Candidate Profiles: Now It’s Your Turn

The number of candidate questionnaire’s returning has shrunk to a trickle. In fact, I suspect we’ll only get one or two more before the election hits next Wednesday.

And you know what? After sending all those out, getting them in, reading, formatting and then posting them, I’ve grown a little tired of all the electoral platitudes. All the “Regina’s the very bestest” and people answering the “boxing vs. roller derby” question wrong. I’d like to read a few honest answers for a change.

So gang, who’s up for answering prairie dog‘s Very Serious Candidate Questionnaire?

I will post the questions below the fold. Just cut and paste them into a comment box and go nuts.

It’ll be interesting to see how your answers stack up against the candidates. And feel free to use the comments section for this post for any general comments on the election so far and how the candidates seem to you.

Name/Dog Blog Handle:

Ward You Live In:

Current Occupation:

Write a VERY brief (and preferably fictional) bio for yourself (optional):

QUESTION AND ANSWER

1. Briefly, why are you running for council?

2. What is the single most pressing issue facing Regina? How would you solve it?

3. Imagine the Regina Of The Future that you want to help build. What will it look like?

4. Beyond immediate concerns like housing, the stadium and infrastructure renewal, what “big idea” project do you want to work on that nobody seems to be talking about?

5. Name something the last council got right.

6. Now, point out their biggest mistake.

7. What are you reading these days?

8. Beyond your residence, do you own any property in Regina or in the immediate area?

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FUN QUESTIONS!

1. What is your favourite Regina restaurant?

2. Who is your favourite Regina artist?

3. What actor would play you in the gritty cable drama, Queen City Hall?

4. How would your character die?

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PICK A SIDE

Cats or Dogs?

Vampires or Werewolves?

Boxing or Roller Derby?

Steak or Sushi?

Hill Towers or Legislative Building?

Quance Street or Dewdney Avenue?

Artesian or Wascana Park Gazebo?

Prairie Dog or Richardson Ground Squirrel?

Giant Grasshopper or Stegosaurus?

Saskaboom or SaskAdvantage?

Bike or Sports Car?

Le Macaron or Five Guys?

The Beatles or the Rolling Stones?

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BONUS QUESTION: Make up your own question (And answer it, of course!)

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Find out about all the other people running in this election on our Candidate Profiles page. And follow all of our online election coverage — including interviews, analysis and podcasts — on our Regina City Election 2012 page.

Author: Paul Dechene

Paul Dechene is 5’10” tall and he was born in a place. He’s not there now. He’s sitting in front of his computer writing his bio for this blog. He has a song stuck in his head. It’s “Girl From Ipanema”, thanks for asking.

You can follow Paul on Twitter at @pauldechene and get live updates during city council meetings and other city events at @PDcityhall.

14 thoughts on “Candidate Profiles: Now It’s Your Turn”

  1. Name/Dog Blog Handle:
    Brent Bradley

    Ward You Live In:
    Regina

    Current Occupation:
    Man about town

    Write a VERY brief (and preferably fictional) bio for yourself (optional):

    The truth hurts and Bradley brings the pain. Peace to Subway, Mountain Dew Code Red, Blooming Onions, Koko B Ware, and all the fine Reginians.

    QUESTION AND ANSWER

    1. Briefly, why are you running for council?
    I am not running briefly, I hope to be there for a long time.

    2. What is the single most pressing issue facing Regina? How would you solve it?
    We lost Taco Bell a few years ago. And I can’t get Milky Way in January? What is this, Russia?

    3. Imagine the Regina Of The Future that you want to help build. What will it look like?
    Robots handing out Metro papers. 3D everything. Ten stadiums. Our own Burton Cummings. Basically, Xanadu.

    4. Beyond immediate concerns like housing, the stadium and infrastructure renewal, what “big idea” project do you want to work on that nobody seems to be talking about?

    More zombie walks. Kids like those. And kids grow up to pay taxes.

