Don Iveson

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Don Iveson said : “The reduction in ridership has meant that the natural surveillance that normally occurs on the system isn’t there to the same degree that people are used to,” “That does have an effect on both people’s perceived sense of safety as well as the actual conditions that allow for a disorder or mischief to occur” External link

barrie Wednesday, May 12, 2021 4:06:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “But, I’m really pleased that the data-driven approach… is helping us,” External link

barrie Wednesday, May 12, 2021 4:06:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "This will allow for much more robust public engagement and ultimately more political oversight over something that was previously handled a little bit more behind closed doors," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:12:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The idea that something is being withheld here or that there's anything other than wear and tear on the facility, I have real concerns with the premise of that," External link

barrie Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The idea that something is being withheld here or that there's anything other than wear and tear on the facility, I have real concerns with the premise of that," External link

barrie Friday, May 7, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Vigilance is the order of the day here, now more than ever because of these much more virulent strains," "Distancing, masking — these are critical tools in the toolbox for us while people get some exercise outside while respecting others" External link

CBC Friday, May 7, 2021 5:35:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson added : “I think realistically this is already happening,” “I think putting some rules around it, and having some measurement around it and having some accountability and public communications around it and some monitoring I think will be a good thing without kicking the doors wide open” External link

barrie Monday, May 3, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Realistically, this is already happening a fair bit in COVID, and I think putting some rules around it and having some measurement around it, adding some accountability and some public communications around it and some monitoring, I think will be a good thing without kicking the doors wide open saying you can do this anywhere,” “It will be curated, it will be specific to certain sites. Now it will really give us a sense to: is this as straightforward as people think it is in Europe? Or will the worst fears that we’ve heard come to pass? And I suspect the answer will be somewhere in between” External link

cknw Monday, May 3, 2021 11:05:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think we need to do something for folks who are coming out of the 24/7," "The fact that we did not do that last year, I think, was a contributing factor to the growth of encampments. We cannot allow that to happen again this year" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson noted : "We're ahead by 3.1 per cent after the first period," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson noted : "We're ahead by 3.1 per cent after the first period," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 5:56:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : "There is nothing to be gained in terms of knowledge by surprising agency workers who are doing their very best under extremely difficult and high-stress conditions," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I believe the system is safe,” “I use the system but I recognize not everyone feels that way. I am in a position of considerable privilege in that sense, but I also know what all those accountability systems are” External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : “I’m extremely disturbed by the footage of Pazo’s attack. I’m glad to hear that Edmonton police and the Edmonton Public Schools are investigating. My hope is that the family finds justice soon” External link

globalnews Monday, April 26, 2021 4:12:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Transit is most successful when it’s convenient and located close to where people work, live and play, so directing growth in our city to the nodes and corridors of density will allow more people ultimately to be served by mass transit, and our network will continue to evolve and adapt to our changing and growing city,” External link

globalnews Monday, April 26, 2021 12:21:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Transit is most successful when it’s convenient and located close to where people live, work, and play,” “So directing growth in our city to the nodes and corridors of density will allow more people ultimately to be well-served by mass transit, and our network will continue to evolve” External link

barrie Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The need for quality and affordable child care in Edmonton is huge. And I truly believe there is no economic recovery without childcare," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:29:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Let me ask again: Will you commit to funding the operating dollars so that we can go get more federal aid for vulnerable Albertans," External link

CBC Saturday, April 17, 2021 2:14:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I don't get it. I'm at a bit of a loss," "I'm going to keep asking very pointed questions about this until we get a better answer" External link

CBC Saturday, April 17, 2021 2:14:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Rather than making it a little bit cheaper for everybody, we’re making it a lot cheaper for people who really need the support,” “We’ve done a lot to remove barriers to transit as part of our overall approach to really target the subsidies to people that need them the most” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The new analogy might be, do we want more vaccines or do we want more masks? It feels like today we're buying $8 million more of masks but it's not our job to buy the vaccine ... to buy the cure," External link

CBC Saturday, April 10, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Those who want to polarize and politicize the community safety and well-being task force work and their recommendations — as well as the broader conversation being had by communities across Canada on how community safety ecosystems can be improved — are likely trying to make this work 'zero sum' when it's not," External link

CBC Friday, April 9, 2021 11:05:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “For this to really work it can’t just be Edmonton. It’s got to be greater metropolitan Edmonton in order to be fair and have a level playing field, but also to really unlock the economic opportunities that come with having a region that’s really aligned to what the world is asking for in terms of a low carbon future,” “If we’re going to pitch this region for investment to the world, and if we’re trying to keep talent here too, then ideally it’s a region wide push, not just a city of Edmonton push to do the right thing on climate” External link

barrie Friday, April 9, 2021 4:07:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I think fair questions were raised about what, in my opinion, should be a community safety and well-being funding formula that should account for the needs and opportunities on prevention as well as predictability and safety on the front lines,” External link

barrie Wednesday, April 7, 2021 4:07:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “That’s also going to give the community time to come and speak to this report and the work that the city is undertaking to put the key recommendations in action,” External link

barrie Wednesday, April 7, 2021 4:07:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Some of it can move fast, which is good, some of it is going to take a little bit more time," External link

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

Don Iveson said : "Hubs, shelters, crisis diversion, whatever we want to call it, I think everyone is talking about that. I think the challenge is we have to deliver it," External link

barrie Thursday, March 25, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think we have resources deployed today and people who are working very hard on the city's behalf over a very spread out system using the best of intelligence to deploy people to trouble spots and so that's why reporting of issues is so critical from our public to aid in that deployment of resources," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:33:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson explained : “We’re earmarking — just to make it tangible — $5 million from the COVID(-19) reserves, some of which came from the surplus we were talking about last week, to turn right around and give it back to businesses that are struggling,” External link

cknw Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2:38:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It’s a general, straightforward way for us to provide relief to all businesses in the city, under the reasonable assumption that most of them are struggling right now,” External link

cknw Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2:38:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "A number of applications are in," "I believe we’re going to get a number of cranes in the air over our downtown as a result of this from what we’ve heard from investors in the city" External link

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

Don Iveson said : “It is not just a gesture, it is material for a business that has zero cash flow right now which some do. But I think it is also an indication of our desire to want to help them survive,” “I’d rather do it than not and then find other resources elsewhere against the other COVID-19 needs if necessary” External link

edmontonjournal Monday, March 22, 2021 11:59:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Once again, we’ve been recognized for our efforts to share information with citizens as an open city,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:27:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "These funds will advance the City's climate action plans by helping to grow the innovation ecosystem in Edmonton and diversify our economy to prepare for a low carbon future. I'm excited to see the impact the Edmonton Climate Innovation Fund will have on our city as it invests in local, innovative solutions that support our energy transition goals and help contribute to our long-term prosperity," External link

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

Don Iveson said : “There is no time like the present to pivot to prevention strategies like housing that will create jobs, improve dignity and outcomes for vulnerable people and reduce those heavy societal costs that we continue to bear,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:42:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I like others will not be supporting the rezone," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The Edmonton Cart Rollout is an essential step in Edmonton's journey to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly as we grow,” External link

barrie Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I don't regret at all establishing this facility," External link

CBC Friday, March 5, 2021 9:49:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It may very well be a jobs budget for Alberta, but it ain't a jobs budget for Edmonton," External link

CBC Friday, March 5, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It's really ideally suited to bringing a lot of people through well maintaining distancing, and it's also in addition to having lots of parking on transit for folks who who don't have access to a vehicle,” “Our message is, you know, we stand by to assist however we can” External link

barrie Friday, March 5, 2021 7:51:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It may very well be a jobs budget for Alberta, but it ain't a jobs budget for Edmonton," External link

CBC Friday, March 5, 2021 5:31:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It may well be a jobs budget for Alberta, but it ain’t a jobs budget for Edmonton," External link

barrie Friday, March 5, 2021 4:36:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think the point I really want to make is that that’s on top of last year’s cuts on post secondary and several years of cuts to municipal infrastructure grants," External link

barrie Friday, March 5, 2021 4:36:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It’s just layer after layer after layer," External link

barrie Friday, March 5, 2021 4:36:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It’s very disheartening and not just for Edmonton but for the future prospects of cities in this province of all sizes,” “It’s layer after layer after layer and it just really constrains what the city can do even on basic maintenance, which is a job creator” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, March 5, 2021 1:36:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think we've learned a lot about the standard of care and meeting people where they're at," External link

barrie Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:16:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I don't regret at all establishing this facility," External link

CBC Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It’s also, in addition to having lots of parking, on transit for folks who don’t have access to a vehicle,” External link

cknw Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We are in the middle of a global public health crisis,” “Wearing a mask and following other public health measures keeps people safe and saves lives” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Edmonton unequivocally condemns racism, misogyny and other forms of hate — such speech is not welcome in our community,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I don't understand what the blockage is when the fiscal case is so strong, when the moral case is so strong, when the federal government is pumping relief dollars in at 100 cents on the dollar," "If they double down on perpetuating a model of managing homelessness, that's going to be much more expensive, get poorer outcomes for taxpayers and to say nothing of the perpetual indignity to people on the margins in our communities" External link

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

Don Iveson said : "There's so much opportunity for us, but so much of that is centred in the cities, really for the benefit of all Albertans," External link

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

Don Iveson said : "In the context of today’s budget," External link

barrie Friday, February 26, 2021 4:19:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "These are the people who are going to benefit from good decisions for the long term," External link

barrie Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Muslim women deserve to feel safe in our city and I'm deeply troubled that these incidents have engendered fear for M.W. and other women in our city," External link

CBC Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:11:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “These behaviours are un-Edmontonian, though clearly there are individuals here who have not gotten the message,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "No Edmontonian should feel that their safety is at risk while taking transit, and particularly based on identity or appearance. Of course this incident is particularly concerning given other recent assaults targeting Black Muslim women wearing hijabs," External link

barrie Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:01:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "These behaviours are un-Edmontonian, though clearly there are individuals here who have not gotten the message. Muslim women deserve to feel safe in our city — and I’m deeply troubled that these incidents have engendered fear for M.W. and other women in our city," External link

barrie Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:01:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “My priorities going into Thursday are to keep an eye on jobs, to keep an eye on the promises that have been made to Edmonton around projects like the south LRT extension, for example, where money is already earmarked in previous budgets for us and the project is shovel-ready for 2022,” External link

cknw Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson explained : “Particularly the work we want to do to turn on some of these units we’re building now in order to help the provincial government save money in its highest cost area, which is health care, as well as justice,” “They spend more than $10 million a year in Edmonton on shelters today and for $5.9 million, we can actually turn on the housing we’re building right now to help people divert from those shelters and hospitals and the remand centre and save the taxpayer money and meet them with greater dignity” External link

cknw Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’ll make the point that housing as a solution to homelessness is also going to save provincial taxpayers an awful lot of money. So during a time of economic restraint, what better time to put in place measures that are going to save money?” External link

cknw Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “My priorities going into Thursday are to keep an eye on jobs, to keep an eye on the promises that have been made to Edmonton around projects like the south LRT extension, for example, where money is already earmarked in previous budgets for us and the project is shovel-ready for 2022,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:56:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson explained : “Particularly the work we want to do to turn on some of these units we’re building now in order to help the provincial government save money in its highest cost area, which is health care, as well as justice,” “They spend more than $10 million a year in Edmonton on shelters today and for $5.9 million, we can actually turn on the housing we’re building right now to help people divert from those shelters and hospitals and the remand centre and save the taxpayer money and meet them with greater dignity” External link

globalnews Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:56:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’ll make the point that housing as a solution to homelessness is also going to save provincial taxpayers an awful lot of money. So during a time of economic restraint, what better time to put in place measures that are going to save money?” External link

globalnews Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:56:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Improving community safety and the vibrancy of our neighbourhoods while also making progress towards our goal of expanding affordable housing in Edmonton means this pilot program is a win-win for Edmontonians,” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : "Edmonton unequivocally condemns racism, misogyny and other forms of hate – such speech is not welcome in our community," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : “Edmonton unequivocally condemns racism, misogyny and other forms of hate – such speech is not welcome in our community,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:09:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : “Edmonton unequivocally condemns racism, misogyny and other forms of hate – such speech is not welcome in our community,” External link

680news Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We are in the middle of a global public health crisis,” “Wearing a mask and following other public health measures keeps people safe and saves lives” External link

cknw Saturday, February 20, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We are in relentless competition for talent and investment with all cities, not just Calgary,” “I believe strongly that we will have different innovation as cities and different core competencies” External link

globalnews Saturday, February 20, 2021 9:24:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We are in relentless competition for talent and investment with all cities, not just Calgary,” “I believe strongly that we will have different innovation as cities and different core competencies” External link

globalnews Saturday, February 20, 2021 6:34:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think the premier has put personal sweat and effort into making this happen and it's tailored in Edmonton, to our community," External link

barrie Saturday, February 20, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : "I think it solves an access egress issue that we've had in and around Rossdale," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:37:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson commented : "In light of the extreme cold weather we've been experiencing as of late, it's heartbreaking and it's frustrating to watch," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "During these extreme weather conditions, we have procedures that are to be followed to ensure all Edmontonians, including our most vulnerable, are kept safe," "It would appear these were not followed during these instances" External link

CBC Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It's not the direction we would go in to pursue a city-specific ban when the issue of the flow of these weapons and their ties to particularly drugs and organized crime is much more than a municipality-by-municipality issue," External link

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

Don Iveson said : “In light of the extreme cold we’ve been experiencing of late, it’s heartbreaking and it’s frustrating to watch,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:30:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : "I think it solves an access egress issue that we've had in and around Rossdale," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I want to stress that the city cares deeply about ensuring that we're doing our part to keep Edmontonians safe during this cautious reopening," "But we understand how much stress businesses are under right now, too, and we also know how much stress our health-care system is still under and how easily it could yet be overwhelmed given the new variants' contagiousness. ... Which is why I appreciate how the administration has approached the reopening of selected arenas, fitness, sport and aquatic facilities" External link

CBC Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:57:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "This virus is not a joke. It is not a hoax, Edmontonians have died, far too many already," "And it is heartless and it is cruel to treat their deaths and the sacrifices of Edmontonians who have diligently followed public health orders ... by flouting these important rules that are here for our safety" External link

CBC Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:57:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Recent video footage of patrons, spreading on social media, essentially partying in restaurants this week is worrisome,” External link

cknw Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:35:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Recent video footage of patrons, spreading on social media, essentially partying in restaurants this week is worrisome,” External link

globalnews Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:48:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We'll continue to ask questions of (public health officials) about the data they are seeing and if and when that merits a change in strategy around reopening," External link

barrie Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:32:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It's just not cost effective at this point, against all of the other things you'd have to turn on, to begin to activate the rec centres," External link

barrie Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:32:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Permanent transit funding offers cities long-term predictability to finally be able to deliver transformational system expansion and drive durable economic growth across our country," "The recovery support here can be massive. It can be the centrepiece of the job-creating, emissions-reducing recovery that Canadians are looking for" External link

CBC Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Permanent transit funding offers cities long-term predictability to finally be able to deliver transformational system expansion and drive durable economic growth across our country," "The recovery support here can be massive. It can be the centrepiece of the job-creating, emissions-reducing recovery that Canadians are looking for" External link

CBC Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’ve been in touch with the user groups to try and bring facilities online in a realistic timeline in partnership with them. I think they understand the bind that the city is in because they were also caught by surprise,” “I think we are all struggling, we are all fatigued with constant rule change,” External link

barrie Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:39:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “This is psychological and emotional abuse … and it’s unacceptable,” “And just because we are democratically elected and accessible to people doesn’t mean that our workplace should be less safe than other people’s” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4:13:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "This is psychological and emotional abuse," "Just because we are democratically elected and accessible to people doesn't mean that our workplace should be less safe than other people's" External link

CBC Wednesday, February 10, 2021 1:27:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think this, even this conversation, begins to create expectations that we may or may not be able to fulfil," External link

CBC Monday, February 8, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson added : “I’m hopeful we will get there as we do the work on the bridge. We’re just not a position right now to put dollars on the table,” External link

barrie Tuesday, February 2, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’ve seen our main streets really spruce up in response to this in recent years, it’s been a very, very successful program,” External link

barrie Tuesday, February 2, 2021 7:48:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It’s a cost partnership, so it’s depends on them putting some money on the table, and the city sweetens the deal to make sure they do something beautiful,” External link

barrie Tuesday, February 2, 2021 7:48:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I can absolutely see this expanding to downtown, and some of the other districts very, very quickly,” External link

barrie Tuesday, February 2, 2021 7:48:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Construction disruption is a reality for all of us in the city, and that we build these projects so that life will be made better afterwards, and the city needs some flexibility to be able to do that,” External link

barrie Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:14:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "That to me, is a win-win-win — if the public is not having to bear the cost of turning it into a public standard building for permanency," "It will be an asset to the neighbourhood" External link

CBC Tuesday, February 2, 2021 5:03:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I do hope we find a way to preserve this important building and breathe new life into it in a way that’s economically viable and not burdensome for the property taxpayer,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, February 2, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "For people who are fomenting discontent and deliberately undermining and flouting public health rules and attracting attention to these fringe causes, that they are being held accountable – not always in front of a bunch of cell phones placed to amplify the message and the cause – but in the fullness in time," External link

barrie Thursday, January 28, 2021 3:45:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Rallies of anti-maskers, anti-vaxxers and alt-right hate groups, continuing to gather and have mini-festivals of their own, are really starting to vex Edmontonians including myself,” “I am hearing more and more frustration from Edmontonians about the enforcement approach” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It was widely contested and there was quite a bit of interest. So, Andre rose to the top of a tall stack of applications,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:13:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “His experience includes emergency management and executive leadership with the government of Alberta, security for the 2010 Olympics and nation-building work in Afghanistan with the Canadian Armed Forces,” External link

barrie Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “He is a dedicated team builder and he’s made it clear to me that one of his first focus areas will be ensuring the city of Edmonton is running the best that it can,” External link

barrie Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson explained : “It would be a shot in the arm for downtown — for job creation — and get some projects moving in this construction season, would be the idea,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, January 19, 2021 5:52:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Upgrading many of these buildings will immediately contribute to Edmonton's economic recovery, stimulate our local economy and support job stability for Edmontonians, all while helping the urgent need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions," External link

CBC Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Job creation for them is one of the key things that our community needs to rebound," External link

CBC Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The HERA incentive program will help homeowners invest in energy efficiency improvements that allow them to benefit from reduced energy bills while also helping to build a low-carbon cleaner city. This will be a critical component in creating a more climate resilient Edmonton too and will lay the foundation for Edmonton’s housing stock as well as the creation of many jobs,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:35:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : "People are doing the right thing for the most part," External link

barrie Friday, January 8, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "This virus feeds off of our exhaustion," External link

