Don Iveson

Edmonton City Councillor, Ward 10

Recent Blog Posts

Delivering
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There’s no doubt that it is summer in the city! Before you head out for some much needed patio time, I wanted to reflect on some of the accomplishments this new City Council and I have achieved thus far. After the election on October 16th, we hit the ground running and I have been relentless̷...
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Building Up And In – Infill 2.0
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As Edmonton moves towards becoming a city of a million people, we are rapidly coming to terms with a number of pressures facing our city, including longer commutes, paying for more infrastructure to support more people and building ‘up and in’ to keep our communities vibrant and sustainable. Of a...
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Mayors’ Free Trade Voices More Important Than Ever
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It’s been a global few months for Edmonton. I’ve had the opportunity to travel and talk about the Edmonton Declaration and what we are doing as a city to mitigate the effects of climate change. I’m grateful for the support we’ve received from municipalities along the way including Boston, Washing...
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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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