politics

Advice from a former councillor to the current council — ‘Don’t forget to have fun’

October 25, 2021

Former Ward 11 councillor Brian Pincott offers up advice for city’s new council, has hope for a unified team. Calgary’s new city council was officially sworn in on Monday and will have to roll up their sleeves and get to work.

It’s official; meet your new city council

October 24, 2021

Calgary’s 14 councillors and new mayor are being sworn in today.

Let’s get to know our new mayor: Say hello to Jyoti Gondek

October 20, 2021

We had a chance to chat with the mayor-elect in the whirlwind of her big win and hear what she learned about the people of Calgary during her campaign, and what advice is driving her forward in her new role.

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Calgary was ready for a change and ‘herstory’ was made

October 19, 2021

Last night Calgary elected its first-ever female mayor. It’s great news — but now it’s time to get to business says political scientist Lori Williams.

Calgary votes: Let’s get to know the new leaders of our city

October 19, 2021

Our city has 9 new faces, including two who were reelected after some time off from council. We dove in and learned a bit more about the new leaders of our city!

Calgary welcomes Jyoti Gondek as the 37th Mayor of Calgary

October 18, 2021

‘The night of the female politician’ — Gondek defeats Jeromy Farkas to become Calgary’s first female mayor

LIVE: The results for Calgary’s 2021 General Election

October 18, 2021

Some have said that this was the most important election in Calgary’s history. Stay tuned for live updates and the results!

Your guide to the 2021 General Election

October 14, 2021

This is one of the most important elections in our city’s recent history; here is a primer to break down everything you need to know when it comes to heading to the polling station.

Navigating the ballot for the 2021 General Election

October 13, 2021

On October 18 you’re not only voting for the city’s next mayor, council, and school board trustees; but also several additional issues that will change the course for our city.

Goodbye Mayor Naheed Nenshi — and thank you

October 11, 2021

The purple reign’s 11-year span is coming to an end. We take a look back at the highs, the lows, and everything in between!

Calgary’s Mayoral candidates debate the recovery and growth of our city

October 7, 2021

Last night in a debate hosted by Calgary Chamber, candidates outlined their platform on Calgary’s business sector, while discussing revitalizing Calgary’s downtown core, property taxes, and inclusive recovery and growth.

Calgarians are urged to vote with their communities in mind on October 18

October 6, 2021

In what some would consider Calgary’s biggest election to date, many community groups want to see issues surrounding mental health, climate change, and the gender employment gap prioritized.

Voting for Calgary’s next school board has become heated and political

October 6, 2021

The city, now more than ever, needs strong leaders and decision-makers to ensure Calgary’s kids continue to get the high-quality education that Alberta is known for. Local political science expert Lori Williams says it's important to know who the trustee is that you're voting for as there are more outside influences than ever before.

Who will be the next Mayor of Calgary?

October 3, 2021

Mayoral candidates Jeromy Farkas and Jyoti Gondek have a sizable lead according to recent polls, but there are still a lot of people who need to make up their minds in the next two weeks.

Calgary’s a sea blue with one red seat at the table

September 21, 2021

It’s 2019 all over again: Liberals form a minority government for the second election in a row and local political scientists say this doesn’t bode well for Justin Trudeau.

LIVE: 2021 Federal Election results in Calgary

September 21, 2021

Many predicted three ridings in Calgary had a chance to flip red and it looks like only one succeeded.

The Calgary guide to the 2021 Federal Election

September 17, 2021

Everything you need to know as we head to the polls on Monday.

What do we as Calgarians care about in this Federal Election?

September 15, 2021

We are digging deeper into the priorities of the city — The economy, daycare, affordable housing: What matters to you?

Let’s get to know your riding!

September 8, 2021

The Canadian federal election is coming up quickly on September 20, 2021 — here’s a snapshot of everything you need to know about your riding in the city.

Women are leading for change in the election doubleheader

September 1, 2021

It’s no secret that there need to be more female politicians at the table; and this trajectory is looking bright!

‘Don’t be afraid to run like a girl’

August 19, 2021

Local female politicians are all too often the target of personalized attacks and sexualized abuse, but the criticisms have only made them stronger.