Naheed Nenshi

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Naheed Nenshi said : “It’s not uncommon for major capital projects to be at this stage. Far better to have these issues sorted out at this stage than to have unexpected cost overruns after construction has begun,” External link

barrie Friday, April 16, 2021 5:31:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “One of the things that we have learned is that if businesses close during a crisis, 40 per cent of them never open again,” External link

globalnews Friday, April 16, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It really matters because building the heart of our city back up will, in a cold-hearted way, help us solve some of our structural taxation problems,” “But in a much more important and thoughtful way, it will help us bring back that vibrancy that attracts and retains that great talent” External link

globalnews Friday, April 16, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It is illogical to the extreme," "You know, we're allowing audiologists and massage therapists to get their vaccines now as health-care workers, but not firefighters" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:48:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It is illogical to the extreme," "You know, we're allowing audiologists and massage therapists to get their vaccines now as health-care workers, but not firefighters" External link

CBC Tuesday, April 13, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We could have better controls here. This is not a part of the city that I have anything to do with because the councillors are very independent from the mayor's office," "But certainly when I found out that some of this stuff was going on, I had a lot of hard questions" External link

CBC Monday, April 12, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This particular project, I am just so excited about, because it's been waiting for so very long," External link

CBC Friday, April 9, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “I have to decide now whether I’m going to run for another term,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, April 8, 2021 2:31:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "To help elderly people age in place in the neighbourhood they love, where there are doctors to speak their language, where there are stores that they're familiar with, where their kids live nearby, is really a tremendous investment in our community as a whole," "And so I'm so very, very happy to be talking about this" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It was a tough decision to make but, ultimately, I think the right decision for me and I really hope the right decision for Calgary,” External link

680news Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:59:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It was a tough decision to make but, ultimately, I think the right decision for me and I really hope the right decision for Calgary," External link

timescolonist Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It was a tough decision to make but, ultimately, I think the right decision for me and I really hope the right decision for Calgary,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, April 7, 2021 7:04:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I hardly go on Twitter anymore,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, April 7, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Although this particular moment feels very grim in our history, when we look at the green shoots this spring, we can see that we laid the groundwork for tremendous growth,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, April 7, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This year … our crews are ahead of their pace," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 6, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Every spring, we get potholes thanks to the freeze-thaw cycle conditions that can cause additional stress on our roadways," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 6, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The idea is to make it easy, safe and pleasant as we process an enormous amount of people through this facility," External link

barrie Sunday, April 4, 2021 1:46:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I keep hearing from the province that, ‘Oh, we just have a few more questions that are being answered,’ which is fine, but get the lead out,” “It’s important to get this thing on the rails because we’re seeing huge cost inflation in the post-pandemic recovery, and every minute you wait is millions of dollars wasted” External link

cknw Thursday, April 1, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is an extremely difficult decision," "Bridgeland Place has been home to so many people for so many generations. However, we owe it to all of our tenants to provide a decent home, a place of dignity and a platform for the future. We can't do that in this building without severely impacting people's lives. But our commitment is unwavering. We will work with every tenant to find them a home that fits their needs, and to move in a dignified way" External link

barrie Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:03:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This should lead to growth in Calgary (including the head office of the combined global firm) and further solidifies our role as a major transportation and logistics player," External link

CBC Thursday, March 25, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It's really helpful that we're listening to citizens today. If it means that we have to go back to the drawing board for a little while, I'm not really opposed to that, but I need to have very specific direction on what that means," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:27:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It's so complicated. Here's the issue: that Coun. Farkas is implying is that this plan actually changes anything. It actually does not; it is a recipe book," "It's just a document repository that sits in statute so that the [land development plans] can be shorter … clearly, we haven't been clear enough in our communications. I've tried to be but it seems there's still a lot of confusion out there" External link

CBC Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:27:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I would say that certain politicians are trying to foment that lack of trust, but really, they are bringing it on themselves by misleading others," "What (Farkas) is saying isn’t true, so either he doesn’t understand what he is voting on or he wants other people to not understand it" External link

barrie Tuesday, March 23, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This strategy is the first of its kind in Canada; a community-led mental health and addiction strategy and action plan. This is a person-centred strategy that will create support based on an individual's experience, and provide hope for those on this journey," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 23, 2021 1:43:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I want to say that although this was a ton of work, this is not the end," External link

CBC Monday, March 22, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Those three broad things are the areas that we will continue to work on immediately, to ensure that people are able to feel supported," External link

CBC Monday, March 22, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "What the guidebook does is it codifies a bunch of the stuff that is the best practices in neighbourhood redevelopment plans across the city and puts them into one place, so that future development plans will be much shorter because they can just refer to the guidebook," External link

CBC Monday, March 22, 2021 3:11:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Certainly there are members of council who have been spreading things that are false, whether they don't understand it themselves or they're doing it for their own political motives," External link

CBC Monday, March 22, 2021 3:11:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is an investment in Calgary's future. Natural disasters have been far too common here, and taking real action against the impacts of climate change requires access to the finances required. I welcome this endowment and the work it will support in building, retrofitting, mobility, and renewable energy opportunities," External link

electricenergyonline Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:13:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The system doesn't work for too many people," "Too many people are living lives of despair, rather than lives of dignity … or they are living lives completely devoid of hope" External link

CBC Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:32:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Those three broad things are the areas that we will continue to work on immediately, to ensure that people are able to feel supported," "Every single one of us will struggle with our mental health at some point in our lives, and it's important that the community is there to support that work" External link

CBC Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:32:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I had the opportunity last night to speak with the CEO of Rogers at some length about what is happening and pointed out to him quite clearly that while we welcome this enormous investment in Calgary, Shaw is also our largest, non oil-and-gas head office," "It is also the largest employer of engineers in Calgary. And so it's important to us that there be a net benefit for Calgary here — not just in front-line jobs and capital investment, but also in downtown jobs" External link

CBC Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Calgarians have been incredible in their actions to keep each other safe throughout this pandemic," External link

barrie Monday, March 15, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is going to get worse. There will certainly be more cases, and we will certainly have serious cases," External link

CBC Sunday, March 7, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We had a press conference [when I got back], and I was asked, 'What do you think about this virus?'" External link

CBC Sunday, March 7, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "And we signed our second-ever state of [local] emergency ," "That [all] happened in five days" External link

CBC Sunday, March 7, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We didn't miss a beat. The city continued to operate incredibly well through the whole thing," External link

CBC Sunday, March 7, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Where we saw people softening in their support was mostly people who said, 'You're not going far enough or you're not enforcing enough,'" External link

CBC Sunday, March 7, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Well, minister, with all due respect, welcome to the party. We're happy to have you and we need your help. We don't need town halls for the next four to five months, we've been working on this for years," "Business owners have spoken — business owners who are here, business owners who want to be here. We will be presenting a downtown strategy to council in the next few weeks based on all of that input, and we're really happy to have the province on board, but don't reinvent the wheel" External link

CBC Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:39:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It has been increasingly clear to me over the last several months that these marches that pretend they are about lifting the lockdown — there is no lockdown by the way, shops are open, schools are open, restaurants are open, people have the ability to go out and do many, many things that they normally would have done — have increasingly become forums for hatred, for white nationalist groups and others to attach themselves to this conversation, such that the original discussion is completely lost," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It’s important, but it’s not a critical issue,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:33:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Despite the anti-mask rallies, compliance has been quite good,” “Things were actually going very nicely; the police, peace offices and Alberta Health Services inspectors were really working together well” External link

globalnews Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:33:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It has been increasingly clear to me over the last several months that these marches that pretend they are about lifting the lockdown — there is no lockdown by the way, shops are open, schools are open, restaurants are open, people have the ability to go out and do many, many things that they normally would have done — have increasingly become forums for hatred, for white nationalist groups and others to attach themselves to this conversation, such that the original discussion is completely lost," External link

ctvnews Monday, March 1, 2021 11:24:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : "The provincial government just gave us a bunch of money in late last year and said, 'Go do stimulus, and do it quickly.' In other words, build stuff and create jobs," External link

CBC Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "And I have had good commitments from the minister and from the premier's office that they are now committed to actually making a decision. So, fingers crossed," External link

CBC Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "But the other [changes] we really need, [include] everything from energy and all its sources — conventional, clean, green, renewable — financial services, travel and just to transportation, tourism and so on," "We really need a government that has a coherent strategy and tactical plan on how to move on that" External link

CBC Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Far too many of our neighbours and friends are still at a great risk," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Make these offices more amenable to current non-residential uses, or converted to residential buildings, including rental and affordable housing," External link

CBC Friday, February 19, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “The things I’ve really been pitching are a new economic development relationship with the federal government, particularly as it relates to our downtown — a real focus on jobs — as well as assistance in helping us with some of the technical aspects around conversion of downtown office buildings to other, more suitable uses as we go through this economic transition,” External link

cknw Friday, February 19, 2021 3:11:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “If (the provincial government) starts cutting capital spending, for example, at the moment when we need stimulus, that’s a kick in the teeth to any economic recovery that we’ve got,” External link

cknw Friday, February 19, 2021 3:11:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “The things I’ve really been pitching are a new economic development relationship with the federal government, particularly as it relates to our downtown — a real focus on jobs — as well as assistance in helping us with some of the technical aspects around conversion of downtown office buildings to other, more suitable uses as we go through this economic transition,” External link

globalnews Friday, February 19, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “If (the provincial government) starts cutting capital spending, for example, at the moment when we need stimulus, that’s a kick in the teeth to any economic recovery that we’ve got,” External link

globalnews Friday, February 19, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I’m going to do a lot more math between now and council to determine just how much of a break that is for your average 17 Avenue business,” “But that argument swayed me, saying we can afford it — we’ve got a little bit of money left in our rainy day fund, and it’s really raining for a lot of those businesses” External link

globalnews Thursday, February 18, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : "I prefer one law for the country," External link

CBC Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I don’t get to tell the police officers what to do, but I would strongly suggest that there was a lot of flagrant violation of the law here and I would expect to see a lot of tickets,” External link

barrie Wednesday, February 17, 2021 5:47:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We basically gave the most extreme sanctions we have to give," External link

CBC Friday, February 12, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We basically gave the most extreme sanctions we have to give," External link

CBC Monday, February 8, 2021 4:20:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It could be [revisited] but I don't know what you would do about it. Because then he could just ignore it again if that were his view," External link

CBC Monday, February 8, 2021 4:20:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Calgary Stampede ) : “Calgary in the new economy is about Calgary being the city of choice for the world’s best entrepreneurs,” “Now, most cities would just stop there, but for us, the second half of the sentence is the most important: to be the city of choice for the world’s best entrepreneurs who want to solve the world’s biggest problems” External link

cknw Friday, February 5, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Stampede Park ) : “Seeing all that scaffolding and seeing all that construction, I hope will remind people that we are investing in the city and that we are building a brand new, amazing community inside an amazing community in East Victoria Park,” External link

cknw Friday, February 5, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I also believe that public investment and public architecture in this city should always be inspiring and should always be beautiful,” External link

barrie Friday, February 5, 2021 6:57:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Calgary Stampede ) : “Calgary in the new economy is about Calgary being the city of choice for the world’s best entrepreneurs,” “Now, most cities would just stop there, but for us, the second half of the sentence is the most important: to be the city of choice for the world’s best entrepreneurs who want to solve the world’s biggest problems” External link

globalnews Friday, February 5, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Stampede Park ) : “Seeing all that scaffolding and seeing all that construction, I hope will remind people that we are investing in the city and that we are building a brand new, amazing community inside an amazing community in East Victoria Park,” External link

globalnews Friday, February 5, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We have the opportunity here to reduce cost to society, we have the opportunity here to save injury, and we have the opportunity here to save lives," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:22:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "AHS needed to be prepared. They clearly have not been," "So not even 13 hours after the transition, we had a major breakdown of the communications system" External link

CBC Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:59:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I’m quite worried about this actually. We’ve heard a lot of differing issues on the groundwater. The good news is that no shovels will touch any dirt until the groundwater study is completed,” External link

globalnews Sunday, January 31, 2021 3:13:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Jim Henson ) : “How exciting that Jim Henson’s vision is being continued right here,” External link

680news Monday, January 25, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Jim Henson ) : "It's great news for Calgary and Alberta," "We are very proud of the talent in our film sector here, as well as Calgary's reputation as a world leader in the art of puppetry. How exciting that Jim Henson's vision is being continued right here. I can't wait to see the further adventures of the Fraggles and the Doozers, with a Calgary touch" External link

barrie Monday, January 25, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It's very problematic for Alberta because we believe that this makes sense within Canada's [climate] action plan. I know the prime minister feels that way as well and will continue to advocate for this," External link

CBC Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:19:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I think the real question is for citizens to say what level of service do they want and then matching the budget to that service,” External link

cknw Wednesday, January 20, 2021 5:46:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I am most interested in making sure we change the culture and that the culture is actively anti-racist," External link

CBC Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:29:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It hurts me to hear that my colleagues are being subjected to this," "I'm going to do everything I can in my power and authority in my own hands to make sure that every single person who joins the City of Calgary, whether in the fire department or any other role, has the opportunity to have an outstanding career" External link

CBC Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:29:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It is clear to me that it is not a particularly diverse workforce compared to say Calgary Transit or Calgary Police, and it's always been in the back of my head," External link

CBC Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:29:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It was pretty shocking to me, the lack of consultation and the lack of discussion on this,” “And I think that we as the city should have a conversation about our own point of view as a corporation, as a government” External link

globalnews Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:37:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We're taking a pilot project that we've used downtown to cut some red tape and encourage investment and development and expanding that to different parts of the city," "I'm very much in favour of that as a concept" External link

CBC Monday, January 18, 2021 4:21:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The snowfall happened … when we were in the midst of a provincially mandated lockdown," "We very deliberately chose not to do [a parking ban] — even though we normally would have — because we didn't want to add more stress to people's lives when they're stuck at home" External link

CBC Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:50:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Public health orders are the law,” “You can't just break the law because you don't like it. It doesn’t matter what you saw in a YouTube video” External link

barrie Friday, January 15, 2021 6:24:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Thanks for coming forward and thanks for giving Calgarians a good choice,” External link

globalnews Friday, January 15, 2021 3:49:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Things are not awful here. We are extremely lucky to live here. And I think the opportunity for any candidate is to ask, ‘How are you going to build on that? How are you going to make things even better?’” External link

globalnews Friday, January 15, 2021 3:49:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I really wish I had said, 'Are you sure about that? Do you think that that is congruent even though it's within the rules, do you think it's congruent with the messaging about how we're all in this together, with the latest numbers?'" "I really wish I had done that. I didn't do that, and I'm really sorry that I didn't do that" External link

CBC Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:21:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "You know, I bet that every single political adviser who's watching this is yelling at me, saying: 'Fire them, that's how you save your skin,'" "They did what they thought was right, and I am not a person who is going to ruin someone's reputation and ruin someone's livelihood and mess up their family to save my skin. I'm just not" External link

CBC Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:21:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "didn't do something they thought was wrong," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:20:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "didn't do something they thought was wrong," External link

barrie Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:07:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “By Thursday, (March 12) most offices were telling people to work from home. Friday, (March 13) the City of Calgary, as an employer, went to full virtual. Saturday, (March 14) we declared a state of emergency. That’s how fast this went. The following week, schools were closed,” External link

cknw Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It would have no impact whatsoever on property taxes and you would amortize the cost over many years,” External link

globalnews Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We're now up to 7,043 active cases here in the Calgary zone and, I'm sorry to since, since I stood here last week, we have lost 41 more of our friends and neighbours," External link

barrie Saturday, December 19, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It's been a tough year," "We are getting through this together" External link

barrie Saturday, December 19, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I am very irritated about this,” External link

barrie Friday, December 18, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "That's now been six months, we've never seen the report or the review they've done," External link

CBC Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It's possible, but it's very tight," External link

CBC Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is an incredibly important day. It's a day that shows how in the midst of unspeakable crisis, we have been able to come together," External link

CBC Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It was very early in the crisis that my chief of staff blurted out in a meeting with the prime minister’s office: ‘Why don’t we just fix housing?’” External link

globalnews Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The idea here is not to demonize the apps,” “The idea here is to help small businesses, especially restaurants in Calgary, through this time of restrictions” External link

globalnews Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “When Ontario and Alberta started talking about it, we suddenly saw companies reduce their commissions or increase their discounts; so we’re a player in a larger conversation about a new market,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “This is a great first step,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, December 16, 2020 6:34:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We (the city) don’t build a ton of affordable housing ourselves. We grant nonprofits the money to build the housing. And there’s always a caveat that this must be used for affordable housing,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, December 16, 2020 6:34:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi noted : "We have heard over and over again from the provincial government that this is not a question of money, it's a question of safety. So why in the world would it make sense to make it a question of money from the perspective of Calgary?" External link

CBC Wednesday, December 16, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “If something looks ridiculous, just don’t believe it,” External link

barrie Friday, December 11, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “If this is a grand conspiracy, no one has let me in on it,” External link

barrie Friday, December 11, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It removes cars from other cities coming into the city, wear and tear on the roads. It's got a benefit to greenhouse gas emissions. It helps Calgary Transit improve its ridership," External link

CBC Friday, December 11, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I won’t hesitate to take further action to protect the citizens of Calgary if the province does not,” External link

barrie Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “There’s no way these restrictions are getting lifted and they will almost certainly become more restrictive — and frankly that should happen right away,” External link

globalnews Friday, December 4, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “There’s no way these restrictions are getting lifted and they will almost certainly become more restrictive — and frankly that should happen right away,” External link

cknw Friday, December 4, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We don’t have time to wait” External link

cknw Friday, December 4, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We need to ensure that we’re keeping people safe because the moment this spirals out of control, the moment we run out of hospital beds, we won’t be able to control it anymore,” External link

cknw Friday, December 4, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “There’s no way these restrictions are getting lifted and they will almost certainly become more restrictive — and frankly that should happen right away,” External link

globalnews Friday, December 4, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We don’t have time to wait” External link

globalnews Friday, December 4, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We need to ensure that we’re keeping people safe because the moment this spirals out of control, the moment we run out of hospital beds, we won’t be able to control it anymore,” External link

globalnews Friday, December 4, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We've got a long list of infrastructure needs in the City of Calgary," "This investment is going to let us get to work on some of the most pressing ones, including the repairs and upgrades our affordable housing stock requires. Strategic investments like this allow us to build a city that serves all of its people" External link

barrie Friday, December 4, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We were lucky, because here at the City of Calgary we anticipated that we would need to be doing this kind of investment in order to restart the economy after our pandemic lows," "And we were ready to go with a very carefully considered list of shovel worthy and shovel ready infrastructure projects back in the early fall, and I was thrilled that the provincial government approved all of them" External link