    5. Name something the last council got right.

    Tuna on the sandwich tray. Used Fiacco’s empty seat to hold coats.

    6. Now, point out their biggest mistake.

    Glaring lack of meatballs.

    7. What are you reading these days?

    These questions. “Randy Savage: The Story of The Wrestler They Call “Macho Man””, Reader’s Digest

    8. Beyond your residence, do you own any property in Regina or in the immediate area?

    No. I moved out for a few months last year but returned to Bradley headquarters at my folks’ house to keep the Bradley train running.

    * * * * *

    FUN QUESTIONS!

    1. What is your favourite Regina restaurant?

    Subway

    2. Who is your favourite Regina artist?

    My brother Brandon and I started a b-boy crew, but we’re still working on our routine.

    3. What actor would play you in the gritty cable drama, Queen City Hall?

    Vin Diesel or Harvey Firestein

    4. How would your character die?

    Assassin

    * * * * *

    PICK A SIDE

    Cats or Dogs?

    Dogs

    Vampires or Werewolves?

    Werewolves

    Boxing or Roller Derby?

    Boxing Derby

    Steak or Sushi?

    Meatballs

    Hill Towers or Legislative Building?

    Replay Games

    Quance Street or Dewdney Avenue?

    Don’t get to Quance much, except when I help my Mom get groceries at Costco. My dad won’t go – he says the size of everything there is what’s wrong with the world.

    Artesian or Wascana Park Gazebo?

    both

    Prairie Dog or Richardson Ground Squirrel?

    Prairie Dog bitches

    Giant Grasshopper or Stegosaurus?

    What?

    Saskaboom or SaskAdvantage?

    Sask-a-dope-a-licious

    Bike or Sports Car?

    Chevelle – roll deep

    Le Macaron or Five Guys?

    Meatballs

    The Beatles or the Rolling Stones?

    Michael McDonald

    * * * * *

    BONUS QUESTION: Make up your own question (And answer it, of course!)

    Why Bradley?
    If you have to ask that question, your more hopeless than I fought.

  2. Name/Dog Blog Handle: Matt Johnstone

    Ward You Live In: NA

    Current Occupation: Student

    Write a VERY brief (and preferably fictional) bio for yourself (optional): In the distant future I do something that I don’t know what it is. It may or may not have any lasting consequences.

    QUESTION AND ANSWER

    1. Briefly, why are you running for council? I’m not, mostly because I live in Vancouver now.

    2. What is the single most pressing issue facing Regina? How would you solve it?

    Affordable housing/food distribution system are equally important in my opinion. I would solve these by encouraging people to grow gardens and borrow a bunch of money from the future and build a dome that will sit empty most of the year.

    3. Imagine the Regina Of The Future that you want to help build. What will it look like?

    Happy families shopping. Ooorr, a resilient and interconnected community of neighbourhoods involved in a vibrant local economy that is focused on agriculture, food processing, arts and culture and resilient sources of development.

    4. Beyond immediate concerns like housing, the stadium and infrastructure renewal, what “big idea” project do you want to work on that nobody seems to be talking about?

    The development of local food processing and distribution hubs.

    5. Name something the last council got right.

    I can’t. It’s not personal, it’s just that I live in Vancouver.

    6. Now, point out their biggest mistake.

    Fair is fair. I got nuthin.

    7. What are you reading these days?

    Social enterprise for dummies.

    8. Beyond your residence, do you own any property in Regina or in the immediate area?

    Not even that.

    * * * * *

    FUN QUESTIONS!

    1. What is your favourite Regina restaurant?

    I plead the 5th

    2. Who is your favourite Regina artist?

    No fair, I like many. I’ll pick Jack Cowin because he bought me breakfast last time I was in town.

    3. What actor would play you in the gritty cable drama, Queen City Hall?

    Eric Stoltz

    4. How would your character die?

    Melodramatically.

    * * * * *

    PICK A SIDE

    Cats or Dogs?

    Cats

    Vampires or Werewolves?

