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wHAT'S THis ELECTION ABOUT?

voting issues ranked by the % of Mayoral candidates who include them in their platform

Lower Taxes
0%
Responsible Spending
0%
Economic Diversification
0%
Better Core Services
0%
City Livability
0%
The Green Line
0%
Increased Accountability
0%
Support Local Business
0%
Spending in the Arts
0%
SME Support
0%
Term Limits & Council Composition
0%
Leadership Compensation
0%
Cut Red Tape
0%
Affordable Housing
0%
LRT to the Airport
0%
Expand Public Forums
0%
Recreational Facilities
0%
Truth & Reconciliation
0%
Public Sector Salaries
0%
Promote Tourism
0%
Revitalize Downtown
0%
Support Oil & Gas
0%
Intergovernmental Collaboration
0%
Climate Action
0%
Accessible Parking
0%
Alternative Energy
0%
Mental Health Support
0%
Train to the Mountains
0%
New Flames Arena
0%
Diversity & Inclusion
0%
Retain Young Talent
0%
Private-Public Partnerships
0%
Improved Utilities
0%
Green Buildings
0%
Flood Protection
0%
Attract Large Businesses
0%
Indigenous Homelessness
0%
Open Liquor Zones
0%
Senior Support
0%
Net Zero Target
0%
Christian Rights
0%
Fluoride in the Water
0%
Equalization
0%
Support Local Taxis
0%
Stop Urban Sprawl
0%
Stephen Ave Trolley
0%
Ban Single-Use Plastics
0%
Screening for Pedophiles
0%
Noise Bylaws
0%
Speed Traps
0%
Reduce City Debt
0%
Rebuild Old Infrastructure
0%
Public Sector Matched Investment
0%
Meat-Free Calgary
0%
Green Public Fleet
0%
Expand Patio Spaces
0%
EV Infrastructure
0%
Reject Islam
0%
Search for Alien Life
0%
Stop Revisionism
0%
Social Conservatism
0%
Deerfoot Trail Expansion
0%
Free Speech
0%
  • Polity ranks the Voting Issues of an election based on the number of candidates who support or reject a particular issue.
  • Our assumption is that aspiring politicians bring forth a policy platform that they believe to be representative of the will of voters. Therefore, the more an issue shows up in an election, the higher Polity considers it demonstrative of the democratic will of a particular voter base.
  • Polity aims to standardize the Candidate’s platforms in a way that voters can compare policy side-by-side. To that end, we use a grading key/rubric to extract keywords, conditions, phrases or promises from a Candidate’s published platform and provide it for voters in a way that they can scrutinize, compare and contrast.
  • Only a Candidate’s published platform is considered for analysis. News releases, social media conversation or other utterings made in passing (but never solidified) are not included. Likewise, policy items that are pure philosophy but do not call for a specific action may not be included.