Month: April 2019

Calgary Spending Tracker Report – 2019




Introduction   The Alberta Institute’s Calgary Spending Tracker Report for 2019 analyzes the growth in the City of Calgary’s operating budget during their most recent 4-year budget cycle, from 2015-2018. City Hall claims that spending has to go up every year because inflation pushes up the City’s costs and population growth increases the demand for […]

Calgary Council Didn’t Lose $250 Million, They Spent It


Calgary City Hall by Michael J on Flickr


As the saying goes, the first step is admitting you have a problem. After hours spent debating how to shift taxes around from one budget line to another, desperately avoiding the real problem, it’s clear City Hall is still in denial. At the heart of council’s budget debate is a supposed $250 million ‘hole’ in […]