CBC Friday, January 8, 2021 6:17:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’ve already lost too many Edmontonians to the virus,” External link

globalnews Friday, January 8, 2021 5:30:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I recognize and appreciate the sacrifices Edmontonians have made to keep each other and our community safe,” External link

globalnews Friday, January 8, 2021 5:30:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : “Many Edmontonians are justifiably angered about reports that some politicians and public officials, engaged in non essential travel during the serious phase of the pandemic,” External link

edmontonjournal Monday, January 4, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : "I want to be clear that #COVID19 is still a clear and present danger to Edmontonians, lives are at risk and the healthcare system remains under a tremendous amount of pressure," External link

barrie Monday, January 4, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I have to be careful. I get emotional thinking about it,” External link

barrie Thursday, December 31, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson recalled : “Initially I think those were helpful to those who really needed them, and then they became politicized,” External link

barrie Thursday, December 31, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Edmonton is one of the only cities where we’ve been able to disband those camps without arrests and without violence,” External link

barrie Thursday, December 31, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson noted : "The last great punch in the gut in this city was the recession in the '80s," "Remember what came out of it, too — which was the festival scene, the arts community that we have here, just a massive growth in volunteerism and civic engagement" External link

CBC Monday, December 21, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "People are really struggling and I think there will be consequences to that, to mental health, to economic resiliency," "I'm really concerned about our employees and concerned about the health and well-being of Edmontonians in this circumstance," External link

CBC Monday, December 21, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "This city council has made clear time and time again that hatred in any form, including racism, misogyny and Islamaphobia have no place in our community," "While there appear to be unrelated and distinct dimensions to these incidents, they are both outright unacceptable and downright un-Edmontonian" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Racist hatred has no place here” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Racist hatred has no place here” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, December 16, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We remain committed to making Edmonton a healthier, safer and more environmentally friendly place to live today and far intergenerationally into the future … and the funding being announced today is going to make a huge difference in helping us reach this greenhouse-gas reduction goal,” “I am really confident that it will make a huge difference in the lives of many Edmontonians” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Property tax doesn't distinguish how people are doing, but we know people are hurting and that's why zero per cent is the right thing to do," External link

CBC Friday, December 11, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I'm pleased to say that today, city council passed a budget that strikes the right balance between finding efficiencies during these trying economic times while also ensuring that we're supporting economic recovery and protecting key city services and infrastructure," External link

barrie Friday, December 11, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "This work will be critical to how the city adapts to the new normal and emerges hopefully stronger than before," External link

barrie Friday, December 11, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We know people are hurting and that’s why zero per cent is the right decision,” External link

cknw Friday, December 11, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We did this while also ensuring we are able to keep investing in assets and services that will allow Edmonton to emerge, post-COVID, a healthy, urban and climate-resilient city that supports a prosperous metro region. In other words, to advance the City Plan we passed earlier this week,” External link

cknw Friday, December 11, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “This is the toughest thing that we do under the best of circumstances and this is far from the best of circumstances,” “Each thing we did was thoughtful and sustainable” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, December 11, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We know people are hurting and that’s why zero per cent is the right decision,” External link

globalnews Friday, December 11, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We did this while also ensuring we are able to keep investing in assets and services that will allow Edmonton to emerge, post-COVID, a healthy, urban and climate-resilient city that supports a prosperous metro region. In other words, to advance the City Plan we passed earlier this week,” External link

globalnews Friday, December 11, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’ve been able to find a few dollars to keep these facilities going for a few more years,” External link

cknw Thursday, December 10, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “COVID(-19) is the time where we can really hit reset on this,” External link

cknw Thursday, December 10, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’ve been able to find a few dollars to keep these facilities going for a few more years,” External link

globalnews Thursday, December 10, 2020 8:20:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “COVID(-19) is the time where we can really hit reset on this,” External link

globalnews Thursday, December 10, 2020 8:20:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “There’s a reason administration keeps bringing these forward and that reckoning will come,” “COVID is the time where we can really reset on this to try to find a sustainable path forward for facilities in these neighbourhoods” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “This is actually a bit of stimulus and job creation to do this kind of work with the consultants,” “We have the opportunity to keep the work going on the consulting side and it doesn’t mean that it will get green lit against all other priorities for funding for construction and there is still the matter of the top-up to build to program” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “This is actually a bit of stimulus and job creation to do this kind of work with the consultants,” “We have the opportunity to keep the work going on the consulting side and it doesn’t mean that it will get green lit against all other priorities for funding for construction and there is still the matter of the top-up to build to program” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, December 10, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “These restrictions will be tough to bear - more so for vulnerable people in our community and for struggling businesses - but there is provincial, municipal and substantial federal aid available that should allow us all to do the right thing and follow these new public health measures to stop this virus,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I believe these new provincewide measures meet that imperative," External link

barrie Wednesday, December 9, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The clock is ticking in more ways than one here," "The situation is dire and urgent measures are needed" External link

CBC Wednesday, December 9, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We are on a collision course with calamity," External link

CBC Tuesday, December 8, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The numbers are likely more significant even than what is being reported," "I think stronger measures are required" External link

CBC Tuesday, December 8, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “My position remains that I think stronger measures are required and some equity for those businesses who have chosen to close versus those who haven’t, particularly in the hospitality sector,” “Frankly, many of the businesses are asking us to be closed so that they can maximize their access to federal aid that’s only available to businesses that have been closed for in-room dining” External link

globalnews Tuesday, December 8, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We are on a collision course with calamity," External link

CBC Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The numbers are likely more significant even than what is being reported," "I think stronger measures are required" External link

CBC Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It is extremely distressing and heartbreaking to know that within the span of a month, more than 250 have died from COVID-19 in our province," External link

CBC Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “Please keep us posted as you add words to a poem that should be finished,” External link

barrie Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I want to be crystal clear,” External link

barrie Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “My goal throughout this budget discussion will be to find efficiencies while ensuring the city is providing our communities with what we need to weather this pandemic, like maintaining critical infrastructure and services that keep Edmontonians safe,” External link

cknw Friday, December 4, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson explained : “have generally run at a loss from a taxpayer perspective,” External link

cknw Friday, December 4, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We got word that the provincial government that it will expand peace officer scope to face covering and monitoring public health orders,” “Effective immediately… working with AHS and EPS, our peace officers will work seven days a week to ensure people are observing public health orders” External link

globalnews Saturday, November 28, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Enforcement remains a key element of success in our COVID-19 response,” External link

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

Don Iveson said : “I was pleased to hear that the province has heard our desire to assist, and is seriously considering delegating enforcement powers for municipal peace officers to enforce these public health emergency orders,” External link

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

Don Iveson added : “Enforcement remains a key element of success in our COVID-19 response,” External link

barrie Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It sounds encouraging that the province is going to come through on that delegated authority, so that’s one of the things we’re going to be looking at,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, November 26, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The loss of those facilities during the earlier stage of this pandemic was very deeply felt by patrons of those facilities who depend on them for a sense of community and support and the staff who love to serve them,” External link

cknw Thursday, November 26, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The loss of those facilities during the earlier stage of this pandemic was very deeply felt by patrons of those facilities who depend on them for a sense of community and support and the staff who love to serve them,” External link

globalnews Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I’ve long stressed that a regional approach is key to helping slow the spread of COVID-19 which is why I’m relieved to see the province announce these new measures today that I hope will help flatten the curve across our region,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, November 25, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I’ve long stressed that a regional approach is key to helping slow the spread of COVID-19 which is why I’m relieved to see the province announce these new measures today that I hope will help flatten the curve across our region,” “I empathize with Edmontonians who will, because of these additional restrictions, be required to make even more adjustments at a time when everyone’s lives have already been significantly disrupted. This will be difficult, but it is critical that we do our part to keep our families and communities safe. I thank Edmontonians in advance for adhering to these new public health measures — your efforts will make a significant difference in helping to stop the spread” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’re increasingly hearing a desire from business for some decisive measures that will allow us to do what we need to do to contain the virus so that we can reopen again with confidence after that,” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’re increasingly hearing a desire from business for some decisive measures that will allow us to do what we need to do to contain the virus so that we can reopen again with confidence after that,” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’re increasingly hearing a desire from business for some decisive measures that will allow us to do what we need to do to contain the virus so that we can reopen again with confidence after that,” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson commented : “I was giving serious thought to running again because of all of the pressure and disruption our community is facing,” External link

barrie Monday, November 23, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I've had more time with my kids and been around the dinner table more as a family in the last eight months than in the last eight years,” External link

barrie Monday, November 23, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "With a year remaining, I want to make clear that my singular daily focus is working tirelessly to protect and help Edmontonians impacted by COVID-19 and the economic challenges we face," "Now let’s get back to work" External link

barrie Monday, November 23, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I think stronger measures are required, and the numbers continuing to rise indicate that the measures that have been in place are not adequate to the task yet,” External link

edmontonjournal Monday, November 23, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It is an incredible honour, and a humbling duty, to serve as your mayor and I am thankful for every day I get to serve our community,” “With a year remaining, I want to make clear that my singular daily focus is working tirelessly to protect and help Edmontonians impacted by COVID-19 and the economic challenges we face” External link

cknw Monday, November 23, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Part of the beauty of cities is that they are perpetually unfinished. This complex, ever-evolving work demands thoughtful, compassionate and constructive civic leadership – which is why next fall’s election will be pivotal, and why I feel it’s important to give people who may be considering a run time and notice to make their plans,” External link

cknw Monday, November 23, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It is an incredible honour, and a humbling duty, to serve as your mayor and I am thankful for every day I get to serve our community," External link

CBC Monday, November 23, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : "There is much to do, and not everything will be resolved by the election. In fact, part of the beauty of cities is that they are perpetually unfinished," "This complex, ever-evolving work demands thoughtful, compassionate and constructive civic leadership — which is why next fall's election will be pivotal and why I feel it's important to give people who may be considering a run, time and notice to make their plans" External link

CBC Monday, November 23, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It is an incredible honour, and a humbling duty, to serve as your mayor and I am thankful for every day I get to serve our community,” “With a year remaining, I want to make clear that my singular daily focus is working tirelessly to protect and help Edmontonians impacted by COVID-19 and the economic challenges we face” External link

globalnews Monday, November 23, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Part of the beauty of cities is that they are perpetually unfinished. This complex, ever-evolving work demands thoughtful, compassionate and constructive civic leadership – which is why next fall’s election will be pivotal, and why I feel it’s important to give people who may be considering a run time and notice to make their plans,” External link

globalnews Monday, November 23, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The City of Edmonton is a high-performing organization, with people who work very hard for Edmontonians," External link

barrie Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’re happy Andre will be joining the team as his vast leadership experience, as well as experience working with other orders of government, will help advance City of Edmonton priorities at a provincial and national level,” External link

cknw Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Every organization can periodically benefit from a fresh perspective on how to streamline services to best serve our community, particularly under these difficult economic and public health circumstances," External link

CBC Friday, November 20, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “They have the strongest authority to issue regional health orders, which I have long maintained is the key to tackling the spread of the this virus in our metropolitan context,” External link

cknw Friday, November 20, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I’m sensing from Edmontonians and from my council colleagues a desire for the government of Alberta to act more strongly,” External link

barrie Friday, November 20, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We were doing what we can with the tools that we have from the province,” “It’s a very disempowering situation right now,” External link

barrie Friday, November 20, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Well, I think the public wants to know and so do we, so please pass that back,” External link

barrie Friday, November 20, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “What we’re asking for is for that order to be reinstituted by the province so that the province’s rules can be enforced at all levels,” External link

barrie Friday, November 20, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I am very eager to work with the province on even stricter measures,” External link

barrie Friday, November 20, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson asked : “What is the key driver of the next stage of restrictions should they become necessary?” External link

barrie Friday, November 20, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The public wants to know, and so do we," External link

CBC Friday, November 20, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “COVID-19 cases are rising, and fast,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 20, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “They have the strongest authority to issue regional health orders, which I have long maintained is the key to tackling the spread of the this virus in our metropolitan context,” External link

globalnews Friday, November 20, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I know that Edmontonians are tired of the virus and ready for all of this to end, waiting patiently for a vaccine, but we must accept the reality of the data before us which is that COVID-19 cases are rising fast,” External link

cknw Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “They have the strongest authority to issue regional health orders, which I have long maintained is the key to tackling the spread of the this virus in our metropolitan context. COVID-19 is borderless and people across our region need clear and concise rules so there is consistency in Alberta’s approach to tackling this virus in the Edmonton metropolitan region,” External link

cknw Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I know Eastglen is a much-loved facility in the neighborhood, but it's just not as cost effective to operate as the new multipurpose rec center that is literally down the street," External link

CBC Thursday, November 19, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson noted : “Zero is actually an erosion against inflation and potentially erosion against growth pressures. And the city’s growing more slowly because of the economic circumstances we’re in, and inflation is lower in many areas, but we’re also dealing with PPE costs and other extraordinary cost pressures, and so zero is not something you can do without significant pain and impacts to service levels,” “This year, we felt it was important because of the pressure particularly businesses are under, but also many households with the highest unemployment rate in the country". The capital city's unemployment rate was 12 per cent in October, a 0.6 per cent improvement over September. The mayor commented, "We wanted to work hard and show people that we heard that concern and share that pain as a city – but it doesn’t come without a cost to service levels. And it’s not something that people should assume that can be done every year” External link

barrie Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Zero is actually an erosion against inflation and potentially erosion against growth pressures. And the city’s growing more slowly because of the economic circumstances we’re in, and inflation is lower in many areas, but we’re also dealing with PPE costs and other extraordinary cost pressures, and so zero is not something you can do without significant pain and impacts to service levels,” “This year, we felt it was important because of the pressure particularly businesses are under, but also many households with the highest unemployment rate in the country. So we wanted to work hard and show people that we heard that concern and share that pain as a city – but it doesn’t come without a cost to service levels. And it’s not something that people should assume that can be done every year” External link

barrie Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “For a period of time the province had delegated the authority for all of our peace officers to do public health measure enforcement. That expired in the spring. I would be very happy to see the city take on a stronger role in that,” “Police are very busy with other things and so dispatching them to public health issues I think is not an effective use of public resources with everything else that we’re dealing with public safety wise. So I would really appreciate it if the peace officers could be re-upped on their delegated authority to conduct enforcement of the measures that are in place” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Any one municipality acting alone, and not strictly in lockstep with our other neighbours represents further confusion for people, which we do not need right now, and inconsistency in terms of measures, which is not fair to business,” External link

barrie Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “There was a period of rapid growth and catch-up and inflation and aspiration for the city for a period of time and I don’t think it’s a decision to discontinue that as of now,” “I think we throttled back on that several years ago” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Money won't be spent on making those kind of changes," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’ll continue to wait for those zone officers of medical health to make evidence-based decisions,” External link

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

Don Iveson said : "We need to make sure we're not always buying land in neighbourhoods where land is the cheapest because the neighbourhoods are struggling," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 10, 2020 2:47:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Obviously it's subject to further conversation at committee, but it's very consistent with the direction that we've said is part of our overall approach to supporting more affordable housing options in the community as all parts of the needs spectrum," External link

CBC Friday, November 6, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We took considerable pains to evaluate re-use of the facility for other purposes over the years including for hockey, and there were studies before that that Northlands conducted that looked at other non-sport uses as well, and all of those studies came back that its a very, very expensive building to retro-fit to any kind of new use,” External link

barrie Friday, November 6, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said ( about Hail Mary ) : “Council was quite open to looking at other facilities as well, including adaptive reuse of the Expo Centre or other buildings on the Northlands site, so there may be a number of answers to the need that we heard that don’t require changes or adaptations to the Coliseum and wouldn’t violate that agreement,” “At some point, barring a Hail Mary three-pointer here of some kind, and frankly willingness (from OEG) to look at a different proposal under all the superseding agreements, then the time will come for demolition of the building, which again we previously concluded was an inevitability” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, November 6, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We took considerable pains to evaluate a re-use of the facility for other purposes over the years," External link

CBC Friday, November 6, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Frankly, there are more pressing issues for us than this," "The time will come for demolition of the building, which we previously concluded was an inevitability" External link

CBC Friday, November 6, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said ( about Hail Mary ) : “It’s a bit of a Hail Mary from half court,” External link

barrie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Measures are in place to keep a lid on it within the conference centre but those kinds of measures are very difficult to put in place in an informal settlement like the camps,” “It’s concerning but there are measures in place to make sure that people who have tested positive or have had close contact will be separated and isolated accordingly and treated” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, November 3, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It’s heartbreaking news for the city, especially to people who had the pleasure, and so many people had the pleasure, of meeting Joey,” “As mayor I got to meet him a number of times…just a delightful human being…it’s sad…he was a great guy” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 28, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “The need has always been most acute in the cities,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, October 28, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The $17 million in our case will buy either one larger property or two smaller properties,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, October 28, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "But the best way to make that argument is to use up the two $500-million allocations quickly, which we intend to do," External link

barrie Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "But the best way to make that argument is to use up the two $500-million allocations quickly, which we intend to do," External link

cp24 Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "As mayor, I got to meet him a number of times and (he's) just a delightful human being, and it's sad," "He was a great guy, so the loss is deeply felt in our city today" External link

CBC Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Sounds like the federal government has listened to that advice," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I’ve never seen the city and the agencies move more quickly to meet the need of vulnerable people with the activation of the conference centre and the continued partnership with Hope Mission and Mustard Seed to make sure there’s ample shelter and accommodation space around the city for this winter,” “Now, that’s still not the best answer and not a permanent answer to ending chronic homelessness. The right answer is more bridge housing to transition people into supportive housing” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson commented : “Those hundred-plus beds that Mustard Seed wants to open up are going to be sorely needed over and above what Hope (Mission) does traditionally, and what the City is looking to do at the conference centre,” “We need room for everybody this winter” External link

barrie Thursday, October 22, 2020 4:02:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Next to the water treatment plant, on land that is reserved for its expansion, that’s previously disturbed, on a temporary basis to help us achieve our climate goals... Makes sense to me,” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 21, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I think a wage freeze is the right thing to do for now,” “I think this is about sending a signal of restraint, but also very practically, councillors living within the same kind of constraint that we’ve asked our employees to take through the zero per cent settlements that we’ve negotiated with many of our labour unions” External link

globalnews Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I would not support putting solar panels throughout seven thousand acres of the river valley" "But next to water treatment plant on land that is reserved for its expansion, that's previously disturbed, on a temporary basis, to help us each our climate goals — makes sense to me" External link

CBC Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Councillors living within the same kind of constraint that we've asked our employees to take through the zero-per-cent settlements that we've negotiated with many of our labour units," "I think it's important for Edmontonians to know that their elected officials are enduring that same constraint" External link

