Mayor Nenshi isn’t too pleased with a new group called Save Calgary. That’s because the group is targeting him and four other city councillors in advance of October’s election.
The targeted councillors include Druh Farrell, Evan Woolley, Gian-Carlo Carra and Diane Colley-Urquhart - notably all left leaning.
The group is headed up by Haydn Place who has ties to the Manning Centre and is also involved with Alberta Can’t Wait, a group that played a role in promoting conservative unity.
Watch as I fill you in on what the group is doing to bring awareness to the targeted councillors and the Mayor, who they see as failing candidates.
Highlighted issues include over-spending, and failing to work in the best interests of Calgarians, all legitimate concerns.
Nenshi is demanding that the group release the names of donors, claiming that by not doing so, Save Calgary are using shadowy tactics that Calgarians will see through.
But then again, Nenshi isn’t exactly a shining example of good behaviour as I’ve pointed out with examples like his fundraiser to pay his legal bills and a scheduled luncheon that he later cancelled after it raised ethical questions.
Then there was the Uber fiasco where he admitted that the city hired criminals to apply for jobs with the company.
Nenshi is thin-skinned and just doesn’t like that he’s being targeted for the questionable things he does as head of the City, so he’s lashing out like we’ve seen countless times in the past.
He claims to want transparency in election financing, but no transparency is needed when it comes to the criticism he’s aiming at Save Calgary because we can see right through him.