It's no secret — Naheed Nenshi likes to talk.

As a former professor turned politician he knows how to deliver a speech that people will listen to.

He’s not shy about sharing his opinion.

In council chambers, he's smack dab at the centre of debate.

And when it comes to dealing with the media, Calgary's mayor likes to remind reporters that he "speaks in complete sentences." 

All ideal ingredients for a long-form interview.

Nenshi is a relatively rare politician these days — one who actually answers the question asked. He had some interesting, and even surprising, answers this year. 

We talk about the possibility of Nenshi entering provincial politics.

He explains his personal reasons for remaining silent about young Calgary men fighting and dying for ISIS.

He also touches on his own sexuality while making an impassioned point about gay-straight alliances.