Calgary Minute: Voting Info, Candidate Info, and Campaigning Heats Up
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This Week In Calgary:
It’s the final week of the campaign! Advanced voting has finished so if you haven’t voted already, you have to wait until election day - next Monday, October 18th. Check out Calgary Elections if you’re unsure where and when to vote.
- To help you decide who to vote for, check out our candidate election database. We’ve made significant improvements in the last week. We now have photos and contact info for almost every single candidate and video interviews for all 55 council candidates who participated (this was only offered to council candidates, not mayoral candidates). We’ve also added the first candidate responses to the survey we sent out last week, and will add even more as the answers are sent back to us.
- In the lead-up to the municipal elections on October 18th, it's going to be a slow week at City Hall with no meetings scheduled. Council isn’t set to be back until October 21st - after the election - when there will be a meeting of the Calgary Planning Commission at 1:00 pm.
Last Week In Calgary:
A Mayoral debate got heated last Wednesday, when questions about the future of doing business in Calgary quickly turned into a war of words between the candidates. Much of the debate centred on how to make Calgary the most attractive place to live, work, and play, while not reaching into your pocket to pay for those ideas. The debate became especially heated when Mayoral candidate Jeromy Farkas talked about the ‘Dark Money’ funding PACs supporting his opponents.
The traffic cones that stood somberly preventing travel between the Fish Creek Boulevard overpass and Highway 22X are now gone. The southwest section of Calgary’s ring road is finally open to the public, with the west leg of the project still yet to be completed. The full 101-kilometre ring road project is slated to be finished some time in 2024.
- Calgarians had the opportunity to cast their ballot at one of the advanced voting locations throughout the City, and many did. Advanced voting is up again, compared to 2017, but by nowhere near as much as it was between 2013 and 2017. If you didn’t cast your ballot last week, you’ll now have to wait until election day on October 18th, 2021.
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