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Naheed Nenshi reflects on 11 years as Calgary's mayor — and what lies ahead for him
Naheed Nenshi announced this week that he won't seek a third term as Calgary's mayor after 11 years in office. Nenshi was a relative newcomer to politics when he was elected in 2010, but he quickly became one of the country's most high-profile civic leaders; in 2014, he became the only Canadian to win the World Mayor Prize. During his time in office, Nenshi took on urban sprawl, navigated the city through a devastating flood, pushed for better public transit and won increased power for his city. As he prepares to exit the role, he talks to guest host David Common about the challenges brought on by the pandemic and the downturn in the oil and gas industry. He also reflects on the current state of politics in this country and shares his thoughts on how Canadians can work together to bridge divides.