    Vampires (provided they don’t sparkle)

    Boxing or Roller Derby?

    Roller Derby

    Steak or Sushi?

    Steak

    Hill Towers or Legislative Building?

    Hill Towers

    Quance Street or Dewdney Avenue?

    Dewdney

    Artesian or Wascana Park Gazebo?

    Artesian

    Prairie Dog or Richardson Ground Squirrel?

    Richardson Ground Squirrel

    Giant Grasshopper or Stegosaurus?

    Have you forgotten about the elephant?

    Saskaboom or SaskAdvantage?

    huh?

    Bike or Sports Car?

    Bike

    Le Macaron or Five Guys?

    Le Macaron (I don’t know that that is)

    The Beatles or the Rolling Stones?

    The Beatles

    * * * * *

    BONUS QUESTION: Make up your own question (And answer it, of course!)

    Snow or rain?
    Snow

  3. #2 C’mon Barb, belly up to the bar!

    My cpu is stuck, I can’t cut or paste… all of the buttons are grey not blue Fn Piece of Dung!

  4. Name/Dog Blog Handle:
    Baby with a Blowtorch

    Ward You Live In:
    2

    Current Occupation:
    Lifelong civil servant (and I am civil)

    Write a VERY brief (and preferably fictional) bio for yourself (optional):
    I’m currently in my fifteenth cycle of reincarnation and wondering what I did in the last one to end up in a Con-servative world like this.

    QUESTION AND ANSWER
    1. Briefly, why are you running for council?
    With 14 previous lives, I won’t let history repeat itself. And Regina is making the mistakes dozens of other cities have made before.

    2. What is the single most pressing issue facing Regina? How would you solve it?
    REGINA NEEDS A REALITY CHECK! The so-called boom is going bust, and what we’re doing now is going to make today’s problems much, much worse.

    3. Imagine the Regina Of The Future that you want to help build. What will it look like?
    No guns, no big pickups, and lots of fat happy women.

    4. Beyond immediate concerns like housing, the stadium and infrastructure renewal, what “big idea” project do you want to work on that nobody seems to be talking about?
    Regina should not be made of silos. How about those living in Wascana View switching places with some of the core folks for awhile? Not just houses, but jobs – heck, whole lives! Maybe then they’ll stop talking about ‘affordable market-driven housing’.

    5. Name something the last council got right.
    Starting to wake up and realize there is a very dark cloud on the horizon, full of lightning and damaging hail and hurricane winds and lots and lots of tornados.

    6. Now, point out their biggest mistake.
    Thinking they can shelter in a stadium (putting priority on that instead on those 700 lots of ‘affordable housing’ … after we pay for decades of environmental mess in the area).

    7. What are you reading these days?
    Miss Felicity Beedle’s The World of Poo.

    8. Beyond your residence, do you own any property in Regina or in the immediate area?
    No.

    * * * * *
    FUN QUESTIONS!
    1. What is your favourite Regina restaurant?
    Afghan Cuisine

    2. Who is your favourite Regina artist? Megan Hazel

    3. What actor would play you in the gritty cable drama, Queen City Hall?
    Me

    4. How would your character die?
    Kidnapped by mysterious beings surrounding a certain prime minister, and never seen again

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    PICK A SIDE
    Cats or Dogs?
    Cats

    Vampires or Werewolves?
    Werewolves

    Boxing or Roller Derby?
    Ugh. Boxing, if anything.

    Steak or Sushi?
    Red meat – caribou steak!

    Hill Towers or Legislative Building?
    The Ledge

    Quance Street or Dewdney Avenue?
    Dewdney

    Artesian or Wascana Park Gazebo?
    Artesian. Fewer insects.

    Prairie Dog or Richardson Ground Squirrel?
    Black-footed Ferret

    Giant Grasshopper or Stegosaurus?
    Grasshopper

    Saskaboom or SaskAdvantage?
    Boom

    Bike or Sports Car?
    Bike

    Le Macaron or Five Guys?
    Who?

