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Mayor Naheed Nenshi's Calgary

Disraeli

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Apart from Farkas throwing a tantrum every time Council spends money, I really don't know what else he stands for. He seems like another fiscal conservative running as an antidote to Nenshi. I hope the vitriol directed at Council doesn't manifest itself into another Al Duerr era where the city didn't build anything for 10 years.
 

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The Al Duerr era wasn’t a symptom of Al Duerr - our country as a whole was/had been spending way above our capacity for decades. By the last few years when fiscal capacity was available at other layers of government you started to have investment again - overpasses, the Deerfoot extension, incremental LRT, libraries and rec centres.
 

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Given my lack of knowledge of Calgary's political history, I had to look up Al Duerr and discovered that Calgary has only had 4 mayors since 1980! 🤯
 

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Calgary has been very fortunate in having council led by a string of reasonably competent Mayors for a long time, each building on the successes of the last for the most part. The last real scandal involving a Mayor was in the late 50s, leading to the win of Harry Hays in 1959.
 

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