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Aldermanic Candidates Shouldn’t be Beholden to Developers, Manning OR the Mayor

Posted August 28th, 2013 in Calgary, Calgary City Council, Municipal Election 2013, News by admin

Saw the oddest thing on Twitter the other night, and while I hope its not an omen of things to come for the municipal campaign, I suspect it may be.   The Mayor, his sister and a member of his office staff (on leave for the campaign) all pressed an aldermanic candidate from Ward 1 to give a “yes” or […]

Post-flood Political Ground Can Be Slippery

Posted August 26th, 2013 in Calgary, Calgary City Council, Calgary Herald, News, Property Tax by admin

There’s a general rule about public opinion and taxes.  Most voters will support increased taxation if: a) They feel it is necessary, and; b) They feel the proceeds will actually be going towards the services they want.   This may seem painfully self-evident, but you’d be surprised how often this simple guide is forgotten or ignored.   Case in point: […]