In 2010, Calgary elected the first Muslim mayor in Canada with Naheed Nenshi winning the race with 39 per cent of the vote. He was subsequently re-elected with 74 per cent, yet in a video circulating on social media last week, Nenshi played the race card.
Could it be due to the fact that there’s a strong chance he may be ousted by underdog turned front runner candidate, Bill Smith?
In a surprising twist in an otherwise boring campaign, Smith almost doubled his lead over Nenshi from 9 per cent to 17 per cent according to the latest Mainstreet Research poll.
Nenshi didn’t live up to the expectations of Calgarians and fell short delivering on his promises.
Mayor Nenshi has been given seven years to prove his competency at Calgary City Hall and yet, nothing has changed.
Despite his divisive rhetoric, the only divide we’re going to see is at the polls on October 16.