Jason Markusoff

MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE

"Like any journalist or chronicler of a place, I am a constant scholar, striving to uncover some new knowledge or understanding more than every day — perhaps, every hour. The people who animate this place help me understand and tell its many stories. I'm on the brink of expanding my coverage area from Calgary to all of Alberta, and I couldn't have picked a more exciting time to do so.

This is taking your time-travel thing a bit far, but I would love to talk (over beers) with Mayor Ralph Klein about how Premier Ralph Klein brought this province into its second century — how does a centrist pragmatic comes to grips with the sloganeering ideologue, yet remain the same urban-prairie populist? And what does he think about how Calgary and Alberta have since evolved, after the Klein years?"