Author: Alberta Institute

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 […]

All Calgary Councillors Should Hold Public Meetings On Arena Deal




On Monday, Calgary Council will once again be debating a proposed Arena deal. This comes after an almost full day closed-door discussion last week, and lots of behind-the-scenes discussions over the last few months. It’s unclear how much of this week’s discussion will also be held behind-the-scenes, but we continue to push for more transparency, […]