Calgary Minute: Candidates Finalized, Election Results, and a Political Police Investigation
Calgary Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Calgary politics
This Week In Calgary:
It's another quiet week at City Hall this week as Council is set to recess until October 7th, 2021, when there will be a Calgary Planning Commission meeting.
- With the nomination period for the City's upcoming municipal election officially over, the final list of candidates is now available. In total there are 25 mayoral candidates and 89 council candidates running. You can keep up to date with the candidates, their bios, platforms, social media links, and video interviews on our Election Candidate Database.
- The City of Calgary will recognize its first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday. The City will also be adding magnetic orange ribbon decals to all City of Calgary vehicles to show the City's commitment to truth and reconciliation with Indigenous people.
Last Week In Calgary:
It was, of course, the federal election last Monday, and Canadians elected a government that looks a lot like the government before it - another Liberal-led minority. Locally, the Liberals won Calgary-Skyview, but Conservatives held on to all the other Calgary seats.
Despite the Province making their vaccine passport program optional for businesses, Calgary Council held an emergency meeting to pass a bylaw that will require all businesses to mandate a vaccine passport, regardless of the option given by the Province.
- Newly elected Liberal MP (and technically still current Calgary Councillor) George Chahal, is being investigated by Calgary Police after a front-door camera caught Chahal removing his opponent’s election literature from a resident's porch and replacing it with his own during the campaign.
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