CBC Friday, December 4, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It would have no impact whatsoever on property taxes and you would amortize the cost over many years,” “You really wouldn’t see any change in the water rates. It would be in the fractions of a penny” External link

globalnews Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I couldn’t think of a more qualified and dedicated person to lead CEMA than Sue Henry, and an international search confirmed it," External link

barrie Friday, November 27, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "You are going to be so extraordinary," External link

CBC Friday, November 27, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “There’s a bit of an issue going on with the city and the province in terms of enforcement that needs to get sorted out,” “It will be 311, but in the meantime, you can call the police non-emergency line — 403-266-1234” External link

globalnews Friday, November 27, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I believe that, so far, we're the only major city in Canada to be able to come forth with a tax decrease during a pandemic. But the fact that we did it while still focusing on investing in the things that make life worth living here is I think a really important thing," External link

CBC Friday, November 27, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “In the end, we were able to provide citizens of Calgary with a 1.77 per cent tax decrease — about 1.5 per cent decrease for residential taxpayers and almost two per cent decrease for business taxpayers,” External link

cknw Friday, November 27, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It is just like everyone else’s budget — it is held at 2020 levels for 2021,” “There was an attempt today to give them money for growth. No other department is getting growth” External link

cknw Friday, November 27, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I don’t really know her very well but I tell you she has gotten rave reviews, not just from our volunteer selection committee, but from anyone who’s ever worked with her,” External link

cknw Friday, November 27, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “In the end, we were able to provide citizens of Calgary with a 1.77 per cent tax decrease — about 1.5 per cent decrease for residential taxpayers and almost two per cent decrease for business taxpayers,” External link

globalnews Friday, November 27, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It is just like everyone else’s budget — it is held at 2020 levels for 2021,” “There was an attempt today to give them money for growth. No other department is getting growth” External link

globalnews Friday, November 27, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I don’t really know her very well but I tell you she has gotten rave reviews, not just from our volunteer selection committee, but from anyone who’s ever worked with her,” External link

globalnews Friday, November 27, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “When I was younger, I had lots of parties broken up by police,” “It’s something we’ve always done and it’s not a snitch line, it’s not a crazy East German society. It’s just how society works” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, November 27, 2020 2:46:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The police chief was pretty clear that $8 million reallocation will not reduce the number of officers on the street, it will not change how officers work," External link

CBC Thursday, November 26, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We’re not anticipating any further orders or instructions or restrictions on how you live your life beyond what we’ve been talking about and what the province announced yesterday,” External link

globalnews Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Undoubtedly, we’re in a pretty serious emergency,” External link

globalnews Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “If the province announces something where we could write supplemental orders like we did in the spring to supplement what they were doing, then it makes a ton of sense to enact another state of emergency,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Even if I were to test the limits of my authority, the province has the power to rescind anything I do,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Don and I have been friends for 20 plus years, long before either of us were in politics,” “He said to me he wanted to run for city council in 2007. I encouraged him. Despite the traditional rivalry between the cities, he’s been nothing but a huge ally. I wish him, his wife Sarah and their kids all the very best but I am going to miss him” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi wrote : "This weekend’s Covid case counts, hospitalisations/ICU numbers and severe outcomes are deeply troubling," External link

barrie Monday, November 23, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Since 2013, we've added 200,000 people to Calgary. We've added two Red Deers and we are still having the same number of civil servants as we had then," "We have increased taxes by less than inflation plus growth in every year since the economic downturn and looking at a freeze this year" External link

CBC Monday, November 23, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I think that we're going to have to look at some sort of a rebate for those businesses in this year because you don't want to just pile on with what a difficult year they've had," "But at some point, we actually have to let the market work" External link

CBC Monday, November 23, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We're already seeing concerns about roads maintenance, about parks maintenance," "You want the bigger cut to even below the lowest taxes in the country? Tell us where to cut and see if you can get eight votes" External link

CBC Monday, November 23, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We should have seen numbers go down by now,” External link

globalnews Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:46:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I know the language has really changed in the last two weeks from personal responsibility and we’re going to avoid any lockdowns to ‘if this doesn’t work, lockdowns are needed,'” External link

globalnews Thursday, November 19, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The language has really changed in the last two weeks from 'personal responsibility and we're going to avoid lockdowns' to 'if this doesn't work, lockdowns are needed," "My argument would be, if that is your thinking, move quickly" External link

barrie Thursday, November 19, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi says : “The worst thing would be, not them bringing it in but them taking it out and then these places not having had a problems in the past suddenly have a huge infection,” External link

barrie Saturday, November 14, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Things are unbelievably bad. They are much worse than they've been at any point during this pandemic, and we're going in the wrong direction," External link

CBC Friday, November 13, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Jason Kenney ) : "Right now, it's time to collapse your bubble. It's time to be with fewer people. [Premier Jason Kenney] has told us that you should not have anybody in your house that does not live there," External link

CBC Friday, November 13, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "You can't have an economy without health, and so ultimately what we need to do is do the right things now in order to save the economy," External link

CBC Friday, November 13, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “The issue here was that the City of Calgary couldn’t take the lead on setting up these meetings because they were tripartite meetings,” External link

cknw Friday, November 13, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “We’ve had a lot of misinformation about [the CMRB],” External link

cknw Friday, November 13, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Angela Pitt ) : "There's been a vast misinformation campaign on what the CMRB is and does," "So, for example, [Airdrie-East] MLA Angela Pitt recently stood up in the last week in question period and alluded to a project that the CMRB stopped — which was rejected by Rocky View County council four years before there was a CMRB" External link

CBC Friday, November 13, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Angela Pitt ) : "There's been a vast misinformation campaign on what the CMRB is and does," "So, for example, [Airdrie-East] MLA Angela Pitt recently stood up in the last week in question period and alluded to a project that the CMRB stopped — which was rejected by Rocky View County council four years before there was a CMRB" External link

CBC Thursday, November 12, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Here in Calgary, we are part of (Alberta Health Services) so we've got some limited levers that we can pull. Ultimately, those decisions need to be made at the provincial level,” External link

barrie Thursday, November 12, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “As the premier said last week, if that person doesn't live in your house, they shouldn't be in your house,” “Here's the choice for Christmas: a small quiet Christmas with the people who live in your house or a Christmas with a bunch of empty seats at the table that will never be filled again. It's our choice” External link

barrie Thursday, November 12, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I am disappointed that the province is not willing to move forward on something that is so critical. We had been calling it mental health court. It's an important part of what we're doing around mental health," External link

CBC Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I am disappointed that the province is not willing to move forward on something that is so critical. We had been calling it mental health court. It's an important part of what we're doing around mental health," External link

CBC Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It's actually been a bit frustrating, because the provincial government has been very exacting in what they want," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It's certainly an austerity budget," External link

CBC Monday, November 9, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "That will keep the wolves at bay. That will get us through this year," External link

CBC Monday, November 9, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I don't want another lockdown, nobody wants another lockdown, but ultimately, if that's our only choice to keep people healthy and safe to avoid an economic meltdown, then that's what we have to do," External link

barrie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We'll see what happens in February, so it's a matter of delayed gratification here," "Do a little more work and then council will decide in February, either not to do anything, to go forward with these recommendations or amended ones or to push the thing past the next election through a plebiscite" External link

CBC Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I generally have a bit of antipathy to plebiscites because I figure that people elected us to do a job,” External link

barrie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I don't want another lockdown, nobody wants another lockdown, but ultimately, if that's our only choice to keep people healthy and safe to avoid an economic meltdown, then that's what we have to do," External link

barrie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The issue at hand is the professional conduct of one of your employees and whether or not AHS stands by that kind of personal attack,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, November 3, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Mr. Sandback, we've been very nice and respectful today," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The government often criticizes red tape. Well, we need them to cut their red tape," External link

CBC Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I need the community behind me. And when the province talks about a fiscal reckoning, they talk about a fiscal reckoning even as they cut the police budget and even as they take more of the property taxes," "It's a fiscal reckoning of their own making" External link

CBC Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We need specialized and targeted assistance from the federal government. Here is a window of opportunity that is extraordinary," External link

CBC Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “As we begin the difficult work of shifting our policies and systems towards being truly anti-racist, I am humbled by the number of Calgarians who put forward their names to help in that task,” External link

cknw Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We know the provincial app doesn't work properly on most devices and nobody is using it, at all," External link

CBC Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I didn’t want to be back on this stage,” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “There’s a lot of work left for us to be able to do,” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I actually find that those moments of political 'you scratch my back, I scratch yours or vice versa, I don't like you so I'll get rid of you' are very rare," External link

CBC Monday, October 26, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Calgary businesses continue to navigate the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic and it’s important that we make every opportunity available to them that could increase their resilience against future setbacks," External link

barrie Saturday, October 24, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We can hope the premier can call his health minister to account but this health minister seems to get away with a lot," External link

CBC Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It was pretty shocking when the minister of health sends a Friday afternoon letter when there is a meeting booked with all the MLAs this week," External link

barrie Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I was pretty shocking when the minister of health sends a Friday afternoon letter when there is a meeting booked with all the MLAs this week," External link

barrie Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It was pretty shocking that the minister of health sent a Friday afternoon letter when there’s a meeting booked with all the MLAs this week, when we still hadn’t received, as of Friday, the date the health minister was theoretically making his decision,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "which is a 1.5 per cent tax increase for every Calgarian … if that's not a subsidy I don't know what is," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:04:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi asked : “I think my colleagues on council and land developers need to really answer the question, why in the world would this be a good time to add to an already dangerous oversupply which would risk destabilizing the entire housing market and popping a bubble?” External link

globalnews Monday, October 19, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I think that we shouldn’t have approved the 14 that we approved two years ago, we should have approved eight or nine. The remainder should have been approved this time,” “But since we already blew the bank and approved five or 10 years worth of new communities, it’s going to be very hard to convince me that we should be adding more to that list in this economy and in this growth environment where fewer people are willing to move to Calgary” External link

globalnews Monday, October 19, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We asked a very simple question: can you show us how in the places you’ve done it, it did not increase response times?” “The fact that they haven’t provided that data after weeks and weeks of asking indicates to me, of course, it did increase response times and they don’t want to tell anybody that” External link

cknw Saturday, October 17, 2020 4:45:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We asked a very simple question: can you show us how in the places you’ve done it, it did not increase response times?” “The fact that they haven’t provided that data after weeks and weeks of asking indicates to me, of course, it did increase response times and they don’t want to tell anybody that” External link

cknw Saturday, October 17, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We shouldn't have approved the 14 that we approved two years ago. We should have approved eight or nine. The remainder should have been approved this time," "But since we already blew the bank and approved five or 10 years worth of new communities, it's going to be very hard to convince me that we should be adding more to that list in this economy and in this growth environment where fewer people are moving to Calgary" External link

CBC Friday, October 16, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I think my colleagues on council and land developers need to really answer the question: why in the world would this be a good time to add to an already dangerous oversupply which would risk destabilizing the entire housing market and popping a bubble?" "That to me, that's super dangerous" External link

CBC Friday, October 16, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I think my colleagues on council and land developers really need to answer the question ‘why in the world would this be a good time to add to an already dangerous oversupply?’ And destabilizing an entire housing market and popping a bubble,” External link

barrie Friday, October 16, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I'm actually not that worried about it," "It's not that much different than in previous years and because we cut the penalty for not paying on time in half. I'm just imagining that a lot of folks just did the math and said 'given my cashflow today, I'd rather take the 3.5 per cent penalty rather than go and find the money somewhere else.' So I'm not that worried" External link

CBC Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Our beautiful autumn weather seems to have turned, which reminds us that winter is coming. And it reminds us that there are a lot of people whose homes are not ready for the winter. And it really is incumbent on all of us, and particularly on the government of Alberta, to be doing what they can to be helping people through these very difficult times," External link

CBC Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Our beautiful autumn weather seems to have turned, which reminds us that winter is coming. And it reminds us that there are a lot of people whose homes are not ready for the winter. And it really is incumbent on all of us, and particularly on the government of Alberta, to be doing what they can to be helping people through these very difficult times," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “I gotta tell you, I have to decide now whether I’m going to run for another term,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi added : “All this chaos, all this craziness that is going on around us is also an opportunity … to figure out something new,” “What I’d say to young people who really get discouraged is: Your country is not something that happens to you, your country is something that you get to build” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi wrote : “Our dedicated team has been working this project inside and out for more than a decade, and have worked and reworked the contingency considerations to ensure it will be built within the set budget,” External link

globalnews Saturday, October 10, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "So we've got lots of answers to their questions," External link

CBC Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “While I’m going to miss him immensely, and his departure makes me personally sad, I am very excited for him to move into a well-deserved retirement,” External link

globalnews Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Our law department’s been through this very carefully to think about what the city’s responsibilities are and what we can do,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, October 6, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Freedom of speech doesn’t mean freedom from consequences of responsibility,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, October 6, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It’s not gonna work for everybody, but everything we can do will help,” External link

barrie Tuesday, October 6, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "If they could prove this will be better for patients or if they could prove that it would actually save money, I'll stand down," "But they've not been able to prove those things. So if they move forward with this without proving those basic questions, it says a lot about their lack of faith in evidence-based decision-making" External link

CBC Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The challenge with what's being proposed by Alberta Health Services here is there's never been a good explanation of why they're proposing it," External link

CBC Friday, September 25, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "If the federal and provincial governments are willing to come to the table with us, then let’s use this opportunity and make real change for a lot of people," "This is huge because we have had the Homeless First and Chronic Homeless strategy in place for 15 years across the country, but to have the feds actually say that we are going to end chronic homelessness is a massive policy step" External link

barrie Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:49:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “This is huge because we have had the Homeless First and Chronic Homelessness strategies in place for almost 15 years across the country,” “But to have the federal government actually say, ‘We are going to eliminate chronic homelessness,’ is a massive policy step” External link

globalnews Thursday, September 24, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “This is a pattern of behaviour — as we know with this minister — of calling or trying to intimidate people who disagree with him, particularly people he knows,” “That is beneath him. It was beneath him last week to write a letter that accused me of lying. I don’t lie” External link

cknw Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “This is a pattern of behaviour — as we know with this minister — of calling or trying to intimidate people who disagree with him, particularly people he knows that… [are] beneath him,” “It was beneath him last week to write a letter that accused me of lying. I don’t lie” External link

globalnews Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The construction of this new bridge is important for many reasons. It will create jobs at a time when they are most needed," External link

barrie Friday, September 18, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The most important thing, I should say on both lists for me, is the inclusion of a lot of repair for affordable housing units,” External link

cknw Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The most important thing, I should say on both lists for me, is the inclusion of a lot of repair for affordable housing units,” External link

globalnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Virnetta was a champion for the city," "It’s only fitting that a space in the Municipal Building, right near council chambers where decisions about our community are made, should be named after her" External link

barrie Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The real question is how do we right-size the system for the number of people that are going to be using it going forward?” “You don’t want to overshoot. You don’t want to undershoot. You don’t want massively overcrowded vehicles, especially not in COVID times, but at the same time, you don’t want buses running completely empty either” External link

cknw Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The real question is how do we right-size the system for the number of people that are going to be using it going forward?” “You don’t want to overshoot. You don’t want to undershoot. You don’t want massively overcrowded vehicles, especially not in COVID times, but at the same time, you don’t want buses running completely empty either” External link

globalnews Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I won’t be super concerned until after Sept. 30, because a lot of people will wait until the last minute to pay,” External link

cknw Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:59:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I am very pleased that council chose to provide relief for struggling taxpayers; ultimately, we would still like everyone to pay their taxes on Sept. 30,” “But for those who really can’t afford to do it, we’ve cut the penalty in half, so that’s a little bit less of a burden on peoples’ shoulders” External link

cknw Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:59:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “On Sept. 15, 1908 the corner stone was laid on historic city hall, the ceremonial tradition that marked the start of construction,” “The mayor at that time, Arthur Cameron, said that he was confident that the building would see Calgary through the next 50 years” External link

barrie Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “On Sept. 15, 1908 the corner stone was laid on historic city hall, the ceremonial tradition that marked the start of construction,” “The mayor at that time, Arthur Cameron, said that he was confident that the building would see Calgary through the next 50 years” External link

barrie Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Virnetta was a champion for the city,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Today is a very special day," "The folks who were smart enough to build this magnificent piece of public infrastructure in 1911 … were building for the future that they wanted to build for their children and grandchildren" External link

CBC Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I think this is the finest municipal building in all of Canada, and that it will continue for 100 years, at least, going forward," External link

CBC Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It will be in very, very good use once it is opened," External link

CBC Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Heritage buildings and historic neighbourhoods enhance our perspective," External link

CBC Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is what we do to continue to flatten the curve as long as possible," External link

barrie Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It’s actually the only surviving railway station in Calgary on its original site,” External link

cknw Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “Heritage buildings and historic neighborhoods enhance our perspective,” External link

cknw Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "For me, that's what's really important to remember, is that kind of vibrancy and the arts and culture and restaurants is what will continue to draw people here," External link

CBC Friday, September 11, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The landlord there said, 'Let's reinvent what a skyscraper looks like,' and he tried to create a vertical Silicon Valley," External link

CBC Friday, September 11, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "You're going to see residences, you're going to see different kinds of small business, but it's going to take a long time to get there," External link

CBC Friday, September 11, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It's a shame that the city had to step in," "It would have been much better if the owner had managed this situation so this wouldn't have happened. But, ultimately, that building had to come down, and since the owner wasn't remediating it, the city had to move forward" External link

CBC Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "If neither of those things happen, then the city will sell the property at auction and the first $2.6 million — and the property is worth way more than $2.6 million — so the first $2.6 million will come back to the city to pay that bill," External link

CBC Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is exactly the type of forward-thinking investment that our city needs. The DX Hub is going to train the type of talent that companies need to succeed in the new economy," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This will really give us the chance in a one-time boost to really help a lot of people who are living in conditions that they shouldn't be living in," External link

CBC Tuesday, September 8, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This will really give us the chance in a one-time boost to really help a lot of people who are living in conditions that they shouldn't be living in," External link

CBC Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Keep those patios open as far into the season as we can," "I am a little bit nervous that even though restaurants are doing a terrific job of managing physical distancing by and large in the restaurant, as the restaurant gets colder there's always a concern that more indoor gatherings will lead to more spread" External link