    The Beatles or the Rolling Stones? Talking Heads.

  5. Name/Dog Blog Handle: Tim Stobbs

    Ward You Live In: 4 (Public School Board Subdivision#1)

    Current Occupation: Professional Engineer and trustee for Regina Public School Board for at least a few more days. ;)

    Write a VERY brief (and preferably fictional) bio for yourself (optional):

    Born in MB, moved to SK, got a degree here, moved to AB like everyone else, then BC had kids, moved back to Regina in 2006. Somehow got onto the Regina Public School Board during the last election.

    QUESTION AND ANSWER

    1. Briefly, why are you running for council? I’m running for the Public School Board…who wants to be on council when the public meeting are much more fun! Actually I’m running because I’m worried about student achievement in school (I’ve got two boys ages 4 and 7).

    2. What is the single most pressing issue facing Regina? How would you solve it?

    Infrastructure. School boards, the city…heck the whole province needs a lot of investments in this over the next decade. I would outline a sustainable plan to invest billions over the next decade or it will just get a lot more costly to replace stuff after it fails.

    3. Imagine the Regina Of The Future that you want to help build. What will it look like?

    Beyond rebuilding schools before the fall down on kids you mean???

    4. Beyond immediate concerns like housing, the stadium and infrastructure renewal, what “big idea” project do you want to work on that nobody seems to be talking about?

    The fact Saskatchewan kids are 6th or 7th in student achievement in Canada. We need to address this or you won’t have a future. After all, poor education means lower tax revenue for future generations. Not the mention the entire moral thing to do is actually educate kids in schools.

    5. Name something the last council got right.

    Design Regina was well done!

    6. Now, point out their biggest mistake.

    Project management of anything, and poor communication plans at times.

    7. What are you reading these days?

    These profiles, I`m still deciding who to vote for beyond myself. Also A Game of Thrones.

    8. Beyond your residence, do you own any property in Regina or in the immediate area?

    I`m making my last mortgage payment at the end of the month, I can`t afford a second property.

    * * * * *

    FUN QUESTIONS!

    1. What is your favourite Regina restaurant? Beer Brothers…oh so good food.

    2. Who is your favourite Regina artist?

    Ugh, I can`t decide I like too many writers.

    3. What actor would play you in the gritty cable drama, Queen City Hall?

    No one, because I won`t be cast in it.

    4. How would your character die?

    Professor Plum with the pipe wrench in the fountain in front of City Hall.

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    PICK A SIDE

    Cats or Dogs? Dogs, of course.

    Vampires or Werewolves? Vampires for entertainment, but werewolves for kick ass.

    Boxing or Roller Derby? Boxing.

    Steak or Sushi? Sushi…then steak. Have both!

    Hill Towers or Legislative Building? Please, the Leg is way nicer of a building.

    Quance Street or Dewdney Avenue? Quance because it is two blocks from home.

    Artesian or Wascana Park Gazebo? Gazebo has a much better view.

    Prairie Dog or Richardson Ground Squirrel? A wolf…which could eat either.

    Giant Grasshopper or Stegosaurus? Giant Grasshopper….oh dear now I`m craving a beer.

    Saskaboom or SaskAdvantage? Neither. It`s a boom, but how long it will last is the real question.

    Bike or Sports Car? Bike, sports cars seem like a waste to me (I don`t care much for cars).

    Le Macaron or Five Guys? Five Guys, but only once every six months or I might die early.

    The Beatles or the Rolling Stones? Stones…Beatles is like history to me.

    * * * * *

    BONUS QUESTION: So why are school boards ignored when RPS has a $200 million dollar budget of your tax dollars…I wish I knew!

  6. Well done, Tim, especially the very good question at the end!
    My vote is still for Brent Bradley, even though he can’t spell “Fierstein”.

  7. My regrets for not submitting this sooner, I had a “Scheduling Conflict” that prevented me from filling out the survey until now.

