The Canada We Hope For – Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi

On September 19, Mayor Naheed Nenshi of Calgary, Alberta, presented at the LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium, an annual event showcasing leading thinkers, hosted by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship and its co-founders and co-chairs, John Ralston Saul and the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson. As

Calgary’s Naheed Nenshi first in World Mayor prize

Naheed Nenshi, mayor of Calgary, Alberta, was awarded  first place Tuesday in the 2014 World Mayor Prize, by the City Mayor Foundation, an international think tank. Said the World Mayor organization in its announcement:  Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, the winner of the 2014

Naheed Nenshi’s unlikely stardom

There are strange doings in Alberta, the Canadian province that’s often compared to America’s state of Texas. Alberta has been characterized by its Go-Get-‘Em attitude, cowboy hats, and an economy based on oil and gas extraction, especially the oil sands in its

Canada’s Mayor

Self-styled “brown guy” Naheed Nenshi has reshaped politics in Canada’s conservative, white-bread energy capital.   By BRIAN BRENNAN  October, 2013 The mayor of Calgary, Alberta, was about to give a speech in Toronto when an aide drew him aside to tell of

Naheed Nenshi, Canada’s Mayor

When river flooding inundated downtown Calgary, it caused billions of dollars in damage and tested the leadership of Naheed Nenshi, a first-term mayor who handled the crisis so adroitly that he attracted national and international media attention.    How did this former