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I truly believe that this would be detrimental to municipal governments as we know them.
Municipal politicians must represent their constituents; those who elected them. Voting on an issue simply to support fellow Councillors elected on the same slate, does not wash! In my opinion, each municipal Councillor must vote on every issue based on his (or her) convictions. Those convictions should be formed only after regular consultation with their electors!
Calgary's Mayor Naheed Nenshi was one of the municipal politicians to come face to face with this type of partisan politics. He came out strongly against the practice! I totally agree with his stand.
One of the things that makes Alberta strong is its municipal governments and their ability to represent as many of their constituents as they possibly can. We must never lose that.