edmonton municipal election 2013
2013 has been a year full of important lessons for Alberta. From the resilience show during the floods, to a reminder to
Edmonton's Municipal Election has come and gone, with now a new Mayor, six new councillors (although one of whom is Mike Nickel who is a past Councillor from 2004-2007), and six returning councillors. Although it is important to the provincial parties who has been elected, it is almost as important to note 'who' didn't get elected.
Most of the votes weren't even in yet. But the lead posted by Edmonton mayoral candidate Don Iveson was so vast that it only
A forward-thinking buzz is in the conservative Alberta air. A social media frenzy was fueled when two progressives were elected
Fewer Calgarians headed to the polls on Monday, compared to the huge turnout the city saw in 2010. Only 38.43 per cent of
Video source: Global Edmonton It wasn't a very close race and at the end of Monday night's municipal elections in Edmonton
Albertans are headed to the polls today. We'll be bringing you the latest updates, photos, results and analysis from Alberta's
My family ran away from the Soviet Union 23 years ago. We spent about a year-and-a-half trying to find a country that would accept us. We received permission to land in Canada. We started our life here with two little children (2 and 6 years old respectfully), 20 kg of personal possession per head (that was all that Soviet Government allowed us to take along) and $10, 000 debt to a charity that helped us to move away from Soviet Union and arrive in Canada. The first years were tough on us because we had no English, no friends and no family to rely on.
Council should ensure that city policies strike a fair balance between various interests and stakeholders. "Good government" should be good for everyone, not just those who have the time and resources to gain greater access to government. Council should strive to provide facilities, services, and policies, that the majority of Edmontonians want and can afford. At the same time, Council needs to keep in mind that a strong economy is what makes municipal facilities, infrastructure, and service possible, and it should do everything it can to create a good environment for prosperous businesses and a diverse economy in the city.
In my first term, I argued strongly that the city needed a long term vision. Six years later, I am proud to say we have a 40-year vision for the City. We have ten-year plans in municipal development, transportation, environmental sustainability, economic diversity, and quality of life, and we have implemented a new city financing master plan. I am proud of the work that Council has accomplished in the last six years to create a long term vision for this City. However, much of the real work still needs to be done to make that vision a reality. This is why I chose to run for re-election. In particular, I believe we need to focus on