    Name/Dog Blog Handle:
    @TheFauxFouge(Not the Real Fouge)

    Ward You Live In:
    I live in a house actually.

    Current Occupation:
    Current Head Honcho/Lobbyist for the Saskatchewan Construction Association, City Councillor, and soon to be Mayor of Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre (assuming the boundaries don’t change). That’d make me the Mayor of Moose Jaw too, right?

    Write a VERY brief (and preferably fictional) bio for yourself (optional):
    I have a Masters of Science from the London (Ontario) School of Economics. My thesis paper was “The Opportunity Cost of Summits vs. Task Forces” (Spoiler: SUMMITS WIN!). I have served as a City Councillor for the past 15 years, and even though no one voted for me last election, I STILL WON (you might as well give up now Donnelly!) I also coach Zumba classes on Wednesdays.

    QUESTION AND ANSWER

    1. Briefly, why are you running for council?
    I hear the vacation benefits are incredible for a part time gig, and that the hospitality suites at the Big City Mayors Caucus are bitchin’!

    2. What is the single most pressing issue facing Regina? How would you solve it?
    With so many problems that seem to have just suddenly popped up from out of nowhere, it’s really hard to say. We need a new waste water treatment facility, our infrastructure deficit is approaching the billions, pensions are still an issue, the city’s being sued over Paul Hill’s new driveway (yeah we kinda messed that up), and of course housing too. The housing issue is quite serious and certainly concerns me, but realistically it’s not anything a little ol’ housing summit can’t fix, you know? So if I was hard pressed to come up with a single most pressing issue, I’d probably have to go with the stadium. Money can always be thrown on infrastructure or proper waste water management, but a stadium? That’s a once in a generation opportunity! Solution: BUILD A STADIUM NOW!!

    3. Imagine the Regina Of The Future that you want to help build. What will it look like?
    Have you ever seen the Jetsons? No wait. Blade Runner. That’d be cool.

    4. Beyond immediate concerns like housing, the stadium and infrastructure renewal, what “big idea” project do you want to work on that nobody seems to be talking about?
    Zip Lines. Everywhere. Think about it. (Transit problem SOLVED!)

    5. Name something the last council got right.
    Those tiny sandwiches we would get for our Executive Committee meetings were always pretty great.

    6. Now, point out their biggest mistake.
    Mistakes?

    7. What are you reading these days?
    Mike O’Donnell lent me 50 Shades of Grey. I’ve been having a really hard time putting it down too because it’s just THAT good.

    8. Beyond your residence, do you own any property in Regina or in the immediate area?
    No Comment.

    * * * * *

    FUN QUESTIONS!

    1. What is your favourite Regina restaurant?
    I like to support local, so I go to the local Chili’s as often as I can.

    2. Who is your favourite Regina artist?
    I’ve always had a soft spot for Rory Allen. His hips are contagious.

    3. What actor would play you in the gritty cable drama, Queen City Hall?
    Any actor dead or alive? Rock Hudson. What a stud.

    4. How would your character die?
    In a Blaze of Glory.

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    PICK A SIDE

    Cats or Dogs?
    Do hotdogs Count? I like hotdogs.

    Vampires or Werewolves?
    Edward.

    Boxing or Roller Derby?
    Pat says I like Boxing

    Steak or Sushi?
    My wife says I like Sushi.

    Hill Towers or Legislative Building?
    Hill Towers, especially now with their sexy new driveway!

    Quance Street or Dewdney Avenue?
    Quance. I like how it’s pronounced. Quuuuaance. It’s the ‘woa’ sound that really gets me going.

    Artesian or Wascana Park Gazebo?
    What’s an Artesian? (Gazebo by default)

    Prairie Dog or Richardson Ground Squirrel?
    Heh. A Dog Squirrel would be kinda neat.

    Giant Grasshopper or Stegosaurus?
    Can I choose that big Beaver by the Neil Balkwill instead?

    Saskaboom or SaskAdvantage?
    BOOM!

