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Supporting Calgarians through the Economic Recovery

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​Participate in coordinated mental health and addiction solutions, and enable made-in-Alberta mortgage rules

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​Mental health and addictions

Mental health and addictions affect all Calgarians  our citizens and communities must be safe and supported.

  • Calgary has the highest rate of deaths due to overdose in Alberta
  • An average of four Calgarians die every week from a suspected overdose
  • Overdose deaths have happened in every community within Calgary

All orders of government must continue to work together  along with community members and local agencies  to address complex issues facing at-risk Calgarians. One means of collaboration is a multi-jurisdictional table that would bring all levels of government together to share information and work toward solutions.

Question: What is your party’s plan to address this crisis?

Question: Will your party commit to high-level federal representation on Calgary’s Mental Health and Addiction Strategy?

Check back on Oct. 11 for answers from the political parties with candidates in Calgary.​​​​​​​​​​​

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Made-in-Alberta mortgage rules​

​Current national mortgage-eligibility rules, including “stress tests,” continue to hurt home-buyers in Calgary, particularly first-time home-buyers. Residential sales saw a 15% year-over-year drop in 2018. The building industry, representing 12% of Calgary’s workforce, has also been negatively affected by these rules. Rather than a one-size fits all approach for the entire country, Calgary City Council believes that these tools should be tailored to regional markets.

Question: Does your party support creating market- and regionally-specific mortgage rules?

Check back on Oct. 11 for answers from the political parties with candidates in Calgary.​​​​​​​​​​​