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Pathways to Potential

2021 Municipal Election Platform

A guide for Calgary’s vibrant, inclusive, and prosperous future

The 2021 municipal election presents a transformative opportunity to determine Calgary’s future. Despite several years of economic headwinds and the COVID-19 pandemic, we know our city and business community have tremendous potential and a path ahead to get there.

Reaching our potential demands strong and thoughtful public policy backed by collaboration, innovation and determination. The 18 recommendations we outline across five pathways illustrate a path forward: a guide for our next City Council to ensure we, as a city, achieve what is possible – a vibrant, inclusive, and prosperous Calgary.

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Pathway one

Attract, retain, and invest in talent

We envision a vibrant Calgary that develops, retains, and attracts talent from all walks of life, enabling our city and our people to have the skills needed to thrive in the economy of today and tomorrow.

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Pathway two

Rebalance and stabilize property taxes

Calgary should be a competitive and stable place to do business, supported by fair and equitable contributions from residents and businesses to support service delivery and community well-being.

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Pathway three

Reimagine Calgary's downtown

Our vision is that the heart of Calgary’s incredible community is a vibrant downtown – a place for all Calgarians to come together, and where we choose to live, work, and play.

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Pathway four

Create an inclusive Calgary

Our vision is a city and economy that is inclusive, safe, and provides opportunity for everyone, particularly those economically or socially marginalized.

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Pathway five

Make it easier to do business in Calgary

We need to make it simple and straightforward to start, scale-up, and grow a business in Calgary. We also need an ecosystem that facilitates business-to-business and business-to-consumer connections and collaborations.

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Choosing Our Path

On October 18, Calgarians will decide the path ahead. Pathways to Potential represents a way forward, beyond the challenges of the pandemic, to find renewed strength in the things that make Calgary the choice for business – and citizens – to live, work, and play.

With 5 pathways and 18 recommendations we are advocating for policy that:

  1. Enables certainty and stability for businesses to facilitate investment and economic growth.
  2. Incorporates principles of inclusive growth as elements along the path to expanding our economy by increasing our labour force participation rate with specific consideration for historically marginalized, excluded, and underrepresented groups.
  3. Encourages collaboration between all orders of government and leverage the tools available to each level of government to realize full potential for economic growth.
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This election, we encourage all Calgarians to learn more about the issues and join the conversation.

Together, we have the opportunity to build a vibrant, inclusive, and prosperous future.