    Bike or Sports Car?
    If I say “Bike” do I get the hippie vote?

    Le Macaron or Five Guys?
    What. It’s because I’m French, right. You just “assume”, don’t you. You know what? I’ll take Five Guys any day of the week, thanks.

    The Beatles or the Rolling Stones?
    Why isn’t Michael Bolton a choice?

    * * * * *

    BONUS QUESTION: Make up your own question (And answer it, of course!)

    I don’t ask questions because then I’d have to listen to the answers!(so clever!)

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  8. Name/Dog Blog Handle: Mrs. Dawg

    Ward You Live In: Concusion

    Current Occupation: FreeBird

    Write a VERY brief (and preferably fictional) bio for yourself (optional): Currently living the life my hippy parents wanted so desperately for us…WTF?

    QUESTION AND ANSWER

    1. Briefly, why are you running for council?
    So many people are running it must be fun!

    2. What is the single most pressing issue facing Regina? How would you solve it? we need More indoor walkways and tunnels leading to and from every shop in the downtown
    area. I would fix this with Giant Squirrels.

    3. Imagine the Regina Of The Future that you want to help build. What will it look like? See above answer.

    4. Beyond immediate concerns like housing, the stadium and infrastructure renewal, what “big idea” project do you want to work on that nobody seems to be talking about?
    These giant squirrel tunnels are the way of the future I’m telling ya!

    5. Name something the last council got right. Top 3 answers are on the board, they’re saying, The color of the carpets? …”DING” 32 POINTS!

    6. Now, point out their biggest mistake. .. I was taught not to point…

    7. What are you reading these days? Tolstoy’s .. “War, what is it good for?” as well as his auto biography “Count Lev Nikolayevitch Tolstoy, I Smell the Pansys”

    8. Beyond your residence, do you own any property in Regina or in the immediate area? 1 small 6 by 6 plot of land, a home a way from home, you might say.

    * * * * *

    FUN QUESTIONS!

    1. What is your favourite Regina restaurant? You’re assuming I get out…

    2. Who is your favourite Regina artist? oh that guy with the thing by the you know stuff.. ohhh ya love his work!!

    3. What actor would play you in the gritty cable drama, Queen City Hall? Phylis Diller

    4. How would your character die? Like a true politician, kicking and screaming incoherently till the end.

    * * * * *

    PICK A SIDE

    Cats or Dogs?
    CatDog

    Vampires or Werewolves?
    Yes

    Boxing or Roller Derby?
    Roller Boxing

    Steak or Sushi?
    Steak Tar Tar

    Hill Towers or Legislative Building?
    The leg cuz I can find it at night.

    Quance Street or Dewdney Avenue?
    You mean Dewdney isn’t connected to Quance, everything else in the city is!!!

    Artesian or Wascana Park Gazebo?
    whatever sounds less Red Necky…

    Prairie Dog or Richardson Ground Squirrel?
    Can’t we all just get along?

    Giant Grasshopper or Stegosaurus?
    We need more, every corner gets an iron statue under my watch!!!!!

    Saskaboom or SaskAdvantage?
    YES!

    Bike or Sports Car?
    BWAHAHAAHAHAaaahaaaha You’ve LIVED here right?

    Le Macaron or Five Guys?
    Depends on the week night .. Duh!

    The Beatles or the Rolling Stones?
    That is a trick question my friend and I plead the 5th!

    * * * * *

    BONUS QUESTION: Make up your own question (And answer it, of course!)
    In What movie are all answers to whe world’s questions answered?
    Blazing Saddles, of Course.

  9. Name/Dog Blog Handle: Princess Fiona

    Ward You Live In: North Central, tra-lala-la-la

    Current Occupation: Data reviewer/Government damage control

    Write a VERY brief (and preferably fictional) bio for yourself (optional): Once upon a time, in a far, far away land, a fair maiden did arrive in the city that rhymes with fun. She sprinkled her joy throughout a educational institution and eventually entered into a career of average income. She met a fair prince, and together they very carefully try to keep making payments on their crumbling castle while the stadium of grandeur is being constructed down the block.

