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Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on how Regina City Council’s attempt to use the same old spin to sell yet another stadium plan (which leaves most of the cost and all of the risk with the city) might be the breaking point for public trust in then current Councillors.

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The provincial stadium concept review rejecting an . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Accidental Deliberations: On rubber stamps

There’s been plenty of coverage from last night’s Regina City Council meeting, with more surely to come. But aside from the complete refusal of any current Council member to respond to the concerns of the delegations who suggested giving citizens some say in a stadium proposal, perhaps the most striking comment is this one: Audience . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: On rubber stamps

Accidental Deliberations: On failed strategies

Let’s follow up with one more point from Bruce Johnstone’s attempt to justify ramming through a stadium deal without any serious public input – which speaks less to the stadium project than to the bona fides of the politicians who are pushing it: Is it perfect? No, because unlike some places, like Texas or Indiana, . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: On failed strategies

Accidental Deliberations: On unanswered questions

Having written just a couple of days ago as to what I’d hope to see from the City of Regina in a new stadium plan, I’ll take a few minutes to point out how the latest “revitalization initiative” stacks up.

The good news is that we’re no longer seeing any pretense that the funding will . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: On unanswered questions