National Post (2017-10-13) Canada Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi came to power as a reformer, but has done very little achieving, writes Jen Gerson:
Lauded abroad and beloved across the country, Calgary’s mayor Naheed Nenshi is facing the unthinkable: he may be about to lose an election. At first Calgary’s Oct. 16 municipal election promised to be a predictable affair, with the guy once proclaimed Canada’s most popular mayor facing off against an unpromising slate of low-profile challengers. Yet several Mainstreet Research poll have shown mayoral contender Bill Smith with a double-digit lead. And while some have questioned the polls’ methodology, there is evidence to suggest that this race is far tighter than anyone anticipated, least of all Nenshi.