CBC Tuesday, October 20, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson commented : “This (camp) and the one in Strathcona have made quite visible a problem and issue that we have been trying to solve for a long time now, and the conditions now finally seem right to resolve it,” External link

barrie Friday, October 16, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “The pandemic accommodation at the conference centre is to give us time to muster the response from all orders of government and society that (Camp Pekiwewan organizers) have been demanding from the city,” External link

barrie Friday, October 16, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We're in hurry-up mode and we will have an opportunity for everyone who wants to come off the streets to do it within the 10-week window," External link

CBC Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “These signs, which Edmontonians and frequent users of the transit system, especially, will see before them, will be an indicator of the changes that are coming,” “It’s a very positive sign of big-city transit coming to Edmonton in 2021,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We're in a hurry-up mode on that, recognizing that it only buys us a few months until the spring when we really do need those federal dollars to acquire units,” “There will also be bridge housing opening up at the Cities Initiative this month, we’ll have a hotel to announce soon, as well the old jockey quarters at Northlands -- those will be opening up this month, too” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “These challenges are not unique to our province but the opportunities to be part of solutions that create jobs, create wealth in our community and improve our resilience for people and the economy is actually very heartening, especially when all orders of government come together,” External link

barrie Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "That's a really good program. We still need permanent units to bridge people into, but we want to get a second one of those running at a location that is still being finalized as well. But this month, we want to have a second hotel leased in an operation operating as bridge housing," External link

CBC Thursday, October 8, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I don’t want to shut down the economy at the point where it’s so fragile,” “I think we’ve got to take the right steps now in order to protect our economy and stay open and so we will ask the province to do that” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, October 8, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : "That is what is at stake," External link

CBC Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : "That is what is at stake," External link

CBC Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We're deeply concerned about the wellbeing of Edmontonians experiencing homelessness and the rising numbers of people sleeping rough in our city, including those living in the camps that have been so high profile," External link

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

Don Iveson told : "Our goal is to get everyone off the street this month in October and provide them pathways to get everyone into bridge housing, and ultimately into supportive long-term housing," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We do need the provincial government to step up within their jurisdiction with interim housing and supports and long term support commitments for those nurses, for those addictions treatment professionals, for those social workers to be embedded, to make this housing successful," "This will cost them less than what they are spending today at the remand centre and in our hospitals … But in the interim here, we won't wait to have all those details sorted out. The city of Edmonton will act to get people an option off the street before the end of this month" External link

CBC Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "If you have the right supports around people, the impacts are much lower than the impacts of homelessness that we see today," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “It is the sense of community that has always set Edmonton apart and that we should absolutely share with the world,” External link

edmontonjournal Sunday, October 4, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think we're going to be able to do something significant here in October and it won't be fast enough for everyone, but it's going to be a heck of a lot faster than what was possible six months ago," External link

CBC Friday, October 2, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It seems to me obvious that they should be able to do that," "That's an area where the legislation can be tightened up" External link

CBC Friday, October 2, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said ( about Alberta Health ) : "We'll work to try to provide a unified submission to the government of Alberta for some constructive improvements to the legislation that will help us be nimble," External link

CBC Friday, October 2, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I’m committed to delivering dignified shelter for people that is better than tents and safer than a camp by the end of the month, whatever it takes,” External link

barrie Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “White folks aggressively spitting ‘all lives matter’ inelegantly proves the point that Black, Indigenous and people of colour’s lives have not yet been universally afforded equal value in our society. Stop it,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Certainly, I think it reflected well on the city. It was a COVID-free, effective bubble and that just shows the integrity of all the planning that went into it,” External link

cknw Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Certainly, I think it reflected well on the city. It was a COVID-free, effective bubble and that just shows the integrity of all the planning that went into it,” External link

cknw Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Certainly, I think it reflected well on the city. It was a COVID-free, effective bubble and that just shows the integrity of all the planning that went into it,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Clearly it shows that we’re into the space of the absurd now, where the real answer is housing, not pushing the problem around," "I think it’s time to look at the need for another temporary shelter as things get cooler" External link

barrie Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “These funds will allow the city to rapidly acquire potentially some hotels or apartment buildings in the next weeks and months,” External link

cknw Sunday, September 27, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Free transit is not on the table," "I think the bigger issue for people experiencing homelessness when I spoke to them personally at the camp was finding them housing" External link

CBC Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I really hope this can be contained, but I have real fear that between the camps and the shelters that it will be very difficult to contain the virus in the living conditions that we have consistently fought to alleviate for people struggling, human beings experiencing homelessness in our community,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The camps simply make visible a problem that we have known about all along,” “So that's why I think, not just here but across the country, the camps have brought a refreshed focus - along with the pandemic - on the moral obligation to make sure that no Canadian is left out in the cold” External link

barrie Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : "The City of Edmonton is faced with a crisis in homelessness and increasing social disorder that has escalated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the global oil price crash that has especially affected Alberta," External link

CBC Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : "These funds will allow the city to rapidly buy potentially some hotels or apartment buildings in the next weeks or months," External link

CBC Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We have a small opportunity to right some of those wrongs by embracing the languages of this land without caveat, without asterisks, without footnotes," External link

CBC Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think the committee did a wonderful job," "This is an opportunity for our city to say, 'Oh, that’s interesting, I’d like to learn more about that, and I recognize not everyone will" External link

barrie Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Even this discussion we’re having now is an opportunity to acknowledge that Indigenous heritage and learn some words and some concepts from Indigenous culture that otherwise wouldn’t have come into the public conversation,” External link

cknw Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’d still prefer to be purchasing buildings for longer-term occupation, though there are a lot of creative things you can do in modular as well,” External link

barrie Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Most urgently, cities across Canada are suggesting that we convert buildings like motels and hotels into permanent supportive housing so that we can better support Canadians experiencing homelessness, including those living with mental illness and substance use disorders,” External link

globalnews Friday, September 18, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "After so much neglect of our downtown, this city, after a decade, decided it wanted to invest in itself again and it decided it wanted to be beautiful," External link

timescolonist Friday, September 18, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Since I became mayor, all of this work has been for my kids. Because my key performance indicator is to build the kind of city that my kids will be proud to call home," External link

barrie Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “That’s what the City Plan encapsulates is all our aspirations around lifestyle, around talent attraction, why people would come here and why would they stay,” External link

cknw Tuesday, September 15, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Fifty years from now someone's gonna look back and say, 'Boy I'm glad they had a plan 50 years ago,'" External link

barrie Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The whole region, including the city, has been shifting towards higher density because of affordability constraints," External link

barrie Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “That’s what the City Plan encapsulates is all our aspirations around lifestyle, around talent attraction, why people would come here and why would they stay,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Clearly the auditor has found that there are more supervisors than we need in this organization” External link

cknw Friday, September 11, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Clearly the auditor has found that there are more supervisors than we need in this organization” External link

globalnews Friday, September 11, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson replied : “It would be on the order of at least tens of millions of dollars for a city like Edmonton, potentially into the low hundreds depending on pricing and availability and how many units can be acquired in the short term,” External link

barrie Friday, September 11, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Clearly the auditor has found that there are more supervisors than we need in this organization," External link

CBC Friday, September 11, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson replied : “It would be on the order of at least tens of millions of dollars for a city like Edmonton, potentially into the low hundreds depending on pricing and availability and how many units can be acquired in the short term,” External link

barrie Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Municipalities are already under immense financial pressure, but sending people back out onto the streets is simply not a solution. People need stable housing to weather the circumstances that put them into that vulnerability,” External link

cknw Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Clearly the auditor has found that there are more supervisors than we need in this organization, as we look to manage the workforce ... we are likely to shed positions in the coming budget cycle," "I'll be looking for and pushing for a good number of those positions to be supervisory positions" External link

barrie Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Bryan's fervent belief in community and great sense of belonging will be greatly missed," "On behalf of City Council and Edmontonians, I offer our condolences and warm thoughts to Bryan's wife, Sharin, and family" External link

barrie Friday, September 4, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said ( about Brian Anderson ) : “Having co-represented southwest Edmonton with Bryan, I saw firsthand his dedication and commitment to the residents of Ward 5 following a storied career as a teacher and coach,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, September 4, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said ( about Brian Anderson ) : “It was only appropriate that the City of Edmonton renamed a south-side park in 2019 the Bryan Anderson Athletic Grounds to honour his contributions and legacy,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, September 4, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "doesn't advance the cause for social justice," External link

CBC Friday, September 4, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "An apology could have fixed this," "I believe a reprimand is appropriate given an apology is not on offer" External link

CBC Friday, September 4, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Clearly as we've seen during this pandemic, unprecedented things are possible," "Quick action is possible and there is rising public demand for action to support vulnerable people and address the social disorder associated with allowing these circumstances to persist" External link

barrie Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "An apology could have fixed this," "I believe a reprimand is appropriate given an apology is not on offer" External link

CBC Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Accountability is as essential to anything else for democracy and for our work here,” External link

globalnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The rooms exist, the roofs exist," External link

CBC Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We're not interested in maintaining the camp as is," External link

CBC Monday, August 31, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’re not interested in maintaining the camp as is. We have long articulated a long-term solution for these camp residents. We want to provide those living in the camp with supportive housing and we want to see that happen in the short term. We’re on a 10-week plan to end homelessness,” External link

edmontonjournal Sunday, August 30, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I'm not convinced that this is a reasonable expenditure, since they already have two," External link

CBC Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "In none of our reports was this specific purchase detailed," "That's within the delegated authority of the police commission and the police service" External link

CBC Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It may already be in the works under the delegated authority of the commission and the service," "We'll have to look into it further" External link

CBC Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson commented : “We are not interesting in maintaining the camp as is,” External link

barrie Saturday, August 29, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson added : “Before it gets too cold, we want to provide them with safe shelter options. This is what the folks in the camp deserve and this is what the greater community deserves. This is the just and human response to this situation,” External link

barrie Saturday, August 29, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think it's time to call a spade a spade — to say we have an emergency," External link

CBC Friday, August 28, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We want to see that happen in the short-term," "We're on a 10-week plan to end homelessness" External link

CBC Friday, August 28, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I'm not convinced that this is a reasonable expenditure, since they already have two," External link

CBC Friday, August 28, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "In none of our reports was this specific purchase detailed," "That's within the delegated authority of the police commission and the police service" External link

CBC Friday, August 28, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It may already be in the works under the delegated authority of the commission and the service," "We'll have to look into it further" External link

CBC Friday, August 28, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We have an emergency. It’s creating unacceptable social disorder in a number of communities in our city and in our Downtown and I’m hearing that loud and clear,” “Something must be done. Not in three years or five years, sure we’ve got to keep building these units that we’ve committed to, but we do need a creative, interim solution for housing” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, August 28, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The AHS data for our city also states that we’re seeing a spike in cases amongst younger adults in our city who may all be tired of all the public health messages and eager to squeeze out that last bit of summer, and as a result put a side the important public health guidelines we’ve been messaging for months,” External link

barrie Friday, August 28, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I am concerned as mayor. It’s disappointing because our performance has been so good up to this point. I think perhaps a false sense of security has built up,” External link

cknw Thursday, August 20, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : "I'm concerned and disappointed with the rise of new COVID-19 cases in Edmonton," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "A few people have let us down here with their behaviour and spoiled what I think was well-intentioned," External link

CBC Friday, August 14, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "A few people have let us down here with their behavior, and spoiled what I think was well intentioned, but has now become sadly, a bit of an object of summer ridicule," External link

barrie Friday, August 14, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Our purchase is historic in that it represents the largest purchase of electric buses in Canadian history," "Electric buses are a major component of the future of public transit in our city and across Canada. They save the city money and benefit not only transit users who get to experience the perks of a quieter commute with decreased emissions, but also Edmontonians who aren't regular commuters on our transit system, as they also benefit from the city meeting its energy and climate goals," External link

barrie Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We do not want to see the progress that we've made so far protecting vulnerable people come into jeopardy," External link

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

Don Iveson said : "The province needs to do the right thing and work with our local agencies to ensure that they have the supports they need to keep their clients safe which in turn will keep our communities safe and prevent further spreading of the virus," External link

CBC Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “From the beginning of this pandemic, we were very concerned for our vulnerable population,” External link

globalnews Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:47:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The infrastructure of day services in Edmonton was already limited and already oversubscribed prior to the arrival of the pandemic,” “With the arrival of the pandemic and the accompanying public health strictures, the system has been pressed beyond its capacity. So without a suitable replacement to the capacity provided at the Expo Centre, individuals experiencing homelessness may be left with severely limited access to basic human needs, including shelter from the elements, food, hygiene and the ability — very importantly — to maintain physical distancing” External link

globalnews Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:47:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We’re hearing from many businesses would someone please make a decision? And even from some of our own neighbours in the region who said it’d be a lot easier if you make the decision, and we could follow," External link

ctvnews Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Somebody's got to take some leadership, and waiting three weeks to do so, I think, is an abdication of that leadership and our responsibility under these extraordinary times," "I frankly think we should have done this some time ago" External link

CBC Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Somebody's got to take some leadership, and waiting three weeks to do so, I think, is an abdication of that leadership and our responsibility under these extraordinary times," "I frankly think we should have done this some time ago" External link

CBC Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The big question for many was, 'Should we go further?'" External link

CBC Wednesday, July 29, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The big question for many was, 'Should we go further?'" External link

CBC Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Quite frankly in a busy suburban grocery store, whether it’s in St. Albert or whether it’s in Edmonton, it’s one metropolitan economy. It’s one labour market, it’s one commutership," "And the challenge is for the City of Edmonton to have to make the decision just for the City of Edmonton leaves open the possibility that a neighbouring municipality might take a different measure" External link

barrie Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The city of Edmonton, like many municipalities across this country, has faced significant, non-recoverable operational losses related to delivering and continuing to deliver essential services during this pandemic, chief among them transit but also waste emergency services enforcement, other frontline essential services,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson commented : "The success and health of our transit system is key to our economic recovery, key to keeping the workforce healthy, key to keeping Edmontonians healthy in our city, so that they can get to their workplaces, get to their medical appointments, get to family obligations," "This announcement is a validation of what mayors have been saying for months: that economic recovery is at risk in our communities without financial support for municipalities" External link

barrie Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The success and health of our transit system is key to our economic recovery, key to keeping the workforce healthy, key to keeping Edmontonians healthy and our city,” External link

cknw Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The success and health of our transit system is key to our economic recovery, key to keeping the workforce healthy, key to keeping Edmontonians healthy and our city,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I absolutely believe we should go to Phase 3 and we should go to Phase 3 yesterday, from a precautionary principle point of view,” “I am convinced that is the way to go, based on the science, based on where our public is by and large and overwhelmingly at. Though this is not a matter of opinion, this is a matter of public health prevention” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, July 24, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The province has left us in an unenviable position of having to do this municipality by municipality, instead of region by region if not province wide," External link

barrie Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The province has left us in an unenviable position of having to do this municipality by municipality, instead of region by region if not province wide," External link

barrie Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson says : "For many years I've advocated for the adoption of electric buses in our city, and I'm happy to see that Edmonton is leading the way. Our purchase is historic in that it represents the largest purchase of electric buses in Canadian history," "Electric buses are a major component of the future of public transit in our city and across Canada , because they save the City money and benefit not only transit users who will get to experience the perks of a quieter commute with decreased emissions, but also Edmontonians who aren't regular commuters on our transit system, as they'll also benefit from the city meeting its energy and climate goals" External link

4-traders Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I'm focused on keeping Edmontonians as safe as possible, so exploring a mandatory mask bylaw is a practical next step for city council," External link

barrie Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : "The damage is cosmetic and is to the roof's surface, as opposed to any structural damage," External link

CBC Saturday, July 18, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The City of Edmonton, like many big cities across the country, has faced immediate, significant and non-recoverable losses related to delivering essential services during this pandemic, such as transit, waste, emergency services, enforcement and other frontline services that Canadians depend on," External link

barrie Friday, July 17, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "A robust transit system is critical for Edmonton's economic restart, and in turn, Alberta's economic recovery," External link

barrie Friday, July 17, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “A score for Edmonton! I’m very happy to hear that our city will be one of the NHL hub cities,” “Bringing hockey here will generate a real boost to Edmonton’s economy. We can’t wait to delight hockey fans and show off everything our beautiful city has to offer” External link

edmontonjournal Saturday, July 11, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Edmontonians are going to have to be patient with their city," "Understand that we can't get back to pre-COVID-19 levels of services in many service areas" External link

CBC Friday, July 10, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Council hasn't decided not to, the question's never been put before council," "Our position has been that we believe this decision would be best made as a province-wide decision" External link

barrie Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said ( about Sherwood Park ) : "You can just imagine what kind of impact it would have here in Edmonton," "If we say yes and then everybody goes to the Sherwood Park Costco because Strathcona County doesn't adopt a mask rule" External link

barrie Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I personally think a mask decision that is consistent across at least the urban areas of the province would be desirable at this point," "I think it's very challenging for one municipality, in our regional context anyway, to act unilaterally" External link

barrie Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think it's wonderful corporate leadership from IKEA, to not just put something beautiful in the store, but education and knowledge as well to share with customers," External link

barrie Saturday, July 4, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Let’s get a really thoughtful group of Edmontonians from diverse perspectives together,” “We’ll be able to populate a committee that can really give us some Edmonton answers to these really tough questions and move us forward in hopefully a non-political way, but in a really impactful way” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, July 3, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "For now we will continue to encourage Edmontonians to wear masks, but we're not in a position to mandate it," External link

barrie Friday, July 3, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said ( about Alberta Health ) : “Their health authority falls within the City of Toronto as municipal jurisdiction. For us, the direction would come primarily from Alberta Health and they have not yet mandated masks,” External link

globalnews Friday, July 3, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson added : “Real and effective enforcement of a mask order would be a challenge for the City of Edmonton,” “First of all, we’d have to either create bylaws, which there just isn’t an appetite to do because enforcement of this law would be difficult and it might even be discriminatory to those who cannot wear masks for whatever reason” External link

globalnews Friday, July 3, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson commented : "Because we don’t have a state of local emergency I’m not sure we’re in a position to give a unilateral order to mask up off city property," External link

barrie Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Shisha lounges represent a cultural practice on the one hand, held against the tension of the public health challenges — with indoor smoke from a public health point of view and from an occupational health and safety point of view,” External link

globalnews Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It's an exciting prospect but it's hard to comment on speculation or rumour at this point," External link

CBC Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We cannot police ourselves out of social injustices and inequity in our community. We need to continue to invest in other community safety initiatives beyond and in parallel to the Edmonton Police Service,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We need to continue to invest in other community safety initiatives beyond and in parallel to the Edmonton Police Service," External link

