Mayor Nenshi comments on the 2018 federal budget

Post Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Following the release of the federal budget, Mayor Nenshi met with journalists to share his thoughts on how it affects Calgary.

"For Calgarians, the real issues are around economic development, affordable housing, opioids, and cannabis legislation."

"We're still in a fragile economic recovery... I'm gonna really be pushing hard with the federal government to say 'you know, at a time when the rest of the country is doing really well, you really have to focus your economic development efforts, your innovation efforts, your foreign direct investment efforts, on Alberta. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to remake the economy--in a place where you already have a highly educated workforce, where you've got a lot of capital, where you've got a lot of talent--to really work hard on attracting new kinds of investment.'" 

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