April 10, 2013
City Council took one more step towards making a new downtown arena a reality for Edmonton today, and approved the master agreement. Since the project is of interest to many people in Ward 5 and in the rest of the city, I thought I’d shareCONTINUE READING
April 03, 2013
My regular Edmonton Examiner column has just been published, and I thought it would be a good way to share my thoughts on the federal budget with you.
As I say in the article, this budget is particularly unique for me and for Edmonton because ofCONTINUE READING
March 12, 2013
Last month, I welcomed one of the many City Hall School classes who visit city hall every week during the school year to learn about municipal issues. Below are some photos from that day. I’ve also copied my speech below, which reflects my sentiments onCONTINUE READING
March 08, 2013
Today is International Women’s Day, and in light of the occasion, I thought I would address a specific area of women’s issues that’s very important to me, and to the world: women in political office.
In Canada, the number of female elected representatives across all levelsCONTINUE READING
February 27, 2013
Check out my latest article in the Edmonton Examiner here. I’ve also pasted the text below. Hope you’re enjoying the great weather we’ve been having lately!
In addition to my role as a City Councillor, I am also the President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM),CONTINUE READING
I spoke to the Edmonton chapter of the Urban Development Institute last week. Here is a copy of my speech, if you’d like to read the whole thing. I’ve also posted a few excerpts below. I spoke about the need for investment in infrastructure, whichCONTINUE READING
There’s been a lot of buzz lately around the bike paths planned for our city. I think we need take a balanced approach to the issue as a whole.
We should be able to accommodate all modes of transportation, especially as our roadways become more congested.CONTINUE READING
I wanted to let you know that I spoke about the FCM’s Cut My Commute campaign recently, along with my fellow councillor Ben Henderson, on the Edmonton This Week radio show. It was great to be able to talk about the issue. Take a listenCONTINUE READING
I wanted to share my thoughts with you about online voting in light of last week’s city council vote on the issue. The result was 10 to 2 against implementing online voting for this October’s municipal election.
I voted against, along with nine of my fellowCONTINUE READING