CBC Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I get it. I mean here I am talking about our $169- to $260-million budget shortfall every media interview I have. The grass is a foot long in the city and people are saying why is the grass a foot long in the city?” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:45:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “all enthusiastically from the conversations with their mayors,” External link

globalnews Monday, June 29, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "There are some opportunities to make some policy changes and look at our budget priorities arising from this," External link

barrie Friday, June 26, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think a discussion on how we can smartly invest with a variety of front-line providers, including police, to support better community safety outcomes, I think there's real openness to that and that it will be thoughtful discussion," External link

barrie Friday, June 26, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Those choices would jeopardize Canadians and, or, jeopardize our economy and undermine safe restart," External link

simcoe Friday, June 19, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Those choices would jeopardize Canadians and, or, jeopardize our economy and undermine safe restart,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, June 19, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson told : "In that case, council has fairly consistently come down on public health and occupational health and [the] safety principle," External link

CBC Thursday, June 18, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson told : "I think the question before us is what is the right optimization within the roughly 400 million that our city invests in community safety between prevention and community work and keeping the peace, and policing and peace officer response," External link

CBC Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I empathize with that with that challenge that the members are experiencing and would ask all members of our public to continue to respect all people who are in public service on their behalf and to treat them accordingly," External link

CBC Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "There's no doubt that some of the stories that have been shared have moved council members to also think about how we find the right balance between community policing, public safety and upstream social service intervention," "I hear loud and clear that our community wants some change and that things can't remain the same, and that people do want to see action. I hear that. It's important to remember that the questions we're asking today centre around how we can best keep our community safe" External link

barrie Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We heard dozens of Edmontonians from different perspectives, many who’ve had negative interactions with the police, others who’ve had positive interactions with police and a spectrum of views ranging from needed reforms to police accountability, whatever the system looks like in the future: The need particularly for independence of investigations into public complaints about inappropriate use of force or other challenges with officer conduct,” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, June 16, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "My most important job for now during the course of the hearing is to create a safe space for dialogue for citizens and for your elected officials, and I'll encourage all of us to put aside our biases and focus on ensuring that we're empathetic to the messages that are coming our way," External link

barrie Monday, June 15, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I acknowledge that most of us in positions of power in this room are white and that folks directly impacted by our ongoing decisions on this issue are in many cases minorities in our community and people of colour, and this means that we need and want community input," "I have personally been doing a lot of reflection and thinking about how to address the very real fact that certain communities feel over-policed and under-protected within our current safety models. And I need to acknowledge that my bias for most of my life has been that police made me feel safe, and I now get more fully that that is not the case for everyone in Edmonton" External link

CBC Friday, June 12, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said ( about Lives Matter ) : “I heard loud and clear that people wish to be heard from many perspectives, but that particularly earlier this week that the Black Lives Matter organizers wish to be included in discussions about systemic racism at the city and particularly around policing policies,” External link

globalnews Friday, June 12, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I signed the meeting notice a couple of hours ago confirming that we will be holding — it has to be virtual still… because there still isn’t a straightforward way to have large numbers of people attend City Hall for in-person meetings,” External link

globalnews Friday, June 12, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We wanted to get the meeting notice out today so people could register tomorrow and be on deck Monday morning to share input on the draft motion on the table,” External link

globalnews Friday, June 12, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I acknowledge that most of us in positions of power in this room are white and that folks directly impacted by our ongoing decisions on this issue are in many cases minorities in our community and people of colour, and this means that we need and want community input," "I have personally been doing a lot of reflection and thinking about how to address the very real fact that certain communities feel over-policed and under-protected within our current safety models. And I need to acknowledge that my bias for most of my life has been that police made me feel safe, and I now get more fully that that is not the case for everyone in Edmonton" External link

CBC Friday, June 12, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "So clearly the police need to have some mechanism to approach people of interest in an active investigation and circumstances under which they can ask them questions and ask them to produce ID," "The circumstances around that, I think, need to still be more clearly defined to the satisfaction of Edmontonians who are disproportionately experiencing this practice and are raising real concerns with us around it" External link

CBC Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think in principle, council agrees we'd like to do more prevention and less reaction," External link

barrie Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : "That said, I do recognize there is still more we can do within the tools and resources we have available," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : "That said, I do recognize there is still more we can do within the tools and resources we have available," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We are always told to innovate," "This remnant parcel is actually a fairly small piece of land that we would struggle to know what else to do with until an innovative idea came along from partners who want to activate it" External link

CBC Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson explained : “I think our city council actually has a really strong track record of weighing the challenges imposed by resource scarcity between police funding and other priorities,” External link

globalnews Monday, June 8, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “On several occasions in budgets over previous years, we have chosen to fund those community safety partnerships over increasing the policing budget because we believe there is a strong return to working with community that way,” External link

globalnews Monday, June 8, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson wrote ( about Commission ) : "I'm also confident the Edmonton Police Commission also sees the need to continue building confidence in the Edmonton Police Service's work with the community — to ensure that we are all aligned in addressing and opposing hatred," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson explained : “As a result of the financial challenges that the city is trying to manage, and that will be cosmetically that we may see more dandelions unfortunately,” “But it's a product of the financial challenge that we find ourselves in COVID” External link

barrie Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “As to how the provincial and federal governments want to divide that up, we’d love to be part of those conversations,” External link

barrie Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Northwest is not as shovel-ready as southwest,” External link

barrie Tuesday, June 2, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Given that we have about a billion dollars to work with, it was really the only feasible choice,” “If we had $1.8 billion we’d have a real choice because we could extend to the northwest” External link

barrie Tuesday, June 2, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Not quite the news we’ve been waiting for, but at least it’s an indication of the seriousnesses of the challenge that Canadian municipalities are facing,” “I need to be clear that these dollars, while helpful, are not helpful enough in stemming the unrecoverable losses we have from our shortfalls, particularly in areas of transit, PPE acquisition and some of the other extraordinary costs and revenue impairments that municipalities are facing” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It’s not new money, but it does arrive a little bit sooner,” External link

globalnews Monday, June 1, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "That will be hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars worth of hotel bills, and at this time whatever cities get it, that will be a boost," External link

barrie Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We've heard really positive feedback from the business improvement areas about opportunities to streamline patios and look at setting aside a bit more space in the public carriage way for patios and pedestrians," External link

CBC Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The million Edmontonians are governing themselves well," "And even those who are making mistakes are taking the warnings in stride and deferring to the measures that are there for their protection" External link

barrie Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "All of those options are available to us if we start to see major risks of community transmission because of lack of observation of the public health requirements around distancing and mass gatherings," External link

barrie Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It is disappointing that the Government of Alberta wants to remain the only province in Canada that doesn’t allow for seizure of vehicles for drivers who are recklessly endangering the public and law enforcement personnel,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “At the scale of some of the challenges that we’re dealing with on the operating shortfall side, they start to have material and cascading effects across both the operating and capital budget and it will ultimately fall to council … where to apportion any pain that accumulates because of operating shortfalls,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, May 27, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “There is a nine-figure (hundreds of millions of dollars) transit challenge over several years,” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It’s extremely unneighbourly behaviour and it’s bad for business,” External link

barrie Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Vehicle seizure of some of these problem and repeat offender folks will also help, so that’s why we’ve asked the province for that,” External link

barrie Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “A few weeks ago, I was really quite confident that we were going to get help and now I think we have to prepare for all possibilities including infrastructure cuts and service cuts or significant tax increases to offset them and that will be a very, very difficult set of decisions for council to make,” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : "I just don't have revenue to pay for it in the budget right now," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson suggested : "The idea of spending less on it in the warmer months so that we have more to spend in the colder months is just one possible scenario," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We shouldn't even be having to consider these options at this point," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Certainly there are still people that need to get to work, who depend on the city for their journey," "We wouldn't want to leave people hanging" External link

CBC Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson added : “By bringing hockey back to a smaller market, the NHL would generate a significant boost to a great hockey city that has long laboured to create conditions to support the game,” External link

barrie Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:44:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The City of Edmonton continues to work alongside the provincial government and its medical officers of health to take all precautions necessary to ensure that our city is safe for its residents as well as workers in any industry, including high-performing athletes and their support staff,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Sanitation, public transit and clean water, those things shouldn't be up in the air right now," External link

CBC Monday, May 18, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Our recovery from this has to include thinking very seriously about economic diversification," "We have seen the vulnerability and volatility that we are dealing with exploit some of the structural weaknesses to our economy and in turn to Canada's economy. We need to continue to diversify" External link

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

Don Iveson said : “Without support, we’re not going to be able to help,” External link

cknw Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’ve made the case, for example, that as things ramp up and people try to go back to work, we’re going to have to increase the frequency of transit service in order to support increased labour mobility and likely that’s going to deepen that $400 million a month hole that we’re already trying to find a way to fill in to something even bigger,” External link

cknw Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Without support, we’re not going to be able to help,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’ve made the case, for example, that as things ramp up and people try to go back to work, we’re going to have to increase the frequency of transit service in order to support increased labour mobility and likely that’s going to deepen that $400 million a month hole that we’re already trying to find a way to fill in to something even bigger,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “If the reality is Northlands has less dollars to work with to support particularly its agricultural programming and FarmFair … then that’s something that we don’t want to lose,” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson announced : "Some of the dollars that were going to [the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation] to support a variety of different economic activities are being redistributed as we narrow EEDC's focus to tourism and convention space," External link

barrie Monday, May 11, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Essentially they're being prioritized and restructured to get best results going forward without injecting new dollars into the system," External link

barrie Monday, May 11, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We have deferred to the province for the most part along the way here because they have been very forthcoming with information, data and guidelines. We need them do that very urgently in this case so that we can be up and running in a clear way on the 14th,” “If that isn’t forthcoming between now and then, that would create considerable challenges not just for us but for the businesses trying to do the right thing, feeling that tension between wanting to open up and wanting to keep their patrons and their employees safe” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, May 8, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We've certainly heard many businesses that are saying they're not ready to go yet," "They don't have sufficient access to PPE and they don't have sufficient guidance" External link

CBC Friday, May 8, 2020 4:09:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “As public health and economic restrictions are gradually relaxed, we will carefully assess our own approach for Edmonton’s relaunch,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, May 1, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "There appeared to be a very large cake between the two of them and it was somebody's birthday," "I just said 'happy birthday' on the way by — I didn't stop to ask whose birthday it was or in what way they were safely sharing this cake" External link

CBC Friday, May 1, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “While we remain in the response phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to see the province’s plans for relaunch. As public health and economic restrictions are gradually relaxed, we will carefully assess our own approach for Edmonton’s relaunch,” External link

barrie Friday, May 1, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It sends the right signal to businesses, that we understand how much they are hurting and we wanted to cut them a further break at this time to keep them in our city. A city relies on its businesses to drive employment and the economy,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “Effectively what people see, all said and done, will be a modest reduction from their bill last year, which considering that we’re forecasting being anywhere between $90 and $260 million under water on the revenue side, is pretty extraordinary to have it net out with all the other reductions that we’ve made,” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Today’s decision to temporarily lay off more City of Edmonton staff is a difficult one. It’s heartbreaking for staff members, our colleagues, and their families. It’s heartbreaking for decision-makers,” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It's heartbreaking for decision-makers," External link

CBC Monday, April 27, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson told : “Our council is very committed to bringing down the tax rate as low as possible because we understand everyone is struggling,” External link

edmontonjournal Monday, April 27, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson told : “Our council is very committed to bringing down the tax rate as low as possible because we understand everyone is struggling,” External link

edmontonjournal Monday, April 27, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson told : “Our council is very committed to bringing down the tax rate as low as possible because we understand everyone is struggling,” External link

edmontonjournal Monday, April 27, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “Our council is very committed to bringing down the tax rate as low as possible because we understand everyone is struggling,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, April 24, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson told : “Our council is very committed to bringing down the tax rate as low as possible because we understand everyone is struggling,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, April 24, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson told : “Our council is very committed to bringing down the tax rate as low as possible because we understand everyone is struggling,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, April 24, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson told : “Our council is very committed to bringing down the tax rate as low as possible because we understand everyone is struggling,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, April 24, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson told : "They've delivered urgent aid to individuals, to business, and most recently to students, and that's very positive," External link

CBC Friday, April 24, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We understand that everyone is struggling," External link

CBC Friday, April 24, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Deficits are the wrong financial course for our city in this crisis," "Even encouraging municipalities to run deficits could make it really difficult for communities to rebound from this crisis and doesn't realize the stark financial limitations local governments already face" External link

CBC Friday, April 24, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “Our council is very committed to bringing down the tax rate as low as possible because we understand everyone is struggling,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, April 24, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “If we get some relief, what it’s really going to mean is that the other expense reduction strategies around layoffs for example, we might be able to take a different approach around those which will really help us in the relaunch phase,” “Because the cuts frankly will have to be deeper on the staff side in order to stem the bleeding on the revenue side and that’s going to make it harder for us to relaunch and rebound from this” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, April 24, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “They’ve delivered urgent aid to individuals, to business, and most recently to students, and that’s very positive,” External link

citynews-ca Friday, April 24, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “They’ve delivered urgent aid to individuals, to business, and most recently to students, and that’s very positive,” External link

680news Friday, April 24, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We're working to, as things warm up here, make more spaces on the roadway available for walking as well,” External link

barrie Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I think the message has gotten through to most people about the gravity of the situation here,” External link

barrie Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “There'll be lots of inspection and monitoring activity,” External link

barrie Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “To the extent that … decision makers can be aligned on the science of this, rather than opinions around it, I think that’s part of what has saved lives already and protected people working on the front lines,” External link

edmontonjournal Saturday, April 18, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : "That starts to become very, very difficult to trim or offset," External link

CBC Friday, April 17, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Further temporary layoffs are one of the scenarios we're looking at in the coming weeks," External link

CBC Friday, April 17, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson told : "That starts to become very, very difficult to trim or offset," External link

CBC Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Further temporary layoffs are one of the scenarios we're looking at in the coming weeks," External link

CBC Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : "We do hope that the provincial and federal stimulus, when it comes, will allow us to then ramp back up without slipping a beat," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Council must still some very difficult decision to reduce expenditures as much as possible," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “the last thing we need is a spike in traffic accidents because people were speeding, and consequently, the kind of drain on our public health-care system” External link

globalnews Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said ( about Easter Bunny ) : "I'm pleased to say that I spoke with the Easter Bunny myself this week," External link

CBC Friday, April 10, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I do hope and trust and pray that Edmonton still finds ways to connect with family and friends and faith communities virtually," External link

CBC Friday, April 10, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "When you delay the collection of up to $1.5 billion in property taxes, plus several months of utility fees through the summer, you can actually burn through your cash reserves and start bouncing cheques," "Obviously we want to avoid that" External link

CBC Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "There's the matter of our extraordinary costs this year and the matter of making sure we can make payroll, essentially," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “This is a very difficult day. I’m saddened that many hardworking, dedicated people will have to be temporarily laid off,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "All of these lead to some pressures to ensure that we can keep everything going," "At this time, public safety remains our number one priority" External link

CBC Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We've seen those videos of Italian mayors at the end of their rope with citizens. We've seen horrifying accounts of ice rinks converted to morgues in Spain. We all want to avoid and stay ahead of that from a containment of the virus point of view," External link

CBC Sunday, March 29, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Not to alarm people but it's important that we prepare for the worst," External link

CBC Sunday, March 29, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We've seen those videos of Italian mayors at the end of their rope with citizens. We've seen horrifying accounts of ice rinks converted to morgues in Spain. We all want to avoid and stay ahead of that from a containment of the virus point of view," External link

CBC Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Not to alarm people but it's important that we prepare for the worst," External link

CBC Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I don't want to have to take some of the same measures that mayors in Italy have taken," "But trust me, I will if I have to" External link

CBC Friday, March 27, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "No mayor wants to see their city's death toll rise from something that is preventable, so we need everyone doing their part," External link

CBC Friday, March 27, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson warned : "If we don't get hold of this thing and fast, more drastic distancing orders could come down," External link

CBC Tuesday, March 24, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “This decision was not made lightly,” External link

globalnews Saturday, March 21, 2020 3:35:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I’m increasingly concerned that the risk is only escalating as we await a firm decision from the province," "Self-isolation is almost impossible for those living on the streets and shelters have had to reduce their capacity due to social distancing directives" External link

barrie Friday, March 20, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I’m increasingly concerned that the risk is only escalating as we await a firm decision from the province," "Self-isolation is almost impossible for those living on the streets and shelters have had to reduce their capacity due to social distancing directives" External link

barrie Friday, March 20, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I’m increasingly concerned that the risk is only escalating as we await a firm decision from the province," "Self-isolation is almost impossible for those living on the streets and shelters have had to reduce their capacity due to social distancing directives" External link

barrie Friday, March 20, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : "While we appreciate the provincial government's continued effort to engage us on this public health crisis, delays in decision making at the province are hindering Edmonton's ability to act swiftly and proactively to protect people experiencing homelessness and in turn protect the broader population from COVID-19," External link

CBC Friday, March 20, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “As an early indicator of willingness to fund those efforts … it’s very encouraging,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We are working through the details with the City of Calgary and the government of Alberta to take a consistent approach," "We do hear the concerns of businesses in our community. Employers and entrepreneurs are under a tremendous amount of stress right now" External link

barrie Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I think we’re going to get the support that we need to offer sweeping relief. The greatest urgency is around the non-residential property taxes,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Particularly for first responders responding to people who may be in distress and exhibiting symptoms, testing is necessary,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We are working through the details with the City of Calgary and the government of Alberta to take a consistent approach," "We do hear the concerns of businesses in our community. Employers and entrepreneurs are under a tremendous amount of stress right now" External link

barrie Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The city takes those looming bills very seriously and understands paying them would be a challenge," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "At this time it's our belief the situation does not currently warrant such action on behalf of the city," "Our council at this point wants to save those extraordinary measures for truly extraordinary circumstances. These are already that ... but they are covered by the provincial orders that are in place" External link

CBC Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It's not a foregone conclusion that the city will need to, or the circumstances warrant, the declaration of the state of local emergency," "That option is always available to us and the situation is changing very quickly" External link

barrie Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson dit : «Le message du gouvernement (fédéral) et le message du premier ministre sur le logement était très positif et conforme à nos demandes» External link

lactualite Friday, January 20, 2017 9:01:00 PM EAT



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Don Iveson said : “The reduction in ridership has meant that the natural surveillance that normally occurs on the system isn’t there to the same degree that people are used to,” “That does have an effect on both people’s perceived sense of safety as well as the actual conditions that allow for a disorder or mischief to occur” External link

barrie Wednesday, May 12, 2021 4:06:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “But, I’m really pleased that the data-driven approach… is helping us,” External link

barrie Wednesday, May 12, 2021 4:06:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "This will allow for much more robust public engagement and ultimately more political oversight over something that was previously handled a little bit more behind closed doors," External link

CBC Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:12:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The idea that something is being withheld here or that there's anything other than wear and tear on the facility, I have real concerns with the premise of that," External link

barrie Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The idea that something is being withheld here or that there's anything other than wear and tear on the facility, I have real concerns with the premise of that," External link

barrie Friday, May 7, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Vigilance is the order of the day here, now more than ever because of these much more virulent strains," "Distancing, masking — these are critical tools in the toolbox for us while people get some exercise outside while respecting others" External link

