Fellow Calgarians and Albertans,

Welcome to CitiesMatter.ca!

In the weeks leading up to the election, I (on behalf of Calgary City Council) sent a questionnaire to the parties running in the May 5 provincial election. This questionnaire featured 12 questions about the issues facing cities and, specifically, issues facing Calgary. These things matter.

Strong, healthy cities require thoughtful vision and action from all levels of government. But if we don’t ask our politicians for that, we may never get it. CitiesMatter.ca is one way we — the citizens of cities — can raise our voices to ensure better discussions with our politicians about how we can make our cities better.

As we get closer to the election, I encourage every civically minded citizen to read through the answers presented here and go visit the parties’ websites and see what they have to say about the issues and their vision for our province. Ultimately, it is up to all of us to exercise our right to vote on May 5. It is my hope that CitiesMatter.ca will help voters across Alberta to become informed and involved in the debate.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi
Again, thank you visiting this site, and thank you to the parties who take the time to respond to the survey. Your contribution to the debate is appreciated because cities do, truly, matter.

Sincerely,

Naheed K. Nenshi
Mayor of Calgary
Cities Matter – Asking provincial politicians about our cities
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