Originally Posted by jeffwhit
Also, Nenshi understands what a platform and policy actually is. I'm getting tired of candidates making grand declarations like "I will bring the world to Calgary" and "I will make Calgary Safer" and think that is what passes for policy.
Looking forward to our new SSP member candidates sharing their's.
Exactly! There is a big difference between values and policies. Who doesn't want a safe city? Who doesn't want efficient transit? Good parks? A robust economy? In a city, people all pretty much agree on most things (not saying there are not conflicts).
What separates candidates is how
they plan to address these issues. That is why policy matters. Everyone else seems to understand what their values are, but have no idea how to implement them in reality. Nenshi seems to be the only one who really grasps the ramifications of different policy options.