CBC Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Obviously the police are the largest line item in our city budget,” “We cannot go into the kind of budget we’re looking at where we’re looking at as many savings for taxpayers as possible, without looking at the largest line item in our budget” External link

cknw Sunday, September 6, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I’ve made it extremely clear my opinion on the matter to the police chief, which is that every other department in the city has faced austerity over the last six years, and it is time for the police to show us cost savings,” “I’ve also been very clear on the fact that we need a better mental health response system, we need different work that does a better job of fighting institutional racism in the city, and perhaps some of that funding can come from the police, perhaps it could come from other places” External link

cknw Sunday, September 6, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I think it’s fair to say that perhaps council has been a bit too deferential in this area because we do have to represent citizens to the police,” External link

cknw Sunday, September 6, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Tell us what you think would be better,” “Don’t just say ‘defund the police,’ tell us what you want to build, tell us the kind of system that would work better, so we have the opportunity to see what that looks like” External link

cknw Sunday, September 6, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It’s not so much the spending of the money I think that they should be upset about,” “I think folks have every right to be upset about the misuse of taxpayers dollars that led to that” External link

cknw Friday, September 4, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi wrote : “To be frank, the citizens of Calgary deserve better than this,” External link

cknw Friday, September 4, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It’s not so much the spending of the money I think that they should be upset about,” “I think folks have every right to be upset about the misuse of taxpayers dollars that led to that” External link

globalnews Friday, September 4, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi wrote : “To be frank, the citizens of Calgary deserve better than this,” External link

globalnews Friday, September 4, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "By adding 10 billion additional litres of capacity, we have doubled the protection offered by the Glenmore reservoir, and that is reason for celebration," "The next step is the approval and construction of the Springbank Reservoir, and we will continue to provide whatever support is necessary to the province to ensure it is completed" External link

CBC Friday, September 4, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Ultimately, you know, there is a cost of doing business here at the city and it's a shame," "That's money that we shouldn't have had to spend because we shouldn't have had to do it. Because the actions that led to the need for that audit shouldn't have happened" External link

CBC Friday, September 4, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I know that this file is with the RCMP now and if they wanted to go digging further, well certainly we would make ourselves available to them for that," External link

CBC Friday, September 4, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi added : "the citizens of Calgary deserve better than this. I hope you have learned from your actions and that you will respond in a way that shows an understanding of the seriousness of what you have done" External link

CBC Friday, September 4, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Many Calgary small businesses took a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, and several more are still unsure about how they will recover,” External link

globalnews Friday, September 4, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "To be honest, I have not heard one word from him since council passed that resolution and so I hope he's just working on that letter," External link

CBC Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “I really am encouraging restaurants to get those (heat) lamps, you know even — it sounds silly but it works in lots of cold weather places — put blankets on the tables and keep those patios open as far into the season as we can,” External link

globalnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I’m going to sound mathematical for a moment, but the fact is that we’ve actually really kept the numbers down," External link

barrie Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Remember to keep your distance, wash your hands, and wear your mask," "Those are critical things we need to do in order to keep a lid on this so we don’t run into another situation where we’ve got to close schools or businesses again. I’m hopeful that will not happen as the weather turns" External link

barrie Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I am a little nervous that even though restaurants are doing a terrific job of maintaining physical distancing, as the weather gets colder there’s always a concern that more indoor gatherings will lead to more spread," "So I really am encouraging restaurants get those lamps, get those heaters, and, it sounds silly but it works, put blankets on the tables and keep those patios open as far into the season as we can" External link

barrie Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I know Calgarians have been looking forward to the return of a car-share service,” “Communauto FLEX will provide an affordable and convenient option, strengthening Calgary’s transportation network so individuals and families can get where they need to go” External link

globalnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I know Calgarians have been looking forward to the return of a car share service," "Communauto FLEX will provide an affordable and convenient option, strengthening Calgary's transportation network so individuals and families can get where they need to go" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Calgarians are innovators by nature, and the willow tree farm is the latest example of that," "We're grateful for the support of the federal government, which will help us double the size of this operation, offsetting an enormous amount of emissions while increasing our biomass production" External link

CBC Tuesday, August 25, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The minister of municipal affairs loves to talk about how he’s the boss of the city, and that he has powers,” “Well if you’re ever going to use those powers, how about using them in an opportunity where there has been a serious and significant breach of our code of conduct” External link

cknw Sunday, August 16, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The minister of municipal affairs loves to talk about how he’s the boss of the city, and that he has powers,” “Well if you’re ever going to use those powers, how about using them in an opportunity where there has been a serious and significant breach of our code of conduct” External link

cknw Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We’ve done the investigation for him under the Municipal Government Act; he now gets to deal with that investigation,” External link

cknw Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “He has to give an apology,” External link

cknw Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The Ernst and Young report, as far as I know, did not speak to a single person actually working in the system," External link

CBC Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I hope that we'll never, ever give out a fine, because our No. 1 job is to educate people," "And I have a lot of faith in Calgarians to do the right thing" External link

CBC Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I hope that we'll never, ever give out a fine, because our No. 1 job is to educate people," "And I have a lot of faith in Calgarians to do the right thing" External link

CBC Saturday, August 1, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Dream ) : "Dream has done a remarkable job in planning what will be a new kind of community. A community where people can live, work, play in a great environment, an urbanist environment, a sustainable and resilient environment even on the fringes of Calgary," "I am very excited about what is possible here because I think it could set the bar for future urban development here and throughout the country" External link

CBC Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "There have been very few great days in the last five months — but today, I think, is indeed a great day," "It shows that even as we're facing this global pandemic, even as we're facing the incredible hardship on Alberta citizens and businesses, we're getting through it like we always get through things, and that is: together" External link

CBC Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Nobody in Calgary wants to see us run a huge deficit and then have to make that up in the following year — or years — with untenable increases in the unfair, regressive property tax," "Or with massive cuts to services, at a time when the economy needs them the most" External link

CBC Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I know many, many citizens are in very difficult times," "But today's announcement really helps us be able to continue to deliver the services that we need, and to build infrastructure that people really require to create jobs" External link

CBC Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I understand that there will be a motion arising asking me to write a letter asking for a mask policy in schools,” External link

barrie Monday, July 27, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Calgary's arts, culture, and sports scene is vibrant no matter the season," External link

barrie Monday, July 27, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "There's a tremendous opportunity right here, right now in Calgary," "There are 3,000 people on any given night in Calgary who are experiencing homelessness. We can put those 3,000 people in homes" External link

CBC Friday, July 24, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "There's lots of ways to do this, lots of jurisdictions have done it," "It's not like we're recreating anything here, but I think that it is fair to ask of the minister of education for a more thoughtful reopening plan than what we got yesterday" External link

CBC Friday, July 24, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "There's lots of ways to do this, lots of jurisdictions have done it," "It's not like we're recreating anything here, but I think that it is fair to ask of the minister of education for a more thoughtful reopening plan than what we got yesterday" External link

CBC Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I heard the minister of education on the radio saying she is following [Alberta chief medical officer of health] Dr. [Deena] Hinshaw’s advice and she doesn’t know what Calgary is doing,” External link

cknw Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This will help to build pathways for our current and future entrepreneurs," External link

barrie Wednesday, July 22, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Look, the numbers are bad and if you wait until the numbers are very bad until you take action, things will get worse,” External link

barrie Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Look, the numbers are bad and if you wait until the numbers are very bad until you take action, things will get worse,” External link

barrie Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I think it’s fair to say that perhaps council has been a bit too deferential in this area because we do have to represent citizens to the police,” “After (the public hearings), it’s time for us to have a very tough conversation with the police” External link

globalnews Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I didn't really hear anything about the pedestrian environment on Northland Drive, a mixed-use street. There's a bike lane there, there's a lot of walking there. You are across the street from the largest high school in Alberta and three other schools, a library, community centre and so on," External link

CBC Monday, July 20, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I want to remind people that it’s not 'wear a mask for the economy'," External link

barrie Monday, July 20, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I believe that on transit, these are people we are responsible for. They are our customers. We are providing them that service on our property," "There are good economic reasons, that we need ridership to go up on transit. So I believe we should do it on transit sooner rather than later" External link

CBC Monday, July 20, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "So he's asked the municipalities to figure this out," External link

CBC Monday, July 20, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Calgary Stampede ) : "Given that there was no Stampede this year, there will be a challenge on meeting the debt coverage ratios, and so that's what you're being asked to think about today," External link

CBC Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Calgary Stampede ) : "Because we do believe the Stampede will come back and the Calgary Stampede has a strong financial balance sheet, this is really just a technical breach," External link

CBC Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We've got to figure out ways that we can continue to make sure that politicians are hearing the voices of the people because they're sure not hearing them on Twitter," External link

CBC Sunday, July 12, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It is clear this is a devastating thing for many people," External link

CBC Friday, July 10, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I have no idea where this is going to go," "We can't confuse listening and learning with the actual action. That is just work avoidance" External link

CBC Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Our level of mask wearing in Calgary, in stores and in public transit in particular, is way too low, and I’ve been pushing saying 'we gotta do it' and people aren’t doing it," External link

barrie Wednesday, July 8, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "If that’s something we need to examine, then that’s something I’m very happy to bring forward to council," "I would prefer a provincial mandate, but I get it, we just have to be careful and we have two regions in Calgary right now that are coming close to the risk profile of 50 cases per 100 thousand and that’s exactly where we need to take action so those numbers don’t grow" External link

barrie Wednesday, July 8, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Our level of mask-wearing in Calgary — in stores and public transit, in particular — is way too low, and I’ve been pushing saying, ‘You got to do it. You got to do it,’ and people aren’t doing it,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “If people are doing the right thing without the bylaw, great — we’re not seeing a lot of evidence of that,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I don’t have a solution in my mind that we need to move towards,” “I do know that we’ve got to do some listening and some learning, but we cannot confuse the listening and learning with the actual action” External link

barrie Wednesday, July 8, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I have no idea where this is going to go," "We can't confuse listening and learning with the actual action. That is just work avoidance" External link

CBC Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Calgary Stampede ) : "You know, I'm actually a bit sad about it, but at the same time, it was exactly the right thing to do," "I think we'll find a way to celebrate that Stampede spirit virtually" External link

CBC Friday, July 3, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I might have a little bit of time to do a little bit of reading," External link

CBC Friday, July 3, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This really is a plea to the Government of Alberta to say: let's modernize how cities work and get rid of our reliance on the feudal property tax," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I've said it before and I'll say it over and over and over again. Any dollar we get in new revenue sources, we will spend a dollar less from property taxes and we need to reduce our reliance on the unfair property tax," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It's time to celebrate what we've built here — not just in the face of this pandemic, in the middle of all this threat and uncertainty. But what we built here over 153 years, building on thousands of years of Indigenous history on this land," "Celebrate safely, but celebrate the fact that we are a resilient place, and celebrate with your fellow Canadians" External link

CBC Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Even though we will be at home, we can still celebrate together as a city and country,” External link

globalnews Monday, June 29, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I have continued to push on better changes, to make sure that our elections are more fair. It's not about who's got the most money, it's about who's got the best ideas," External link

CBC Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Now, you have to donate your surplus after the election, which I think is a great thing," "I think that means a real level playing field — it takes away power from incumbents. That's important and I'm pleased to have seen that change" External link

CBC Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I think it is disrespectful to citizens who want to vote in their local elections to have their local elections — the coverage of them as well as the voter turnout — influenced by non-local issues," "Local elections are the one time every four years that citizens get a chance to really focus on their city councillor and on their mayor and what they want for that" External link

CBC Friday, June 19, 2020 3:17:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “If they want to do that, that’s their prerogative, they have their own political reasons,” External link

globalnews Friday, June 19, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The spin on this has been that they’re looking to take money away — that is not how I read that,” “I read that as, ‘Thanks for making the decision, please send us all the technical documents so we can have our experts read them,’ which is totally not unreasonable in any way” External link

globalnews Friday, June 19, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is the next step in the process. We look forward to a good discussion and welcome their review," External link

CBC Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Today is not a big day for the city, it’s the biggest day,” “Now it is time for the two most underserved parts of the city to achieve what they need,” External link

barrie Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Calgary Stampede ) : “This lineup of Calgary musical talent is outstanding, and I couldn’t be more excited to listen and watch them on Canada Day,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Although this year’s celebrations will be different, we are still going to listen to great music, we can decorate our homes or yards with red and white, maybe have your own pancake breakfast with your family,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I think it’s pretty clear that more homes were damaged here than were damaged in the 2013 flood," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "If council chooses to approve the alignment from 16th Avenue but hold off on the procurement until a little bit more study has been done, I don't have a problem with that," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This line-up of Calgary musical talent is outstanding and I couldn't be more excited to listen and watch them on Canada Day," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I think it’s pretty clear that more homes were damaged here than were damaged in the 2013 flood," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 16, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "There is nowhere else in the world I'd rather be than right here. There is nowhere else I'd rather be when disaster strikes than right here," External link

CBC Monday, June 15, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I think it’s pretty clear that more homes were damaged here than were damaged in the 2013 flood," External link

barrie Monday, June 15, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "If it were me, I might have a much stronger mask mandate. I think people should wear masks," External link

CBC Friday, June 12, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We have to recognize the battle is not over," "We have in fact, across the province, seen a small increase in the daily cases and we're back up to the levels we were at a few weeks ago. So that reminds us as restrictions are being eased, we still have to be very disciplined" External link

barrie Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "ends some things ... but actually doesn't change anything for citizens," "This is something that helps us with the organization behind the scenes, but the rules, the orders, the guidelines are still very much in place," External link

barrie Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We are encouraging people to do a little pre-Canada Day decorating, decorate your place in red and white, put on your Christmas lights … And we can celebrate a little bit of that great community spirit,” External link

cknw Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Calgary Stampede ) : "As we prepare Calgary for the future, solidifying our role as the ultimate host city will be a major driver of jobs and economic activity," "The expanded BMO Centre is going to be a major draw for tourism and travel" External link

barrie Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Brett Wilson ) : “I am subject, in my own life, to pretty relentless racism every single day,” “Yesterday, Calgary business person and philanthropist Brett Wilson posted on Twitter that I’m only the mayor because only ethnic people voted for me. … But that’s the kind of thing that we get all the time – and I’m a public figure, that’s what you deal with all the time” External link

cknw Friday, June 5, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I am subject, in my own life, to pretty relentless racism every single day,” “Yesterday, Calgary business person and philanthropist posted on Twitter that I’m only the mayor because only ethnic people voted for me. … But that’s the kind of thing that we get all the time – and I’m a public figure, that’s what you deal with all the time” External link

globalnews Friday, June 5, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I'm going to turn that question righ back on you," "Let's say you are a police officer, let's say there is a march of 2,500 people, at what point do you say, 'You 50 get to stay, you 2,450 have to go now, and what would happen if you were to do that in a peaceful protest? We've got to be realistic here in terms of what is possible. And we understand overzealous enforcement in protests in others places have led to very, very bad outcomes" External link

barrie Friday, June 5, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Let's be clear. The two stations at 16th Avenue and Ninth Avenue are not going to be huge ridership stations. But they are needed to build the rest of it," "Building that bridge within the existing funding today is a cheaper, smarter way of making yourself ready for future extensions" External link

CBC Tuesday, June 2, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Let's be clear. The two stations at 16th Avenue and Ninth Avenue are not going to be huge ridership stations. But they are needed to build the rest of it," "Building that bridge within the existing funding today is a cheaper, smarter way of making yourself ready for future extensions" External link

CBC Monday, June 1, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I literally just received a 16-page document about the adaptive roads at 17th Avenue, which did include signs for speed restrictions," "Our colleagues in roads are working very hard on making sure that we figure out how to manage this new reality" External link

CBC Friday, May 29, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The basic principle here is to just help support those businesses," "Because the restaurants are operating at lower capacity, they need those patios ... in order to have them have more patrons available for them. So the patios are going to go right to the edge of the sidewalks and what is now the driving lane will become the pedestrian and cyclist lane" External link

barrie Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I just want to say to Calgarians, a sentence that Calgarians don’t need any reminding of — don’t be like Toronto,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I just want to say to Calgarians, a sentence that Calgarians don't need any reminding of - don't be like Toronto," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The post-secondary institutions in Alberta — I can probably be even more blunt than the university presidents can —are going through unprecedented cuts," "If I were in the president of the university's shoes, I'd say: look, the dream of this field house is not something I can entertain right now when I'm trying to keep students in chairs" External link

CBC Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I just want to say to Calgarians, a sentence that Calgarians don’t need any reminding of — don’t be like Toronto,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I just want to say to Calgarians, a sentence that Calgarians don't need any reminding of — don't be like Toronto," External link

timescolonist Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "There are forces of anger and hatred that our gender and sexually diverse brothers and sisters have to deal with every single day. Sometimes in this job, sometimes we get to just do what's right," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 26, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is not about someone seeking out advice, someone questioning their identity. This is not about talking to your pastor," "What this is about is banning the coercive, inhumane practice of forcing you to be someone you are not" External link

CBC Tuesday, May 26, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “There are forces out there of anger and hatred that our gender and sexually diverse brothers and sisters have to deal with every single day,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, May 26, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "There are forces of anger and hatred that our gender and sexually diverse brothers and sisters have to deal with every single day. Sometimes in this job, sometimes we get to just do what's right," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "To me, that was the right thing to do for a company that is owned by the people of Calgary," "I continue to think that we are operating compensation in a way that is fair and transparent" External link

CBC Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I didn't think businesses were, in fact, given enough notice," External link

CBC Friday, May 22, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "For the majority of sports, I don't see actual league play and team play happening this summer," External link

CBC Friday, May 22, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Believe it or not, that is not uncommon," "In some ways, that park serves as a catchment for flash flooding, preventing it from going into streets and people's homes. It sounds funny to say but that's the park working as designed" External link

barrie Friday, May 22, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We've done lots of work and lots of preparation to make sure we're ready," "The real critical thing we've been trying to do is to help businesses be ready to make their choice. They don't have to reopen but for some businesses, that is the right thing to do" External link

barrie Friday, May 22, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi says : “Let the restaurant make that choice for you,” “I think that ultimately when you get disruptive services that can be very useful but it does take a while to shake out” External link

barrie Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We have to see the Queen Elizabeth II Highway between us as a corridor, not a gate that prevents people, ideas and money from flowing back and forth," "A successful Edmonton means a successful Calgary and vice versa" External link

CBC Saturday, May 16, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We lost a bid for a particular company to set up here in Calgary, and there were many reasons," "They set up in Halifax. The province and city worked together to land that. We never do that" External link

CBC Saturday, May 16, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Pre-COVID the Alberta finance minister actually said economic diversification is a luxury we cannot afford in bad times. I cannot imagine a more wrong-headed thing to say as a policy maker," "The issue is will. We love the energy sector. We support it. We believe in it. But we also need to work on all of these other things and build on the strengths we have got coming out of the energy sector in order to do that" External link

CBC Saturday, May 16, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Ultimately it’s not something worth barking about in a place where we’re trying to be kind and everybody’s doing the best they can,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, May 15, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Please, please, please, please don't let up now," "Be safe, stay kind. Together we'll save lives" External link

