Developers say Calgary is suffering a leadership challenge and needs clear direction for approval policies

Mayor Naheed Nenshi lashed out at the development industry at a Chamber of Commerce lunch last week, saying it should cut the “crap” out of its projects.

“If it’s crap, if you know it violates guidelines and complain it takes too long to get approval, you know why,” he said. “You cannot come as the industry to say to us ‘It takes too long for me to get my approvals’ if you’re bringing us crap.”

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