Calgary Minute: Tax Success, Unemployment Rates, and a Police Referral
Calgary Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Calgary politics
This Week In Calgary:
Council's summer break continues with no full Council meetings scheduled in August. The next full Council meeting is currently planned for September 14th.
- There are also no Committee meetings planned for this week, and a Calgary Planning Commission meeting that was planned for August 20th has been cancelled.
- The Calgary Police Service have released the list of photo radar and intersection camera locations they will be using across the City in August. You can view the full list of all of the camera locations here.
Last Week In Calgary:
- After our successful campaign to stop City Council from implementing dozens of new taxes, including a petition that's amassed more than 1,800 signatures, Minister of Municipal Affairs, Kaycee Madu, has stepped in saying that he is "looking to prevent Calgary from taxing people more, I am looking to prevent Edmonton from taxing more. I am looking to prevent all councils in our province from taxing people more."
- Statistics Canada's latest Labour Force Survey was released and showed that Calgary's unemployment rate dropped very slightly from 15.6% to 15.5% in July. This leaves Calgary with the highest unemployment rate of all of Canada's major cities. Alberta's unemployment rate fell by 2.7% to 12.8%.
- Councillor Joe Magliocca has been banned from business travel and has had his recent expense audit findings referred to the Calgary Police for further investigation as to whether the misappropriation of taxpayer dollars by his office constitutes fraud. Magliocca will also be required to publicly apologize and receive training on the City's relevant expense policies.
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