CBC Friday, May 7, 2021 5:35:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson added : “I think realistically this is already happening,” “I think putting some rules around it, and having some measurement around it and having some accountability and public communications around it and some monitoring I think will be a good thing without kicking the doors wide open” External link

barrie Monday, May 3, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Realistically, this is already happening a fair bit in COVID, and I think putting some rules around it and having some measurement around it, adding some accountability and some public communications around it and some monitoring, I think will be a good thing without kicking the doors wide open saying you can do this anywhere,” “It will be curated, it will be specific to certain sites. Now it will really give us a sense to: is this as straightforward as people think it is in Europe? Or will the worst fears that we’ve heard come to pass? And I suspect the answer will be somewhere in between” External link

cknw Monday, May 3, 2021 11:05:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think we need to do something for folks who are coming out of the 24/7," "The fact that we did not do that last year, I think, was a contributing factor to the growth of encampments. We cannot allow that to happen again this year" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson noted : "We're ahead by 3.1 per cent after the first period," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, April 27, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson noted : "We're ahead by 3.1 per cent after the first period," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 5:56:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : "There is nothing to be gained in terms of knowledge by surprising agency workers who are doing their very best under extremely difficult and high-stress conditions," External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I believe the system is safe,” “I use the system but I recognize not everyone feels that way. I am in a position of considerable privilege in that sense, but I also know what all those accountability systems are” External link

barrie Tuesday, April 27, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : “I’m extremely disturbed by the footage of Pazo’s attack. I’m glad to hear that Edmonton police and the Edmonton Public Schools are investigating. My hope is that the family finds justice soon” External link

globalnews Monday, April 26, 2021 4:12:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Transit is most successful when it’s convenient and located close to where people work, live and play, so directing growth in our city to the nodes and corridors of density will allow more people ultimately to be served by mass transit, and our network will continue to evolve and adapt to our changing and growing city,” External link

globalnews Monday, April 26, 2021 12:21:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Transit is most successful when it’s convenient and located close to where people live, work, and play,” “So directing growth in our city to the nodes and corridors of density will allow more people ultimately to be well-served by mass transit, and our network will continue to evolve” External link

barrie Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The need for quality and affordable child care in Edmonton is huge. And I truly believe there is no economic recovery without childcare," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:29:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Let me ask again: Will you commit to funding the operating dollars so that we can go get more federal aid for vulnerable Albertans," External link

CBC Saturday, April 17, 2021 2:14:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I don't get it. I'm at a bit of a loss," "I'm going to keep asking very pointed questions about this until we get a better answer" External link

CBC Saturday, April 17, 2021 2:14:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Rather than making it a little bit cheaper for everybody, we’re making it a lot cheaper for people who really need the support,” “We’ve done a lot to remove barriers to transit as part of our overall approach to really target the subsidies to people that need them the most” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The new analogy might be, do we want more vaccines or do we want more masks? It feels like today we're buying $8 million more of masks but it's not our job to buy the vaccine ... to buy the cure," External link

CBC Saturday, April 10, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Those who want to polarize and politicize the community safety and well-being task force work and their recommendations — as well as the broader conversation being had by communities across Canada on how community safety ecosystems can be improved — are likely trying to make this work 'zero sum' when it's not," External link

CBC Friday, April 9, 2021 11:05:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “For this to really work it can’t just be Edmonton. It’s got to be greater metropolitan Edmonton in order to be fair and have a level playing field, but also to really unlock the economic opportunities that come with having a region that’s really aligned to what the world is asking for in terms of a low carbon future,” “If we’re going to pitch this region for investment to the world, and if we’re trying to keep talent here too, then ideally it’s a region wide push, not just a city of Edmonton push to do the right thing on climate” External link

barrie Friday, April 9, 2021 4:07:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I think fair questions were raised about what, in my opinion, should be a community safety and well-being funding formula that should account for the needs and opportunities on prevention as well as predictability and safety on the front lines,” External link

barrie Wednesday, April 7, 2021 4:07:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “That’s also going to give the community time to come and speak to this report and the work that the city is undertaking to put the key recommendations in action,” External link

barrie Wednesday, April 7, 2021 4:07:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Some of it can move fast, which is good, some of it is going to take a little bit more time," External link

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

Don Iveson said : "Hubs, shelters, crisis diversion, whatever we want to call it, I think everyone is talking about that. I think the challenge is we have to deliver it," External link

barrie Thursday, March 25, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think we have resources deployed today and people who are working very hard on the city's behalf over a very spread out system using the best of intelligence to deploy people to trouble spots and so that's why reporting of issues is so critical from our public to aid in that deployment of resources," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:33:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson explained : “We’re earmarking — just to make it tangible — $5 million from the COVID(-19) reserves, some of which came from the surplus we were talking about last week, to turn right around and give it back to businesses that are struggling,” External link

cknw Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2:38:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It’s a general, straightforward way for us to provide relief to all businesses in the city, under the reasonable assumption that most of them are struggling right now,” External link

cknw Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2:38:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "A number of applications are in," "I believe we’re going to get a number of cranes in the air over our downtown as a result of this from what we’ve heard from investors in the city" External link

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

Don Iveson said : “It is not just a gesture, it is material for a business that has zero cash flow right now which some do. But I think it is also an indication of our desire to want to help them survive,” “I’d rather do it than not and then find other resources elsewhere against the other COVID-19 needs if necessary” External link

edmontonjournal Monday, March 22, 2021 11:59:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Once again, we’ve been recognized for our efforts to share information with citizens as an open city,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:27:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "These funds will advance the City's climate action plans by helping to grow the innovation ecosystem in Edmonton and diversify our economy to prepare for a low carbon future. I'm excited to see the impact the Edmonton Climate Innovation Fund will have on our city as it invests in local, innovative solutions that support our energy transition goals and help contribute to our long-term prosperity," External link

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

Don Iveson said : “There is no time like the present to pivot to prevention strategies like housing that will create jobs, improve dignity and outcomes for vulnerable people and reduce those heavy societal costs that we continue to bear,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:42:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I like others will not be supporting the rezone," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The Edmonton Cart Rollout is an essential step in Edmonton's journey to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly as we grow,” External link

barrie Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I don't regret at all establishing this facility," External link

CBC Friday, March 5, 2021 9:49:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It may very well be a jobs budget for Alberta, but it ain't a jobs budget for Edmonton," External link

CBC Friday, March 5, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It's really ideally suited to bringing a lot of people through well maintaining distancing, and it's also in addition to having lots of parking on transit for folks who who don't have access to a vehicle,” “Our message is, you know, we stand by to assist however we can” External link

barrie Friday, March 5, 2021 7:51:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It may very well be a jobs budget for Alberta, but it ain't a jobs budget for Edmonton," External link

CBC Friday, March 5, 2021 5:31:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It may well be a jobs budget for Alberta, but it ain’t a jobs budget for Edmonton," External link

barrie Friday, March 5, 2021 4:36:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think the point I really want to make is that that’s on top of last year’s cuts on post secondary and several years of cuts to municipal infrastructure grants," External link

barrie Friday, March 5, 2021 4:36:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It’s just layer after layer after layer," External link

barrie Friday, March 5, 2021 4:36:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It’s very disheartening and not just for Edmonton but for the future prospects of cities in this province of all sizes,” “It’s layer after layer after layer and it just really constrains what the city can do even on basic maintenance, which is a job creator” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, March 5, 2021 1:36:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think we've learned a lot about the standard of care and meeting people where they're at," External link

barrie Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:16:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I don't regret at all establishing this facility," External link

CBC Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It’s also, in addition to having lots of parking, on transit for folks who don’t have access to a vehicle,” External link

cknw Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We are in the middle of a global public health crisis,” “Wearing a mask and following other public health measures keeps people safe and saves lives” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Edmonton unequivocally condemns racism, misogyny and other forms of hate — such speech is not welcome in our community,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I don't understand what the blockage is when the fiscal case is so strong, when the moral case is so strong, when the federal government is pumping relief dollars in at 100 cents on the dollar," "If they double down on perpetuating a model of managing homelessness, that's going to be much more expensive, get poorer outcomes for taxpayers and to say nothing of the perpetual indignity to people on the margins in our communities" External link

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

Don Iveson said : "There's so much opportunity for us, but so much of that is centred in the cities, really for the benefit of all Albertans," External link

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

Don Iveson said : "In the context of today’s budget," External link

barrie Friday, February 26, 2021 4:19:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "These are the people who are going to benefit from good decisions for the long term," External link

barrie Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Muslim women deserve to feel safe in our city and I'm deeply troubled that these incidents have engendered fear for M.W. and other women in our city," External link

CBC Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:11:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “These behaviours are un-Edmontonian, though clearly there are individuals here who have not gotten the message,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "No Edmontonian should feel that their safety is at risk while taking transit, and particularly based on identity or appearance. Of course this incident is particularly concerning given other recent assaults targeting Black Muslim women wearing hijabs," External link

barrie Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:01:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "These behaviours are un-Edmontonian, though clearly there are individuals here who have not gotten the message. Muslim women deserve to feel safe in our city — and I’m deeply troubled that these incidents have engendered fear for M.W. and other women in our city," External link

barrie Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:01:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “My priorities going into Thursday are to keep an eye on jobs, to keep an eye on the promises that have been made to Edmonton around projects like the south LRT extension, for example, where money is already earmarked in previous budgets for us and the project is shovel-ready for 2022,” External link

cknw Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson explained : “Particularly the work we want to do to turn on some of these units we’re building now in order to help the provincial government save money in its highest cost area, which is health care, as well as justice,” “They spend more than $10 million a year in Edmonton on shelters today and for $5.9 million, we can actually turn on the housing we’re building right now to help people divert from those shelters and hospitals and the remand centre and save the taxpayer money and meet them with greater dignity” External link

cknw Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’ll make the point that housing as a solution to homelessness is also going to save provincial taxpayers an awful lot of money. So during a time of economic restraint, what better time to put in place measures that are going to save money?” External link

cknw Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “My priorities going into Thursday are to keep an eye on jobs, to keep an eye on the promises that have been made to Edmonton around projects like the south LRT extension, for example, where money is already earmarked in previous budgets for us and the project is shovel-ready for 2022,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:56:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson explained : “Particularly the work we want to do to turn on some of these units we’re building now in order to help the provincial government save money in its highest cost area, which is health care, as well as justice,” “They spend more than $10 million a year in Edmonton on shelters today and for $5.9 million, we can actually turn on the housing we’re building right now to help people divert from those shelters and hospitals and the remand centre and save the taxpayer money and meet them with greater dignity” External link

globalnews Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:56:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’ll make the point that housing as a solution to homelessness is also going to save provincial taxpayers an awful lot of money. So during a time of economic restraint, what better time to put in place measures that are going to save money?” External link

globalnews Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:56:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Improving community safety and the vibrancy of our neighbourhoods while also making progress towards our goal of expanding affordable housing in Edmonton means this pilot program is a win-win for Edmontonians,” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : "Edmonton unequivocally condemns racism, misogyny and other forms of hate – such speech is not welcome in our community," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:11:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : “Edmonton unequivocally condemns racism, misogyny and other forms of hate – such speech is not welcome in our community,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:09:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : “Edmonton unequivocally condemns racism, misogyny and other forms of hate – such speech is not welcome in our community,” External link

680news Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We are in the middle of a global public health crisis,” “Wearing a mask and following other public health measures keeps people safe and saves lives” External link

cknw Saturday, February 20, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We are in relentless competition for talent and investment with all cities, not just Calgary,” “I believe strongly that we will have different innovation as cities and different core competencies” External link

globalnews Saturday, February 20, 2021 9:24:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We are in relentless competition for talent and investment with all cities, not just Calgary,” “I believe strongly that we will have different innovation as cities and different core competencies” External link

globalnews Saturday, February 20, 2021 6:34:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think the premier has put personal sweat and effort into making this happen and it's tailored in Edmonton, to our community," External link

barrie Saturday, February 20, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : "I think it solves an access egress issue that we've had in and around Rossdale," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:37:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson commented : "In light of the extreme cold weather we've been experiencing as of late, it's heartbreaking and it's frustrating to watch," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "During these extreme weather conditions, we have procedures that are to be followed to ensure all Edmontonians, including our most vulnerable, are kept safe," "It would appear these were not followed during these instances" External link

CBC Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It's not the direction we would go in to pursue a city-specific ban when the issue of the flow of these weapons and their ties to particularly drugs and organized crime is much more than a municipality-by-municipality issue," External link

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

Don Iveson said : “In light of the extreme cold we’ve been experiencing of late, it’s heartbreaking and it’s frustrating to watch,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:30:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : "I think it solves an access egress issue that we've had in and around Rossdale," External link

barrie Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:15:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I want to stress that the city cares deeply about ensuring that we're doing our part to keep Edmontonians safe during this cautious reopening," "But we understand how much stress businesses are under right now, too, and we also know how much stress our health-care system is still under and how easily it could yet be overwhelmed given the new variants' contagiousness. ... Which is why I appreciate how the administration has approached the reopening of selected arenas, fitness, sport and aquatic facilities" External link

CBC Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:57:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "This virus is not a joke. It is not a hoax, Edmontonians have died, far too many already," "And it is heartless and it is cruel to treat their deaths and the sacrifices of Edmontonians who have diligently followed public health orders ... by flouting these important rules that are here for our safety" External link

CBC Thursday, February 11, 2021 5:57:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Recent video footage of patrons, spreading on social media, essentially partying in restaurants this week is worrisome,” External link

cknw Thursday, February 11, 2021 4:35:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Recent video footage of patrons, spreading on social media, essentially partying in restaurants this week is worrisome,” External link

globalnews Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:48:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We'll continue to ask questions of (public health officials) about the data they are seeing and if and when that merits a change in strategy around reopening," External link

barrie Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:32:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It's just not cost effective at this point, against all of the other things you'd have to turn on, to begin to activate the rec centres," External link

barrie Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:32:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Permanent transit funding offers cities long-term predictability to finally be able to deliver transformational system expansion and drive durable economic growth across our country," "The recovery support here can be massive. It can be the centrepiece of the job-creating, emissions-reducing recovery that Canadians are looking for" External link

CBC Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Permanent transit funding offers cities long-term predictability to finally be able to deliver transformational system expansion and drive durable economic growth across our country," "The recovery support here can be massive. It can be the centrepiece of the job-creating, emissions-reducing recovery that Canadians are looking for" External link

CBC Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’ve been in touch with the user groups to try and bring facilities online in a realistic timeline in partnership with them. I think they understand the bind that the city is in because they were also caught by surprise,” “I think we are all struggling, we are all fatigued with constant rule change,” External link

barrie Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:39:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “This is psychological and emotional abuse … and it’s unacceptable,” “And just because we are democratically elected and accessible to people doesn’t mean that our workplace should be less safe than other people’s” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, February 10, 2021 4:13:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "This is psychological and emotional abuse," "Just because we are democratically elected and accessible to people doesn't mean that our workplace should be less safe than other people's" External link

CBC Wednesday, February 10, 2021 1:27:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think this, even this conversation, begins to create expectations that we may or may not be able to fulfil," External link

CBC Monday, February 8, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson added : “I’m hopeful we will get there as we do the work on the bridge. We’re just not a position right now to put dollars on the table,” External link

barrie Tuesday, February 2, 2021 11:07:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’ve seen our main streets really spruce up in response to this in recent years, it’s been a very, very successful program,” External link

barrie Tuesday, February 2, 2021 7:48:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It’s a cost partnership, so it’s depends on them putting some money on the table, and the city sweetens the deal to make sure they do something beautiful,” External link

barrie Tuesday, February 2, 2021 7:48:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I can absolutely see this expanding to downtown, and some of the other districts very, very quickly,” External link

barrie Tuesday, February 2, 2021 7:48:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Construction disruption is a reality for all of us in the city, and that we build these projects so that life will be made better afterwards, and the city needs some flexibility to be able to do that,” External link

barrie Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:14:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "That to me, is a win-win-win — if the public is not having to bear the cost of turning it into a public standard building for permanency," "It will be an asset to the neighbourhood" External link

CBC Tuesday, February 2, 2021 5:03:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I do hope we find a way to preserve this important building and breathe new life into it in a way that’s economically viable and not burdensome for the property taxpayer,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, February 2, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "For people who are fomenting discontent and deliberately undermining and flouting public health rules and attracting attention to these fringe causes, that they are being held accountable – not always in front of a bunch of cell phones placed to amplify the message and the cause – but in the fullness in time," External link

barrie Thursday, January 28, 2021 3:45:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Rallies of anti-maskers, anti-vaxxers and alt-right hate groups, continuing to gather and have mini-festivals of their own, are really starting to vex Edmontonians including myself,” “I am hearing more and more frustration from Edmontonians about the enforcement approach” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It was widely contested and there was quite a bit of interest. So, Andre rose to the top of a tall stack of applications,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:13:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “His experience includes emergency management and executive leadership with the government of Alberta, security for the 2010 Olympics and nation-building work in Afghanistan with the Canadian Armed Forces,” External link

barrie Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “He is a dedicated team builder and he’s made it clear to me that one of his first focus areas will be ensuring the city of Edmonton is running the best that it can,” External link

barrie Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson explained : “It would be a shot in the arm for downtown — for job creation — and get some projects moving in this construction season, would be the idea,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, January 19, 2021 5:52:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Upgrading many of these buildings will immediately contribute to Edmonton's economic recovery, stimulate our local economy and support job stability for Edmontonians, all while helping the urgent need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions," External link

CBC Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Job creation for them is one of the key things that our community needs to rebound," External link

CBC Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The HERA incentive program will help homeowners invest in energy efficiency improvements that allow them to benefit from reduced energy bills while also helping to build a low-carbon cleaner city. This will be a critical component in creating a more climate resilient Edmonton too and will lay the foundation for Edmonton’s housing stock as well as the creation of many jobs,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:35:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : "People are doing the right thing for the most part," External link

barrie Friday, January 8, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "This virus feeds off of our exhaustion," External link

CBC Friday, January 8, 2021 6:17:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’ve already lost too many Edmontonians to the virus,” External link

globalnews Friday, January 8, 2021 5:30:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I recognize and appreciate the sacrifices Edmontonians have made to keep each other and our community safe,” External link

globalnews Friday, January 8, 2021 5:30:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : “Many Edmontonians are justifiably angered about reports that some politicians and public officials, engaged in non essential travel during the serious phase of the pandemic,” External link

edmontonjournal Monday, January 4, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : "I want to be clear that #COVID19 is still a clear and present danger to Edmontonians, lives are at risk and the healthcare system remains under a tremendous amount of pressure," External link

barrie Monday, January 4, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I have to be careful. I get emotional thinking about it,” External link

barrie Thursday, December 31, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson recalled : “Initially I think those were helpful to those who really needed them, and then they became politicized,” External link

barrie Thursday, December 31, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Edmonton is one of the only cities where we’ve been able to disband those camps without arrests and without violence,” External link

barrie Thursday, December 31, 2020 5:03:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson noted : "The last great punch in the gut in this city was the recession in the '80s," "Remember what came out of it, too — which was the festival scene, the arts community that we have here, just a massive growth in volunteerism and civic engagement" External link

