Mayor Nenshi's approval rating highest in Canada

Post Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
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In a national Global News and Ipsos poll released yesterday, Mayor Nenshi has the highest approval rating of any major city mayor in Canada. At 86 per cent, Mayor Nenshi's approval is 14 per cent ahead of the next closest mayor (Sharon Shepherd of Kelowna).

The results include information about the optimism Calgarians feel. From the news report:
The survey also suggests the promise of an open, transparent government was well received, reflecting on a new city council that has 77 per cent of Calgarians optimistic about the city’s future under council’s guidance, 20 points higher than the year before.
In a break during today's special meeting of council, Mayor Nenshi said the following:
This approval rating is certainly nice to hear. I take it as a vote of confidence that clearly shows we're on the right track for making the better Calgary we all want. But, when you get right down to it, the best approval rating is whether Calgarians feel that today was better than yesterday.
I, like so many other Calgarians, am optimistic about the future of our great city. We're not there yet, and there is still more work to do. There are difficult decisions ahead of us, but I commit that we will make those decisions with transparency and accountability. I look forward to continuing to work with all Calgarians to make that better future a reality.    
- Daorcey from Mayor Nenshi's team