Public For A Reason

A healthy community needs a healthy public service.

Do you believe every Calgary resident deserves access to quality of life, equality and the opportunity to prosper?

Do you believe every Calgary community deserves residents who have the ability to participate in and contribute to its development, and that communities are better off when this happens?

Do you believe that the people delivering services that keep you safe and healthy should be accountable to you and not to shareholders?

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Calgary is ahead by a mile

Check out our rankings compared to other Canadian and world cities.

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Do you think we should be investing in the public service to manage our growing population?

Underfunding and privatization threaten our social and economic fabric.

We have to be judged on the work we try to do. It’s public service, not perfect service.

Jesse Jackson

From our parks and rivers to our libraries and zoo, we are privileged to have a clean and vibrant city to live. Protecting these resources has never been more important. The issues we face today such as the economic downturn, global pandemic and environmental are greater challenges than we’ve ever faced before. But we’re Calgary strong, we come together in the face of storms and floods, fires and drought and through it all we’ve maintained this City to keep our water clean and our parks green. Mow more than ever we have to ensure we continue to maintain these beloved public services and keep the city’s public spaces and facilities as vibrant as ever before.

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Calgarians Weigh In On Services They Value

City operating budgets are always a controversial topic, in an effort to dig deeper into key issues CUPE Local 37 and CUPE Local 38, who represent City workers, contracted a public opinion survey…

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Calgarians Unaware of City’s Council’s Decision to Contract Out Garbage Collection

Most Calgarians are unaware of a seven-year pilot project that will privatize the City of Calgary’s garbage collection in the north and western portions of Wards 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6.

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The Calgary We Know

We recently commissioned a professional research firm to gage public opinion about the City as we know it, and what we as Calgarians want it to be.

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An Open letter to Calgary City Council

We recently commissioned a professional research firm to gage public opinion about your seven-year pilot project to test the viability of privatizing Black Cart service.

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Hard Decisions Have To Be Made About Saving Money

Difficult questions have to be asked. Fortunately, we have a few of the answers in advance.

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A Healthy Community Needs A Healthy Public Service

Do you believe every Calgary resident deserves access to quality of life, equality and the opportunity to prosper?

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Privatization Is Not The Answer.

Privatization seems smart until you dig into what actually has to happen.

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Calgary Needs Help, But Massive Cuts Are Not The Answer

Increased taxes and cuts to government spending are effective practices when the economy is stable.

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The Most Livable City in North America

Every year, The Economist ranks cities around the world based on stability, healthcare, culture & environment, education and infrastructure.

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