CBC Monday, December 21, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "People are really struggling and I think there will be consequences to that, to mental health, to economic resiliency," "I'm really concerned about our employees and concerned about the health and well-being of Edmontonians in this circumstance," External link

CBC Monday, December 21, 2020 5:47:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "This city council has made clear time and time again that hatred in any form, including racism, misogyny and Islamaphobia have no place in our community," "While there appear to be unrelated and distinct dimensions to these incidents, they are both outright unacceptable and downright un-Edmontonian" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Racist hatred has no place here” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Racist hatred has no place here” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, December 16, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We remain committed to making Edmonton a healthier, safer and more environmentally friendly place to live today and far intergenerationally into the future … and the funding being announced today is going to make a huge difference in helping us reach this greenhouse-gas reduction goal,” “I am really confident that it will make a huge difference in the lives of many Edmontonians” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, December 16, 2020 1:58:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Property tax doesn't distinguish how people are doing, but we know people are hurting and that's why zero per cent is the right thing to do," External link

CBC Friday, December 11, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I'm pleased to say that today, city council passed a budget that strikes the right balance between finding efficiencies during these trying economic times while also ensuring that we're supporting economic recovery and protecting key city services and infrastructure," External link

barrie Friday, December 11, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "This work will be critical to how the city adapts to the new normal and emerges hopefully stronger than before," External link

barrie Friday, December 11, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We know people are hurting and that’s why zero per cent is the right decision,” External link

cknw Friday, December 11, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We did this while also ensuring we are able to keep investing in assets and services that will allow Edmonton to emerge, post-COVID, a healthy, urban and climate-resilient city that supports a prosperous metro region. In other words, to advance the City Plan we passed earlier this week,” External link

cknw Friday, December 11, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “This is the toughest thing that we do under the best of circumstances and this is far from the best of circumstances,” “Each thing we did was thoughtful and sustainable” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, December 11, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We know people are hurting and that’s why zero per cent is the right decision,” External link

globalnews Friday, December 11, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We did this while also ensuring we are able to keep investing in assets and services that will allow Edmonton to emerge, post-COVID, a healthy, urban and climate-resilient city that supports a prosperous metro region. In other words, to advance the City Plan we passed earlier this week,” External link

globalnews Friday, December 11, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’ve been able to find a few dollars to keep these facilities going for a few more years,” External link

cknw Thursday, December 10, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “COVID(-19) is the time where we can really hit reset on this,” External link

cknw Thursday, December 10, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’ve been able to find a few dollars to keep these facilities going for a few more years,” External link

globalnews Thursday, December 10, 2020 8:20:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “COVID(-19) is the time where we can really hit reset on this,” External link

globalnews Thursday, December 10, 2020 8:20:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “There’s a reason administration keeps bringing these forward and that reckoning will come,” “COVID is the time where we can really reset on this to try to find a sustainable path forward for facilities in these neighbourhoods” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “This is actually a bit of stimulus and job creation to do this kind of work with the consultants,” “We have the opportunity to keep the work going on the consulting side and it doesn’t mean that it will get green lit against all other priorities for funding for construction and there is still the matter of the top-up to build to program” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:49:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “This is actually a bit of stimulus and job creation to do this kind of work with the consultants,” “We have the opportunity to keep the work going on the consulting side and it doesn’t mean that it will get green lit against all other priorities for funding for construction and there is still the matter of the top-up to build to program” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, December 10, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “These restrictions will be tough to bear - more so for vulnerable people in our community and for struggling businesses - but there is provincial, municipal and substantial federal aid available that should allow us all to do the right thing and follow these new public health measures to stop this virus,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I believe these new provincewide measures meet that imperative," External link

barrie Wednesday, December 9, 2020 5:23:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The clock is ticking in more ways than one here," "The situation is dire and urgent measures are needed" External link

CBC Wednesday, December 9, 2020 12:32:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We are on a collision course with calamity," External link

CBC Tuesday, December 8, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The numbers are likely more significant even than what is being reported," "I think stronger measures are required" External link

CBC Tuesday, December 8, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “My position remains that I think stronger measures are required and some equity for those businesses who have chosen to close versus those who haven’t, particularly in the hospitality sector,” “Frankly, many of the businesses are asking us to be closed so that they can maximize their access to federal aid that’s only available to businesses that have been closed for in-room dining” External link

globalnews Tuesday, December 8, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We are on a collision course with calamity," External link

CBC Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The numbers are likely more significant even than what is being reported," "I think stronger measures are required" External link

CBC Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It is extremely distressing and heartbreaking to know that within the span of a month, more than 250 have died from COVID-19 in our province," External link

CBC Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “Please keep us posted as you add words to a poem that should be finished,” External link

barrie Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I want to be crystal clear,” External link

barrie Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “My goal throughout this budget discussion will be to find efficiencies while ensuring the city is providing our communities with what we need to weather this pandemic, like maintaining critical infrastructure and services that keep Edmontonians safe,” External link

cknw Friday, December 4, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson explained : “have generally run at a loss from a taxpayer perspective,” External link

cknw Friday, December 4, 2020 7:06:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We got word that the provincial government that it will expand peace officer scope to face covering and monitoring public health orders,” “Effective immediately… working with AHS and EPS, our peace officers will work seven days a week to ensure people are observing public health orders” External link

globalnews Saturday, November 28, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Enforcement remains a key element of success in our COVID-19 response,” External link

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

Don Iveson said : “I was pleased to hear that the province has heard our desire to assist, and is seriously considering delegating enforcement powers for municipal peace officers to enforce these public health emergency orders,” External link

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

Don Iveson added : “Enforcement remains a key element of success in our COVID-19 response,” External link

barrie Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It sounds encouraging that the province is going to come through on that delegated authority, so that’s one of the things we’re going to be looking at,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, November 26, 2020 3:40:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The loss of those facilities during the earlier stage of this pandemic was very deeply felt by patrons of those facilities who depend on them for a sense of community and support and the staff who love to serve them,” External link

cknw Thursday, November 26, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The loss of those facilities during the earlier stage of this pandemic was very deeply felt by patrons of those facilities who depend on them for a sense of community and support and the staff who love to serve them,” External link

globalnews Thursday, November 26, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I’ve long stressed that a regional approach is key to helping slow the spread of COVID-19 which is why I’m relieved to see the province announce these new measures today that I hope will help flatten the curve across our region,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, November 25, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I’ve long stressed that a regional approach is key to helping slow the spread of COVID-19 which is why I’m relieved to see the province announce these new measures today that I hope will help flatten the curve across our region,” “I empathize with Edmontonians who will, because of these additional restrictions, be required to make even more adjustments at a time when everyone’s lives have already been significantly disrupted. This will be difficult, but it is critical that we do our part to keep our families and communities safe. I thank Edmontonians in advance for adhering to these new public health measures — your efforts will make a significant difference in helping to stop the spread” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, November 25, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’re increasingly hearing a desire from business for some decisive measures that will allow us to do what we need to do to contain the virus so that we can reopen again with confidence after that,” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’re increasingly hearing a desire from business for some decisive measures that will allow us to do what we need to do to contain the virus so that we can reopen again with confidence after that,” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’re increasingly hearing a desire from business for some decisive measures that will allow us to do what we need to do to contain the virus so that we can reopen again with confidence after that,” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson commented : “I was giving serious thought to running again because of all of the pressure and disruption our community is facing,” External link

barrie Monday, November 23, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I've had more time with my kids and been around the dinner table more as a family in the last eight months than in the last eight years,” External link

barrie Monday, November 23, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "With a year remaining, I want to make clear that my singular daily focus is working tirelessly to protect and help Edmontonians impacted by COVID-19 and the economic challenges we face," "Now let’s get back to work" External link

barrie Monday, November 23, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I think stronger measures are required, and the numbers continuing to rise indicate that the measures that have been in place are not adequate to the task yet,” External link

edmontonjournal Monday, November 23, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It is an incredible honour, and a humbling duty, to serve as your mayor and I am thankful for every day I get to serve our community,” “With a year remaining, I want to make clear that my singular daily focus is working tirelessly to protect and help Edmontonians impacted by COVID-19 and the economic challenges we face” External link

cknw Monday, November 23, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Part of the beauty of cities is that they are perpetually unfinished. This complex, ever-evolving work demands thoughtful, compassionate and constructive civic leadership – which is why next fall’s election will be pivotal, and why I feel it’s important to give people who may be considering a run time and notice to make their plans,” External link

cknw Monday, November 23, 2020 7:14:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It is an incredible honour, and a humbling duty, to serve as your mayor and I am thankful for every day I get to serve our community," External link

CBC Monday, November 23, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : "There is much to do, and not everything will be resolved by the election. In fact, part of the beauty of cities is that they are perpetually unfinished," "This complex, ever-evolving work demands thoughtful, compassionate and constructive civic leadership — which is why next fall's election will be pivotal and why I feel it's important to give people who may be considering a run, time and notice to make their plans" External link

CBC Monday, November 23, 2020 6:10:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It is an incredible honour, and a humbling duty, to serve as your mayor and I am thankful for every day I get to serve our community,” “With a year remaining, I want to make clear that my singular daily focus is working tirelessly to protect and help Edmontonians impacted by COVID-19 and the economic challenges we face” External link

globalnews Monday, November 23, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Part of the beauty of cities is that they are perpetually unfinished. This complex, ever-evolving work demands thoughtful, compassionate and constructive civic leadership – which is why next fall’s election will be pivotal, and why I feel it’s important to give people who may be considering a run time and notice to make their plans,” External link

globalnews Monday, November 23, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The City of Edmonton is a high-performing organization, with people who work very hard for Edmontonians," External link

barrie Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’re happy Andre will be joining the team as his vast leadership experience, as well as experience working with other orders of government, will help advance City of Edmonton priorities at a provincial and national level,” External link

cknw Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:34:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Every organization can periodically benefit from a fresh perspective on how to streamline services to best serve our community, particularly under these difficult economic and public health circumstances," External link

CBC Friday, November 20, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “They have the strongest authority to issue regional health orders, which I have long maintained is the key to tackling the spread of the this virus in our metropolitan context,” External link

cknw Friday, November 20, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I’m sensing from Edmontonians and from my council colleagues a desire for the government of Alberta to act more strongly,” External link

barrie Friday, November 20, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We were doing what we can with the tools that we have from the province,” “It’s a very disempowering situation right now,” External link

barrie Friday, November 20, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Well, I think the public wants to know and so do we, so please pass that back,” External link

barrie Friday, November 20, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “What we’re asking for is for that order to be reinstituted by the province so that the province’s rules can be enforced at all levels,” External link

barrie Friday, November 20, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I am very eager to work with the province on even stricter measures,” External link

barrie Friday, November 20, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson asked : “What is the key driver of the next stage of restrictions should they become necessary?” External link

barrie Friday, November 20, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The public wants to know, and so do we," External link

CBC Friday, November 20, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “COVID-19 cases are rising, and fast,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, November 20, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “They have the strongest authority to issue regional health orders, which I have long maintained is the key to tackling the spread of the this virus in our metropolitan context,” External link

globalnews Friday, November 20, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I know that Edmontonians are tired of the virus and ready for all of this to end, waiting patiently for a vaccine, but we must accept the reality of the data before us which is that COVID-19 cases are rising fast,” External link

cknw Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “They have the strongest authority to issue regional health orders, which I have long maintained is the key to tackling the spread of the this virus in our metropolitan context. COVID-19 is borderless and people across our region need clear and concise rules so there is consistency in Alberta’s approach to tackling this virus in the Edmonton metropolitan region,” External link

cknw Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I know Eastglen is a much-loved facility in the neighborhood, but it's just not as cost effective to operate as the new multipurpose rec center that is literally down the street," External link

CBC Thursday, November 19, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson noted : “Zero is actually an erosion against inflation and potentially erosion against growth pressures. And the city’s growing more slowly because of the economic circumstances we’re in, and inflation is lower in many areas, but we’re also dealing with PPE costs and other extraordinary cost pressures, and so zero is not something you can do without significant pain and impacts to service levels,” “This year, we felt it was important because of the pressure particularly businesses are under, but also many households with the highest unemployment rate in the country". The capital city's unemployment rate was 12 per cent in October, a 0.6 per cent improvement over September. The mayor commented, "We wanted to work hard and show people that we heard that concern and share that pain as a city – but it doesn’t come without a cost to service levels. And it’s not something that people should assume that can be done every year” External link

barrie Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Zero is actually an erosion against inflation and potentially erosion against growth pressures. And the city’s growing more slowly because of the economic circumstances we’re in, and inflation is lower in many areas, but we’re also dealing with PPE costs and other extraordinary cost pressures, and so zero is not something you can do without significant pain and impacts to service levels,” “This year, we felt it was important because of the pressure particularly businesses are under, but also many households with the highest unemployment rate in the country. So we wanted to work hard and show people that we heard that concern and share that pain as a city – but it doesn’t come without a cost to service levels. And it’s not something that people should assume that can be done every year” External link

barrie Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “For a period of time the province had delegated the authority for all of our peace officers to do public health measure enforcement. That expired in the spring. I would be very happy to see the city take on a stronger role in that,” “Police are very busy with other things and so dispatching them to public health issues I think is not an effective use of public resources with everything else that we’re dealing with public safety wise. So I would really appreciate it if the peace officers could be re-upped on their delegated authority to conduct enforcement of the measures that are in place” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Any one municipality acting alone, and not strictly in lockstep with our other neighbours represents further confusion for people, which we do not need right now, and inconsistency in terms of measures, which is not fair to business,” External link

barrie Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:22:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “There was a period of rapid growth and catch-up and inflation and aspiration for the city for a period of time and I don’t think it’s a decision to discontinue that as of now,” “I think we throttled back on that several years ago” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, November 18, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Money won't be spent on making those kind of changes," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’ll continue to wait for those zone officers of medical health to make evidence-based decisions,” External link

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

Don Iveson said : "We need to make sure we're not always buying land in neighbourhoods where land is the cheapest because the neighbourhoods are struggling," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 10, 2020 2:47:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Obviously it's subject to further conversation at committee, but it's very consistent with the direction that we've said is part of our overall approach to supporting more affordable housing options in the community as all parts of the needs spectrum," External link

CBC Friday, November 6, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We took considerable pains to evaluate re-use of the facility for other purposes over the years including for hockey, and there were studies before that that Northlands conducted that looked at other non-sport uses as well, and all of those studies came back that its a very, very expensive building to retro-fit to any kind of new use,” External link

barrie Friday, November 6, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said ( about Hail Mary ) : “Council was quite open to looking at other facilities as well, including adaptive reuse of the Expo Centre or other buildings on the Northlands site, so there may be a number of answers to the need that we heard that don’t require changes or adaptations to the Coliseum and wouldn’t violate that agreement,” “At some point, barring a Hail Mary three-pointer here of some kind, and frankly willingness (from OEG) to look at a different proposal under all the superseding agreements, then the time will come for demolition of the building, which again we previously concluded was an inevitability” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, November 6, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We took considerable pains to evaluate a re-use of the facility for other purposes over the years," External link

CBC Friday, November 6, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Frankly, there are more pressing issues for us than this," "The time will come for demolition of the building, which we previously concluded was an inevitability" External link

CBC Friday, November 6, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said ( about Hail Mary ) : “It’s a bit of a Hail Mary from half court,” External link

barrie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:14:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Measures are in place to keep a lid on it within the conference centre but those kinds of measures are very difficult to put in place in an informal settlement like the camps,” “It’s concerning but there are measures in place to make sure that people who have tested positive or have had close contact will be separated and isolated accordingly and treated” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, November 3, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It’s heartbreaking news for the city, especially to people who had the pleasure, and so many people had the pleasure, of meeting Joey,” “As mayor I got to meet him a number of times…just a delightful human being…it’s sad…he was a great guy” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 28, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “The need has always been most acute in the cities,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, October 28, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The $17 million in our case will buy either one larger property or two smaller properties,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, October 28, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "But the best way to make that argument is to use up the two $500-million allocations quickly, which we intend to do," External link

barrie Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "But the best way to make that argument is to use up the two $500-million allocations quickly, which we intend to do," External link

cp24 Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "As mayor, I got to meet him a number of times and (he's) just a delightful human being, and it's sad," "He was a great guy, so the loss is deeply felt in our city today" External link

CBC Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Sounds like the federal government has listened to that advice," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I’ve never seen the city and the agencies move more quickly to meet the need of vulnerable people with the activation of the conference centre and the continued partnership with Hope Mission and Mustard Seed to make sure there’s ample shelter and accommodation space around the city for this winter,” “Now, that’s still not the best answer and not a permanent answer to ending chronic homelessness. The right answer is more bridge housing to transition people into supportive housing” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson commented : “Those hundred-plus beds that Mustard Seed wants to open up are going to be sorely needed over and above what Hope (Mission) does traditionally, and what the City is looking to do at the conference centre,” “We need room for everybody this winter” External link

barrie Thursday, October 22, 2020 4:02:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Next to the water treatment plant, on land that is reserved for its expansion, that’s previously disturbed, on a temporary basis to help us achieve our climate goals... Makes sense to me,” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 21, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I think a wage freeze is the right thing to do for now,” “I think this is about sending a signal of restraint, but also very practically, councillors living within the same kind of constraint that we’ve asked our employees to take through the zero per cent settlements that we’ve negotiated with many of our labour unions” External link

globalnews Tuesday, October 20, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I would not support putting solar panels throughout seven thousand acres of the river valley" "But next to water treatment plant on land that is reserved for its expansion, that's previously disturbed, on a temporary basis, to help us each our climate goals — makes sense to me" External link

CBC Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Councillors living within the same kind of constraint that we've asked our employees to take through the zero-per-cent settlements that we've negotiated with many of our labour units," "I think it's important for Edmontonians to know that their elected officials are enduring that same constraint" External link

CBC Tuesday, October 20, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson commented : “This (camp) and the one in Strathcona have made quite visible a problem and issue that we have been trying to solve for a long time now, and the conditions now finally seem right to resolve it,” External link

barrie Friday, October 16, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “The pandemic accommodation at the conference centre is to give us time to muster the response from all orders of government and society that (Camp Pekiwewan organizers) have been demanding from the city,” External link

barrie Friday, October 16, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We're in hurry-up mode and we will have an opportunity for everyone who wants to come off the streets to do it within the 10-week window," External link

