Comprehensive Review of Mass Festivals on City Land

Comprehensive Review of Mass Festivals on City Land

By Diane Colley-Urquhart on Aug 2015

CALGARY, AB – August 11, 2015 A two-day music event that took place over the weekend of August 7 and 8, 2015 at Fort Calgary attracted anywhere from 14,000 – 20,000 people. The Chasing Summer event was billed as the largest electronic music gathering in Western Canada. “Did the City know this when the permit was granted, and what responsibility does Fort Calgary have?” questioned Cllr Diane Colley-Urquhart, Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Community & Protective Services and Emergency Management Committee. 17 people ranging in age from 18 to their mid-30s were taken away by separate ambulances due to[...]

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The Risks of Ride Sharing Services

The Risks of Ride Sharing Services

By Diane Colley-Urquhart on Aug 2015

Ride sharing companies have significant issues with regulatory compliance. As such, earlier this year I had asked Council to lobby for a provincial ride-hailing strategy which would help standardize the practice of app-based systems such as Uber. Yesterday, I am delighted to discover that Alberta’s Superintendent of Insurance has issued an advisory notice on ride sharing services, and the insurance risk they pose to Albertans. My notice of motion intended to look at vehicle insurance and driver qualifications for these transportation network companies, and to also look at this from a consumer protection perspective. All three of those aspects fall[...]

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