Global News has uncovered a video of a prominent property developer talking about donating money to the "right" candidates in order to take "control" over Calgary city council.
"There are some people that are on the City Council that are totally out of control," Alberta-based developer Cal Wenzel says in the video speaking to about 150 industry professionals.
"Unless we get somebody in there that's really going to be more on our side, than the dark side, we're talking another 4 years after next October.
"[Former Mayor Dave Bronconnier] is sitting there saying it doesn't matter if you got the mayor on your side or not, you need eight votes. He said as long you have eight votes, you can control whatever happens."
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