    QUESTION AND ANSWER

    1. Briefly, why are you running for council?

    If I could be a councillor, I would make all of the castles in this city liveable and functioning.

    2. What is the single most pressing issue facing Regina? How would you solve it?

    I guess it depends on who you give a shit about, truly. I suppose if you live in Harbour Landing, you’re likely to be more worried about the proximity of the newest Tim Hortons and how long you’ll have to wait in line for your morning java now and how close the gas station is so that you can refill that on your way to your big government job, too. Or, if you live in my neighborhood, you’re probably going to say the biggest issue is that half of the people don’t own shovels and winter is coming… which means a long and dangerous walk to the bus stop for me. But, what’s important is that we expedite the Foug to his throne so that the urban sprawl may continue. Build up, not out people…

    3. Imagine the Regina Of The Future that you want to help build. What will it look like?

    North Central will be the new Cathedral, there would be more subsidized and rental housing for all kinds of families, and lots of small schools to keep kids in the neighborhoods and class sizes down. Because mega schools are a waste of money, and nobody likes them (except government, right?)

    4. Beyond immediate concerns like housing, the stadium and infrastructure renewal, what “big idea” project do you want to work on that nobody seems to be talking about?

    Nobody seems to be talking about a light rail system, and solving the parking crisis around the hospitals. There needs to be a solution for that neighborhood, too. I don’t think Regina can sustain light rail, but it would be nice to have some express transit to the health care facilities from downtown at least.

    5. Name something the last council got right.

    The I Love Regina campaign and engaging people, it was neat knowing I could walk up to someone at the farmers market and ask questions, etc. Pat’s patio wasn’t far off of the path, BUT those ugly lights and weird structures were a fail. Minus that, I think it was scraping by the bare minimum…

    6. Now, point out their biggest mistake.

    Downtown sucks. Seriously. What a fuck up.

    7. What are you reading these days?

    Royals LOVE to read trash about the commoners.

    8. Beyond your residence, do you own any property in Regina or in the immediate area?

    I’ll never own my property… the bank will likely always hold a lein on my crumbling home. And, whatever, I’ve come to accept that the disappearing middle class is my destiny. Oh well – at least I won’t have to pay out the nose for taxes like those upper crust folk.
    * * * * *

    FUN QUESTIONS!

    1. What is your favourite Regina restaurant?

    The Regent, hands down.

    2. Who is your favourite Regina artist?

    That Lopez guy who made the Regina Inn pretty.

    3. What actor would play you in the gritty cable drama, Queen City Hall?

    Bah. I’d be a lowely extra. One of those people begging on the street. Or, being a government data slinger, I’d probably have some mundane role like a person in a bar. So, that really could be played by anyone, but I would prefer Scar-Jo.

    4. How would your character die?

    Since it’s Scar-Jo, she’d probably die of whatever herpes she got from Ryan Reynolds. Who got them via Alanis Morrisette, who got them from Dave Coulier. Gross.
    * * * * *

    PICK A SIDE

    Cats or Dogs?

    Woof.

    Vampires or Werewolves?

    Zombies.

    Boxing or Roller Derby?

    Synchronized diving.

    Steak or Sushi?

    Avocados.

    Hill Towers or Legislative Building?

    The Leg.

    Quance Street or Dewdney Avenue?

    NOD, bitches.

    Artesian or Wascana Park Gazebo?

    ohh… depends what I’m doing.

    Prairie Dog or Richardson Ground Squirrel?

    whatever you may.

    Giant Grasshopper or Stegosaurus?

    both!!!!

    Saskaboom or SaskAdvantage?

    Sask-a-poor, not sure who’s seeing either of those two above.

    Bike or Sports Car?

    My bare feet, sadly…

    Le Macaron or Five Guys?

    Someday I will be able to eat all of those bag fries, sigh.

