As Chair of the SPC of the Community & Protective Services Committee, I would like to provide you with a recap of the meeting which took place on September 7, 2016: [...]Read More
With Council soon to be in session following the summer break, many of the issues brought forth to Council leading up to summer was the tax debate. For weeks prior [...]Read More
For the past many, many months, I have heard continuing concerns and questions being raised about the SW Transitway project. I too have had mounting concerns about many aspects of [...]Read More
“I have always been an admirer of yours. I believe you are the best alderman in the city of Calgary and STRONGLY believe you are the one who should be running for mayor. Diane, I am now 72 yrs old and awful tired of fighting and not getting anywhere. Hopefully you can give me some help in one way or another. All the very best to you and your future endeavours and I will support you until I am in my grave! You are a good lady and very proud to have you as a friend."
"Diane seems to be the only Councillor who remembers that they are voted to represent the views of the electors. The other 14 (Mayor included) seem to think they are the wise ones who know what is good for us and do not care to hear our views."
“Thank you for your ongoing commitment to safety and security initiatives for Calgary Transit. Your vote of confidence has served to energize our peace officers resulting in increased morale and a deeper sense of ownership over problems, crime and disorder."
"That’s leadership, always based in values and principles. Diane’s intent and purpose are honourable. I appreciate her ongoing commitment and leadership on this important and shared community issue."
Chief Paul Cook
"I’d like to say thank you for continuing to serve our community with expertise and dedication. It’s sometimes a thankless job, and in these challenging times, often goes unnoticed or complained about. So thank you for your hard work."
Chris in Bridlewood
"I would like to thank you for coming to our City Hall classroom to talk to us about your job and letting us ask you questions. A highlight for me was meeting you because you told us some things I didn't know but I wanted to know."
Cianna L. Grade 6 Student, Bridlewood School
“I never thought about how really hard it must be to take the stances you have – keep up the great work. You are an intelligent gutsy lady. Not only do you represent our Ward, but you have shown yourself to be one of the intelligent members of Council. You are so bang on about the bridges, the raises, the parking. Keep up the good work. My wife and I are very impressed with you."
“I have really admired your approach, and shared with colleagues at the UofC how impressive you were in your remarks to Council on Tuesday night. I especially liked your framing of your expertise and experience as a health care provider, yet still indicating a perspective of needing and welcoming new information to inform you.”
Dr. William Ghali, O’Brien Institute for Public Health
"Diane’s grounded, common-sense approach to politics and the respect she has garnered in working with her Council colleagues as a team player, have resulted in numerous policies and community investments being implemented since she entered public office. With over 35 years as a professional Registered Nurse, she listens to what is important to Calgarians.”
"Your support of our projects over the years and your words at Council on Monday we so appreciated. I was concerned after the SPC meeting that I had not done the best job in addressing some of the concerns. I so appreciated your summation of our project and your remarks. Thank you."
Kathi Sundstrom Executive Director, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
"Dr. Lanthier has asked me to convey the sincere thanks of the entire team at the zoo for your support of the flood mitigation plan for St. George’s Island. We applaud and deeply appreciative of council’s support of its zoo."
Len W. Senior Advisor, External Relations for Calgary Zoo
“Again I would like to thank you for your kind words and especially for all of your support to the police. All of us at the Calgary Police Service really appreciate it. Our success would be limited if you were not there for us.”
Rick Hanson, Chief Police of Calgary
"Diane often prompts us, in always strategic directions, and once again this (motion) turned out as it should. We're fortunate to have Diane."
Stuart Dalgleish GM of Community & Protective Services
"Your common sense approach to the town hall meeting last night was very refreshing. I was also impressed with the way you handled the meeting letting everyone have their say and putting people back on track with facts when people started talking total emotion. You didn't shy away when the meeting went overtime. This approach to problem solving was refreshing."
Thomas from Woodbine
“You are an incredible person, as a citizen and more importantly a friend, thank you so much for what you did today [re. illegal secondary suite]. I know this is only one of the many acts of kindness that you do, but you need to know how much it means to all of us. YOU are what makes this city the incredible place that it is."