Naheed Nenshi

Naheed Nenshi falls back to earth

Calgary’s former model of the modern mayor has hit a rough patch. Has he lost faith in politics?

Why Calgary council drank the publicly subsidized Kool-aid on arenas

The Flames waited until booster-minded city politicians couldn’t hold out any longer for a success story. It just might work.

How Calgary outgrew the Olympic dream

Jason Markusoff: The 2026 Winter Games were seen as a quick fix for Calgary’s economic challenges. With a clear ‘no’ vote, residents showed they have more lasting solutions in mind

Putting the ‘limp’ in Olympics: Calgary’s 2026 bid lives on, but for what, exactly?

City council chose Monday against euthanizing the bid, but there is not much of a ‘Yes’ side left eager to lose money and get hosed by the IOC

Calgary’s never-ending public shame: blocking basement suites

Squawk-fests over granny units have become a distasteful ritual at city hall. For a wealthy, modern metropolis, it’s unbecoming.

Naheed Nenshi put out a fire. Now he now must deal with the Flames.

What Nenshi’s close brush with defeat against an inexperienced conservative candidate means for the arena debate—and the next provincial election

Why Naheed Nenshi can lose in Calgary

A full-court press by conservatives—and his own reputation for arrogance—threaten to unseat a celebrated mayor

The Calgary Flames dig a deeper hole in arena debate

‘There’s a lot of places to make a lot of money in sports other than here,’ said Ken King, the club’s CEO. And that was the soft part of the sell.

In arena talks, Calgary Flames owners spectacularly misread the shot

Calgarians are self-confident enough not to worry that the NHL would abandon them. And unlike Edmonton, the city doesn’t need an arena to revitalize its downtown core

Why a legal toking age of 21 would be hypocritical

If political leaders are really worried about the development of young brains, they’ll bump up the drinking age, too

Calgary’s bad 2026 bid: $4.6 billion for the discount Olympics

Even with plans for a recycled Olympics, the price tag would still be massive, with no tangible benefits for the city

Canadian politicians need to stop saying ‘math is hard’

Suggesting math is hard for women reflects ignorance more than sexism. Politicians keep falling into the trap.