Don Iveson

Edmonton City Councillor, Ward 10

Recent Blog Posts

Celebrating Canada’s National Housing Strategy
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Canada is facing an affordable housing crisis. Home prices are soaring out of reach in many cities. One in five renters spends more than half their income on housing. Emergency shelter occupancy rates are pushing 90 per cent.
 And 1.5 million Canadians can’t find safe, decent housing they can aff...
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Thank You
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Thank you. After many months of campaigning, those are the most fitting words I can find to sum up Monday’s decisive election win. When it was all said and done, we had captured 72.47% of the vote, with an overwhelming 141,182 Edmontonians casting their votes in our column. I’m proud of the campa...
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2017 Donor Disclosure
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As we’ve done in past campaigns, I have committed to providing a list of donors that have helped our campaign. While candidates don’t technically have to release their campaign contributions until well after the election, I think it is important that voters have the right to know who is funding m...
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Let’s Create Canada’s Most Family-Friendly City
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As Edmontonians, we have a lot going for us. We are the youngest city in Canada. Our kids and grandkids go to some of the very best public schools in the world. We have one of the best public library systems on the planet. We’re home to a superb array of post-secondary institutions, making usR...
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Let’s Strengthen Integrity At City Hall
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Since I was first elected to City Council in 2007, we have made great strides in transforming the City of Edmonton into a more open and transparent government. Today there are nearly 700 data sets available on the City’s Open Data portal and we have won national and international accolades for be...
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Policy: Let’s Think, Plan And Build For A Million People
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In just a few short years Edmonton will be home to 1 million people, cementing our place as one of Canada’s big cities. Edmontonians aren’t used to thinking about their city in this way, but our rapid growth – coupled with being one of the youngest cities in Canada – is putting pressu...
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Policy: Let’s Accelerate Our Leadership On Energy Transition And Climate Change
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I have long believed in the power of cities to tackle some of the great challenges of our time. This is especially true when it comes to confronting both the causes and the impacts of climate change. At about the mid-point in my term as Mayor, City Council passed the Community Energy Transition S...
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Let’s Build A New Economic Future For Edmonton
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One of the most key questions our kids will need an answer to is where will my job come from, and what kind of economic opportunity can I count on in the future in Edmonton? When I was elected Mayor in 2013, our economy was in a much different place. Oil prices were at $109… Read More The p...
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September 2017 Donor Disclosure
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As we did in 2013, I have committed to providing a list of donors that have helped our campaign so far. While candidates don’t technically have to release their campaign contributions until well after the election, I think it is important that voters have the right to know who is funding my campa...
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Decision Day On Northlands
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Tuesday marked the final City Council meeting of this term, and it was a long one. I was happy to see resolutions on several key issues but most significantly, I am most pleased we were able to publicly discuss and announce news on Northlands. For many months Council had to discuss the outstandin...
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