CBC Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “These signs, which Edmontonians and frequent users of the transit system, especially, will see before them, will be an indicator of the changes that are coming,” “It’s a very positive sign of big-city transit coming to Edmonton in 2021,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We're in a hurry-up mode on that, recognizing that it only buys us a few months until the spring when we really do need those federal dollars to acquire units,” “There will also be bridge housing opening up at the Cities Initiative this month, we’ll have a hotel to announce soon, as well the old jockey quarters at Northlands -- those will be opening up this month, too” External link

barrie Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “These challenges are not unique to our province but the opportunities to be part of solutions that create jobs, create wealth in our community and improve our resilience for people and the economy is actually very heartening, especially when all orders of government come together,” External link

barrie Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "That's a really good program. We still need permanent units to bridge people into, but we want to get a second one of those running at a location that is still being finalized as well. But this month, we want to have a second hotel leased in an operation operating as bridge housing," External link

CBC Thursday, October 8, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I don’t want to shut down the economy at the point where it’s so fragile,” “I think we’ve got to take the right steps now in order to protect our economy and stay open and so we will ask the province to do that” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, October 8, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : "That is what is at stake," External link

CBC Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : "That is what is at stake," External link

CBC Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We're deeply concerned about the wellbeing of Edmontonians experiencing homelessness and the rising numbers of people sleeping rough in our city, including those living in the camps that have been so high profile," External link

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

Don Iveson told : "Our goal is to get everyone off the street this month in October and provide them pathways to get everyone into bridge housing, and ultimately into supportive long-term housing," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We do need the provincial government to step up within their jurisdiction with interim housing and supports and long term support commitments for those nurses, for those addictions treatment professionals, for those social workers to be embedded, to make this housing successful," "This will cost them less than what they are spending today at the remand centre and in our hospitals … But in the interim here, we won't wait to have all those details sorted out. The city of Edmonton will act to get people an option off the street before the end of this month" External link

CBC Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "If you have the right supports around people, the impacts are much lower than the impacts of homelessness that we see today," External link

CBC Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “It is the sense of community that has always set Edmonton apart and that we should absolutely share with the world,” External link

edmontonjournal Sunday, October 4, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think we're going to be able to do something significant here in October and it won't be fast enough for everyone, but it's going to be a heck of a lot faster than what was possible six months ago," External link

CBC Friday, October 2, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It seems to me obvious that they should be able to do that," "That's an area where the legislation can be tightened up" External link

CBC Friday, October 2, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said ( about Alberta Health ) : "We'll work to try to provide a unified submission to the government of Alberta for some constructive improvements to the legislation that will help us be nimble," External link

CBC Friday, October 2, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I’m committed to delivering dignified shelter for people that is better than tents and safer than a camp by the end of the month, whatever it takes,” External link

barrie Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:28:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “White folks aggressively spitting ‘all lives matter’ inelegantly proves the point that Black, Indigenous and people of colour’s lives have not yet been universally afforded equal value in our society. Stop it,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:17:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Certainly, I think it reflected well on the city. It was a COVID-free, effective bubble and that just shows the integrity of all the planning that went into it,” External link

cknw Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Certainly, I think it reflected well on the city. It was a COVID-free, effective bubble and that just shows the integrity of all the planning that went into it,” External link

cknw Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Certainly, I think it reflected well on the city. It was a COVID-free, effective bubble and that just shows the integrity of all the planning that went into it,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, September 29, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Clearly it shows that we’re into the space of the absurd now, where the real answer is housing, not pushing the problem around," "I think it’s time to look at the need for another temporary shelter as things get cooler" External link

barrie Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “These funds will allow the city to rapidly acquire potentially some hotels or apartment buildings in the next weeks and months,” External link

cknw Sunday, September 27, 2020 4:57:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Free transit is not on the table," "I think the bigger issue for people experiencing homelessness when I spoke to them personally at the camp was finding them housing" External link

CBC Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I really hope this can be contained, but I have real fear that between the camps and the shelters that it will be very difficult to contain the virus in the living conditions that we have consistently fought to alleviate for people struggling, human beings experiencing homelessness in our community,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The camps simply make visible a problem that we have known about all along,” “So that's why I think, not just here but across the country, the camps have brought a refreshed focus - along with the pandemic - on the moral obligation to make sure that no Canadian is left out in the cold” External link

barrie Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : "The City of Edmonton is faced with a crisis in homelessness and increasing social disorder that has escalated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the global oil price crash that has especially affected Alberta," External link

CBC Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : "These funds will allow the city to rapidly buy potentially some hotels or apartment buildings in the next weeks or months," External link

CBC Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We have a small opportunity to right some of those wrongs by embracing the languages of this land without caveat, without asterisks, without footnotes," External link

CBC Tuesday, September 22, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think the committee did a wonderful job," "This is an opportunity for our city to say, 'Oh, that’s interesting, I’d like to learn more about that, and I recognize not everyone will" External link

barrie Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Even this discussion we’re having now is an opportunity to acknowledge that Indigenous heritage and learn some words and some concepts from Indigenous culture that otherwise wouldn’t have come into the public conversation,” External link

cknw Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’d still prefer to be purchasing buildings for longer-term occupation, though there are a lot of creative things you can do in modular as well,” External link

barrie Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Most urgently, cities across Canada are suggesting that we convert buildings like motels and hotels into permanent supportive housing so that we can better support Canadians experiencing homelessness, including those living with mental illness and substance use disorders,” External link

globalnews Friday, September 18, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "After so much neglect of our downtown, this city, after a decade, decided it wanted to invest in itself again and it decided it wanted to be beautiful," External link

timescolonist Friday, September 18, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Since I became mayor, all of this work has been for my kids. Because my key performance indicator is to build the kind of city that my kids will be proud to call home," External link

barrie Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “That’s what the City Plan encapsulates is all our aspirations around lifestyle, around talent attraction, why people would come here and why would they stay,” External link

cknw Tuesday, September 15, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Fifty years from now someone's gonna look back and say, 'Boy I'm glad they had a plan 50 years ago,'" External link

barrie Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The whole region, including the city, has been shifting towards higher density because of affordability constraints," External link

barrie Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “That’s what the City Plan encapsulates is all our aspirations around lifestyle, around talent attraction, why people would come here and why would they stay,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Clearly the auditor has found that there are more supervisors than we need in this organization” External link

cknw Friday, September 11, 2020 6:51:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Clearly the auditor has found that there are more supervisors than we need in this organization” External link

globalnews Friday, September 11, 2020 7:02:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson replied : “It would be on the order of at least tens of millions of dollars for a city like Edmonton, potentially into the low hundreds depending on pricing and availability and how many units can be acquired in the short term,” External link

barrie Friday, September 11, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Clearly the auditor has found that there are more supervisors than we need in this organization," External link

CBC Friday, September 11, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson replied : “It would be on the order of at least tens of millions of dollars for a city like Edmonton, potentially into the low hundreds depending on pricing and availability and how many units can be acquired in the short term,” External link

barrie Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Municipalities are already under immense financial pressure, but sending people back out onto the streets is simply not a solution. People need stable housing to weather the circumstances that put them into that vulnerability,” External link

cknw Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Clearly the auditor has found that there are more supervisors than we need in this organization, as we look to manage the workforce ... we are likely to shed positions in the coming budget cycle," "I'll be looking for and pushing for a good number of those positions to be supervisory positions" External link

barrie Thursday, September 10, 2020 10:53:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Bryan's fervent belief in community and great sense of belonging will be greatly missed," "On behalf of City Council and Edmontonians, I offer our condolences and warm thoughts to Bryan's wife, Sharin, and family" External link

barrie Friday, September 4, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said ( about Brian Anderson ) : “Having co-represented southwest Edmonton with Bryan, I saw firsthand his dedication and commitment to the residents of Ward 5 following a storied career as a teacher and coach,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, September 4, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said ( about Brian Anderson ) : “It was only appropriate that the City of Edmonton renamed a south-side park in 2019 the Bryan Anderson Athletic Grounds to honour his contributions and legacy,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, September 4, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "doesn't advance the cause for social justice," External link

CBC Friday, September 4, 2020 10:15:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "An apology could have fixed this," "I believe a reprimand is appropriate given an apology is not on offer" External link

CBC Friday, September 4, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Clearly as we've seen during this pandemic, unprecedented things are possible," "Quick action is possible and there is rising public demand for action to support vulnerable people and address the social disorder associated with allowing these circumstances to persist" External link

barrie Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "An apology could have fixed this," "I believe a reprimand is appropriate given an apology is not on offer" External link

CBC Thursday, September 3, 2020 3:02:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Accountability is as essential to anything else for democracy and for our work here,” External link

globalnews Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The rooms exist, the roofs exist," External link

CBC Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We're not interested in maintaining the camp as is," External link

CBC Monday, August 31, 2020 2:21:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’re not interested in maintaining the camp as is. We have long articulated a long-term solution for these camp residents. We want to provide those living in the camp with supportive housing and we want to see that happen in the short term. We’re on a 10-week plan to end homelessness,” External link

edmontonjournal Sunday, August 30, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I'm not convinced that this is a reasonable expenditure, since they already have two," External link

CBC Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "In none of our reports was this specific purchase detailed," "That's within the delegated authority of the police commission and the police service" External link

CBC Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It may already be in the works under the delegated authority of the commission and the service," "We'll have to look into it further" External link

CBC Saturday, August 29, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson commented : “We are not interesting in maintaining the camp as is,” External link

barrie Saturday, August 29, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson added : “Before it gets too cold, we want to provide them with safe shelter options. This is what the folks in the camp deserve and this is what the greater community deserves. This is the just and human response to this situation,” External link

barrie Saturday, August 29, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think it's time to call a spade a spade — to say we have an emergency," External link

CBC Friday, August 28, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We want to see that happen in the short-term," "We're on a 10-week plan to end homelessness" External link

CBC Friday, August 28, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I'm not convinced that this is a reasonable expenditure, since they already have two," External link

CBC Friday, August 28, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "In none of our reports was this specific purchase detailed," "That's within the delegated authority of the police commission and the police service" External link

CBC Friday, August 28, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It may already be in the works under the delegated authority of the commission and the service," "We'll have to look into it further" External link

CBC Friday, August 28, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We have an emergency. It’s creating unacceptable social disorder in a number of communities in our city and in our Downtown and I’m hearing that loud and clear,” “Something must be done. Not in three years or five years, sure we’ve got to keep building these units that we’ve committed to, but we do need a creative, interim solution for housing” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, August 28, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The AHS data for our city also states that we’re seeing a spike in cases amongst younger adults in our city who may all be tired of all the public health messages and eager to squeeze out that last bit of summer, and as a result put a side the important public health guidelines we’ve been messaging for months,” External link

barrie Friday, August 28, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I am concerned as mayor. It’s disappointing because our performance has been so good up to this point. I think perhaps a false sense of security has built up,” External link

cknw Thursday, August 20, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : "I'm concerned and disappointed with the rise of new COVID-19 cases in Edmonton," External link

CBC Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "A few people have let us down here with their behaviour and spoiled what I think was well-intentioned," External link

CBC Friday, August 14, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "A few people have let us down here with their behavior, and spoiled what I think was well intentioned, but has now become sadly, a bit of an object of summer ridicule," External link

barrie Friday, August 14, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Our purchase is historic in that it represents the largest purchase of electric buses in Canadian history," "Electric buses are a major component of the future of public transit in our city and across Canada. They save the city money and benefit not only transit users who get to experience the perks of a quieter commute with decreased emissions, but also Edmontonians who aren't regular commuters on our transit system, as they also benefit from the city meeting its energy and climate goals," External link

barrie Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We do not want to see the progress that we've made so far protecting vulnerable people come into jeopardy," External link

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

Don Iveson said : "The province needs to do the right thing and work with our local agencies to ensure that they have the supports they need to keep their clients safe which in turn will keep our communities safe and prevent further spreading of the virus," External link

CBC Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “From the beginning of this pandemic, we were very concerned for our vulnerable population,” External link

globalnews Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:47:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The infrastructure of day services in Edmonton was already limited and already oversubscribed prior to the arrival of the pandemic,” “With the arrival of the pandemic and the accompanying public health strictures, the system has been pressed beyond its capacity. So without a suitable replacement to the capacity provided at the Expo Centre, individuals experiencing homelessness may be left with severely limited access to basic human needs, including shelter from the elements, food, hygiene and the ability — very importantly — to maintain physical distancing” External link

globalnews Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:47:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We’re hearing from many businesses would someone please make a decision? And even from some of our own neighbours in the region who said it’d be a lot easier if you make the decision, and we could follow," External link

ctvnews Thursday, July 30, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Somebody's got to take some leadership, and waiting three weeks to do so, I think, is an abdication of that leadership and our responsibility under these extraordinary times," "I frankly think we should have done this some time ago" External link

CBC Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Somebody's got to take some leadership, and waiting three weeks to do so, I think, is an abdication of that leadership and our responsibility under these extraordinary times," "I frankly think we should have done this some time ago" External link

CBC Wednesday, July 29, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The big question for many was, 'Should we go further?'" External link

CBC Wednesday, July 29, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The big question for many was, 'Should we go further?'" External link

CBC Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:39:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Quite frankly in a busy suburban grocery store, whether it’s in St. Albert or whether it’s in Edmonton, it’s one metropolitan economy. It’s one labour market, it’s one commutership," "And the challenge is for the City of Edmonton to have to make the decision just for the City of Edmonton leaves open the possibility that a neighbouring municipality might take a different measure" External link

barrie Wednesday, July 29, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The city of Edmonton, like many municipalities across this country, has faced significant, non-recoverable operational losses related to delivering and continuing to deliver essential services during this pandemic, chief among them transit but also waste emergency services enforcement, other frontline essential services,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson commented : "The success and health of our transit system is key to our economic recovery, key to keeping the workforce healthy, key to keeping Edmontonians healthy in our city, so that they can get to their workplaces, get to their medical appointments, get to family obligations," "This announcement is a validation of what mayors have been saying for months: that economic recovery is at risk in our communities without financial support for municipalities" External link

barrie Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The success and health of our transit system is key to our economic recovery, key to keeping the workforce healthy, key to keeping Edmontonians healthy and our city,” External link

cknw Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The success and health of our transit system is key to our economic recovery, key to keeping the workforce healthy, key to keeping Edmontonians healthy and our city,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I absolutely believe we should go to Phase 3 and we should go to Phase 3 yesterday, from a precautionary principle point of view,” “I am convinced that is the way to go, based on the science, based on where our public is by and large and overwhelmingly at. Though this is not a matter of opinion, this is a matter of public health prevention” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, July 24, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The province has left us in an unenviable position of having to do this municipality by municipality, instead of region by region if not province wide," External link

barrie Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The province has left us in an unenviable position of having to do this municipality by municipality, instead of region by region if not province wide," External link

barrie Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson says : "For many years I've advocated for the adoption of electric buses in our city, and I'm happy to see that Edmonton is leading the way. Our purchase is historic in that it represents the largest purchase of electric buses in Canadian history," "Electric buses are a major component of the future of public transit in our city and across Canada , because they save the City money and benefit not only transit users who will get to experience the perks of a quieter commute with decreased emissions, but also Edmontonians who aren't regular commuters on our transit system, as they'll also benefit from the city meeting its energy and climate goals" External link

4-traders Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I'm focused on keeping Edmontonians as safe as possible, so exploring a mandatory mask bylaw is a practical next step for city council," External link

barrie Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : "The damage is cosmetic and is to the roof's surface, as opposed to any structural damage," External link

CBC Saturday, July 18, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The City of Edmonton, like many big cities across the country, has faced immediate, significant and non-recoverable losses related to delivering essential services during this pandemic, such as transit, waste, emergency services, enforcement and other frontline services that Canadians depend on," External link

barrie Friday, July 17, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "A robust transit system is critical for Edmonton's economic restart, and in turn, Alberta's economic recovery," External link

barrie Friday, July 17, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “A score for Edmonton! I’m very happy to hear that our city will be one of the NHL hub cities,” “Bringing hockey here will generate a real boost to Edmonton’s economy. We can’t wait to delight hockey fans and show off everything our beautiful city has to offer” External link

edmontonjournal Saturday, July 11, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Edmontonians are going to have to be patient with their city," "Understand that we can't get back to pre-COVID-19 levels of services in many service areas" External link

CBC Friday, July 10, 2020 12:40:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Council hasn't decided not to, the question's never been put before council," "Our position has been that we believe this decision would be best made as a province-wide decision" External link

barrie Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said ( about Sherwood Park ) : "You can just imagine what kind of impact it would have here in Edmonton," "If we say yes and then everybody goes to the Sherwood Park Costco because Strathcona County doesn't adopt a mask rule" External link

barrie Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I personally think a mask decision that is consistent across at least the urban areas of the province would be desirable at this point," "I think it's very challenging for one municipality, in our regional context anyway, to act unilaterally" External link

barrie Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think it's wonderful corporate leadership from IKEA, to not just put something beautiful in the store, but education and knowledge as well to share with customers," External link

barrie Saturday, July 4, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Let’s get a really thoughtful group of Edmontonians from diverse perspectives together,” “We’ll be able to populate a committee that can really give us some Edmonton answers to these really tough questions and move us forward in hopefully a non-political way, but in a really impactful way” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, July 3, 2020 5:56:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "For now we will continue to encourage Edmontonians to wear masks, but we're not in a position to mandate it," External link

barrie Friday, July 3, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said ( about Alberta Health ) : “Their health authority falls within the City of Toronto as municipal jurisdiction. For us, the direction would come primarily from Alberta Health and they have not yet mandated masks,” External link

globalnews Friday, July 3, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson added : “Real and effective enforcement of a mask order would be a challenge for the City of Edmonton,” “First of all, we’d have to either create bylaws, which there just isn’t an appetite to do because enforcement of this law would be difficult and it might even be discriminatory to those who cannot wear masks for whatever reason” External link

globalnews Friday, July 3, 2020 1:04:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson commented : "Because we don’t have a state of local emergency I’m not sure we’re in a position to give a unilateral order to mask up off city property," External link

barrie Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:24:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Shisha lounges represent a cultural practice on the one hand, held against the tension of the public health challenges — with indoor smoke from a public health point of view and from an occupational health and safety point of view,” External link

globalnews Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It's an exciting prospect but it's hard to comment on speculation or rumour at this point," External link

CBC Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We cannot police ourselves out of social injustices and inequity in our community. We need to continue to invest in other community safety initiatives beyond and in parallel to the Edmonton Police Service,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We need to continue to invest in other community safety initiatives beyond and in parallel to the Edmonton Police Service," External link

