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December 20, 2018

Council Pay Explainer

It's been a wild week at Calgary City Council. One councillor was removed from a council meeting by a vote of the other councillors, accusations were thrown around, and lots of misinformation was spread.

December 07, 2018

Defined Benefit vs Defined Contribution Pension Primer

There's another argument brewing at City Hall, and this time it's about Calgary Councillors' pensions.  As pension plans can be a complicated topic even when taxpayer money isn't involved, we thought we'd provide a brief backgrounder on what exactly this debate is about.

November 09, 2018

No Calgary Olympics Rally

Please join us tomorrow at 10.30am at Olympic Plaza (225 8 Ave SE) for a rally for No Calgary Olympics.

November 05, 2018

Olympics Bid

The costs are underestimated, the benefits exaggerated, the goalposts keep moving every few days, and a lack of transparency means the public is kept in the dark. While that could describe most Calgary City Council projects, this time we are of course talking about the Olympic bid.