Category: Blogs

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, […]

What Is A Spending Cut?

Calgary City Hall by Michael J on Flickr

Calgary Council claims they have cut $607 million from their budget over the last few years. But, when they say they’ve made “cuts”, they just mean that they increased spending by less than they originally planned to! Here are the actual numbers, from the city’s own documents (2014-2017 actual, 2018-2022 projected): 2014: $3.45 billion 2015: […]

No Calgary Olympics Rally

Calgary City Hall by Michael J on Flickr

A rally for Calgary, and against the Olympic Bid, is being held this Saturday, November 10th, at Olympic Plaza (225 8 Ave SE) at 10.30am. Please come along, invite your friends, and show your support for rational public policy. There is a Facebook event you can RSVP to here. Confirmed speakers include: Calgary Councillor Jeromy […]


We are pleased to announce the founding of the Alberta Institute, a brand new think tank, based in Calgary. The Alberta Institute will focus on the development and advocacy of new ideas and public policies to improve our province and the quality of life for all Albertans.