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President of CHBA smoothing over spat with Calgary's mayor

The president of the Calgary chapter of the Canadian Home Builder’s Association says he’s working hard to patch up relations with the mayor’s office, after he was threatened with a ban from committee meetings.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi told Charron Ungar he needed to publicly apologize for comments he made about a ‘suburban development freeze’, or the CHBA would be banned from sitting in on city planning committees.

Charron Ungar believes his comments weren’t out of line, and were actually taken out of context.

Ungar tells 660News there are going to be challenges in any industry and he wants there to be an open dialogue with the city.

“And I believe that we should all come to the table and discuss them, and work on fixing them. And I want to reiterate that our association has had a long standing relationship with the city, working together to build this town. I want to see that continue and thrive moving forward,” Ungar says.

Though some discussion has already taken place behind closed doors at City Hall, Ungar is hoping to meet with the mayor on Tuesday, and work through the dispute.