Calgary is one of the most important cities in the entire country. The pro-business attitude of Calgary, especially during the Ralph Klein years, fed a boom across the entire province as head offices relocated there to take advantage of tax incentives.
But those days are long gone and Calgary’s liberal Mayor is to blame.
Some businesses in Calgary's Inglewood neighborhood received tax increases of over 400% last week.
The Social School Pub saw their monthly tax bill go from $1,500 a month to a mind-numbing $6,400.
Businesses are going broke at rates not seen in nearly three decades.
One-third of the retail and commercial spaces in downtown Calgary are vacant.
But instead of reining in spending and making hard decisions to ease the burden on taxpayers, the Mayor and his progressive enablers on council have increased public sector salaries and spending on public art while crying to the province that the city needs a bailout to get out of its fiscal mess.
What can be done to rescue Calgary from the jeopardy Mayor Nenshi has put them in?
My guest tonight has a solution: fire them all!
William McBeath from Save Calgary joins me to discuss their new petition which calls on the new municipal affairs minister Kaycee Madu to use the province’s jurisdictional powers to dismiss the dysfunctional council and save Calgary from its own failing leadership.
Alberta cannot get back to business while Calgary slides into a disaster.