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Getting Serious about Accessibility: Policy Approved

On September 24th City Council passed a new Accessibility for People with Disabilities Policy. Unfortunately there was no media coverage on what is a very significant accomplishment due to the excellent work of the Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC), a variety of Edmontonians who participated in the consultations, and our City staff who helped to create…

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New position with AUMA

The City of Edmonton is a member of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association , which provides leadership in advocating local government interests to the Provincial and Federal Governments as well as key stakeholders. I’ve been fortunate enough to attend many conferences and events hosted by AUMA and have seen first hand the important work they…

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Economic Development in a Global Economy

In late May, I had the opportunity to attend the Collision Conference in Toronto which is a large tech conference that brings together buyers and sellers of technology, alongside many of the world’s emerging technology companies. I was invited to be part of the Innovate Edmonton delegation and knowing that we have some major strengths…

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Self-Driving Cars in Edmonton – Closer Than You Think

  On June 11, 2019 the City of Edmonton Urban Planning committee received information on  Automated Vehicle Testing in Edmonton. Autonomous vehicles are also known as driverless cars, self-driving cars, robotic cars or automated vehicles. A fully autonomous vehicle is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. It can detect its surroundings…

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The City Plan: Building a Vision for Mobility

Edmonton is currently preparing a new City Plan which will replace all of the existing Ways Plans and will represent our provincially required Municipal Development Plan (currently The Way We Grow) and Transportation Master Plan (currently The Way We Move). The new City Plan is on track to be completed by mid-2020 and will be…

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Premier Hopefuls Must Condemn Hatred

During the second week of the provincial campaign, two candidates from the same party stepped down because of racist, homophobic, and Islamophobic comments. Just yesterday there was a story about another candidate for the same party who made homophobic statements. These views should not be given a platform, and therefore I will not reshare these…

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Leadership Over Partisanship

One of my favourite things about municipal politics in Alberta is the lack of partisanship. Of course that doesn’t mean some local elected representatives don’t get involved provincially or federally but no one runs under a party banner when running for City Council. As the provincial election will be called soon, I wanted to share…

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