2018 Civic Census – The Changing Face of Ward 12

A few weeks ago The City of Calgary released the 2018 Civic Census results. The 2018 data tells an interesting story about Calgary and an interesting story about Ward 12. So let’s take a look at some of the data: Calgary is now home to 1,267,344 people. That is up 21,007 from 2017, an increase […]

Let’s Talk About Transit!

Something exciting is coming to Calgary. Over the next year we will see one of the largest expansions in transit service in our history. The new service, called MAX, will change the way Calgarians move around our city. MAX will offer four brand new high-frequency direct connection routes: the South Crosstown BRT (opening fall 2018), […]

Ward 12 2018 Mid Year Review

2018 has been a busy year thus far at City Hall. As the calendar flips into July, now seems like a good time to reflect on what has transpired over the first half of the year: Federal Government Announces Funding for Green Line LRT On May 15th, Prime Minister Trudeau was in Calgary to confirm […]

Ward 12 Speaker Series: Living Close to Nature

In June my office will be launching our first ever Ward 12 Speaker Series. Over the course of this term we will be hosting interesting speakers to discuss important issues facing our city. Our inaugural event will focus on the benefits and the challenges of living so close to nature.   This event will start […]

Calgary Olympic Bid – A Fact Based Debate

I pride myself on being a pretty sensible guy. I think the best way to represent the residents of Ward 12 is by striving to be as informed as possible on the issues that come before Council. You can read some more details on my decision making process here. Being informed means understanding the facts […]

Fire Response “Fake News”

Good public policy is based on facts. Often times the big challenges for a Councillor are sifting through what is fact and what is fiction. Unfortunately, when decisive issues come before Council we see lobby efforts that try to blur the lines of what is real and what isn’t. On Monday, March 5th the Planning […]

Solving Calgary’s landfill problem

The Shepard Landfill has seen some significant service changes over the last year. The latest changes would see Shepard Landfill close to all traffic except for industrial waste customers and the Green Cart fleet on a four day a week schedule. I’ll start this commentary off by stating that I am not supportive of these […]