CalgaryNEXT sure to be an election issue

voting_line_ballot_box_1600_clr_9468In announcing plans for the CalgaryNEXT project, the Flames organization has likely also launched a $250 million election issue in the 2017 civic campaign.

Source: CalgaryNEXT sure to be an election issue

Evan Woolley and Gian-Carlo Carra saying they are at least open to having the conversation, and others, like Coun. Druh Farrell saying she is dead set against it.

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says arenas lack economic benefit for cities

Arenas don’t provide much in the way of economic benefit for cities, but that’s no reason not to build them, Mayor Naheed Nenshi said Monday.

Source: Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says arenas lack economic benefit for cities

“So when you hear me say, ‘public money must be for public benefit, not for private profit,’ which you’ve heard me say about a million times … that’s really what we’re talking about.

“How do we define and balance that question of public sector benefit?”

Don’t be so quick to dismiss CalgaryNEXT’s merits | Diane Colley-Urquhart

Re: “No corporate welfare for CalgaryNEXT,” Paige MacPherson, Opinion, Sept. 9Well — they do intend to pay for their “flashy arena desires” — not taxpayers! There were so many ill-founded politically expedient statements and assumptions in this piece that I felt compelled to respond.

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