Calgary Minute: Multiple Pensions, Insider Lobbyists, and Defund Police Damage Control

Calgary Minute: Multiple Pensions, Insider Lobbyists, and Defund Police Damage Control

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


This Week In Calgary:


Last Week In Calgary:

  • Some City Councillors went into damage control after we publicized their decision to defund the police. While it's clear that some on Council think they should be able to control the vernacular of citizens by insisting that this was simply a "reallocation" away from the police budget, back here in the real world, "defund" is a transitive verb of the English language meaning to withdraw funding - exactly what Council did. You can read all about their decision and sign our petition to Defund Calgary Council instead, here.

  • Mayor Nenshi used even more of our tax dollars to hire a team of insider lobbyists to help him maintain his undemocratic control over Calgary's surrounding communities. The Calgary Regional Board needs to be abolished and we need competition and voluntary co-operation between municipalities, not a single central plan dictated to the entire region by one City's Mayor.

  • New Canadian Taxpayers Federation research unveiled new stats showing thousands of City employees in Calgary are eligible for second or even third pensions when they retire. These extra pensions are costing Calgary taxpayers more than $15 million dollars a year!




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