Okay, here goes my political side. Consider this your fair warning.
I am a volunteer on Naheed Nenshi‘s mayoral campaign team. While I haven’t actually done much of anything yet, I had the chance to go to his first official speaking engagement this evening: Ideas for a Better City (I’ll post a link here when the video is posted on YouTube, but you can do a search for Nenshi to produce these results).
There are many great points that Naheed brings to the table. My primary reason for supporting him is that he is a fresh face who hasn’t served on city council before. If you take the time to listen to his ideas, you’ll probably find you agree with him. Calgary can be a better city, but not the way it is currently run.