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Peter Demong turns into fifth Calgary councillor to hunt re-election

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A fifth Calgary metropolis councillor is searching for re-election this fall.

Ward 14 Coun. Peter Demong filed his nomination papers with Elections Calgary on Wednesday. If re-elected in eight months, it could be his fourth time period on council.

The south Calgary councillor says he has some unfinished enterprise.

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“For the final three years I’ve been pushing the prolonged producer accountability program that I’ve been advocating to the province for,” Demong informed International Information. “That program alone, as soon as applied, might be the equal of 5 to 10 per cent property tax lower.”

Demong additionally pointed to the zero-based coverage overview that was shelved at first of the coronavirus pandemic.

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“It is a program that might have completely tens of thousands and thousands of {dollars} of financial savings,” Demong stated. “And once more, we had one report come, one coverage overview. And I don’t need to see this drop by the wayside both.”

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A Demong sits on town’s planning and concrete improvement, and intergovernmental affairs committees. He’s vice-chair of the utilities and company providers committee and is considered one of two Calgary council representatives on the board of the Alberta City Municipalities Affiliation (AUMA).

Demong gained a 3rd time period in 2017 with 90 per cent of the vote and just one opponent.

A small enterprise proprietor till 2015, Demong stated he believes town can flip round its financial forces.

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“With the folks that dwell right here and the angle of most Calgarians that I do know and have met, I’ve each perception Calgary will come out of this financial downturn,” Demong stated.

“In what means, form or kind? What’s that going to appear to be? Properly, that’s going to rely upon different ranges of presidency and it’s going to rely upon what we will do to draw enterprise to this metropolis and what the downtown can develop into.”

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It’s all a part of an evolution of town, Demong stated.


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“Town of Calgary and Alberta has advanced from day one, from being a very agrarian, to being an vitality powerhouse, to being a tourism hotspot,” he stated Thursday.

“We’ve got advanced our financial system each step of the best way and the following few years will decide the following few many years of financial output for town of Calgary.”

Demong stated the quick future will “be a really troublesome time for all of us.”

“I believe it’s necessary to have a number of skilled, calm, balanced voices on council. And that’s what I’d prefer to convey to the desk.”

Nenshi close to resolution

Demong joins fellow Councillors Chahal, Chu, Colley-Urquhart and Davison as incumbents operating for re-election of their wards.

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Wards 3, 8, 10, 11 and 12 could have no incumbents operating in them this fall.


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Councillors Farkas and Gondek have introduced their run for the mayor’s chair.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi informed The Morning Information on International Information Radio 770 CHQR that he nonetheless hasn’t made his thoughts up on whether or not he’ll run for a fourth time period.

“I’ve been having fun with watching a number of the different campaigns and what they’re as much as and I’m getting my head again into political technique,” Nenshi stated Friday.

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“I actually do must make that call, however I’ll let you know it’s coming fast.”

Calgarians solid their ballots on Oct. 18.




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