CBC Friday, May 15, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “This has to be fixed, because if it’s not fixed, then cities will have anywhere from hundreds of millions to billions of dollars that they’ll have to make up next year to cover their deficit, which means massive tax increases or unsustainable cuts in services,” External link

globalnews Friday, May 15, 2020 3:13:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Ultimately, it was the province’s decision and they wanted to go on the latest and best information,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 14, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi added : “There are restaurants out there that have ordered a lot of food, and they were ready to open, but now they have been delayed for 10 days,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 14, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Ultimately, it was the province’s decision and they wanted to go on the latest and best information,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi added : “There are restaurants out there that have ordered a lot of food, and they were ready to open, but now they have been delayed for 10 days,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi warned : “As we know, retail is opening today, but it’s not going to look anything like it did before,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I would like to applaud Calgary Public Library for taking this bold step to help Calgarians during a time when the cost of a library fine could determine if you can get the services and resources you need,” External link

barrie Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi says : “If we can answer the question on whether we can run them safely, then we will be really pleased to be able to provide those as options for children and families this summer,” External link

barrie Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I think it's important for all of us to remember that COVID is not gone, there's still no treatment, there's still no cure, there's still no vaccine, the danger still exists," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We're still searching for answers to some of those specific questions," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 12, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “If you’ve been found by an ex-judge to be in violation of the rule, and the only thing he’s asking you to do is say two little words, ‘I’m sorry,’ you should just do it,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “You can go sit at a table with your cohort family, and your buddy can be at another table six feet away, but you cannot actually meet your buddy for dinner at the same table because the physical distancing rules are still in effect,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I’ve heard from many, many hairstylists that they’re not even sure where to begin with this conversation about what operating a hair salon safely looks like,” External link

barrie Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Certainly, every hairstylist I’ve heard from has said, ‘I don’t feel like I’m ready. I don’t know what to do, and nor do I have the equipment to be able to move forward on the 14th of May,’ ” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Make sure you are working with an ethical organization," "If you hire someone off of Kijiji to take your garbage out or if you have a contractor, ask them to take a photo and email you the dump slip, the payment receipt before you pay them" External link

barrie Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I’ve asked for some assurances that as we are developing new communities in the future, we are taking into account that things have to be well back of these sorts of escarpments,” “I need assurances that as we are creating more communities particularly in the south along the Bow River escarpment, that we are being much more careful” External link

globalnews Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I've heard some sources, even within the government, imply that the next stages could come just a couple weeks later," "Let me be clear, that would be a mistake" External link

CBC Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "If you don't know by now, you're being deliberately ignorant," "At some point, we can't do education anymore. It has to be enforcement" External link

CBC Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I was surprised when I heard May 14, and my very first thought was, 'that is way too early,'" "Then I listened to what the province was saying, and I realized what was actually being said was, it could be as early as May 14 IF the following things are in place, and those things, I must tell you, are not yet in place. So I don't want people to red circle the calendar and say 'Woohoo, we're good to go.' It's a thoughtful, phased-in reopening" External link

barrie Saturday, May 2, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Though Calgary remains a very safe place, the amount of gun violence in the city has gone up to unacceptable levels,” “So it really is important for us to stand in favour of these kinds of strong restrictions” External link

globalnews Saturday, May 2, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It’s going to be very hard to the city to operate the vast majority of our summer camps in that kind of a situation. Maybe there are a few however that might work and that’s exactly the analysis we are doing now,” External link

barrie Saturday, May 2, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “When you talk about how many people we’ve laid off and lack of seasonal hires, those are the people who repair the courses, so no way no how will they be able to move forward,” External link

globalnews Saturday, May 2, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “This will give us data and real-world examples to inform the great work already underway by our ,” External link

globalnews Saturday, May 2, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I was surprised when I heard May 14, and my very first thought was, 'that is way too early,'" "Then I listened to what the province was saying, and I realized what was actually being said was, it could be as early as May 14 IF the following things are in place, and those things, I must tell you, are not yet in place. So I don't want people to red circle the calendar and say 'Woohoo, we're good to go.' It's a thoughtful, phased-in reopening" External link

barrie Saturday, May 2, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Don't circle May 14 on your calendar a 'Normal Day': that's not going to happen," External link

CBC Friday, May 1, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "When people are laid off, they aren't there anymore," External link

CBC Friday, May 1, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I think everyone would say that's an amazing neighbourhood that should be redeveloping and everyone wants to live there," External link

CBC Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “That’s what 311 and that’s what the police non-emergency line are for. You can explain what’s going on. The people on the other end can tell you, ‘You know what? That’s actually something that’s allowed or that is actually a problem,’ and we can deal with it,” “That’s what we do and I want to encourage people to use those reporting mechanisms, either 311 or the police non-emergency line if they have questions or if they’re concerned about these things” External link

globalnews Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:18:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I'll say to the province of Alberta, you know what, thank you for doing everything you can to clear whatever barriers remain in the way to get that built," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I’ll say to the province of Alberta, ‘Thank you for doing everything you can to clear whatever barriers remain in the way to get that built,'” External link

globalnews Wednesday, April 29, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We cannot risk losing the progress that we have," "Every time we look for these loopholes … we run the risk of really backtracking and removing the great progress that we made" External link

CBC Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I cannot even imagine having a state of emergency on top of state of emergency," "We wish them well. They know what they're doing. We're here to assist" External link

CBC Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I want to remember the people who we've lost," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "One outbreak in one workplace has led to hundreds and hundreds of cases," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Don't think that's a magic thing that will keep you safe, and don't involve people who are at risk," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The current rule from Alberta Public Health is that gatherings over 15 people are not currently allowed,” External link

barrie Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "What we are doing is we're being reactive in places where we see that there is crowding," "And frankly, where people are trying to do the right thing. But there's just not enough space. Those are places where we're opening up the roadway" External link

CBC Friday, April 24, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Calgary Stampede ) : "Stampede is such an important part of who we are as a community and it's hard for me to even imagine what a July without a Stampede will look like," "But this year, with this risk, we simply cannot continue to do that" External link

news-yahoo Friday, April 24, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi added : “The rodeo will come back, the rides will come back, the music will come back,” External link

citynews-ca Friday, April 24, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We’re cancelling the largest magnet for travel and tourism in the city,” “We are getting walloped economically, both as a government and as a community, in ways that are probably harder than most other places in the world” External link

citynews-ca Friday, April 24, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Oil and gas is a very large contributor to our economy. [But other contributors] include retail. Those include travel and tourism. You just heard we are cancelling the biggest magnet for travel and tourism in the city," External link

CBC Friday, April 24, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “This pandemic, this virus, this response, is something that is impacting every single one of us in the world,” “And that which makes us special, that community spirit… is being sorely tested” External link

cknw Friday, April 24, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The fact that we are greater together is being sorely tested, but somehow, being apart is the best way to show our community spirit,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 24, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “People are thinking because the sun is out, because it’s spring, maybe we’re over this. We’re not over this,” External link

globalnews Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi explained : “You shouldn’t be – on purpose – with people other than the people you live with, or the people in what Dr. Hinshaw calls your ‘cohort family.’ Some people, at the very beginning of this, said, ‘Alright me and my neighbour are going to be one family,’” “That’s OK as long as you’re all self-isolating” External link

globalnews Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Six feet apart is not a magic spell that saves you,” External link

globalnews Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The vast, vast vast majority are doing it exactly right,” External link

barrie Thursday, April 23, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “These are small sacrifices, this is not what our grandparents were asked to do to save the world, but ultimately they are things that make a huge difference,” External link

barrie Thursday, April 23, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I’m a fan of these things, people love them, and I think that the city should be doing things that people love,” “But right now public health is our primary priority and we will take advice from public health officials on that” External link

globalnews Thursday, April 23, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi explained : “We only have, really, two sources of income — which are property taxes and user fees,” “We have to be made whole by the end of the year because we can’t easily run deficits. Even if we could, that wouldn’t be the right answer because running a big deficit this year simply means higher property taxes next year” External link

globalnews Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Without a backstop from the federal government toward cities’ operating budgets, there are going to be significant challenges across the country, nowhere more than Calgary,” External link

barrie Friday, April 17, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The COVID-19 pandemic has hit businesses in Calgary hard, and we know many were already challenged from a tough economy," "Our City task forces are uniting with our partner organizations and community members to support citizens and businesses through the pandemic. We're all in this together, and we will get through this together" External link

barrie Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The COVID-19 pandemic has hit businesses in Calgary hard, and we know many were already challenged from a tough economy," "Our City task forces are uniting with our partner organizations and community members to support citizens and businesses through the pandemic. We're all in this together, and we will get through this together" External link

barrie Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "There's just less people around and as such. Then if you see some social disorder, there's nothing between you and that social disorder," "There aren't a bunch of people there as well, so you'll just feel more unsafe. That's just human nature" External link

CBC Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : "We just wanted to give people a bit of breathing time as we figure out what life looks like on the other side," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Remember that it's actually a shift of taxes. While residents are paying much more, businesses are paying less," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We're losing $15 million a week, and we'll be very lucky to make that up by the end of the year. And we certainly will not find further savings," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We’re going to get through this and when we get through this, all those framers and drywallers and painters are all going to need work,” “You can’t steal from your capital money to pay for your operating. That’s like burning your furniture to heat your house — at some point you’re going to need the furniture” External link

barrie Tuesday, April 7, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is an extraordinary problem. Non-profit organizations, including our civic partners like Heritage Park and the Calgary Zoo and Arts Commons are really in very, very tough times right now," "They're closed. They're losing their revenues. Their costs are continuing. Many have laid off staff" External link

CBC Monday, April 6, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Every one of us who has a business and every one of us who is a landlord has to understand that we are (living) in different times,” “If I happen to be a huge multinational firm, I probably can afford to waive the 30 days (notice)” External link

barrie Saturday, April 4, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "That means a lot of charity walks and runs that happen in the spring won't be happening," External link

barrie Friday, April 3, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi asked : "What are your ideas for how to celebrate Calgary's Neigbour Day this year?" External link

barrie Friday, April 3, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It's a question of how much money the other orders of government want to spend. Interest rates are at historic lows," "This is a great opportunity to really do a lot of this work but you know, I'll give you one example. One project alone, the Green Line, that's 20,000 jobs" External link

CBC Friday, April 3, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It's indoor work, so it can happen through the year and you know, it keeps people like painters and floor people and framers in work and a lot of those people are very worried about their economic future," "Those are the sorts of things that we're really pushing forward to the other orders of government" External link

CBC Friday, April 3, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I’ve got to say: the convention centre has really stepped up to the plate at making this as good as it could possibly be given the model,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “That’s ultimately why we had to move forward with the convention centre, because it wasn’t helping anybody to continue in arguments about what the right model is while there were still 600 people staying shoulder-to-shoulder at the Drop-In Centre every night,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I don't want to belabour the point because ultimately this is a decision for the provincial government in conjunction with the shelters, I gotta tell you I like the hotel idea much better," External link

CBC Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "That way we can avoid the overcrowding and some of our more popular places, or you get a chance to discover your neighbourhood a little bit more," External link

CBC Friday, March 27, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "That way we can avoid the overcrowding and some of our more popular places, or you get a chance to discover your neighbourhood a little bit more," External link

CBC Friday, March 27, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The thinking behind that was that given that the hotels are largely empty now, and we're actually seeing closures of some hotels, that this would actually be a good outcome to give people a bit of social distancing with their own door with their own shower," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Previous generations, our grandparents and our great-grandparents, were asked to make enormous sacrifices to keep the world safe," "And now it's our turn. But the sacrifice we're being asked to make is a very basic one. Stay home … and you'll save lives" External link

CBC Monday, March 23, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Particularly heartbreaking for me … we are closing the Calgary Public Library branches," "This is tough. People rely on these services as outlets for themselves as places to go. For many, many people, they are, in fact, lifelines" External link

CBC Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “If you’re seeing egregious things, call 311 like you normally would with a bylaw violation and we’ll move forward,” External link

globalnews Saturday, March 21, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi explained : “Yesterday, we had the province announce that those who are unable to pay their gas and electric bills for the next three months can defer those bills ,” External link

globalnews Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The grocery stores will stay open. The shelves are being restocked. There’s no reason to stockpile. There is every reason to look after each other,” External link

globalnews Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We're going to have to take very, very aggressive stimulative actions and I think the federal and provincial governments have agreed with that philosophy to bring the economy back on its feet," "And this is the largest job creation project we've got" External link

CBC Wednesday, March 18, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "No. 1, straight up, we are encouraging every business to enable full telework for everyone who can work remotely," External link

CBC Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : "This is tough. People rely on these services as outlets for themselves, as places to go, for many, many people they are in fact lifelines," External link

CBC Monday, March 16, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is going to be difficult and I understand it's difficult for Calgary families," External link

CBC Monday, March 16, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We know that these actions are impacting local businesses and people's livelihoods in a very serious way," External link

CBC Monday, March 16, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is tough. People rely on these services as outlets for themselves, as places to go, for many, many people they are in fact lifelines," "But given the announcement today of the closure of schools, we simply will not have the capacity to keep people safe in these facilities starting tomorrow" External link

CBC Monday, March 16, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is going to be difficult and I understand it's difficult for Calgary families," External link

CBC Monday, March 16, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We know that these actions are impacting local businesses and people's livelihoods in a very serious way," External link

CBC Monday, March 16, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Those who have been self-isolated or quarantined, take it very seriously," External link

CBC Monday, March 16, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is going to get worse. There will certainly be more cases, and we will certainly have serious cases," "But there is no reason to panic … if you're here in Calgary, you're in the best place in the world to deal with this pandemic. We're in a place where we're going to look after one another" External link

CBC Saturday, March 14, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is going to get worse. There will certainly be more cases, and we will certainly have serious cases," "But there is no reason to panic … if you're here in Calgary, you're in the best place in the world to deal with this pandemic. We're in a place where we're going to look after one another" External link

CBC Friday, March 13, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is going to get worse. There will certainly be more cases, and we will certainly have serious cases," "But there is no reason to panic … if you're here in Calgary, you're in the best place in the world to deal with this pandemic. We're in a place where we're going to look after one another" External link

CBC Friday, March 13, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The area around city hall is the heart of downtown Calgary — it’s where government, education, and the arts come together,” “I’m thrilled that through this partnership with the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, we’ll have the opportunity to test inexpensive and innovative ideas aimed at improving the safety and vibrancy in this neighbourhood” External link

globalnews Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Of all the things you could imagine to cut, this one is a shocker,” “We’re talking about the most vulnerable people in the province, often living in very substandard conditions. ... Without question, this means we’re going to close affordable-housing units” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, February 29, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Of all the things you could imagine to cut, this one is a shocker,” External link

globalnews Friday, February 28, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I’m not going to say there’s a zero possibility that anything will happen here. If it does happen, we are well equipped to manage it,” “There is a little bit of a panic factor that we’ve got to get over” External link

globalnews Friday, February 28, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "India will soon be the most populous country in the world. It’s grown in recent years as a destination and trade partner for Calgary’s goods and services, and we've only just begun to scratch the surface of our economic potential in this market," External link

barrie Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "India will soon be the most populous country in the world," External link

CBC Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The mission is part of our strategy to develop [partnerships] that will advance investment interest, attract key tech talent, grow the roster of filmmakers and studios coming to Calgary to take advantage of our landscapes and film centre, and cultivate links between our respective education institutions," External link

CBC Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We’ve seen some myths and some uncertainties in relation to the coronavirus,” “We need to remind everyone that there have been no confirmed cases of the coronavirus here in Alberta” External link

globalnews Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Ultimately, we know what happened at FCM, and what we need to do is make, is have a ruling on whether or not those actions violated our code of conduct and what sanctions are appropriate," "But we already know about the FCM stuff. So the question is: Is there anything else? Ultimately, council said for that councillor, we need to see if there's a pattern of behaviour here" External link

CBC Monday, February 24, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Ultimately, we know what happened at FCM, and what we need to do is make, is have a ruling on whether or not those actions violated our code of conduct and what sanctions are appropriate," "But we already know about the FCM stuff. So the question is: Is there anything else? Ultimately, council said for that councillor, we need to see if there's a pattern of behaviour here" External link

CBC Monday, February 24, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Ultimately, we know what happened at FCM, and what we need to do is make, is have a ruling on whether or not those actions violated our code of conduct and what sanctions are appropriate," "But we already know about the FCM stuff. So the question is: Is there anything else? Ultimately, council said for that councillor, we need to see if there's a pattern of behaviour here" External link

CBC Monday, February 24, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Certainly this company has had a few stumbles, but I know that they're moving forward in a way that is really true to the values of helping small businesses grow," External link

CBC Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "How are you going to get to the place where you buy your bus pass without having to pay another fare?" External link

CBC Friday, February 21, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “And how are you going to be able to waste your whole day in line because everybody is buying their pass on the same day?” External link

globalnews Friday, February 21, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “What we will do is we really will be talking about the process,” External link

barrie Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:42:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Part of the discussion that we had really was around the need for a lot of clarity on this issue," External link

CBC Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi wrote : "I'm sure the former Duke and Duchess will find this to be a beautiful homebase," External link

CBC Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It’s important that Council take this step to extend the PTP (Phased Tax Program) for one more year, providing tax relief for Calgary’s small business owners," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Like everyone else, it's a 'hold my nose vote' for me, but I think it's the right thing to do," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The idea is that $100 million or so will be used for queue jumping, for allowing buses to get around traffic and really much improving the bus experience from the north —which is huge transit ridership — until we build the next phase of the Green Line going north,” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 29, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The real fiscal imbalance in this country is not between provinces and regions, it's between cities and everyone else," External link

CBC Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi expliqué : «Le processus est encore embryonnaire et nous ne savons pas encore quelle direction nous allons prendre. Et si les gouvernements fédéral et provincial ne sont pas intéressés, la décision est facile. On oublie ça» External link

lactualite Thursday, December 22, 2016 5:30:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi ajouté : «Le CIO a complètement changé sa manière de penser, si bien que le fait d’avoir à construire de nouvelles installations est un désavantage, et non un avantage» External link

lactualite Thursday, December 22, 2016 5:30:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi dit : «Oui, c'est une année électorale et les partis qui vont comprendre [les besoins des villes] sont ceux qui vont bien réussir» External link

cyberpresse Friday, February 6, 2015 5:30:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi précisé : «Personne ne demande au gouvernement fédéral un chèque en blanc. Ce que nous demandons, c'est de discuter d'une forme de financement stable et prévisible» External link

cyberpresse Friday, February 6, 2015 5:30:00 PM EAT



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Naheed Nenshi said : “It’s not uncommon for major capital projects to be at this stage. Far better to have these issues sorted out at this stage than to have unexpected cost overruns after construction has begun,” External link

barrie Friday, April 16, 2021 5:31:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “One of the things that we have learned is that if businesses close during a crisis, 40 per cent of them never open again,” External link

globalnews Friday, April 16, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It really matters because building the heart of our city back up will, in a cold-hearted way, help us solve some of our structural taxation problems,” “But in a much more important and thoughtful way, it will help us bring back that vibrancy that attracts and retains that great talent” External link

globalnews Friday, April 16, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It is illogical to the extreme," "You know, we're allowing audiologists and massage therapists to get their vaccines now as health-care workers, but not firefighters" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:48:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It is illogical to the extreme," "You know, we're allowing audiologists and massage therapists to get their vaccines now as health-care workers, but not firefighters" External link

