January 04, 2017

In Nenshi’s Calgary, unions get pay hikes while “price on fun” goes up

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator
 

Calgary City Council is going ahead with their promised 4 per cent raise to union workers this year despite passing on fee increases to Calgarians in tough economic times.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi says that union negotiations will be much tougher next time around, but there was no excuse for the raise when you take into consideration that city workers make, in some cases, 20 per cent above the equivalent private sector worker for doing the same job.

While the city increases spending on the public sector, they’re also increasing prices on fun. Leisure centres will cost an extra 55 cents per day, while swimming will now cost up to 30 cents more.

It will cost more for Calgarians to rent picnic spaces and ice time at rec centres and use recreational fields and pathway segments.

All this comes at a time when Calgarians and businesses need relief the most after being punished with a carbon tax while handing out rewards to their already overpaid union friends.

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commented 2017-01-05 18:43:15 -0500
Why doesn’t Calgary get rid of their Islamic terrorist dictator mayor Nenshi so that their lives will get better? Bring charges against him for bringing in all the muslim terrorism to the city as well as the points in this video for starters.
commented 2017-01-05 13:55:09 -0500
Calgary has a big round blue bird perch that cost a half a million dollars. The only thing that it is good for is the birds. You’ll notice it on the way into Calgary coming from Edmonton. It’s not even on Deerfoot Trail, it’s off on a side road. Some German was given that kind of coin for a joke that is being called artwork. That’s not art, it’s a waste of taxpayer money. Some snotty committee determined that we couldn’t possibly find other things to spend that money on. I think the taxpayers should sue the city for this piece of garbage on display, while people are committing suicide over the intentional destruction of our economy.
commented 2017-01-05 10:13:50 -0500
KELVIN GRABOWSKY….Have you ever been to Edmonton and seen our SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND $ contribution to the art world? A pyramid of chrome balls, visible only if you want to risk causing a traffic pile up by the Quesnell bridge. A true fucking MASTERPIECE. I guess mayor Nensharia didn’t want to be outdone. How did that rent a bike scheme work out down there? Are they still allowing muslims to attack and beat up Jewish families in the streets in cowtown?…..the three amigos..Nensharia, Iverson and Robinson the retard….help
commented 2017-01-05 04:48:37 -0500
Tax me, i’m Canadian. F#$% me i’m a whore. Really, what’s the difference, both believe in getting money for nothing, other than, you know, abuse.
commented 2017-01-05 04:08:53 -0500
The costs of the unions are inevitably passed down to the general population.
commented 2017-01-05 02:37:30 -0500
I have never seen a tax the Liberals didn’t like
This is how the budget will balance itself if Junior’s growing the economy from the heart outwards doesn’t work out.
commented 2017-01-05 02:30:17 -0500
More left wing stupidity. How the hell can so many people so DAMN STUPID?
commented 2017-01-04 20:21:07 -0500
Have to keep the core grassroot supporters happy.
commented 2017-01-04 18:58:13 -0500
Higher recreation taxes means nenshi wants everyone in Calgary as fat as him. Btw if you smile in Calgary you will receive a fine. I drove by his pump house art work the other day, and I got to say that has to be the worst $250.000 I’ve ever seen wasted in my life. Calgarians should be absolutely appalled at this chubby dictator.
commented 2017-01-04 18:09:29 -0500
Dave Rutherford should run for Mayor of Calgary
commented 2017-01-04 18:02:39 -0500
Stay on this HOLLY
I want to see you do a news video one day covering the election where he gets fired
commented 2017-01-04 17:55:36 -0500
Those Rebellators in Alberta, note that 2017 is the municipal election year for municipal councils and school boards. Get your nomination papers filed and run for office. Even if you are not elected, you will bring attention in the political forum to the problems Ms. Nicholas and Ms. Gunn-Reid bring to the media forum.

If you cannot run for various reasons, then volunteer for a campaign reflecting common sense concern for the rate payer. Make 2017 a successful trial run for the average Joe, Jane and family; an excellent prelude to the 2019 provincial election where the electorate demands an audience.

Yes, I am following my own advice.
commented 2017-01-04 17:51:34 -0500
Mayor Naheed Nenshi, the highest paid mayor in Canada, is not going to complain about Union raises. The mayor and city councillors figure they receive their 3.8 per cent pay raises so why not the Unions. Calgary council raises are automatic and are tied to the average wage increase for workers in the province. Nenshi’s salary is around $216,000 per year. Mayor Nenshi is all talk about tough Union negotiation, but he knows the higher the Union wages the better his mayor’s salary.
commented 2017-01-04 17:37:26 -0500
Good PIC. of the two biggest bandits in CANADA.
commented 2017-01-04 17:13:46 -0500
Governments will keep raising taxes until the people “adjust” the tax rates using persuasive methods.

Don’t worry, TrueDope, Nutley, Nenshi, if you keep pushing the people, there will come a point they push back in “no so polite fashion”.