of Champions” moniker was relevant — and I’m pretty sure it’s got nothing to do with that big tornado everyone keeps talking about.

You can read the whole article here.

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