CBC Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I get it. I mean here I am talking about our $169- to $260-million budget shortfall every media interview I have. The grass is a foot long in the city and people are saying why is the grass a foot long in the city?” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:45:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “all enthusiastically from the conversations with their mayors,” External link

globalnews Monday, June 29, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "There are some opportunities to make some policy changes and look at our budget priorities arising from this," External link

barrie Friday, June 26, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think a discussion on how we can smartly invest with a variety of front-line providers, including police, to support better community safety outcomes, I think there's real openness to that and that it will be thoughtful discussion," External link

barrie Friday, June 26, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Those choices would jeopardize Canadians and, or, jeopardize our economy and undermine safe restart," External link

simcoe Friday, June 19, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Those choices would jeopardize Canadians and, or, jeopardize our economy and undermine safe restart,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, June 19, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson told : "In that case, council has fairly consistently come down on public health and occupational health and [the] safety principle," External link

CBC Thursday, June 18, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson told : "I think the question before us is what is the right optimization within the roughly 400 million that our city invests in community safety between prevention and community work and keeping the peace, and policing and peace officer response," External link

CBC Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I empathize with that with that challenge that the members are experiencing and would ask all members of our public to continue to respect all people who are in public service on their behalf and to treat them accordingly," External link

CBC Thursday, June 18, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "There's no doubt that some of the stories that have been shared have moved council members to also think about how we find the right balance between community policing, public safety and upstream social service intervention," "I hear loud and clear that our community wants some change and that things can't remain the same, and that people do want to see action. I hear that. It's important to remember that the questions we're asking today centre around how we can best keep our community safe" External link

barrie Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We heard dozens of Edmontonians from different perspectives, many who’ve had negative interactions with the police, others who’ve had positive interactions with police and a spectrum of views ranging from needed reforms to police accountability, whatever the system looks like in the future: The need particularly for independence of investigations into public complaints about inappropriate use of force or other challenges with officer conduct,” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, June 16, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "My most important job for now during the course of the hearing is to create a safe space for dialogue for citizens and for your elected officials, and I'll encourage all of us to put aside our biases and focus on ensuring that we're empathetic to the messages that are coming our way," External link

barrie Monday, June 15, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I acknowledge that most of us in positions of power in this room are white and that folks directly impacted by our ongoing decisions on this issue are in many cases minorities in our community and people of colour, and this means that we need and want community input," "I have personally been doing a lot of reflection and thinking about how to address the very real fact that certain communities feel over-policed and under-protected within our current safety models. And I need to acknowledge that my bias for most of my life has been that police made me feel safe, and I now get more fully that that is not the case for everyone in Edmonton" External link

CBC Friday, June 12, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said ( about Lives Matter ) : “I heard loud and clear that people wish to be heard from many perspectives, but that particularly earlier this week that the Black Lives Matter organizers wish to be included in discussions about systemic racism at the city and particularly around policing policies,” External link

globalnews Friday, June 12, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I signed the meeting notice a couple of hours ago confirming that we will be holding — it has to be virtual still… because there still isn’t a straightforward way to have large numbers of people attend City Hall for in-person meetings,” External link

globalnews Friday, June 12, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We wanted to get the meeting notice out today so people could register tomorrow and be on deck Monday morning to share input on the draft motion on the table,” External link

globalnews Friday, June 12, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I acknowledge that most of us in positions of power in this room are white and that folks directly impacted by our ongoing decisions on this issue are in many cases minorities in our community and people of colour, and this means that we need and want community input," "I have personally been doing a lot of reflection and thinking about how to address the very real fact that certain communities feel over-policed and under-protected within our current safety models. And I need to acknowledge that my bias for most of my life has been that police made me feel safe, and I now get more fully that that is not the case for everyone in Edmonton" External link

CBC Friday, June 12, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "So clearly the police need to have some mechanism to approach people of interest in an active investigation and circumstances under which they can ask them questions and ask them to produce ID," "The circumstances around that, I think, need to still be more clearly defined to the satisfaction of Edmontonians who are disproportionately experiencing this practice and are raising real concerns with us around it" External link

CBC Thursday, June 11, 2020 4:06:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I think in principle, council agrees we'd like to do more prevention and less reaction," External link

barrie Thursday, June 11, 2020 3:28:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : "That said, I do recognize there is still more we can do within the tools and resources we have available," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson wrote : "That said, I do recognize there is still more we can do within the tools and resources we have available," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We are always told to innovate," "This remnant parcel is actually a fairly small piece of land that we would struggle to know what else to do with until an innovative idea came along from partners who want to activate it" External link

CBC Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson explained : “I think our city council actually has a really strong track record of weighing the challenges imposed by resource scarcity between police funding and other priorities,” External link

globalnews Monday, June 8, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “On several occasions in budgets over previous years, we have chosen to fund those community safety partnerships over increasing the policing budget because we believe there is a strong return to working with community that way,” External link

globalnews Monday, June 8, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson wrote ( about Commission ) : "I'm also confident the Edmonton Police Commission also sees the need to continue building confidence in the Edmonton Police Service's work with the community — to ensure that we are all aligned in addressing and opposing hatred," External link

CBC Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson explained : “As a result of the financial challenges that the city is trying to manage, and that will be cosmetically that we may see more dandelions unfortunately,” “But it's a product of the financial challenge that we find ourselves in COVID” External link

barrie Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “As to how the provincial and federal governments want to divide that up, we’d love to be part of those conversations,” External link

barrie Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:39:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Northwest is not as shovel-ready as southwest,” External link

barrie Tuesday, June 2, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Given that we have about a billion dollars to work with, it was really the only feasible choice,” “If we had $1.8 billion we’d have a real choice because we could extend to the northwest” External link

barrie Tuesday, June 2, 2020 3:38:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Not quite the news we’ve been waiting for, but at least it’s an indication of the seriousnesses of the challenge that Canadian municipalities are facing,” “I need to be clear that these dollars, while helpful, are not helpful enough in stemming the unrecoverable losses we have from our shortfalls, particularly in areas of transit, PPE acquisition and some of the other extraordinary costs and revenue impairments that municipalities are facing” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It’s not new money, but it does arrive a little bit sooner,” External link

globalnews Monday, June 1, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "That will be hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars worth of hotel bills, and at this time whatever cities get it, that will be a boost," External link

barrie Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We've heard really positive feedback from the business improvement areas about opportunities to streamline patios and look at setting aside a bit more space in the public carriage way for patios and pedestrians," External link

CBC Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The million Edmontonians are governing themselves well," "And even those who are making mistakes are taking the warnings in stride and deferring to the measures that are there for their protection" External link

barrie Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "All of those options are available to us if we start to see major risks of community transmission because of lack of observation of the public health requirements around distancing and mass gatherings," External link

barrie Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It is disappointing that the Government of Alberta wants to remain the only province in Canada that doesn’t allow for seizure of vehicles for drivers who are recklessly endangering the public and law enforcement personnel,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “At the scale of some of the challenges that we’re dealing with on the operating shortfall side, they start to have material and cascading effects across both the operating and capital budget and it will ultimately fall to council … where to apportion any pain that accumulates because of operating shortfalls,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, May 27, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “There is a nine-figure (hundreds of millions of dollars) transit challenge over several years,” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It’s extremely unneighbourly behaviour and it’s bad for business,” External link

barrie Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Vehicle seizure of some of these problem and repeat offender folks will also help, so that’s why we’ve asked the province for that,” External link

barrie Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “A few weeks ago, I was really quite confident that we were going to get help and now I think we have to prepare for all possibilities including infrastructure cuts and service cuts or significant tax increases to offset them and that will be a very, very difficult set of decisions for council to make,” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : "I just don't have revenue to pay for it in the budget right now," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson suggested : "The idea of spending less on it in the warmer months so that we have more to spend in the colder months is just one possible scenario," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We shouldn't even be having to consider these options at this point," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Certainly there are still people that need to get to work, who depend on the city for their journey," "We wouldn't want to leave people hanging" External link

CBC Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:23:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson added : “By bringing hockey back to a smaller market, the NHL would generate a significant boost to a great hockey city that has long laboured to create conditions to support the game,” External link

barrie Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:44:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “The City of Edmonton continues to work alongside the provincial government and its medical officers of health to take all precautions necessary to ensure that our city is safe for its residents as well as workers in any industry, including high-performing athletes and their support staff,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Sanitation, public transit and clean water, those things shouldn't be up in the air right now," External link

CBC Monday, May 18, 2020 4:46:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Our recovery from this has to include thinking very seriously about economic diversification," "We have seen the vulnerability and volatility that we are dealing with exploit some of the structural weaknesses to our economy and in turn to Canada's economy. We need to continue to diversify" External link

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

Don Iveson said : “Without support, we’re not going to be able to help,” External link

cknw Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’ve made the case, for example, that as things ramp up and people try to go back to work, we’re going to have to increase the frequency of transit service in order to support increased labour mobility and likely that’s going to deepen that $400 million a month hole that we’re already trying to find a way to fill in to something even bigger,” External link

cknw Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Without support, we’re not going to be able to help,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We’ve made the case, for example, that as things ramp up and people try to go back to work, we’re going to have to increase the frequency of transit service in order to support increased labour mobility and likely that’s going to deepen that $400 million a month hole that we’re already trying to find a way to fill in to something even bigger,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:18:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “If the reality is Northlands has less dollars to work with to support particularly its agricultural programming and FarmFair … then that’s something that we don’t want to lose,” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:20:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson announced : "Some of the dollars that were going to [the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation] to support a variety of different economic activities are being redistributed as we narrow EEDC's focus to tourism and convention space," External link

barrie Monday, May 11, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Essentially they're being prioritized and restructured to get best results going forward without injecting new dollars into the system," External link

barrie Monday, May 11, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We have deferred to the province for the most part along the way here because they have been very forthcoming with information, data and guidelines. We need them do that very urgently in this case so that we can be up and running in a clear way on the 14th,” “If that isn’t forthcoming between now and then, that would create considerable challenges not just for us but for the businesses trying to do the right thing, feeling that tension between wanting to open up and wanting to keep their patrons and their employees safe” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, May 8, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We've certainly heard many businesses that are saying they're not ready to go yet," "They don't have sufficient access to PPE and they don't have sufficient guidance" External link

CBC Friday, May 8, 2020 4:09:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “As public health and economic restrictions are gradually relaxed, we will carefully assess our own approach for Edmonton’s relaunch,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, May 1, 2020 5:30:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "There appeared to be a very large cake between the two of them and it was somebody's birthday," "I just said 'happy birthday' on the way by — I didn't stop to ask whose birthday it was or in what way they were safely sharing this cake" External link

CBC Friday, May 1, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “While we remain in the response phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to see the province’s plans for relaunch. As public health and economic restrictions are gradually relaxed, we will carefully assess our own approach for Edmonton’s relaunch,” External link

barrie Friday, May 1, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “It sends the right signal to businesses, that we understand how much they are hurting and we wanted to cut them a further break at this time to keep them in our city. A city relies on its businesses to drive employment and the economy,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, April 30, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “Effectively what people see, all said and done, will be a modest reduction from their bill last year, which considering that we’re forecasting being anywhere between $90 and $260 million under water on the revenue side, is pretty extraordinary to have it net out with all the other reductions that we’ve made,” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Today’s decision to temporarily lay off more City of Edmonton staff is a difficult one. It’s heartbreaking for staff members, our colleagues, and their families. It’s heartbreaking for decision-makers,” External link

edmontonjournal Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It's heartbreaking for decision-makers," External link

CBC Monday, April 27, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson told : “Our council is very committed to bringing down the tax rate as low as possible because we understand everyone is struggling,” External link

edmontonjournal Monday, April 27, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson told : “Our council is very committed to bringing down the tax rate as low as possible because we understand everyone is struggling,” External link

edmontonjournal Monday, April 27, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson told : “Our council is very committed to bringing down the tax rate as low as possible because we understand everyone is struggling,” External link

edmontonjournal Monday, April 27, 2020 2:45:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “Our council is very committed to bringing down the tax rate as low as possible because we understand everyone is struggling,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, April 24, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson told : “Our council is very committed to bringing down the tax rate as low as possible because we understand everyone is struggling,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, April 24, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson told : “Our council is very committed to bringing down the tax rate as low as possible because we understand everyone is struggling,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, April 24, 2020 7:07:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson told : “Our council is very committed to bringing down the tax rate as low as possible because we understand everyone is struggling,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, April 24, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson told : "They've delivered urgent aid to individuals, to business, and most recently to students, and that's very positive," External link

CBC Friday, April 24, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We understand that everyone is struggling," External link

CBC Friday, April 24, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Deficits are the wrong financial course for our city in this crisis," "Even encouraging municipalities to run deficits could make it really difficult for communities to rebound from this crisis and doesn't realize the stark financial limitations local governments already face" External link

CBC Friday, April 24, 2020 5:39:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “Our council is very committed to bringing down the tax rate as low as possible because we understand everyone is struggling,” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, April 24, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “If we get some relief, what it’s really going to mean is that the other expense reduction strategies around layoffs for example, we might be able to take a different approach around those which will really help us in the relaunch phase,” “Because the cuts frankly will have to be deeper on the staff side in order to stem the bleeding on the revenue side and that’s going to make it harder for us to relaunch and rebound from this” External link

edmontonjournal Friday, April 24, 2020 5:09:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “They’ve delivered urgent aid to individuals, to business, and most recently to students, and that’s very positive,” External link

citynews-ca Friday, April 24, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “They’ve delivered urgent aid to individuals, to business, and most recently to students, and that’s very positive,” External link

680news Friday, April 24, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “We're working to, as things warm up here, make more spaces on the roadway available for walking as well,” External link

barrie Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I think the message has gotten through to most people about the gravity of the situation here,” External link

barrie Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “There'll be lots of inspection and monitoring activity,” External link

barrie Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : “To the extent that … decision makers can be aligned on the science of this, rather than opinions around it, I think that’s part of what has saved lives already and protected people working on the front lines,” External link

edmontonjournal Saturday, April 18, 2020 5:40:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : "That starts to become very, very difficult to trim or offset," External link

CBC Friday, April 17, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Further temporary layoffs are one of the scenarios we're looking at in the coming weeks," External link

CBC Friday, April 17, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson told : "That starts to become very, very difficult to trim or offset," External link

CBC Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Further temporary layoffs are one of the scenarios we're looking at in the coming weeks," External link

CBC Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : "We do hope that the provincial and federal stimulus, when it comes, will allow us to then ramp back up without slipping a beat," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Council must still some very difficult decision to reduce expenditures as much as possible," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “the last thing we need is a spike in traffic accidents because people were speeding, and consequently, the kind of drain on our public health-care system” External link

globalnews Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:13:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said ( about Easter Bunny ) : "I'm pleased to say that I spoke with the Easter Bunny myself this week," External link

CBC Friday, April 10, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I do hope and trust and pray that Edmonton still finds ways to connect with family and friends and faith communities virtually," External link

CBC Friday, April 10, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "When you delay the collection of up to $1.5 billion in property taxes, plus several months of utility fees through the summer, you can actually burn through your cash reserves and start bouncing cheques," "Obviously we want to avoid that" External link

CBC Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "There's the matter of our extraordinary costs this year and the matter of making sure we can make payroll, essentially," External link

CBC Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : “This is a very difficult day. I’m saddened that many hardworking, dedicated people will have to be temporarily laid off,” External link

edmontonjournal Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "All of these lead to some pressures to ensure that we can keep everything going," "At this time, public safety remains our number one priority" External link

CBC Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:12:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We've seen those videos of Italian mayors at the end of their rope with citizens. We've seen horrifying accounts of ice rinks converted to morgues in Spain. We all want to avoid and stay ahead of that from a containment of the virus point of view," External link

CBC Sunday, March 29, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Not to alarm people but it's important that we prepare for the worst," External link

CBC Sunday, March 29, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We've seen those videos of Italian mayors at the end of their rope with citizens. We've seen horrifying accounts of ice rinks converted to morgues in Spain. We all want to avoid and stay ahead of that from a containment of the virus point of view," External link

CBC Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "Not to alarm people but it's important that we prepare for the worst," External link

CBC Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I don't want to have to take some of the same measures that mayors in Italy have taken," "But trust me, I will if I have to" External link

CBC Friday, March 27, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "No mayor wants to see their city's death toll rise from something that is preventable, so we need everyone doing their part," External link

CBC Friday, March 27, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson warned : "If we don't get hold of this thing and fast, more drastic distancing orders could come down," External link

CBC Tuesday, March 24, 2020 5:17:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “This decision was not made lightly,” External link

globalnews Saturday, March 21, 2020 3:35:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I’m increasingly concerned that the risk is only escalating as we await a firm decision from the province," "Self-isolation is almost impossible for those living on the streets and shelters have had to reduce their capacity due to social distancing directives" External link

barrie Friday, March 20, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I’m increasingly concerned that the risk is only escalating as we await a firm decision from the province," "Self-isolation is almost impossible for those living on the streets and shelters have had to reduce their capacity due to social distancing directives" External link

barrie Friday, March 20, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "I’m increasingly concerned that the risk is only escalating as we await a firm decision from the province," "Self-isolation is almost impossible for those living on the streets and shelters have had to reduce their capacity due to social distancing directives" External link

barrie Friday, March 20, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson told : "While we appreciate the provincial government's continued effort to engage us on this public health crisis, delays in decision making at the province are hindering Edmonton's ability to act swiftly and proactively to protect people experiencing homelessness and in turn protect the broader population from COVID-19," External link

CBC Friday, March 20, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “As an early indicator of willingness to fund those efforts … it’s very encouraging,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, March 19, 2020 1:38:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We are working through the details with the City of Calgary and the government of Alberta to take a consistent approach," "We do hear the concerns of businesses in our community. Employers and entrepreneurs are under a tremendous amount of stress right now" External link

barrie Thursday, March 19, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “I think we’re going to get the support that we need to offer sweeping relief. The greatest urgency is around the non-residential property taxes,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : “Particularly for first responders responding to people who may be in distress and exhibiting symptoms, testing is necessary,” External link

edmontonjournal Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson said : "We are working through the details with the City of Calgary and the government of Alberta to take a consistent approach," "We do hear the concerns of businesses in our community. Employers and entrepreneurs are under a tremendous amount of stress right now" External link

barrie Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "The city takes those looming bills very seriously and understands paying them would be a challenge," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "At this time it's our belief the situation does not currently warrant such action on behalf of the city," "Our council at this point wants to save those extraordinary measures for truly extraordinary circumstances. These are already that ... but they are covered by the provincial orders that are in place" External link

CBC Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:07:00 PM EAT

Don Iveson said : "It's not a foregone conclusion that the city will need to, or the circumstances warrant, the declaration of the state of local emergency," "That option is always available to us and the situation is changing very quickly" External link

barrie Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:32:00 AM EAT

Don Iveson dit : «Le message du gouvernement (fédéral) et le message du premier ministre sur le logement était très positif et conforme à nos demandes» External link

lactualite Friday, January 20, 2017 9:01:00 PM EAT



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maire9.38%FR01/20/201720/01/2017
mayor of edmonton37.50%EN12/20/201620/12/2016
host3.12%EN06/02/201602/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Don IvesonEN96.39%
Don IvesonFR3.25%
Don IvesonPL0.36%


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