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Aldermen vote against decrease in raise

Despite a motion against it, a Calgary alderman will be getting his raise this year after all.

Despite a motion against it, a Calgary alderman will be getting his raise this year after all.

Ward 10 Ald. Andre Chabot’s motion to cut council’s pay raises from 5.5 per cent to 2.75 per cent failed Monday after a 7-7-tie vote.

Ald. Dale Hodges was sick and not at the meeting to cast his vote, and could be the tiebreaker if Chabot brings the motion forward again in 30 days.

Chabot wanted council to show leadership in cutting their raises, and Ald. Diane Colley-Urqhart even suggested a zero per cent increase this year, but council was split on the decision.


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