CBC Tuesday, April 13, 2021 4:37:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We could have better controls here. This is not a part of the city that I have anything to do with because the councillors are very independent from the mayor's office," "But certainly when I found out that some of this stuff was going on, I had a lot of hard questions" External link

CBC Monday, April 12, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This particular project, I am just so excited about, because it's been waiting for so very long," External link

CBC Friday, April 9, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “I have to decide now whether I’m going to run for another term,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, April 8, 2021 2:31:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "To help elderly people age in place in the neighbourhood they love, where there are doctors to speak their language, where there are stores that they're familiar with, where their kids live nearby, is really a tremendous investment in our community as a whole," "And so I'm so very, very happy to be talking about this" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It was a tough decision to make but, ultimately, I think the right decision for me and I really hope the right decision for Calgary,” External link

680news Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:59:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It was a tough decision to make but, ultimately, I think the right decision for me and I really hope the right decision for Calgary," External link

timescolonist Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It was a tough decision to make but, ultimately, I think the right decision for me and I really hope the right decision for Calgary,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, April 7, 2021 7:04:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I hardly go on Twitter anymore,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, April 7, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Although this particular moment feels very grim in our history, when we look at the green shoots this spring, we can see that we laid the groundwork for tremendous growth,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, April 7, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This year … our crews are ahead of their pace," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 6, 2021 11:03:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Every spring, we get potholes thanks to the freeze-thaw cycle conditions that can cause additional stress on our roadways," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 6, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The idea is to make it easy, safe and pleasant as we process an enormous amount of people through this facility," External link

barrie Sunday, April 4, 2021 1:46:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I keep hearing from the province that, ‘Oh, we just have a few more questions that are being answered,’ which is fine, but get the lead out,” “It’s important to get this thing on the rails because we’re seeing huge cost inflation in the post-pandemic recovery, and every minute you wait is millions of dollars wasted” External link

cknw Thursday, April 1, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is an extremely difficult decision," "Bridgeland Place has been home to so many people for so many generations. However, we owe it to all of our tenants to provide a decent home, a place of dignity and a platform for the future. We can't do that in this building without severely impacting people's lives. But our commitment is unwavering. We will work with every tenant to find them a home that fits their needs, and to move in a dignified way" External link

barrie Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:03:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This should lead to growth in Calgary (including the head office of the combined global firm) and further solidifies our role as a major transportation and logistics player," External link

CBC Thursday, March 25, 2021 12:27:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It's really helpful that we're listening to citizens today. If it means that we have to go back to the drawing board for a little while, I'm not really opposed to that, but I need to have very specific direction on what that means," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:27:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It's so complicated. Here's the issue: that Coun. Farkas is implying is that this plan actually changes anything. It actually does not; it is a recipe book," "It's just a document repository that sits in statute so that the [land development plans] can be shorter … clearly, we haven't been clear enough in our communications. I've tried to be but it seems there's still a lot of confusion out there" External link

CBC Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:27:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I would say that certain politicians are trying to foment that lack of trust, but really, they are bringing it on themselves by misleading others," "What (Farkas) is saying isn’t true, so either he doesn’t understand what he is voting on or he wants other people to not understand it" External link

barrie Tuesday, March 23, 2021 5:21:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This strategy is the first of its kind in Canada; a community-led mental health and addiction strategy and action plan. This is a person-centred strategy that will create support based on an individual's experience, and provide hope for those on this journey," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 23, 2021 1:43:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I want to say that although this was a ton of work, this is not the end," External link

CBC Monday, March 22, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Those three broad things are the areas that we will continue to work on immediately, to ensure that people are able to feel supported," External link

CBC Monday, March 22, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "What the guidebook does is it codifies a bunch of the stuff that is the best practices in neighbourhood redevelopment plans across the city and puts them into one place, so that future development plans will be much shorter because they can just refer to the guidebook," External link

CBC Monday, March 22, 2021 3:11:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Certainly there are members of council who have been spreading things that are false, whether they don't understand it themselves or they're doing it for their own political motives," External link

CBC Monday, March 22, 2021 3:11:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is an investment in Calgary's future. Natural disasters have been far too common here, and taking real action against the impacts of climate change requires access to the finances required. I welcome this endowment and the work it will support in building, retrofitting, mobility, and renewable energy opportunities," External link

electricenergyonline Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:13:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The system doesn't work for too many people," "Too many people are living lives of despair, rather than lives of dignity … or they are living lives completely devoid of hope" External link

CBC Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:32:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Those three broad things are the areas that we will continue to work on immediately, to ensure that people are able to feel supported," "Every single one of us will struggle with our mental health at some point in our lives, and it's important that the community is there to support that work" External link

CBC Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:32:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I had the opportunity last night to speak with the CEO of Rogers at some length about what is happening and pointed out to him quite clearly that while we welcome this enormous investment in Calgary, Shaw is also our largest, non oil-and-gas head office," "It is also the largest employer of engineers in Calgary. And so it's important to us that there be a net benefit for Calgary here — not just in front-line jobs and capital investment, but also in downtown jobs" External link

CBC Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:19:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Calgarians have been incredible in their actions to keep each other safe throughout this pandemic," External link

barrie Monday, March 15, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is going to get worse. There will certainly be more cases, and we will certainly have serious cases," External link

CBC Sunday, March 7, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We had a press conference [when I got back], and I was asked, 'What do you think about this virus?'" External link

CBC Sunday, March 7, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "And we signed our second-ever state of [local] emergency ," "That [all] happened in five days" External link

CBC Sunday, March 7, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We didn't miss a beat. The city continued to operate incredibly well through the whole thing," External link

CBC Sunday, March 7, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Where we saw people softening in their support was mostly people who said, 'You're not going far enough or you're not enforcing enough,'" External link

CBC Sunday, March 7, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Well, minister, with all due respect, welcome to the party. We're happy to have you and we need your help. We don't need town halls for the next four to five months, we've been working on this for years," "Business owners have spoken — business owners who are here, business owners who want to be here. We will be presenting a downtown strategy to council in the next few weeks based on all of that input, and we're really happy to have the province on board, but don't reinvent the wheel" External link

CBC Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:39:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It has been increasingly clear to me over the last several months that these marches that pretend they are about lifting the lockdown — there is no lockdown by the way, shops are open, schools are open, restaurants are open, people have the ability to go out and do many, many things that they normally would have done — have increasingly become forums for hatred, for white nationalist groups and others to attach themselves to this conversation, such that the original discussion is completely lost," External link

barrie Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It’s important, but it’s not a critical issue,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:33:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Despite the anti-mask rallies, compliance has been quite good,” “Things were actually going very nicely; the police, peace offices and Alberta Health Services inspectors were really working together well” External link

globalnews Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:33:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It has been increasingly clear to me over the last several months that these marches that pretend they are about lifting the lockdown — there is no lockdown by the way, shops are open, schools are open, restaurants are open, people have the ability to go out and do many, many things that they normally would have done — have increasingly become forums for hatred, for white nationalist groups and others to attach themselves to this conversation, such that the original discussion is completely lost," External link

ctvnews Monday, March 1, 2021 11:24:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : "The provincial government just gave us a bunch of money in late last year and said, 'Go do stimulus, and do it quickly.' In other words, build stuff and create jobs," External link

CBC Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "And I have had good commitments from the minister and from the premier's office that they are now committed to actually making a decision. So, fingers crossed," External link

CBC Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "But the other [changes] we really need, [include] everything from energy and all its sources — conventional, clean, green, renewable — financial services, travel and just to transportation, tourism and so on," "We really need a government that has a coherent strategy and tactical plan on how to move on that" External link

CBC Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Far too many of our neighbours and friends are still at a great risk," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Make these offices more amenable to current non-residential uses, or converted to residential buildings, including rental and affordable housing," External link

CBC Friday, February 19, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “The things I’ve really been pitching are a new economic development relationship with the federal government, particularly as it relates to our downtown — a real focus on jobs — as well as assistance in helping us with some of the technical aspects around conversion of downtown office buildings to other, more suitable uses as we go through this economic transition,” External link

cknw Friday, February 19, 2021 3:11:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “If (the provincial government) starts cutting capital spending, for example, at the moment when we need stimulus, that’s a kick in the teeth to any economic recovery that we’ve got,” External link

cknw Friday, February 19, 2021 3:11:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “The things I’ve really been pitching are a new economic development relationship with the federal government, particularly as it relates to our downtown — a real focus on jobs — as well as assistance in helping us with some of the technical aspects around conversion of downtown office buildings to other, more suitable uses as we go through this economic transition,” External link

globalnews Friday, February 19, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “If (the provincial government) starts cutting capital spending, for example, at the moment when we need stimulus, that’s a kick in the teeth to any economic recovery that we’ve got,” External link

globalnews Friday, February 19, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I’m going to do a lot more math between now and council to determine just how much of a break that is for your average 17 Avenue business,” “But that argument swayed me, saying we can afford it — we’ve got a little bit of money left in our rainy day fund, and it’s really raining for a lot of those businesses” External link

globalnews Thursday, February 18, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : "I prefer one law for the country," External link

CBC Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6:55:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I don’t get to tell the police officers what to do, but I would strongly suggest that there was a lot of flagrant violation of the law here and I would expect to see a lot of tickets,” External link

barrie Wednesday, February 17, 2021 5:47:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We basically gave the most extreme sanctions we have to give," External link

CBC Friday, February 12, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We basically gave the most extreme sanctions we have to give," External link

CBC Monday, February 8, 2021 4:20:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It could be [revisited] but I don't know what you would do about it. Because then he could just ignore it again if that were his view," External link

CBC Monday, February 8, 2021 4:20:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Calgary Stampede ) : “Calgary in the new economy is about Calgary being the city of choice for the world’s best entrepreneurs,” “Now, most cities would just stop there, but for us, the second half of the sentence is the most important: to be the city of choice for the world’s best entrepreneurs who want to solve the world’s biggest problems” External link

cknw Friday, February 5, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Stampede Park ) : “Seeing all that scaffolding and seeing all that construction, I hope will remind people that we are investing in the city and that we are building a brand new, amazing community inside an amazing community in East Victoria Park,” External link

cknw Friday, February 5, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I also believe that public investment and public architecture in this city should always be inspiring and should always be beautiful,” External link

barrie Friday, February 5, 2021 6:57:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Calgary Stampede ) : “Calgary in the new economy is about Calgary being the city of choice for the world’s best entrepreneurs,” “Now, most cities would just stop there, but for us, the second half of the sentence is the most important: to be the city of choice for the world’s best entrepreneurs who want to solve the world’s biggest problems” External link

globalnews Friday, February 5, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Stampede Park ) : “Seeing all that scaffolding and seeing all that construction, I hope will remind people that we are investing in the city and that we are building a brand new, amazing community inside an amazing community in East Victoria Park,” External link

globalnews Friday, February 5, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We have the opportunity here to reduce cost to society, we have the opportunity here to save injury, and we have the opportunity here to save lives," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 2, 2021 2:22:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "AHS needed to be prepared. They clearly have not been," "So not even 13 hours after the transition, we had a major breakdown of the communications system" External link

CBC Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:59:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I’m quite worried about this actually. We’ve heard a lot of differing issues on the groundwater. The good news is that no shovels will touch any dirt until the groundwater study is completed,” External link

globalnews Sunday, January 31, 2021 3:13:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Jim Henson ) : “How exciting that Jim Henson’s vision is being continued right here,” External link

680news Monday, January 25, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Jim Henson ) : "It's great news for Calgary and Alberta," "We are very proud of the talent in our film sector here, as well as Calgary's reputation as a world leader in the art of puppetry. How exciting that Jim Henson's vision is being continued right here. I can't wait to see the further adventures of the Fraggles and the Doozers, with a Calgary touch" External link

barrie Monday, January 25, 2021 9:38:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It's very problematic for Alberta because we believe that this makes sense within Canada's [climate] action plan. I know the prime minister feels that way as well and will continue to advocate for this," External link

CBC Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:19:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I think the real question is for citizens to say what level of service do they want and then matching the budget to that service,” External link

cknw Wednesday, January 20, 2021 5:46:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I am most interested in making sure we change the culture and that the culture is actively anti-racist," External link

CBC Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:29:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It hurts me to hear that my colleagues are being subjected to this," "I'm going to do everything I can in my power and authority in my own hands to make sure that every single person who joins the City of Calgary, whether in the fire department or any other role, has the opportunity to have an outstanding career" External link

CBC Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:29:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It is clear to me that it is not a particularly diverse workforce compared to say Calgary Transit or Calgary Police, and it's always been in the back of my head," External link

CBC Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:29:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It was pretty shocking to me, the lack of consultation and the lack of discussion on this,” “And I think that we as the city should have a conversation about our own point of view as a corporation, as a government” External link

globalnews Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:37:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We're taking a pilot project that we've used downtown to cut some red tape and encourage investment and development and expanding that to different parts of the city," "I'm very much in favour of that as a concept" External link

CBC Monday, January 18, 2021 4:21:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The snowfall happened … when we were in the midst of a provincially mandated lockdown," "We very deliberately chose not to do [a parking ban] — even though we normally would have — because we didn't want to add more stress to people's lives when they're stuck at home" External link

CBC Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:50:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Public health orders are the law,” “You can't just break the law because you don't like it. It doesn’t matter what you saw in a YouTube video” External link

barrie Friday, January 15, 2021 6:24:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Thanks for coming forward and thanks for giving Calgarians a good choice,” External link

globalnews Friday, January 15, 2021 3:49:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Things are not awful here. We are extremely lucky to live here. And I think the opportunity for any candidate is to ask, ‘How are you going to build on that? How are you going to make things even better?’” External link

globalnews Friday, January 15, 2021 3:49:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I really wish I had said, 'Are you sure about that? Do you think that that is congruent even though it's within the rules, do you think it's congruent with the messaging about how we're all in this together, with the latest numbers?'" "I really wish I had done that. I didn't do that, and I'm really sorry that I didn't do that" External link

CBC Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:21:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "You know, I bet that every single political adviser who's watching this is yelling at me, saying: 'Fire them, that's how you save your skin,'" "They did what they thought was right, and I am not a person who is going to ruin someone's reputation and ruin someone's livelihood and mess up their family to save my skin. I'm just not" External link

CBC Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:21:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "didn't do something they thought was wrong," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:20:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "didn't do something they thought was wrong," External link

barrie Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:07:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “By Thursday, (March 12) most offices were telling people to work from home. Friday, (March 13) the City of Calgary, as an employer, went to full virtual. Saturday, (March 14) we declared a state of emergency. That’s how fast this went. The following week, schools were closed,” External link

cknw Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It would have no impact whatsoever on property taxes and you would amortize the cost over many years,” External link

globalnews Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We're now up to 7,043 active cases here in the Calgary zone and, I'm sorry to since, since I stood here last week, we have lost 41 more of our friends and neighbours," External link

barrie Saturday, December 19, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It's been a tough year," "We are getting through this together" External link

barrie Saturday, December 19, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I am very irritated about this,” External link

barrie Friday, December 18, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "That's now been six months, we've never seen the report or the review they've done," External link

CBC Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It's possible, but it's very tight," External link

CBC Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is an incredibly important day. It's a day that shows how in the midst of unspeakable crisis, we have been able to come together," External link

CBC Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It was very early in the crisis that my chief of staff blurted out in a meeting with the prime minister’s office: ‘Why don’t we just fix housing?’” External link

globalnews Thursday, December 17, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The idea here is not to demonize the apps,” “The idea here is to help small businesses, especially restaurants in Calgary, through this time of restrictions” External link

globalnews Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “When Ontario and Alberta started talking about it, we suddenly saw companies reduce their commissions or increase their discounts; so we’re a player in a larger conversation about a new market,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “This is a great first step,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, December 16, 2020 6:34:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We (the city) don’t build a ton of affordable housing ourselves. We grant nonprofits the money to build the housing. And there’s always a caveat that this must be used for affordable housing,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, December 16, 2020 6:34:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi noted : "We have heard over and over again from the provincial government that this is not a question of money, it's a question of safety. So why in the world would it make sense to make it a question of money from the perspective of Calgary?" External link

CBC Wednesday, December 16, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “If something looks ridiculous, just don’t believe it,” External link

barrie Friday, December 11, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “If this is a grand conspiracy, no one has let me in on it,” External link

barrie Friday, December 11, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It removes cars from other cities coming into the city, wear and tear on the roads. It's got a benefit to greenhouse gas emissions. It helps Calgary Transit improve its ridership," External link

CBC Friday, December 11, 2020 4:38:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I won’t hesitate to take further action to protect the citizens of Calgary if the province does not,” External link

barrie Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “There’s no way these restrictions are getting lifted and they will almost certainly become more restrictive — and frankly that should happen right away,” External link

globalnews Friday, December 4, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “There’s no way these restrictions are getting lifted and they will almost certainly become more restrictive — and frankly that should happen right away,” External link

cknw Friday, December 4, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We don’t have time to wait” External link

cknw Friday, December 4, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We need to ensure that we’re keeping people safe because the moment this spirals out of control, the moment we run out of hospital beds, we won’t be able to control it anymore,” External link

cknw Friday, December 4, 2020 11:04:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “There’s no way these restrictions are getting lifted and they will almost certainly become more restrictive — and frankly that should happen right away,” External link

globalnews Friday, December 4, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We don’t have time to wait” External link

globalnews Friday, December 4, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We need to ensure that we’re keeping people safe because the moment this spirals out of control, the moment we run out of hospital beds, we won’t be able to control it anymore,” External link

globalnews Friday, December 4, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We've got a long list of infrastructure needs in the City of Calgary," "This investment is going to let us get to work on some of the most pressing ones, including the repairs and upgrades our affordable housing stock requires. Strategic investments like this allow us to build a city that serves all of its people" External link

barrie Friday, December 4, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We were lucky, because here at the City of Calgary we anticipated that we would need to be doing this kind of investment in order to restart the economy after our pandemic lows," "And we were ready to go with a very carefully considered list of shovel worthy and shovel ready infrastructure projects back in the early fall, and I was thrilled that the provincial government approved all of them" External link

CBC Friday, December 4, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It would have no impact whatsoever on property taxes and you would amortize the cost over many years,” “You really wouldn’t see any change in the water rates. It would be in the fractions of a penny” External link

globalnews Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I couldn’t think of a more qualified and dedicated person to lead CEMA than Sue Henry, and an international search confirmed it," External link

barrie Friday, November 27, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "You are going to be so extraordinary," External link

CBC Friday, November 27, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “There’s a bit of an issue going on with the city and the province in terms of enforcement that needs to get sorted out,” “It will be 311, but in the meantime, you can call the police non-emergency line — 403-266-1234” External link

globalnews Friday, November 27, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I believe that, so far, we're the only major city in Canada to be able to come forth with a tax decrease during a pandemic. But the fact that we did it while still focusing on investing in the things that make life worth living here is I think a really important thing," External link

