For many years I have advocated “redesigning Parliament” in a variety of ways – elect the Senate, do away with the “confidence convention,” permit freer voting, strengthen the role of back...Read More
Calgary City Council has invested a significant amount of time and resources into developing a plan to get more Calgarians on their bicycles. Reports have been commissioned, staff hired, pathways...Read More
The Manning Foundation for Democratic Education today released the results of an opinion survey of 162 current and former Canadian politicians.
Politicians are largely unimpressed with the...Read More
Calgary City Councillors often talk about their heavy workloads. They juggle reports, meetings and constituent work. But is their workload really as heavy as they say? When it comes to Council...Read More
Politicians talk a good game about transparency and open government, with mixed results. How can we make transparency more than just a buzzword at City Hall?
Traffic congestion is a major source of productivity loss in Canada, which is estimated at $7.2 billion annually. But more transportation infrastructure is not the solution. Rather, what is needed...Read More
Good policies should be judged by their results rather than the intentions behind them. This maxim is particularly important in the realm of municipal social policies, where well-intentioned...Read More
Municipal expenditures in Alberta have risen significantly faster than inflation, population growth, and federal and provincial level expenditures over the past six years. How can we get taxpayers...Read More
The Manning Foundation for Democratic Education today released the results of an opinion survey of 2,000 Calgary citizens.
The issues ranged from the recent floods to affordability, crime...Read More