Mayor Nenshi had a Jim Prentice “math is hard” moment just a couple of days ago in response to Conservative MP Michelle Rempel’s scrutiny of City Council’s business tax calculation which results in a transfer of tax liabilities from one business to another.
Rempel, who has a degree in economics, suggests that the tax is unfair when so many Calgarians are already struggling to make ends meet as a result of an economic downturn that has resulted in double digit unemployment figures for the city.
“Apparently math is challenging but hopefully she’ll figure that out.”
Remember when Prentice dropped his “math is difficult” comment on Notley during the leadership debate before she was elected into office? That story had legs for days with tweet upon tweet and newspaper headlines galore.
Where are these people now that Michelle Rempel was talked down to by Calgary’s mayor?
We know Nenshi will get away with it. This snarky comment won’t follow him throughout the rest of his career like it did Jim Prentice because Nenshi is a progressive and it's always totally a-okay for progressives to break all of their own rules.