Author: Shane Keating

Council Approves Relief for Calgary Businesses

Small businesses, we have heard you. Please know that in no way was I voting to silence you when we voted on opening up the start of the meeting for public hearing – I just wanted to move forward with approving the budget reductions and subsequent tax relief that you have rightly demanded. I appreciate […]

Providing Immediate Tax Relief to Calgary Businesses

The following is a media release that I just issued and will share in full here, along with the Notice of Motion being brought forward on Monday. Calgary, AB, June 7, 2019 – On Monday, I will introduce a notice of motion that has come about after several weeks of collaboration with fellow Councillors. Last […]

PRESS RELEASE – Immediate Tax Relief for Calgary Businesses

Calgary, Alberta and Quebec City, Quebec – May 30, 2019 City Council is very aware of the significant tax burden on Calgary businesses as a result of the severe economic downturn. Like the Government of Alberta, we also believe it is critical to reduce business taxes in Calgary.  With the Province’s past practice of taking […]

Supporting Councillor Chahal on Pension Reform

There has been a lot of chatter about pensions this week as two notices of motion will be brought forward on Monday. One targets 15 people, while the other takes a holistic approach and looks at the entire City of Calgary. One makes for easy sensationalist headlines, while the other takes a look at the […]

Talking Green Line with the Construction Industry

Yesterday morning, along with General Manager of Transportation Michael Thompson, I had the opportunity to talk Green Line with many members of Calgary’s construction and contracting community. A few people even ventured in from out of town. The event was put together by Global Public Affairs and they asked a number of questions to Mr. Thompson […]

Province Announces Upgrades to Deerfoot Trail

Today, Minister of Transportation Brian Mason and Minister of Service Brian Malkinson were in town to announce upgrades to Deerfoot Trail worth $478 million. The announcement includes 21km of new lanes, one southbound and one northbound from Anderson/Bow Bottom Trail to Beddington Trail which will help relieve some of the congestion caused by these choke […]