Mayor hosts event with Calgary Centre candidates

Political junkies and Calgary residents rejoice, the excitement of the
U.S. election may be over, but there’s another election going on in your very own backyard.

Cities Matter is hosting a special forum Sunday, Nov. 18 for candidates of Calgary’s upcoming election.

Sunday’s forum, which is open to the public, is sure to host a lively discussion.

Topics will include the role the federal government will play in the future Calgary’s infrastructure and economy.

The event comes in the wake of Mayor Nenshi’s remarks in the CalgaryCampaign signs scatter the streets in Calgary City Centre riding. NDP, Green and Liberal election candidates have all confirmed attendance to Nov. 26th Cities Matter issues forum.

Photo by Krystal Northey
Herald this Friday, in which the mayor called upon the federal government
to commit more funding to Calgary’s LRT systems, roadways and wastewater management.

Liberal candidate Harvey Locke, Green Party candidate Chris Turner and NDP candidate Dan Meade have all confirmed attendance to the
event, while organizers are still waiting to hear if Conservative
candidate Joan Crockatt plans to show up.

On Nov. 26, residents of the Calgary Centre riding will elect a new Member
of Parliament.

Departing Conservative MP Lee Richardson has vacated his
seat to take a job for Premier Alison Redford, leaving the riding up for
grabs. While Crockatt leads in recent polls, analysts aren’t counting
other candidates out just yet.

Sunday’s event will be roughly 1.5 hours long, is free to attend, and will
be held at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday Nov. 18 in the John Dutton Theatre at the
Central Library. The Central Library is located on 616 Macleod Trail S.E.

knorthey@cjournal.ca