Topic: calgary election 2017

Wards to watch in this Calgary election: Almost all of them

Races are underway in wards 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 that could — or will — disrupt the status quo.

Calgary voters didn't tar Nenshi with NDP brush in recent election, political scientist says

Calgary's recent municipal election wasn't the partisan backlash that some pundits predicted because most voters didn't link their anger at the governing provincial NDP with Mayor Naheed Nenshi, a political scientist says.

New Calgary city council sworn in Monday afternoon

Calgary's new city council was sworn into office Monday afternoon. In the past, the event has been held in the council chamber. However, this year's swearing-in ceremony took place in the atrium of the municipal building.

Mainstreet admits 'big polling failures' after predicting Nenshi would lose Calgary election

The polling firm that consistently predicted Bill Smith would be elected mayor of Calgary and challenged third-party observers who raised questions about its results now admits to "big, big polling failures."
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Nenshi wins 3rd term as Calgary's mayor in election marred by long voter lineups, ballot shortages

Naheed Nenshi has been re-elected for a third term as Calgary's mayor and all of the incumbent councillors have secured their seats following an election day marred by long voter lineups, ballot shortages and slow results.

Chief returning officer suggests it's time to use automated tabulators after problems with Monday's vote

Calgary's chief returning officer says Monday's municipal election — which saw very long voter lineups, shortages of ballots and crashes of the website supplying results — could be a sign it's time to adopt a more automated approach.

Election results from around southern Alberta

It wasn't just Alberta's two major cities holding elections on Monday as voters across the province went to the polls. Here is a roundup of results from the southern half of the province.

All incumbent councillors re-elected in Calgary election

There were tense moments for some, but every incumbent city councillor in Calgary's 2017 election has won re-election.
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Third time really is the charm for Naheed Nenshi

The first reports of a polling station running out of ballots came hours before the polls closed; then there was another and another after that.

Sloth scrutineers and smoke signals: Frustrated voters post gripes about Calgary's slow election results

The City of Calgary was getting blasted over the slow release of municipal election results Monday night, as frustrated voters took to social media to air their grips — with oft-hilarious results.

Long waits, ballot shortage mar election night as Calgarians turn out in droves to vote

Calgary voters in some areas faced waits of hours and some polling stations temporarily ran out of ballots amid a municipal election with an unexpectedly tight mayoral race, a slew of open council seats and a campaign that has struggled to stay above the muck.
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High stakes, tough times, open seats: Why this year's Calgary election is one for the books

Calgary is rounding the corner on a bruising economic downturn just in time for a municipal election where there is a high number of council seats — possibly even the mayor's chair — up for grabs and some big ticket items on the agenda, not to mention provincial battles that could influence the local vote.

Why no leading mayoral candidates promise to cut taxes

A central issue in Calgary's election campaign has been citizen frustration with rising property taxes but none of the leading mayoral candidates are actually promising to reduce taxes.

Nenshi has big lead over closest contender in Calgary's mayoral race, new Forum poll suggests

A new poll by Forum Research puts incumbent mayoral candidate Naheed Nenshi ahead of challenger Bill Smith by 17 points — a major departure from results put out so far by another polling firm.

Who's your best match as mayor? Read about the candidates and their visions for the city

Ten candidates are vying to be elected mayor in Calgary's municipal election on Oct. 16. We invited each of them to share their vision for the city — and you might be surprised to hear what they had to say.

Smith leads Nenshi by 13 points in final Mainstreet poll before Calgary election

Bill Smith is "well positioned" to win the mayoral race in Monday's municipal election, according to the latest poll from Mainstreet Research, which puts him 13 points ahead of incumbent Naheed Nenshi.

Mayoral candidate Curtis Olson, on the challenges facing Calgary

CBC Calgary has offered each candidate for the office of mayor the opportunity to write up to 700 words on our website, outlining what they believe to be the greatest challenges facing our city, and what they would do about those challenges if elected. This is Curtis Olson's contribution.
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Andre Chabot insists he's still in mayor's race despite low poll numbers

Despite being well back in the polls, mayoral challenger and former councillor Andre Chabot says he doesn't think that will matter on election day.
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Mayoral candidate Stan Waciak, on the challenges facing Calgary

CBC Calgary has offered each candidate for the office of mayor the opportunity to write up to 700 words on our website, outlining what they believe to be the greatest challenges facing our city, and what they would do about those challenges if elected. This is Stan Waciak's contribution.
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Calgary councillor denies making 'Johnny Jew from New York' remark, says he meant 'Jimmy Choo'

An incumbent candidate for Calgary city council is drawing criticism for comments he made at a public forum in which he refers to a "Johnny Jew from New York" as a hypothetical artist hired under the city's public art policy.

Mayoral candidate David Lapp, on the challenges facing Calgary

CBC Calgary has offered each candidate for the office of mayor the opportunity to write up to 700 words on our website, outlining what they believe to be the greatest challenges facing our city, and what they would do about those challenges if elected. This is David Lapp's contribution.
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Bill Smith accuses Nenshi of playing 'bullying game' regarding campaign donors

Mayoral candidate Bill Smith says his opponent Naheed Nenshi is playing "bullying game" in response to criticisms that he has yet to release his list of campaign donors. He also spoke to the Calgary Eyeopener recently about transit, cutting spending at city hall and his motivation to run.

Advance polls draw 3 times more voters than last Calgary election

Advance voting in Calgary’s municipal election wrapped up Wednesday with unofficial figures indicating turnout was more than three times higher than the last election.
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New poll puts Naheed Nenshi 15 points ahead of Bill Smith in mayor's race

A new poll done for a Green Line advocacy group found strong support for the project — and for the incumbent mayor.
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Mayoral candidate Naheed Nenshi, on the challenges facing Calgary

CBC Calgary has offered each candidate for the office of mayor the opportunity to write up to 700 words on our website, outlining what they believe to be the greatest challenges facing our city, and what they would do about those challenges if elected. This is Naheed Nenshi's contribution.

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