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Councillor calls for more transparency on closed council meetings


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In order to draw more attention to council’s in-camera sessions, rookie Coun. Jeromy Farkas has routinely called for a recorded vote each time councillors are asked to discuss a matter in private — a move applauded by his former colleagues at the Manning Foundation. “I think it annoys some of the other councillors, but (Farkas) had […]

New survey shows Calgarians want to know how their tax dollars are being spent


Calgary City Hall by Michael J on Flickr


Moreover, Peter McCaffrey, former research director at the Manning Centre and current president of a new think-tank, the Alberta Institute, believes taxes are difficult to accept because the results are often intangible. “Whenever someone else spends your money for you, it’s much harder to see the benefit, and people question, much more, whether there is […]