Last week the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary released a report on housing affordability and homelessness. It found that Calgary has the least affordable housing market in...Read More
Crumbling bridges... potholes the size of Olympic swimming pools... according to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Canada’s “infrastructure deficit” is in excess $123 billion dollars....Read More
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...Read More
Due to significant public pressure, the City of Calgary is currently considering cancelling its planned 4.7% increase to the property tax rate for 2017.
Instead, council is looking at a...Read More
Across Canada, the narrative that municipalities are severely underfunded and simply require additional taxing powers continues to receive significant attention.
Something that doesn’t...Read More
In May 2016, the Manning Centre released a report with over 200 examples of ways municipalities in Canada have cut costs to deliver services more cost-effectively.
To read the news release...Read More
Manning Centre report includes 200+ examples of cost-saving initiatives from Canadian municipalities
In the lead up to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities annual meeting in Winnipeg...Read More
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...Read More
Tuesday’s Priorities and Finance Committee meeting at City Hall gave Calgary taxpayers a look into the crystal ball in terms of the imminent debate over what to do with the City’s surprise $86...Read More