By Graeme MacKay, The Hamilton Spectator – Friday October 24 2014
Naheed Nenshi Comes to Hamilton to Bedazzle Progressives & Pluck Brains
Plainspoken and outspoken Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi will be the keynote speaker for the second Ambitious City event Oct. 23, hosted by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.
“He is, as far as I’m concerned, the second-most popular politician in Canada, right up there with Justin Trudeau,” said chamber president Keanin Loomis, who worked for a year to bring Nenshi, a charismatic, yet self-described nerdy leader, to town. “He will bring a positive, progressive, urbanist message to Hamilton. He knows that quality of life contributes to economic development.”
City of Toronto chief planner and Hamilton native Jennifer Keesmat will moderate a Q&A with Nenshi at the event. She was the keynote speaker at the inaugural Ambitious City. (Source: Hamilton Spectator)
In addition, he hopes to take some of McMaster’s best and brightest home with him.
Nenshi will be making a pit stop at the university on Thursday to speak with students about job opportunities out west. Calgary Economic Development staff will set up a pop-up career fair with more than 60 organizations represented. (Source: Hamilton Spectator)
This cartoon was reposted on Yahoo News Canada, and was printed in the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix