“A strong Canada needs a strong AB.” Well, a strong AB needs strong cities.
Cities are the powerhouses of this prov & co.
The UCP is actively turning citizens against their local gov & taking advantage of the lack of jurisdictional literacy among the general population. This makes it easy for them to blame cities.
They will poison us from the inside out.
Conversations around jurisdiction can be confusing & boring, but we need to have them. If blame is misplaced, we risk losing much of what we’re worked towards as city-builders.
With Covid, they are being asked to do WAY more with way less.
Since referendums are apparently a thing now, maybe we should hold one on the City Charters they trashed.
Maybe we should get angry(er).
Imagine what we could achieve if we fought for our cities to have greater autonomy.
What city building projects could we carry out if funding wasn’t tied just to the #ableg mandate of roads, roads, & oil.
I think this is the new battle ground.
Instead of directing frustration at city hall, the issue you’re upset about likely stems from poor provincial governance.
This is a defining moment & as much as we don’t want to, we need to point the finger
This is a government who rules by fear & is willing to sacrifice the success of Alberta for their political gain.
I will now await comments from issues managers - the most thriving sector in AB.