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What Nenshi promised Calgary? The new centrist message

October 22nd, 2010 · 8 Comments

An object lesson for the 2011 election here in Vancouver (and elsewhere) is what Naheed Nenshi promised Calgary voters that swept them off their feet:

Fiscal responsibility, a good business climate, and safety, plus bike lanes, transit, basement suites, sustainability, walkability, culture, libraries, and more. You can check it out here.

That’s actually what everyone seems to be promising these days. So how do political parties or mayoral candidates differentiate themselves? The NPA’s dilemma in Vancouver, the left’s dilemma in Surrey, and so on.

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