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 […]

No, Council Has NOT Issued a $1.5 Billion Blank Cheque

There has been a lot of talk about Council’s approval of the event centre, the BMO centre expansion, the Arts Commons expansion and the fieldhouse. Unfortunately, a lot of that talk seems to be a lot of misinformation, almost like what’s being passed around is onto round 50 of the game “telephone.” It only took […]

The Green Line Has Left the Station

Today marks one of, if not the, most historic moments in my time on Council. Since being elected, I have been pushing for improved transit to the southeast. At first, I thought maybe that’s simply a dedicated transitway. However, we were able to find the money at the municipal level that shifted the conversation towards […]