Not that long ago a friend of mine moved from Toronto to Calgary. Shortly before heading West, she tweeted about her moving plans and less than an hour later, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi had replied to her tweet and welcomed her to Calgary.
My friend’s story is not an isolated one – there are many stories about Mayor Nenshi’s savvy ability to navigate social media and of the energy and enthusiasm he brings to his job as mayor. His ability to speak in an intelligent and accessible way, both in person and online, has helped make him a popular public figure not just in Calgary, but across Canada.
I recently had the chance to speak with Mayor Nenshi and he was his usual engaging and energetic self. We discussed everything from his Muslim heritage to how he wants to get more women involved in politics to why human rights must matter to cities to why he believes the world needs more Canada.
Read more at the source: Matthew McRae, September 29, 2016, humanrights.ca
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