February 06, 2019

Taxpayer watchdog group “punching up” to change the conversation at City Hall (Guest: William McBeath, Save Calgary)

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show


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.

And that’s where Save Calgary comes in. They fight for transparency and honesty in municipal government.

Joining me tonight from Save Calgary is a good friend of the show, William McBeath, to talk about Nenshi’s terrible end to 2018, followed by an even worse start in 2019.

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commented 2019-02-07 16:25:08 -0500
The election/re-election of politicians like Nenshi, turdo, Notley, Tory, Robertson, Watson, etc., proves that as a society becomes more urbanized, it becomes more effete, silly, and dependent.

Every now and then there seems to be a swing back towards maturity, responsibility and common sense, but the respite is short-lived.
commented 2019-02-07 14:47:18 -0500
Better to be a caveman in an F350 . . . than a no class “al-Taqiyya” expert.

After Insite opened in Vancouver in 2003 . . . the druggie population increased by 1000s of %, they came from far & wide. Today you can drive down East Hastings and see blocks & blocks of homeless tragedies. Mayor Moonbeam said he would clean is up . . . he retired last year and the problem is worse than ever.
Insite is an Enabler and has not saved ONE person from their destructive life style.

Down the street . . . Union Gospel Mission has saved 100s, maybe 1000s from substance abuse & homelessness.
commented 2019-02-07 14:02:13 -0500
It sounds like Nenshi is running his own little fiefdom in Calgary. He certainly has the elitist attitude to go with it.
commented 2019-02-07 09:51:40 -0500
I don’t believe Nenshi won fair and square. Running out of ballots on election night just doesn’t sit right with many people. Vote in an advanced poll if you want a ballot, otherwise you won’t get to vote. It seems odd that advanced poll access has been increasing. It’s easier to fool the electorate when the rules keep changing. It’s also easier to bring in bus loads of questionable voters when the public isn’t paying attention.
commented 2019-02-07 09:40:47 -0500
The people of Calgary need to think harder, the next time they vote. What they have done is akin to pointing a empty hand gun to your head and squeezing the trigger and then wondering why you are still able to wonder why you can still wonder…..If you get my meaning, lol.
commented 2019-02-07 09:30:28 -0500
“…The word has gone out world wide. Alberta is run by idiots and suckers that are ready and willing to hand out taxpayer money to every snake oil salesman that comes along.”

Not just Alberta but the entire country.
commented 2019-02-07 07:15:30 -0500
The back up plane is to devalue all the property in the area of the" safe for who" injection site. IT should be called a drug dealers market. Along with fresh victims to rip off for the addicted and easier drug dealer access to their addicts.
commented 2019-02-07 00:54:38 -0500
OK.. So his bid to get a statue of himself as part of the Olympics package fizzled out… Is this the backup plan???
commented 2019-02-06 22:19:04 -0500
I love what you said about getting involved in local politics. I have no transportation so I can’t run for county councillor. But I do write letters to the local paper about the wastefulness of all levels of government. That’s better than grumbling or ignoring the waste and stupidity I notice.
commented 2019-02-06 22:18:45 -0500
I wonder how many taxpayers F-350,s pay for Nenshi to spew his verbal diarrhoea !
commented 2019-02-06 21:43:09 -0500
I hear there is some solar outfit from Ireland making a presentation to Calgary city council very soon. They want to build the biggest solar farm in Canada to power the newest taxpayer money pit, another LRT line. The word has gone out world wide. Alberta is run by idiots and suckers that are ready and willing to hand out taxpayer money to every snake oil salesman that comes along.