It's time to be bold

We have a big decision to make. Do we keep moving forward or do we settle?

Can you spare 4 minutes of your time to watch the video below? I believe in politics in full sentences and that elections should be about policy and ideas. That can’t be done in a 15 second television ad.

Mr. Smith: We're confused

Dear Bill Smith,

We are confused. Until last week your website said this about the Green Line:

“It makes no sense to spend this much capital on a project that does not reach the new hospital or the suburbs”

Thanksgiving Dinner Table Conversation Primer

For many in our city, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with friends and family - many of whom haven't connected with each other in person since the last holiday. This is a wonderful tradition!

But, every four years, there is a different element to this tradition. In an election year, it can also be a time when family members discuss the upcoming election, often having very different viewpoints.

For those who may be wanting to study up before these conversations, we've put together some materials that might be helpful.

They've gone negative


We have made fantastic strides this election, person by person, getting the word out about our platform, our vision, and our hopes for moving Calgary  forward.

But here is a hard truth: our opponents have gone negative. Especially against me, personally.

A Bold Path Forward: Stronger and Safer Communities


Safety, Housing, Addiction, Poverty, and the Environment are the five pillars for building strong and safe communities. Together, we can ensure that communities are empowered to build a Calgary where everyone is safe, housed, healthy, and able to share in the prosperity of this place for generations to come.

A Bold Path Forward: Increasing Access to Recreation for a Strong and Healthy Community


Increasing access to recreation facilities has been and continues to be a high priority for me. Participation in sport and recreation has important benefits to our community. It supports healthy lifestyles and provides opportunities for Calgarians to connect. It also helps children develop leadership skills and builds confidence.

Naheed provides full background on the arena deal

There is a lot of confusing information out there on the arena deal, and we need your help to combat that. 

How? Watch this video and share this page with as many people as you can. 

For more information, look at the City's detailed Q/A and response here.


A Bold Path Forward: Campaign Finance Reform



Part of my work as mayor includes advocating on your behalf to the provincial government about matters of importance to Calgarians. Long before I was elected mayor, I was an advocate for municipal campaign finance reform. I have consistently advocated for stronger rules and I have ran all my campaigns as if stricter rules are in place. I continue to believe that political campaigns should be about the best ideas, not who has the most money.

Some thoughts on the arena

There has been a lot of discussion about the proposed arena over the last couple of days and I wanted to take the time to clarify a few things. The City has been negotiating in good faith with the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC), the owners of the Flames, for months with respect to a new arena in Victoria Park and with the objective of reaching an agreement that would be a win for taxpayers and a win for the owners of the CSEC.

Re-elect Naheed Nenshi for Mayor - 2017