Don Iveson

Edmonton City Councillor, Ward 10

Recent Blog Posts

ICYMI: Council is back from break!
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ICYMI: Council is back from break!
Fall is almost here! I hope you had a great summer and I wish you all a happy back to school season. This one is a long one, so let me just jump to it: Census We recently released our new census numbers! Edmonton’s new population is…*drumroll*… 972,223! That means we’ve added 72,000 n...
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Climate change is a threat we must address head-on
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Climate change is a threat we must address head-on
Today the City of Edmonton released an update on our Energy Transition Strategy which highlights preliminary findings made in response to City Council’s approval of the Edmonton Declaration in 2018. The Declaration committed mayors from around the world to recognize the immediate threat of climat...
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A strong Edmonton means a strong Alberta
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A strong Edmonton means a strong Alberta
Last week I had the privilege of delivering my sixth State of the City Address to the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. A lot has changed in our city since I delivered my first address in 2014. We’ve seen the expansion of our LRT network, the continued revitalization of our downtown core, and a susta...
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This election remember to #askaboutYEG
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This election remember to #askaboutYEG
Ahead of this spring’s provincial election, I’m encouraging you to “Ask About Edmonton” when candidates knock on your door. The City of Edmonton’s #askaboutYEG campaign, which launched today, is about mobilizing citizens to champion their city – because Edmonton priorities should be at the forefr...
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Edmonton is Canada’s Best City for Youth to Work in 2019
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Edmonton is Canada’s Best City for Youth to Work in 2019
Yesterday I had the pleasure of accepting, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, the YouthfulCities Urban Work Index award for “Best Canadian City for Youth to Work”. This award solidifies Edmonton’s status as not only one of Canada’s youngest cities (almost 20% of our popula...
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2019-2022 Budget In The Books
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Council’s toughest job is to reconcile all the seemingly contradictory perspectives from the public and then prioritize and allocate scarce resources to shape a vision for our city’s future . I’m proud of where we landed at 2.6% a year, over the next four years. While we’ll continue to work to br...
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2018 Year In Review
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As I reflect on 2018, I’m struck by the outstanding amount of influence this year has had on our world, country, province and city. By no means was this an easy year. We faced economic challenges that have forced us to shift the way we approach economic development, we’ve seen social and cultural...
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The Right Deal At The Right Time
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Today, after years of negotiation, I was pleased to attend the Government of Alberta’s announcement of a new long-term, legislated funding deal for Alberta’s two largest cities. The deal reflects the province’s economic reality now. It’s fair and in the best interest of taxpayers in their d...
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Making Edmonton Safer For Women And Girls
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Today, Councillor Bev Esslinger and I put forward a motion based on our learnings from the UN Women’s Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls International Conference. I’ve been reflecting on something Aristotle said, “the city came into being to preserve life. It exists for the go...
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A Milestone In Our Reconciliation Journey
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Calls to action are just words if action is not taken. I’m touched today that the City of Edmonton announced over 8000 civic employees  have now had training on the history of residential schools and their ongoing intergenerational impacts. This, along with treaty awareness has encouraged dialogu...
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