Author: Shane Keating

An Update on the Event Centre

The City and the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC) have agreed to a deal in principle for a new Event Centre that will help spur development of the City’s Cultural and Entertainment District within the Rivers District Master Plan. I recognize that the timing of this is not great, considering the budget talks we […]

There is no reason to delay the Green Line

I have had the honour of working with Councillor Woolley for a long time and I know he is working hard for Calgarians and trying to do what he thinks is right for the citizens of our great city today and the future. However, the Notice of Motion that he has brought forward seems to […]

A follow-up Regarding Transparency at City Hall

On Monday, a notice of motion was brought forward titled “Keeping Tabs on City Council” calling for increased transparency. The requests of this motion, among other things, wanted look into the viability of providing a Hansard-style transcript of our meetings and to politicize the City’s website by providing the exact text of a vote – […]

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 […]