Calgary Minute: Green Line, Ward Boundaries, and Failed Economic Theories

Calgary Minute: Green Line, Ward Boundaries, and Failed Economic Theories

Calgary City Hall


Calgary Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Calgary politics


This Week In Calgary:


Last Week In Calgary:

  • There were a lot of notable articles about the Green Line in Calgary newspapers last week. Danielle Smith explained how Calgary's LRT expansion has taken a turn to fantasy, Rick Bell covered the demand for a plebiscite vote, and Peter McCaffrey explained how the city's manipulative tactics have not changed since their failed Olympic plebiscite. If you have the time, all three are worth a read.

  • Calgary's State of Emergency was lifted as of 12:01 a.m. on June 12th. We've learned significantly more about the virus during this three-month lockdown, and it's now time to start restoring normalcy.

  • Mayor Nenshi thinks that he can spend Calgary out of a recession because "we're all Keynesians in a situation like this." We disagree - Keynes was wrong. Wasteful government spending doesn't magically become productive when the economy gets bad. Heck, even if you agree with Keynes - his economic theory would never suggest raising taxes in a downturn, something our Mayor can't seem to help but do.




Common Sense Calgary doesn't accept any government funding and never will. We think you should be free to choose, for yourself, which organizations to support. If you're in a position to contribute financially, you can make a donation here.



If you're not in a position to donate, we understand, but if you appreciate our work, you can help by spreading our message. Please email this post to your friends, share it on Facebook or Twitter, and help make sure every Calgarian knows what's really going on at City Hall.

Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
Secured Via NationBuilder