Alison Redford's response to Question 01

Question: What new fiscal and legislative measures do you envision to support The City of Calgary to maintain its high quality of life and compete globally?

A: I will give municipalities added powers, especially in generating and spending revenue. Municipal authorities will get enhanced decision-making capacity because they are best placed to develop local solutions to local issues. Municipal government is also the level with which Albertans have the most contact, so it should be made more accountable wherever possible.

To further support Calgary, my government will partner with Mayor Nenshi’s administration to create a civic charter. It will be shaped by your needs and will formalize the city’s new powers, along with the municipality’s relationship to the province. These reforms will grant Calgary additional financial flexibility, giving it more money and increased discretion to spend it.

I will also maintain a low-tax regime so Calgary remains an attractive locale for Canadian and foreign investment.

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