CBC Friday, November 27, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “In the end, we were able to provide citizens of Calgary with a 1.77 per cent tax decrease — about 1.5 per cent decrease for residential taxpayers and almost two per cent decrease for business taxpayers,” External link

cknw Friday, November 27, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It is just like everyone else’s budget — it is held at 2020 levels for 2021,” “There was an attempt today to give them money for growth. No other department is getting growth” External link

cknw Friday, November 27, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I don’t really know her very well but I tell you she has gotten rave reviews, not just from our volunteer selection committee, but from anyone who’s ever worked with her,” External link

cknw Friday, November 27, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “In the end, we were able to provide citizens of Calgary with a 1.77 per cent tax decrease — about 1.5 per cent decrease for residential taxpayers and almost two per cent decrease for business taxpayers,” External link

globalnews Friday, November 27, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It is just like everyone else’s budget — it is held at 2020 levels for 2021,” “There was an attempt today to give them money for growth. No other department is getting growth” External link

globalnews Friday, November 27, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I don’t really know her very well but I tell you she has gotten rave reviews, not just from our volunteer selection committee, but from anyone who’s ever worked with her,” External link

globalnews Friday, November 27, 2020 7:59:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “When I was younger, I had lots of parties broken up by police,” “It’s something we’ve always done and it’s not a snitch line, it’s not a crazy East German society. It’s just how society works” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, November 27, 2020 2:46:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The police chief was pretty clear that $8 million reallocation will not reduce the number of officers on the street, it will not change how officers work," External link

CBC Thursday, November 26, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We’re not anticipating any further orders or instructions or restrictions on how you live your life beyond what we’ve been talking about and what the province announced yesterday,” External link

globalnews Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Undoubtedly, we’re in a pretty serious emergency,” External link

globalnews Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “If the province announces something where we could write supplemental orders like we did in the spring to supplement what they were doing, then it makes a ton of sense to enact another state of emergency,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Even if I were to test the limits of my authority, the province has the power to rescind anything I do,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Don and I have been friends for 20 plus years, long before either of us were in politics,” “He said to me he wanted to run for city council in 2007. I encouraged him. Despite the traditional rivalry between the cities, he’s been nothing but a huge ally. I wish him, his wife Sarah and their kids all the very best but I am going to miss him” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi wrote : "This weekend’s Covid case counts, hospitalisations/ICU numbers and severe outcomes are deeply troubling," External link

barrie Monday, November 23, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Since 2013, we've added 200,000 people to Calgary. We've added two Red Deers and we are still having the same number of civil servants as we had then," "We have increased taxes by less than inflation plus growth in every year since the economic downturn and looking at a freeze this year" External link

CBC Monday, November 23, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I think that we're going to have to look at some sort of a rebate for those businesses in this year because you don't want to just pile on with what a difficult year they've had," "But at some point, we actually have to let the market work" External link

CBC Monday, November 23, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We're already seeing concerns about roads maintenance, about parks maintenance," "You want the bigger cut to even below the lowest taxes in the country? Tell us where to cut and see if you can get eight votes" External link

CBC Monday, November 23, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We should have seen numbers go down by now,” External link

globalnews Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:46:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I know the language has really changed in the last two weeks from personal responsibility and we’re going to avoid any lockdowns to ‘if this doesn’t work, lockdowns are needed,'” External link

globalnews Thursday, November 19, 2020 7:16:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The language has really changed in the last two weeks from 'personal responsibility and we're going to avoid lockdowns' to 'if this doesn't work, lockdowns are needed," "My argument would be, if that is your thinking, move quickly" External link

barrie Thursday, November 19, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi says : “The worst thing would be, not them bringing it in but them taking it out and then these places not having had a problems in the past suddenly have a huge infection,” External link

barrie Saturday, November 14, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Things are unbelievably bad. They are much worse than they've been at any point during this pandemic, and we're going in the wrong direction," External link

CBC Friday, November 13, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Jason Kenney ) : "Right now, it's time to collapse your bubble. It's time to be with fewer people. [Premier Jason Kenney] has told us that you should not have anybody in your house that does not live there," External link

CBC Friday, November 13, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "You can't have an economy without health, and so ultimately what we need to do is do the right things now in order to save the economy," External link

CBC Friday, November 13, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “The issue here was that the City of Calgary couldn’t take the lead on setting up these meetings because they were tripartite meetings,” External link

cknw Friday, November 13, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “We’ve had a lot of misinformation about [the CMRB],” External link

cknw Friday, November 13, 2020 3:14:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Angela Pitt ) : "There's been a vast misinformation campaign on what the CMRB is and does," "So, for example, [Airdrie-East] MLA Angela Pitt recently stood up in the last week in question period and alluded to a project that the CMRB stopped — which was rejected by Rocky View County council four years before there was a CMRB" External link

CBC Friday, November 13, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Angela Pitt ) : "There's been a vast misinformation campaign on what the CMRB is and does," "So, for example, [Airdrie-East] MLA Angela Pitt recently stood up in the last week in question period and alluded to a project that the CMRB stopped — which was rejected by Rocky View County council four years before there was a CMRB" External link

CBC Thursday, November 12, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Here in Calgary, we are part of (Alberta Health Services) so we've got some limited levers that we can pull. Ultimately, those decisions need to be made at the provincial level,” External link

barrie Thursday, November 12, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “As the premier said last week, if that person doesn't live in your house, they shouldn't be in your house,” “Here's the choice for Christmas: a small quiet Christmas with the people who live in your house or a Christmas with a bunch of empty seats at the table that will never be filled again. It's our choice” External link

barrie Thursday, November 12, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I am disappointed that the province is not willing to move forward on something that is so critical. We had been calling it mental health court. It's an important part of what we're doing around mental health," External link

CBC Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I am disappointed that the province is not willing to move forward on something that is so critical. We had been calling it mental health court. It's an important part of what we're doing around mental health," External link

CBC Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It's actually been a bit frustrating, because the provincial government has been very exacting in what they want," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:18:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It's certainly an austerity budget," External link

CBC Monday, November 9, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "That will keep the wolves at bay. That will get us through this year," External link

CBC Monday, November 9, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I don't want another lockdown, nobody wants another lockdown, but ultimately, if that's our only choice to keep people healthy and safe to avoid an economic meltdown, then that's what we have to do," External link

barrie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We'll see what happens in February, so it's a matter of delayed gratification here," "Do a little more work and then council will decide in February, either not to do anything, to go forward with these recommendations or amended ones or to push the thing past the next election through a plebiscite" External link

CBC Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I generally have a bit of antipathy to plebiscites because I figure that people elected us to do a job,” External link

barrie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I don't want another lockdown, nobody wants another lockdown, but ultimately, if that's our only choice to keep people healthy and safe to avoid an economic meltdown, then that's what we have to do," External link

barrie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The issue at hand is the professional conduct of one of your employees and whether or not AHS stands by that kind of personal attack,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, November 3, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Mr. Sandback, we've been very nice and respectful today," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:39:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The government often criticizes red tape. Well, we need them to cut their red tape," External link

CBC Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I need the community behind me. And when the province talks about a fiscal reckoning, they talk about a fiscal reckoning even as they cut the police budget and even as they take more of the property taxes," "It's a fiscal reckoning of their own making" External link

CBC Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We need specialized and targeted assistance from the federal government. Here is a window of opportunity that is extraordinary," External link

CBC Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:56:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “As we begin the difficult work of shifting our policies and systems towards being truly anti-racist, I am humbled by the number of Calgarians who put forward their names to help in that task,” External link

cknw Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We know the provincial app doesn't work properly on most devices and nobody is using it, at all," External link

CBC Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I didn’t want to be back on this stage,” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “There’s a lot of work left for us to be able to do,” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I actually find that those moments of political 'you scratch my back, I scratch yours or vice versa, I don't like you so I'll get rid of you' are very rare," External link

CBC Monday, October 26, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Calgary businesses continue to navigate the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic and it’s important that we make every opportunity available to them that could increase their resilience against future setbacks," External link

barrie Saturday, October 24, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We can hope the premier can call his health minister to account but this health minister seems to get away with a lot," External link

CBC Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It was pretty shocking when the minister of health sends a Friday afternoon letter when there is a meeting booked with all the MLAs this week," External link

barrie Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I was pretty shocking when the minister of health sends a Friday afternoon letter when there is a meeting booked with all the MLAs this week," External link

barrie Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It was pretty shocking that the minister of health sent a Friday afternoon letter when there’s a meeting booked with all the MLAs this week, when we still hadn’t received, as of Friday, the date the health minister was theoretically making his decision,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "which is a 1.5 per cent tax increase for every Calgarian … if that's not a subsidy I don't know what is," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:04:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi asked : “I think my colleagues on council and land developers need to really answer the question, why in the world would this be a good time to add to an already dangerous oversupply which would risk destabilizing the entire housing market and popping a bubble?” External link

globalnews Monday, October 19, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I think that we shouldn’t have approved the 14 that we approved two years ago, we should have approved eight or nine. The remainder should have been approved this time,” “But since we already blew the bank and approved five or 10 years worth of new communities, it’s going to be very hard to convince me that we should be adding more to that list in this economy and in this growth environment where fewer people are willing to move to Calgary” External link

globalnews Monday, October 19, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We asked a very simple question: can you show us how in the places you’ve done it, it did not increase response times?” “The fact that they haven’t provided that data after weeks and weeks of asking indicates to me, of course, it did increase response times and they don’t want to tell anybody that” External link

cknw Saturday, October 17, 2020 4:45:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We asked a very simple question: can you show us how in the places you’ve done it, it did not increase response times?” “The fact that they haven’t provided that data after weeks and weeks of asking indicates to me, of course, it did increase response times and they don’t want to tell anybody that” External link

cknw Saturday, October 17, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We shouldn't have approved the 14 that we approved two years ago. We should have approved eight or nine. The remainder should have been approved this time," "But since we already blew the bank and approved five or 10 years worth of new communities, it's going to be very hard to convince me that we should be adding more to that list in this economy and in this growth environment where fewer people are moving to Calgary" External link

CBC Friday, October 16, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I think my colleagues on council and land developers need to really answer the question: why in the world would this be a good time to add to an already dangerous oversupply which would risk destabilizing the entire housing market and popping a bubble?" "That to me, that's super dangerous" External link

CBC Friday, October 16, 2020 6:09:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I think my colleagues on council and land developers really need to answer the question ‘why in the world would this be a good time to add to an already dangerous oversupply?’ And destabilizing an entire housing market and popping a bubble,” External link

barrie Friday, October 16, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I'm actually not that worried about it," "It's not that much different than in previous years and because we cut the penalty for not paying on time in half. I'm just imagining that a lot of folks just did the math and said 'given my cashflow today, I'd rather take the 3.5 per cent penalty rather than go and find the money somewhere else.' So I'm not that worried" External link

CBC Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Our beautiful autumn weather seems to have turned, which reminds us that winter is coming. And it reminds us that there are a lot of people whose homes are not ready for the winter. And it really is incumbent on all of us, and particularly on the government of Alberta, to be doing what they can to be helping people through these very difficult times," External link

CBC Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Our beautiful autumn weather seems to have turned, which reminds us that winter is coming. And it reminds us that there are a lot of people whose homes are not ready for the winter. And it really is incumbent on all of us, and particularly on the government of Alberta, to be doing what they can to be helping people through these very difficult times," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “I gotta tell you, I have to decide now whether I’m going to run for another term,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi added : “All this chaos, all this craziness that is going on around us is also an opportunity … to figure out something new,” “What I’d say to young people who really get discouraged is: Your country is not something that happens to you, your country is something that you get to build” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi wrote : “Our dedicated team has been working this project inside and out for more than a decade, and have worked and reworked the contingency considerations to ensure it will be built within the set budget,” External link

globalnews Saturday, October 10, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "So we've got lots of answers to their questions," External link

CBC Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “While I’m going to miss him immensely, and his departure makes me personally sad, I am very excited for him to move into a well-deserved retirement,” External link

globalnews Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Our law department’s been through this very carefully to think about what the city’s responsibilities are and what we can do,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, October 6, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Freedom of speech doesn’t mean freedom from consequences of responsibility,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, October 6, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It’s not gonna work for everybody, but everything we can do will help,” External link

barrie Tuesday, October 6, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "If they could prove this will be better for patients or if they could prove that it would actually save money, I'll stand down," "But they've not been able to prove those things. So if they move forward with this without proving those basic questions, it says a lot about their lack of faith in evidence-based decision-making" External link

CBC Tuesday, September 29, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The challenge with what's being proposed by Alberta Health Services here is there's never been a good explanation of why they're proposing it," External link

CBC Friday, September 25, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "If the federal and provincial governments are willing to come to the table with us, then let’s use this opportunity and make real change for a lot of people," "This is huge because we have had the Homeless First and Chronic Homeless strategy in place for 15 years across the country, but to have the feds actually say that we are going to end chronic homelessness is a massive policy step" External link

barrie Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:49:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “This is huge because we have had the Homeless First and Chronic Homelessness strategies in place for almost 15 years across the country,” “But to have the federal government actually say, ‘We are going to eliminate chronic homelessness,’ is a massive policy step” External link

globalnews Thursday, September 24, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “This is a pattern of behaviour — as we know with this minister — of calling or trying to intimidate people who disagree with him, particularly people he knows,” “That is beneath him. It was beneath him last week to write a letter that accused me of lying. I don’t lie” External link

cknw Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “This is a pattern of behaviour — as we know with this minister — of calling or trying to intimidate people who disagree with him, particularly people he knows that… [are] beneath him,” “It was beneath him last week to write a letter that accused me of lying. I don’t lie” External link

globalnews Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The construction of this new bridge is important for many reasons. It will create jobs at a time when they are most needed," External link

barrie Friday, September 18, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The most important thing, I should say on both lists for me, is the inclusion of a lot of repair for affordable housing units,” External link

cknw Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The most important thing, I should say on both lists for me, is the inclusion of a lot of repair for affordable housing units,” External link

globalnews Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Virnetta was a champion for the city," "It’s only fitting that a space in the Municipal Building, right near council chambers where decisions about our community are made, should be named after her" External link

barrie Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:53:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The real question is how do we right-size the system for the number of people that are going to be using it going forward?” “You don’t want to overshoot. You don’t want to undershoot. You don’t want massively overcrowded vehicles, especially not in COVID times, but at the same time, you don’t want buses running completely empty either” External link

cknw Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:34:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The real question is how do we right-size the system for the number of people that are going to be using it going forward?” “You don’t want to overshoot. You don’t want to undershoot. You don’t want massively overcrowded vehicles, especially not in COVID times, but at the same time, you don’t want buses running completely empty either” External link

globalnews Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I won’t be super concerned until after Sept. 30, because a lot of people will wait until the last minute to pay,” External link

cknw Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:59:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I am very pleased that council chose to provide relief for struggling taxpayers; ultimately, we would still like everyone to pay their taxes on Sept. 30,” “But for those who really can’t afford to do it, we’ve cut the penalty in half, so that’s a little bit less of a burden on peoples’ shoulders” External link

cknw Wednesday, September 16, 2020 3:59:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “On Sept. 15, 1908 the corner stone was laid on historic city hall, the ceremonial tradition that marked the start of construction,” “The mayor at that time, Arthur Cameron, said that he was confident that the building would see Calgary through the next 50 years” External link

barrie Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “On Sept. 15, 1908 the corner stone was laid on historic city hall, the ceremonial tradition that marked the start of construction,” “The mayor at that time, Arthur Cameron, said that he was confident that the building would see Calgary through the next 50 years” External link

barrie Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Virnetta was a champion for the city,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Today is a very special day," "The folks who were smart enough to build this magnificent piece of public infrastructure in 1911 … were building for the future that they wanted to build for their children and grandchildren" External link

CBC Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I think this is the finest municipal building in all of Canada, and that it will continue for 100 years, at least, going forward," External link

CBC Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It will be in very, very good use once it is opened," External link

CBC Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:27:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Heritage buildings and historic neighbourhoods enhance our perspective," External link

CBC Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is what we do to continue to flatten the curve as long as possible," External link

barrie Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It’s actually the only surviving railway station in Calgary on its original site,” External link

cknw Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “Heritage buildings and historic neighborhoods enhance our perspective,” External link

cknw Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "For me, that's what's really important to remember, is that kind of vibrancy and the arts and culture and restaurants is what will continue to draw people here," External link

CBC Friday, September 11, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The landlord there said, 'Let's reinvent what a skyscraper looks like,' and he tried to create a vertical Silicon Valley," External link

CBC Friday, September 11, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "You're going to see residences, you're going to see different kinds of small business, but it's going to take a long time to get there," External link

CBC Friday, September 11, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It's a shame that the city had to step in," "It would have been much better if the owner had managed this situation so this wouldn't have happened. But, ultimately, that building had to come down, and since the owner wasn't remediating it, the city had to move forward" External link

CBC Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "If neither of those things happen, then the city will sell the property at auction and the first $2.6 million — and the property is worth way more than $2.6 million — so the first $2.6 million will come back to the city to pay that bill," External link

CBC Wednesday, September 9, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is exactly the type of forward-thinking investment that our city needs. The DX Hub is going to train the type of talent that companies need to succeed in the new economy," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, September 9, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This will really give us the chance in a one-time boost to really help a lot of people who are living in conditions that they shouldn't be living in," External link

CBC Tuesday, September 8, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This will really give us the chance in a one-time boost to really help a lot of people who are living in conditions that they shouldn't be living in," External link

CBC Tuesday, September 8, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Keep those patios open as far into the season as we can," "I am a little bit nervous that even though restaurants are doing a terrific job of managing physical distancing by and large in the restaurant, as the restaurant gets colder there's always a concern that more indoor gatherings will lead to more spread" External link

CBC Tuesday, September 8, 2020 2:55:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Obviously the police are the largest line item in our city budget,” “We cannot go into the kind of budget we’re looking at where we’re looking at as many savings for taxpayers as possible, without looking at the largest line item in our budget” External link

cknw Sunday, September 6, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I’ve made it extremely clear my opinion on the matter to the police chief, which is that every other department in the city has faced austerity over the last six years, and it is time for the police to show us cost savings,” “I’ve also been very clear on the fact that we need a better mental health response system, we need different work that does a better job of fighting institutional racism in the city, and perhaps some of that funding can come from the police, perhaps it could come from other places” External link

cknw Sunday, September 6, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I think it’s fair to say that perhaps council has been a bit too deferential in this area because we do have to represent citizens to the police,” External link

cknw Sunday, September 6, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Tell us what you think would be better,” “Don’t just say ‘defund the police,’ tell us what you want to build, tell us the kind of system that would work better, so we have the opportunity to see what that looks like” External link

cknw Sunday, September 6, 2020 8:54:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It’s not so much the spending of the money I think that they should be upset about,” “I think folks have every right to be upset about the misuse of taxpayers dollars that led to that” External link

cknw Friday, September 4, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi wrote : “To be frank, the citizens of Calgary deserve better than this,” External link

cknw Friday, September 4, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It’s not so much the spending of the money I think that they should be upset about,” “I think folks have every right to be upset about the misuse of taxpayers dollars that led to that” External link

globalnews Friday, September 4, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi wrote : “To be frank, the citizens of Calgary deserve better than this,” External link

globalnews Friday, September 4, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "By adding 10 billion additional litres of capacity, we have doubled the protection offered by the Glenmore reservoir, and that is reason for celebration," "The next step is the approval and construction of the Springbank Reservoir, and we will continue to provide whatever support is necessary to the province to ensure it is completed" External link