    The Beatles or the Rolling Stones?

    Paul McCartney.

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    BONUS QUESTION: Make up your own question (And answer it, of course!)

    Too lazy… have a good one.

  10. Name/Dog Blog Handle:
    Jason F.

    Ward You Live In:
    Ward 1

    Current Occupation:
    Admin Assistant

    Write a VERY brief (and preferably fictional) bio for yourself (optional):
    Born here, raised here, educated here, moved away from here, married in Guelph, moved back here, struggled here, had a baby here, and here we are.

    QUESTION AND ANSWER

    1. Briefly, why are you running for council?
    Because seven people running in my ward was not enough.

    2. What is the single most pressing issue facing Regina? How would you solve it?
    Transparency of Government. Every meeting will be broadcast on TV and the internet, with live-tweeting and facebook commentary going full-steam. At the end of every episode, we’ll present an issue for the audience to vote on, Idol-style. The charges from vote-texts will go to infrastructure, or City Council Movie Night.

    3. Imagine the Regina Of The Future that you want to help build. What will it look like?
    Flying cars and transport tubes. Like Futurama. And maybe the city would fly/hover, so we could take it to the South Pacific in the winter time.

    4. Beyond immediate concerns like housing, the stadium and infrastructure renewal, what “big idea” project do you want to work on that nobody seems to be talking about?
    We seem to want every part of being a big city except the arts. Big cities – real cities – can not only support a sports team (or two or three) but also have a very solid Arts foundation. I’d like to see us build that up, too.

    5. Name something the last council got right.
    Getting a lot of people excited about this city.

    6. Now, point out their biggest mistake.
    Probably the Plaza.

    7. What are you reading these days?
    Loads of comic books. Also, I’m in the midst of rereading Crooked Little Vein, by Warren Ellis. Also, Twitter. I’m always reading Twitter.

    8. Beyond your residence, do you own any property in Regina or in the immediate area?
    Just the house and that was hard enough to land in this climate. Expensive.

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    FUN QUESTIONS!

    1. What is your favourite Regina restaurant?
    Probably Luiggi’s, but there are a ton of close seconds.

    2. Who is your favourite Regina artist?
    My mom. No word of a lie, and no joke.

    3. What actor would play you in the gritty cable drama, Queen City Hall?
    Michael Chiklis.
    NOTE: Oddly, they’d have to film QCH in Winnipeg, since the Provincial Government killed the Film Tax Credit.

    4. How would your character die?
    Scandalously, if that show is any good.
    Heroically, if my character is popular.
    Most likely, chained to a column of the old Stadium when they demolish it. Or like [redacted] on the Wire. You know what I mean.

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    PICK A SIDE

    Cats or Dogs?
    Cats.

    Vampires or Werewolves?
    Vampires done right.

    Boxing or Roller Derby?
    Roller Derby. Which could be even more awesome if they wore (and used) Boxing Gloves.

    Steak or Sushi?
    Steak more often, but now I want Sushi.

    Hill Towers or Legislative Building?
    The Legislative Building.

    Quance Street or Dewdney Avenue?
    Quance has a lot of things, but none of them are the Bushwakker. Dewdney.

    Artesian or Wascana Park Gazebo?
    the Artesian (there ain’t no Red Hot Riot or the like at the Gazebo. Only spiders).

    Prairie Dog or Richardson Ground Squirrel?
    Prairie Dog.

    Giant Grasshopper or Stegosaurus?
    Stegosaurus.

    Saskaboom or SaskAdvantage?
    Ugh. Begrudgingly, SaskAdvantage.

    Bike or Sports Car?
    Sports Car.

    Le Macaron or Five Guys?
    …those are two very different things. Both?

    The Beatles or the Rolling Stones?
    THE KINKS!

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    BONUS QUESTION: Make up your own question (And answer it, of course!)

  11. “I don’t ask questions because then I’d have to listen to the answers!(so clever!)”

    Light-years ahead of the other candidates.

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