A new report released by the Manning Centre today concludes the Alberta government’s new 123-page Modernized Municipal Government Act (MMGA) will lead to higher taxes, fees and housing...

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23/08/2016 - 09:15
John Whittaker

As city council prepares to examine its planned 4.7 per cent property tax increase for 2017, two questions come to mind when considering the possibility of a tax freeze.

First, can city...

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26/06/2016 - 09:00
John Whittaker

Across Canada, the narrative that municipalities are severely underfunded and simply require additional taxing powers continues to receive significant attention.

Something that doesn’t...

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06/06/2016 - 10:30
Peter McCaffrey

We are on the cusp of a transportation revolution in our cities. Traffic congestion is reaching intolerable levels and the people who suffer through it every day have pushed gridlock to the...

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02/11/2015 - 14:30
John Whittaker

When the City of Calgary recently asked Calgarians what they would like from City Hall, the public was clear: lower taxes. However, discussions at council suggest city hall still hasn’t received...

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23/04/2016 - 11:15

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