CBC Friday, September 4, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Ultimately, you know, there is a cost of doing business here at the city and it's a shame," "That's money that we shouldn't have had to spend because we shouldn't have had to do it. Because the actions that led to the need for that audit shouldn't have happened" External link

CBC Friday, September 4, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I know that this file is with the RCMP now and if they wanted to go digging further, well certainly we would make ourselves available to them for that," External link

CBC Friday, September 4, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi added : "the citizens of Calgary deserve better than this. I hope you have learned from your actions and that you will respond in a way that shows an understanding of the seriousness of what you have done" External link

CBC Friday, September 4, 2020 2:49:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Many Calgary small businesses took a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, and several more are still unsure about how they will recover,” External link

globalnews Friday, September 4, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "To be honest, I have not heard one word from him since council passed that resolution and so I hope he's just working on that letter," External link

CBC Thursday, September 3, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “I really am encouraging restaurants to get those (heat) lamps, you know even — it sounds silly but it works in lots of cold weather places — put blankets on the tables and keep those patios open as far into the season as we can,” External link

globalnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I’m going to sound mathematical for a moment, but the fact is that we’ve actually really kept the numbers down," External link

barrie Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Remember to keep your distance, wash your hands, and wear your mask," "Those are critical things we need to do in order to keep a lid on this so we don’t run into another situation where we’ve got to close schools or businesses again. I’m hopeful that will not happen as the weather turns" External link

barrie Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I am a little nervous that even though restaurants are doing a terrific job of maintaining physical distancing, as the weather gets colder there’s always a concern that more indoor gatherings will lead to more spread," "So I really am encouraging restaurants get those lamps, get those heaters, and, it sounds silly but it works, put blankets on the tables and keep those patios open as far into the season as we can" External link

barrie Thursday, September 3, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I know Calgarians have been looking forward to the return of a car-share service,” “Communauto FLEX will provide an affordable and convenient option, strengthening Calgary’s transportation network so individuals and families can get where they need to go” External link

globalnews Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I know Calgarians have been looking forward to the return of a car share service," "Communauto FLEX will provide an affordable and convenient option, strengthening Calgary's transportation network so individuals and families can get where they need to go" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Calgarians are innovators by nature, and the willow tree farm is the latest example of that," "We're grateful for the support of the federal government, which will help us double the size of this operation, offsetting an enormous amount of emissions while increasing our biomass production" External link

CBC Tuesday, August 25, 2020 10:05:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The minister of municipal affairs loves to talk about how he’s the boss of the city, and that he has powers,” “Well if you’re ever going to use those powers, how about using them in an opportunity where there has been a serious and significant breach of our code of conduct” External link

cknw Sunday, August 16, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The minister of municipal affairs loves to talk about how he’s the boss of the city, and that he has powers,” “Well if you’re ever going to use those powers, how about using them in an opportunity where there has been a serious and significant breach of our code of conduct” External link

cknw Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We’ve done the investigation for him under the Municipal Government Act; he now gets to deal with that investigation,” External link

cknw Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “He has to give an apology,” External link

cknw Saturday, August 15, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The Ernst and Young report, as far as I know, did not speak to a single person actually working in the system," External link

CBC Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I hope that we'll never, ever give out a fine, because our No. 1 job is to educate people," "And I have a lot of faith in Calgarians to do the right thing" External link

CBC Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:13:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I hope that we'll never, ever give out a fine, because our No. 1 job is to educate people," "And I have a lot of faith in Calgarians to do the right thing" External link

CBC Saturday, August 1, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Dream ) : "Dream has done a remarkable job in planning what will be a new kind of community. A community where people can live, work, play in a great environment, an urbanist environment, a sustainable and resilient environment even on the fringes of Calgary," "I am very excited about what is possible here because I think it could set the bar for future urban development here and throughout the country" External link

CBC Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "There have been very few great days in the last five months — but today, I think, is indeed a great day," "It shows that even as we're facing this global pandemic, even as we're facing the incredible hardship on Alberta citizens and businesses, we're getting through it like we always get through things, and that is: together" External link

CBC Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Nobody in Calgary wants to see us run a huge deficit and then have to make that up in the following year — or years — with untenable increases in the unfair, regressive property tax," "Or with massive cuts to services, at a time when the economy needs them the most" External link

CBC Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I know many, many citizens are in very difficult times," "But today's announcement really helps us be able to continue to deliver the services that we need, and to build infrastructure that people really require to create jobs" External link

CBC Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I understand that there will be a motion arising asking me to write a letter asking for a mask policy in schools,” External link

barrie Monday, July 27, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Calgary's arts, culture, and sports scene is vibrant no matter the season," External link

barrie Monday, July 27, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "There's a tremendous opportunity right here, right now in Calgary," "There are 3,000 people on any given night in Calgary who are experiencing homelessness. We can put those 3,000 people in homes" External link

CBC Friday, July 24, 2020 2:39:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "There's lots of ways to do this, lots of jurisdictions have done it," "It's not like we're recreating anything here, but I think that it is fair to ask of the minister of education for a more thoughtful reopening plan than what we got yesterday" External link

CBC Friday, July 24, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "There's lots of ways to do this, lots of jurisdictions have done it," "It's not like we're recreating anything here, but I think that it is fair to ask of the minister of education for a more thoughtful reopening plan than what we got yesterday" External link

CBC Thursday, July 23, 2020 4:41:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I heard the minister of education on the radio saying she is following [Alberta chief medical officer of health] Dr. [Deena] Hinshaw’s advice and she doesn’t know what Calgary is doing,” External link

cknw Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:33:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This will help to build pathways for our current and future entrepreneurs," External link

barrie Wednesday, July 22, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Look, the numbers are bad and if you wait until the numbers are very bad until you take action, things will get worse,” External link

barrie Wednesday, July 22, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Look, the numbers are bad and if you wait until the numbers are very bad until you take action, things will get worse,” External link

barrie Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I think it’s fair to say that perhaps council has been a bit too deferential in this area because we do have to represent citizens to the police,” “After (the public hearings), it’s time for us to have a very tough conversation with the police” External link

globalnews Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I didn't really hear anything about the pedestrian environment on Northland Drive, a mixed-use street. There's a bike lane there, there's a lot of walking there. You are across the street from the largest high school in Alberta and three other schools, a library, community centre and so on," External link

CBC Monday, July 20, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I want to remind people that it’s not 'wear a mask for the economy'," External link

barrie Monday, July 20, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I believe that on transit, these are people we are responsible for. They are our customers. We are providing them that service on our property," "There are good economic reasons, that we need ridership to go up on transit. So I believe we should do it on transit sooner rather than later" External link

CBC Monday, July 20, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "So he's asked the municipalities to figure this out," External link

CBC Monday, July 20, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Calgary Stampede ) : "Given that there was no Stampede this year, there will be a challenge on meeting the debt coverage ratios, and so that's what you're being asked to think about today," External link

CBC Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Calgary Stampede ) : "Because we do believe the Stampede will come back and the Calgary Stampede has a strong financial balance sheet, this is really just a technical breach," External link

CBC Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We've got to figure out ways that we can continue to make sure that politicians are hearing the voices of the people because they're sure not hearing them on Twitter," External link

CBC Sunday, July 12, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It is clear this is a devastating thing for many people," External link

CBC Friday, July 10, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I have no idea where this is going to go," "We can't confuse listening and learning with the actual action. That is just work avoidance" External link

CBC Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Our level of mask wearing in Calgary, in stores and in public transit in particular, is way too low, and I’ve been pushing saying 'we gotta do it' and people aren’t doing it," External link

barrie Wednesday, July 8, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "If that’s something we need to examine, then that’s something I’m very happy to bring forward to council," "I would prefer a provincial mandate, but I get it, we just have to be careful and we have two regions in Calgary right now that are coming close to the risk profile of 50 cases per 100 thousand and that’s exactly where we need to take action so those numbers don’t grow" External link

barrie Wednesday, July 8, 2020 3:54:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Our level of mask-wearing in Calgary — in stores and public transit, in particular — is way too low, and I’ve been pushing saying, ‘You got to do it. You got to do it,’ and people aren’t doing it,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “If people are doing the right thing without the bylaw, great — we’re not seeing a lot of evidence of that,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:37:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I don’t have a solution in my mind that we need to move towards,” “I do know that we’ve got to do some listening and some learning, but we cannot confuse the listening and learning with the actual action” External link

barrie Wednesday, July 8, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I have no idea where this is going to go," "We can't confuse listening and learning with the actual action. That is just work avoidance" External link

CBC Wednesday, July 8, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Calgary Stampede ) : "You know, I'm actually a bit sad about it, but at the same time, it was exactly the right thing to do," "I think we'll find a way to celebrate that Stampede spirit virtually" External link

CBC Friday, July 3, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I might have a little bit of time to do a little bit of reading," External link

CBC Friday, July 3, 2020 9:08:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This really is a plea to the Government of Alberta to say: let's modernize how cities work and get rid of our reliance on the feudal property tax," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I've said it before and I'll say it over and over and over again. Any dollar we get in new revenue sources, we will spend a dollar less from property taxes and we need to reduce our reliance on the unfair property tax," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It's time to celebrate what we've built here — not just in the face of this pandemic, in the middle of all this threat and uncertainty. But what we built here over 153 years, building on thousands of years of Indigenous history on this land," "Celebrate safely, but celebrate the fact that we are a resilient place, and celebrate with your fellow Canadians" External link

CBC Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Even though we will be at home, we can still celebrate together as a city and country,” External link

globalnews Monday, June 29, 2020 9:50:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I have continued to push on better changes, to make sure that our elections are more fair. It's not about who's got the most money, it's about who's got the best ideas," External link

CBC Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Now, you have to donate your surplus after the election, which I think is a great thing," "I think that means a real level playing field — it takes away power from incumbents. That's important and I'm pleased to have seen that change" External link

CBC Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I think it is disrespectful to citizens who want to vote in their local elections to have their local elections — the coverage of them as well as the voter turnout — influenced by non-local issues," "Local elections are the one time every four years that citizens get a chance to really focus on their city councillor and on their mayor and what they want for that" External link

CBC Friday, June 19, 2020 3:17:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “If they want to do that, that’s their prerogative, they have their own political reasons,” External link

globalnews Friday, June 19, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The spin on this has been that they’re looking to take money away — that is not how I read that,” “I read that as, ‘Thanks for making the decision, please send us all the technical documents so we can have our experts read them,’ which is totally not unreasonable in any way” External link

globalnews Friday, June 19, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is the next step in the process. We look forward to a good discussion and welcome their review," External link

CBC Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Today is not a big day for the city, it’s the biggest day,” “Now it is time for the two most underserved parts of the city to achieve what they need,” External link

barrie Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Calgary Stampede ) : “This lineup of Calgary musical talent is outstanding, and I couldn’t be more excited to listen and watch them on Canada Day,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Although this year’s celebrations will be different, we are still going to listen to great music, we can decorate our homes or yards with red and white, maybe have your own pancake breakfast with your family,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I think it’s pretty clear that more homes were damaged here than were damaged in the 2013 flood," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "If council chooses to approve the alignment from 16th Avenue but hold off on the procurement until a little bit more study has been done, I don't have a problem with that," External link

CBC Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:17:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This line-up of Calgary musical talent is outstanding and I couldn't be more excited to listen and watch them on Canada Day," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 16, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I think it’s pretty clear that more homes were damaged here than were damaged in the 2013 flood," External link

barrie Tuesday, June 16, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "There is nowhere else in the world I'd rather be than right here. There is nowhere else I'd rather be when disaster strikes than right here," External link

CBC Monday, June 15, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I think it’s pretty clear that more homes were damaged here than were damaged in the 2013 flood," External link

barrie Monday, June 15, 2020 8:43:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "If it were me, I might have a much stronger mask mandate. I think people should wear masks," External link

CBC Friday, June 12, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We have to recognize the battle is not over," "We have in fact, across the province, seen a small increase in the daily cases and we're back up to the levels we were at a few weeks ago. So that reminds us as restrictions are being eased, we still have to be very disciplined" External link

barrie Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "ends some things ... but actually doesn't change anything for citizens," "This is something that helps us with the organization behind the scenes, but the rules, the orders, the guidelines are still very much in place," External link

barrie Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We are encouraging people to do a little pre-Canada Day decorating, decorate your place in red and white, put on your Christmas lights … And we can celebrate a little bit of that great community spirit,” External link

cknw Thursday, June 11, 2020 9:44:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Calgary Stampede ) : "As we prepare Calgary for the future, solidifying our role as the ultimate host city will be a major driver of jobs and economic activity," "The expanded BMO Centre is going to be a major draw for tourism and travel" External link

barrie Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Brett Wilson ) : “I am subject, in my own life, to pretty relentless racism every single day,” “Yesterday, Calgary business person and philanthropist Brett Wilson posted on Twitter that I’m only the mayor because only ethnic people voted for me. … But that’s the kind of thing that we get all the time – and I’m a public figure, that’s what you deal with all the time” External link

cknw Friday, June 5, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I am subject, in my own life, to pretty relentless racism every single day,” “Yesterday, Calgary business person and philanthropist posted on Twitter that I’m only the mayor because only ethnic people voted for me. … But that’s the kind of thing that we get all the time – and I’m a public figure, that’s what you deal with all the time” External link

globalnews Friday, June 5, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I'm going to turn that question righ back on you," "Let's say you are a police officer, let's say there is a march of 2,500 people, at what point do you say, 'You 50 get to stay, you 2,450 have to go now, and what would happen if you were to do that in a peaceful protest? We've got to be realistic here in terms of what is possible. And we understand overzealous enforcement in protests in others places have led to very, very bad outcomes" External link

barrie Friday, June 5, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Let's be clear. The two stations at 16th Avenue and Ninth Avenue are not going to be huge ridership stations. But they are needed to build the rest of it," "Building that bridge within the existing funding today is a cheaper, smarter way of making yourself ready for future extensions" External link

CBC Tuesday, June 2, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Let's be clear. The two stations at 16th Avenue and Ninth Avenue are not going to be huge ridership stations. But they are needed to build the rest of it," "Building that bridge within the existing funding today is a cheaper, smarter way of making yourself ready for future extensions" External link

CBC Monday, June 1, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I literally just received a 16-page document about the adaptive roads at 17th Avenue, which did include signs for speed restrictions," "Our colleagues in roads are working very hard on making sure that we figure out how to manage this new reality" External link

CBC Friday, May 29, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The basic principle here is to just help support those businesses," "Because the restaurants are operating at lower capacity, they need those patios ... in order to have them have more patrons available for them. So the patios are going to go right to the edge of the sidewalks and what is now the driving lane will become the pedestrian and cyclist lane" External link

barrie Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I just want to say to Calgarians, a sentence that Calgarians don’t need any reminding of — don’t be like Toronto,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I just want to say to Calgarians, a sentence that Calgarians don't need any reminding of - don't be like Toronto," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:36:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The post-secondary institutions in Alberta — I can probably be even more blunt than the university presidents can —are going through unprecedented cuts," "If I were in the president of the university's shoes, I'd say: look, the dream of this field house is not something I can entertain right now when I'm trying to keep students in chairs" External link

CBC Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I just want to say to Calgarians, a sentence that Calgarians don’t need any reminding of — don’t be like Toronto,” External link

citynews-ca Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:28:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I just want to say to Calgarians, a sentence that Calgarians don't need any reminding of — don't be like Toronto," External link

timescolonist Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "There are forces of anger and hatred that our gender and sexually diverse brothers and sisters have to deal with every single day. Sometimes in this job, sometimes we get to just do what's right," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 26, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is not about someone seeking out advice, someone questioning their identity. This is not about talking to your pastor," "What this is about is banning the coercive, inhumane practice of forcing you to be someone you are not" External link

CBC Tuesday, May 26, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “There are forces out there of anger and hatred that our gender and sexually diverse brothers and sisters have to deal with every single day,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, May 26, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "There are forces of anger and hatred that our gender and sexually diverse brothers and sisters have to deal with every single day. Sometimes in this job, sometimes we get to just do what's right," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:00:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "To me, that was the right thing to do for a company that is owned by the people of Calgary," "I continue to think that we are operating compensation in a way that is fair and transparent" External link

CBC Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I didn't think businesses were, in fact, given enough notice," External link

CBC Friday, May 22, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "For the majority of sports, I don't see actual league play and team play happening this summer," External link

CBC Friday, May 22, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Believe it or not, that is not uncommon," "In some ways, that park serves as a catchment for flash flooding, preventing it from going into streets and people's homes. It sounds funny to say but that's the park working as designed" External link

barrie Friday, May 22, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We've done lots of work and lots of preparation to make sure we're ready," "The real critical thing we've been trying to do is to help businesses be ready to make their choice. They don't have to reopen but for some businesses, that is the right thing to do" External link

barrie Friday, May 22, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi says : “Let the restaurant make that choice for you,” “I think that ultimately when you get disruptive services that can be very useful but it does take a while to shake out” External link

barrie Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:33:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We have to see the Queen Elizabeth II Highway between us as a corridor, not a gate that prevents people, ideas and money from flowing back and forth," "A successful Edmonton means a successful Calgary and vice versa" External link

CBC Saturday, May 16, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We lost a bid for a particular company to set up here in Calgary, and there were many reasons," "They set up in Halifax. The province and city worked together to land that. We never do that" External link

CBC Saturday, May 16, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Pre-COVID the Alberta finance minister actually said economic diversification is a luxury we cannot afford in bad times. I cannot imagine a more wrong-headed thing to say as a policy maker," "The issue is will. We love the energy sector. We support it. We believe in it. But we also need to work on all of these other things and build on the strengths we have got coming out of the energy sector in order to do that" External link

CBC Saturday, May 16, 2020 4:21:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Ultimately it’s not something worth barking about in a place where we’re trying to be kind and everybody’s doing the best they can,” External link

theepochtimes Friday, May 15, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Please, please, please, please don't let up now," "Be safe, stay kind. Together we'll save lives" External link

