Stop the City Hall Tax Grab!

No New Taxes!

Mayor Nenshi and the Tax Hike Posse down at City Hall aren't satisfied with raising your taxes year after year after year.

Now, they want a whole new bunch of taxing powers which would let them raise - literally - dozens of new taxes on poor Calgarians.

They want to raise taxes on everyone and everything, including:

  • Uber and taxi trips.
  • Street parking and city parking lots.
  • Lime and Bird e-scooters.
  • Using cell phones and wifi within City limits.
  • Electricity.
  • City golf courses.
  • Billboards and other public signage.
  • Working from home or running home-based businesses.
  • Online sales and e-commerce.
  • Tourists coming to Calgary.

And this is only the beginning - the full list of potential new taxes is included in the report from the City's Financial Taskforce (not to be confused with the City's Economic Resilience Taskforce, because we obviously needed two), which really should be called the "Tax Everything and Everyone Committee."

The only thing standing between City Hall and dozens of new taxes is the Alberta government. Most of these proposed taxes require the provincial government's approval.

We don't think that City Hall should be given any new tax powers.

We need to tell the Alberta government to Stop the City Hall tax grab!

I, the undersigned, already pay too much in tax. I urge the Alberta government to not give the City of Calgary any more taxation power, and to direct them to cut wasteful spending down at City Hall instead!

Who's signing

Diane Bysouth
Stephanie Charest
Chester Narum
Everette Gwynn
Michael Stuart
Tom Desautels
William Bell
Alexandre Desbiens
Gabriel Desbiens
David Meier
Asami Corner
Joe Harris
Elspeth Leahy
Vladka Juranek
James Devonshire
Allen Diede
Tom Hogarth
Kathryn Lapp
Eric Hindson
Maryann Fitzpatrick
Terry Hesp
Mark McCullough
Dave Frey
Laura Smith
Murray Dinsmore
Hillar Lilles
William McGill
Charles Burt
Sai Wu
Myrna Balbi
496 signatures

Will you sign?

Showing 74 reactions

  • Diane Bysouth
    signed 2020-10-27 14:09:28 -0600
    We have to pay more for reduced garbage service which should be in our property taxes not utilities.
  • Stephanie Charest
    signed 2020-10-16 09:00:53 -0600
  • Chester Narum
    signed via 2020-10-02 15:12:16 -0600
  • Everette Gwynn
    signed 2020-09-21 09:19:37 -0600
    Remove Nenshi now!
  • Michael Stuart
    signed 2020-09-18 10:25:29 -0600
  • Tom Desautels
    signed 2020-09-15 15:16:20 -0600
  • William Bell
    signed 2020-09-14 07:36:52 -0600
    enough – cut labor costs and pension expenses, 10% reduction in people or salaries across the board is a good start
  • Alexandre Desbiens
    signed 2020-09-13 15:56:40 -0600
  • Gabriel Desbiens
    signed 2020-09-13 15:33:01 -0600
  • David Meier
    signed 2020-08-21 18:39:12 -0600
    No more taxes.
  • Asami Corner
    signed 2020-08-06 19:40:29 -0600
  • Joe Harris
    signed 2020-07-23 10:49:20 -0600
    The city government is out of control and needs to be more responsible with their spending. We do not need more taxes on homes or businesses they need to reduce all of their spending. Businesses and those employed to pay these taxes are not going to come into this town when it is this expensive to live here. We are already looking at moving out of Calgary, because we cannot sustain a continual increase in taxes and expenses every month. We are not making more why should the city.
  • Elspeth Leahy
    signed 2020-07-22 21:06:18 -0600
  • Vladka Juranek
    signed 2020-07-22 17:55:40 -0600
  • James Devonshire
    signed 2020-07-22 16:56:24 -0600
  • Allen Diede
    signed 2020-07-22 15:08:10 -0600
  • Tom Hogarth
    signed 2020-07-22 14:33:04 -0600
    We are really in a lot of pain here. Property taxes wipe out my pension for 3.5 months. At the same time mayor “feel good” Nenshi and his cronys are wasting time on their phony causes like “racism” instead of running the city efficiently. Dump them all come the election.
  • Kathryn Lapp
    signed 2020-07-22 14:00:27 -0600
  • Eric Hindson
    signed 2020-07-22 13:53:37 -0600
    The outnumbered councilors deserve credit for trying to show the majority of council what common sense looks like. I can’t wait to campaign against all the tax-and-spenders next election.
  • Maryann Fitzpatrick
    signed 2020-07-22 13:11:21 -0600
  • Terry Hesp
    signed 2020-07-22 13:09:24 -0600
    time to get rid of these fat cat pigs at the trough
  • Mark McCullough
    signed 2020-07-22 12:57:15 -0600
  • Dave Frey
    signed 2020-07-22 12:56:03 -0600
  • Laura Smith
    signed 2020-07-22 12:45:34 -0600
  • Murray Dinsmore
    signed 2020-07-19 10:41:15 -0600
  • Hillar Lilles
    signed 2020-07-18 21:01:18 -0600
  • William McGill
    signed 2020-07-17 09:58:47 -0600
    The City needs to significantly cut pension entitlements that are unmatched in the private sector because they are unaffordable.
  • Charles Burt
    signed 2020-07-17 08:49:30 -0600
  • Sai Wu
    signed 2020-07-17 00:05:42 -0600
  • Myrna Balbi
    signed 2020-07-16 16:56:06 -0600
    Go looking for savings within the organization. Start with wages and benefits and then move on.