Calgary's ultra-progressive Mayor Naheed Nenshi has had a rough couple of months.
Nenshi’s desperate attempt to cement his legacy in the form of a multi-billion dollar Olympics in the middle of an economic downturn fizzled out after taxpayers rejected the idea at the ballot box.
Then, through freedom of information requests, our friends at taxpayer advocacy group Save Calgary, uncovered collusion between a mole in the Calgary Sun newsroom and the Calgary City administration. An article by Rick Bell that was critical of council, was leaked to the city by someone in the newsroom before it was ever published.
Now, new reports are out showing a startling increase in crime in neighbourhoods where Nenshi’s city council has plunked a supervised drug injection site.
And of course, Nenshi stuck both legs up to his knees right into his mouth when he said that Calgarians aren’t all just a bunch of “F-350 driving cavemen” in one of the most bizarre and pretentious attempts to defend the ethical nature of Alberta’s oil patch I have ever heard.
There isn’t much accountability down at Calgary city hall. The conservatives on council are outnumbered and out-gunned.