CBC Friday, May 15, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “This has to be fixed, because if it’s not fixed, then cities will have anywhere from hundreds of millions to billions of dollars that they’ll have to make up next year to cover their deficit, which means massive tax increases or unsustainable cuts in services,” External link

globalnews Friday, May 15, 2020 3:13:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Ultimately, it was the province’s decision and they wanted to go on the latest and best information,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 14, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi added : “There are restaurants out there that have ordered a lot of food, and they were ready to open, but now they have been delayed for 10 days,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 14, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Ultimately, it was the province’s decision and they wanted to go on the latest and best information,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi added : “There are restaurants out there that have ordered a lot of food, and they were ready to open, but now they have been delayed for 10 days,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi warned : “As we know, retail is opening today, but it’s not going to look anything like it did before,” External link

cknw Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I would like to applaud Calgary Public Library for taking this bold step to help Calgarians during a time when the cost of a library fine could determine if you can get the services and resources you need,” External link

barrie Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi says : “If we can answer the question on whether we can run them safely, then we will be really pleased to be able to provide those as options for children and families this summer,” External link

barrie Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I think it's important for all of us to remember that COVID is not gone, there's still no treatment, there's still no cure, there's still no vaccine, the danger still exists," External link

barrie Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We're still searching for answers to some of those specific questions," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 12, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “If you’ve been found by an ex-judge to be in violation of the rule, and the only thing he’s asking you to do is say two little words, ‘I’m sorry,’ you should just do it,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “You can go sit at a table with your cohort family, and your buddy can be at another table six feet away, but you cannot actually meet your buddy for dinner at the same table because the physical distancing rules are still in effect,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I’ve heard from many, many hairstylists that they’re not even sure where to begin with this conversation about what operating a hair salon safely looks like,” External link

barrie Wednesday, May 6, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Certainly, every hairstylist I’ve heard from has said, ‘I don’t feel like I’m ready. I don’t know what to do, and nor do I have the equipment to be able to move forward on the 14th of May,’ ” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Make sure you are working with an ethical organization," "If you hire someone off of Kijiji to take your garbage out or if you have a contractor, ask them to take a photo and email you the dump slip, the payment receipt before you pay them" External link

barrie Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I’ve asked for some assurances that as we are developing new communities in the future, we are taking into account that things have to be well back of these sorts of escarpments,” “I need assurances that as we are creating more communities particularly in the south along the Bow River escarpment, that we are being much more careful” External link

globalnews Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I've heard some sources, even within the government, imply that the next stages could come just a couple weeks later," "Let me be clear, that would be a mistake" External link

CBC Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "If you don't know by now, you're being deliberately ignorant," "At some point, we can't do education anymore. It has to be enforcement" External link

CBC Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I was surprised when I heard May 14, and my very first thought was, 'that is way too early,'" "Then I listened to what the province was saying, and I realized what was actually being said was, it could be as early as May 14 IF the following things are in place, and those things, I must tell you, are not yet in place. So I don't want people to red circle the calendar and say 'Woohoo, we're good to go.' It's a thoughtful, phased-in reopening" External link

barrie Saturday, May 2, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Though Calgary remains a very safe place, the amount of gun violence in the city has gone up to unacceptable levels,” “So it really is important for us to stand in favour of these kinds of strong restrictions” External link

globalnews Saturday, May 2, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “It’s going to be very hard to the city to operate the vast majority of our summer camps in that kind of a situation. Maybe there are a few however that might work and that’s exactly the analysis we are doing now,” External link

barrie Saturday, May 2, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : “When you talk about how many people we’ve laid off and lack of seasonal hires, those are the people who repair the courses, so no way no how will they be able to move forward,” External link

globalnews Saturday, May 2, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “This will give us data and real-world examples to inform the great work already underway by our ,” External link

globalnews Saturday, May 2, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I was surprised when I heard May 14, and my very first thought was, 'that is way too early,'" "Then I listened to what the province was saying, and I realized what was actually being said was, it could be as early as May 14 IF the following things are in place, and those things, I must tell you, are not yet in place. So I don't want people to red circle the calendar and say 'Woohoo, we're good to go.' It's a thoughtful, phased-in reopening" External link

barrie Saturday, May 2, 2020 12:03:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Don't circle May 14 on your calendar a 'Normal Day': that's not going to happen," External link

CBC Friday, May 1, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "When people are laid off, they aren't there anymore," External link

CBC Friday, May 1, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I think everyone would say that's an amazing neighbourhood that should be redeveloping and everyone wants to live there," External link

CBC Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “That’s what 311 and that’s what the police non-emergency line are for. You can explain what’s going on. The people on the other end can tell you, ‘You know what? That’s actually something that’s allowed or that is actually a problem,’ and we can deal with it,” “That’s what we do and I want to encourage people to use those reporting mechanisms, either 311 or the police non-emergency line if they have questions or if they’re concerned about these things” External link

globalnews Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:18:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I'll say to the province of Alberta, you know what, thank you for doing everything you can to clear whatever barriers remain in the way to get that built," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I’ll say to the province of Alberta, ‘Thank you for doing everything you can to clear whatever barriers remain in the way to get that built,'” External link

globalnews Wednesday, April 29, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We cannot risk losing the progress that we have," "Every time we look for these loopholes … we run the risk of really backtracking and removing the great progress that we made" External link

CBC Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I cannot even imagine having a state of emergency on top of state of emergency," "We wish them well. They know what they're doing. We're here to assist" External link

CBC Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I want to remember the people who we've lost," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "One outbreak in one workplace has led to hundreds and hundreds of cases," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Don't think that's a magic thing that will keep you safe, and don't involve people who are at risk," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The current rule from Alberta Public Health is that gatherings over 15 people are not currently allowed,” External link

barrie Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "What we are doing is we're being reactive in places where we see that there is crowding," "And frankly, where people are trying to do the right thing. But there's just not enough space. Those are places where we're opening up the roadway" External link

CBC Friday, April 24, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said ( about Calgary Stampede ) : "Stampede is such an important part of who we are as a community and it's hard for me to even imagine what a July without a Stampede will look like," "But this year, with this risk, we simply cannot continue to do that" External link

news-yahoo Friday, April 24, 2020 2:30:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi added : “The rodeo will come back, the rides will come back, the music will come back,” External link

citynews-ca Friday, April 24, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We’re cancelling the largest magnet for travel and tourism in the city,” “We are getting walloped economically, both as a government and as a community, in ways that are probably harder than most other places in the world” External link

citynews-ca Friday, April 24, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Oil and gas is a very large contributor to our economy. [But other contributors] include retail. Those include travel and tourism. You just heard we are cancelling the biggest magnet for travel and tourism in the city," External link

CBC Friday, April 24, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “This pandemic, this virus, this response, is something that is impacting every single one of us in the world,” “And that which makes us special, that community spirit… is being sorely tested” External link

cknw Friday, April 24, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The fact that we are greater together is being sorely tested, but somehow, being apart is the best way to show our community spirit,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, April 24, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “People are thinking because the sun is out, because it’s spring, maybe we’re over this. We’re not over this,” External link

globalnews Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi explained : “You shouldn’t be – on purpose – with people other than the people you live with, or the people in what Dr. Hinshaw calls your ‘cohort family.’ Some people, at the very beginning of this, said, ‘Alright me and my neighbour are going to be one family,’” “That’s OK as long as you’re all self-isolating” External link

globalnews Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Six feet apart is not a magic spell that saves you,” External link

globalnews Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The vast, vast vast majority are doing it exactly right,” External link

barrie Thursday, April 23, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “These are small sacrifices, this is not what our grandparents were asked to do to save the world, but ultimately they are things that make a huge difference,” External link

barrie Thursday, April 23, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I’m a fan of these things, people love them, and I think that the city should be doing things that people love,” “But right now public health is our primary priority and we will take advice from public health officials on that” External link

globalnews Thursday, April 23, 2020 5:32:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi explained : “We only have, really, two sources of income — which are property taxes and user fees,” “We have to be made whole by the end of the year because we can’t easily run deficits. Even if we could, that wouldn’t be the right answer because running a big deficit this year simply means higher property taxes next year” External link

globalnews Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:28:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Without a backstop from the federal government toward cities’ operating budgets, there are going to be significant challenges across the country, nowhere more than Calgary,” External link

barrie Friday, April 17, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The COVID-19 pandemic has hit businesses in Calgary hard, and we know many were already challenged from a tough economy," "Our City task forces are uniting with our partner organizations and community members to support citizens and businesses through the pandemic. We're all in this together, and we will get through this together" External link

barrie Thursday, April 16, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The COVID-19 pandemic has hit businesses in Calgary hard, and we know many were already challenged from a tough economy," "Our City task forces are uniting with our partner organizations and community members to support citizens and businesses through the pandemic. We're all in this together, and we will get through this together" External link

barrie Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "There's just less people around and as such. Then if you see some social disorder, there's nothing between you and that social disorder," "There aren't a bunch of people there as well, so you'll just feel more unsafe. That's just human nature" External link

CBC Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : "We just wanted to give people a bit of breathing time as we figure out what life looks like on the other side," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Remember that it's actually a shift of taxes. While residents are paying much more, businesses are paying less," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We're losing $15 million a week, and we'll be very lucky to make that up by the end of the year. And we certainly will not find further savings," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 7, 2020 6:08:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We’re going to get through this and when we get through this, all those framers and drywallers and painters are all going to need work,” “You can’t steal from your capital money to pay for your operating. That’s like burning your furniture to heat your house — at some point you’re going to need the furniture” External link

barrie Tuesday, April 7, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is an extraordinary problem. Non-profit organizations, including our civic partners like Heritage Park and the Calgary Zoo and Arts Commons are really in very, very tough times right now," "They're closed. They're losing their revenues. Their costs are continuing. Many have laid off staff" External link

CBC Monday, April 6, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Every one of us who has a business and every one of us who is a landlord has to understand that we are (living) in different times,” “If I happen to be a huge multinational firm, I probably can afford to waive the 30 days (notice)” External link

barrie Saturday, April 4, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "That means a lot of charity walks and runs that happen in the spring won't be happening," External link

barrie Friday, April 3, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi asked : "What are your ideas for how to celebrate Calgary's Neigbour Day this year?" External link

barrie Friday, April 3, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It's a question of how much money the other orders of government want to spend. Interest rates are at historic lows," "This is a great opportunity to really do a lot of this work but you know, I'll give you one example. One project alone, the Green Line, that's 20,000 jobs" External link

CBC Friday, April 3, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It's indoor work, so it can happen through the year and you know, it keeps people like painters and floor people and framers in work and a lot of those people are very worried about their economic future," "Those are the sorts of things that we're really pushing forward to the other orders of government" External link

CBC Friday, April 3, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I’ve got to say: the convention centre has really stepped up to the plate at making this as good as it could possibly be given the model,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “That’s ultimately why we had to move forward with the convention centre, because it wasn’t helping anybody to continue in arguments about what the right model is while there were still 600 people staying shoulder-to-shoulder at the Drop-In Centre every night,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:38:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "I don't want to belabour the point because ultimately this is a decision for the provincial government in conjunction with the shelters, I gotta tell you I like the hotel idea much better," External link

CBC Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "That way we can avoid the overcrowding and some of our more popular places, or you get a chance to discover your neighbourhood a little bit more," External link

CBC Friday, March 27, 2020 6:35:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "That way we can avoid the overcrowding and some of our more popular places, or you get a chance to discover your neighbourhood a little bit more," External link

CBC Friday, March 27, 2020 3:48:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The thinking behind that was that given that the hotels are largely empty now, and we're actually seeing closures of some hotels, that this would actually be a good outcome to give people a bit of social distancing with their own door with their own shower," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:19:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Previous generations, our grandparents and our great-grandparents, were asked to make enormous sacrifices to keep the world safe," "And now it's our turn. But the sacrifice we're being asked to make is a very basic one. Stay home … and you'll save lives" External link

CBC Monday, March 23, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Particularly heartbreaking for me … we are closing the Calgary Public Library branches," "This is tough. People rely on these services as outlets for themselves as places to go. For many, many people, they are, in fact, lifelines" External link

CBC Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “If you’re seeing egregious things, call 311 like you normally would with a bylaw violation and we’ll move forward,” External link

globalnews Saturday, March 21, 2020 4:04:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi explained : “Yesterday, we had the province announce that those who are unable to pay their gas and electric bills for the next three months can defer those bills ,” External link

globalnews Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The grocery stores will stay open. The shelves are being restocked. There’s no reason to stockpile. There is every reason to look after each other,” External link

globalnews Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We're going to have to take very, very aggressive stimulative actions and I think the federal and provincial governments have agreed with that philosophy to bring the economy back on its feet," "And this is the largest job creation project we've got" External link

CBC Wednesday, March 18, 2020 3:44:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "No. 1, straight up, we are encouraging every business to enable full telework for everyone who can work remotely," External link

CBC Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:57:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi told : "This is tough. People rely on these services as outlets for themselves, as places to go, for many, many people they are in fact lifelines," External link

CBC Monday, March 16, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is going to be difficult and I understand it's difficult for Calgary families," External link

CBC Monday, March 16, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We know that these actions are impacting local businesses and people's livelihoods in a very serious way," External link

CBC Monday, March 16, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is tough. People rely on these services as outlets for themselves, as places to go, for many, many people they are in fact lifelines," "But given the announcement today of the closure of schools, we simply will not have the capacity to keep people safe in these facilities starting tomorrow" External link

CBC Monday, March 16, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is going to be difficult and I understand it's difficult for Calgary families," External link

CBC Monday, March 16, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "We know that these actions are impacting local businesses and people's livelihoods in a very serious way," External link

CBC Monday, March 16, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Those who have been self-isolated or quarantined, take it very seriously," External link

CBC Monday, March 16, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is going to get worse. There will certainly be more cases, and we will certainly have serious cases," "But there is no reason to panic … if you're here in Calgary, you're in the best place in the world to deal with this pandemic. We're in a place where we're going to look after one another" External link

CBC Saturday, March 14, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is going to get worse. There will certainly be more cases, and we will certainly have serious cases," "But there is no reason to panic … if you're here in Calgary, you're in the best place in the world to deal with this pandemic. We're in a place where we're going to look after one another" External link

CBC Friday, March 13, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "This is going to get worse. There will certainly be more cases, and we will certainly have serious cases," "But there is no reason to panic … if you're here in Calgary, you're in the best place in the world to deal with this pandemic. We're in a place where we're going to look after one another" External link

CBC Friday, March 13, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The area around city hall is the heart of downtown Calgary — it’s where government, education, and the arts come together,” “I’m thrilled that through this partnership with the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, we’ll have the opportunity to test inexpensive and innovative ideas aimed at improving the safety and vibrancy in this neighbourhood” External link

globalnews Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Of all the things you could imagine to cut, this one is a shocker,” “We’re talking about the most vulnerable people in the province, often living in very substandard conditions. ... Without question, this means we’re going to close affordable-housing units” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, February 29, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “Of all the things you could imagine to cut, this one is a shocker,” External link

globalnews Friday, February 28, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “I’m not going to say there’s a zero possibility that anything will happen here. If it does happen, we are well equipped to manage it,” “There is a little bit of a panic factor that we’ve got to get over” External link

globalnews Friday, February 28, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "India will soon be the most populous country in the world. It’s grown in recent years as a destination and trade partner for Calgary’s goods and services, and we've only just begun to scratch the surface of our economic potential in this market," External link

barrie Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "India will soon be the most populous country in the world," External link

CBC Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The mission is part of our strategy to develop [partnerships] that will advance investment interest, attract key tech talent, grow the roster of filmmakers and studios coming to Calgary to take advantage of our landscapes and film centre, and cultivate links between our respective education institutions," External link

CBC Thursday, February 27, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “We’ve seen some myths and some uncertainties in relation to the coronavirus,” “We need to remind everyone that there have been no confirmed cases of the coronavirus here in Alberta” External link

globalnews Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:07:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Ultimately, we know what happened at FCM, and what we need to do is make, is have a ruling on whether or not those actions violated our code of conduct and what sanctions are appropriate," "But we already know about the FCM stuff. So the question is: Is there anything else? Ultimately, council said for that councillor, we need to see if there's a pattern of behaviour here" External link

CBC Monday, February 24, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Ultimately, we know what happened at FCM, and what we need to do is make, is have a ruling on whether or not those actions violated our code of conduct and what sanctions are appropriate," "But we already know about the FCM stuff. So the question is: Is there anything else? Ultimately, council said for that councillor, we need to see if there's a pattern of behaviour here" External link

CBC Monday, February 24, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Ultimately, we know what happened at FCM, and what we need to do is make, is have a ruling on whether or not those actions violated our code of conduct and what sanctions are appropriate," "But we already know about the FCM stuff. So the question is: Is there anything else? Ultimately, council said for that councillor, we need to see if there's a pattern of behaviour here" External link

CBC Monday, February 24, 2020 7:58:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Certainly this company has had a few stumbles, but I know that they're moving forward in a way that is really true to the values of helping small businesses grow," External link

CBC Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "How are you going to get to the place where you buy your bus pass without having to pay another fare?" External link

CBC Friday, February 21, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “And how are you going to be able to waste your whole day in line because everybody is buying their pass on the same day?” External link

globalnews Friday, February 21, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “What we will do is we really will be talking about the process,” External link

barrie Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:42:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Part of the discussion that we had really was around the need for a lot of clarity on this issue," External link

CBC Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi wrote : "I'm sure the former Duke and Duchess will find this to be a beautiful homebase," External link

CBC Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:29:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "It’s important that Council take this step to extend the PTP (Phased Tax Program) for one more year, providing tax relief for Calgary’s small business owners," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "Like everyone else, it's a 'hold my nose vote' for me, but I think it's the right thing to do," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : “The idea is that $100 million or so will be used for queue jumping, for allowing buses to get around traffic and really much improving the bus experience from the north —which is huge transit ridership — until we build the next phase of the Green Line going north,” External link

barrie Wednesday, January 29, 2020 5:18:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi said : "The real fiscal imbalance in this country is not between provinces and regions, it's between cities and everyone else," External link

CBC Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:22:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi expliqué : «Le processus est encore embryonnaire et nous ne savons pas encore quelle direction nous allons prendre. Et si les gouvernements fédéral et provincial ne sont pas intéressés, la décision est facile. On oublie ça» External link

lactualite Thursday, December 22, 2016 5:30:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi ajouté : «Le CIO a complètement changé sa manière de penser, si bien que le fait d’avoir à construire de nouvelles installations est un désavantage, et non un avantage» External link

lactualite Thursday, December 22, 2016 5:30:00 AM EAT

Naheed Nenshi dit : «Oui, c'est une année électorale et les partis qui vont comprendre [les besoins des villes] sont ceux qui vont bien réussir» External link

cyberpresse Friday, February 6, 2015 5:30:00 PM EAT

Naheed Nenshi précisé : «Personne ne demande au gouvernement fédéral un chèque en blanc. Ce que nous demandons, c'est de discuter d'une forme de financement stable et prévisible» External link

cyberpresse Friday, February 6, 2015 5:30:00 PM EAT



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