“I think it's important for Calgarians to know the incredible lack of leadership that's been displayed,” William McBeath of Save Calgary told me while I was out in downtown Calgary, collecting signatures calling for Mayor Naheed Nenshi's resignation.
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Mayor Nenshi has been focused on an Olympic bid where millions of dollars were spent without a moment's thought about where the money was coming from. Taxes have gone up for everyone, not just small business owners, but small business owners certainly have been hit the hardest.
Virtually overnight their tax bills increased by 45 per cent in some cases, most seeming quite arbitrary. Calgarians are at a breaking point.
When I asked Mayor Nenshi earlier this week if he planned to resign, he responded that that was “a ridiculous question.” I don't agree, and I think most Calgarians also believe that it's time for new leadership in this city.