Do Developers Really Control Councils?

As new rules re-open the spectre of 'dark money', we look at three times developers influenced councils in Alberta

I once joked to someone well connected in Edmonton politics that I might run for mayor as a satirical candidate. 

“Let me know if you want some developer cash,” the person shot back. I’m not sure they were joking. 

Developers have long been the heroes and villains of municipal politics. They have invested to reinvigorate cities or municipalities — cue rib…

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