Don Iveson

Edmonton City Councillor, Ward 10

Recent Blog Posts

Economic Resilience For Edmonton
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During last year’s State of the City, I said I felt Edmonton was on the verge of something extraordinary. Work has continued on building a new economic future for our city, building a more competitive region, and on attracting and keeping the kind of talent who’ll ensure Edmonton doesn’t stand st...
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Heading West – Refining LRT Plans For Valley Line Phase 2
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Yesterday City Council updated and confirmed the plans for the West LRT line, including decisions on where to separate the train at key intersections and asking for more information on neighbourhood-specific concerns before we go to final build. It was an important day for west end neighbourhoods...
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Cities and Climate Leadership
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This week Mayors, government leaders, and climate change scientists are in Edmonton for the International Cities and Climate Change Science Conference. We clearly heard that cities are willing to commit to a new kind of partnership with the scientific community – a research and innovation a...
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2017 Year In Review
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2017 Year In Review
2017 was a captivating year for our city and as it comes to a close I can confidently say that Edmonton is THE “Big Canadian City to Watch”. We are one of the youngest, fastest-growing cities in the country with emerging economic strengths. This past year, we embraced this. One of the key questio...
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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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