We asked them about their particular visions for Regina and how they’d achieve them. Also we chatted a bit about the 2012 city election campaign and some of the challenges they’ve faced and the things they’ve learned.
The interviews range from about 10 to 20 minutes long and you can listen to all the interviews below the fold. I’ve put them up in a random order because all the alphabetization at the forums was wearing me down.
You can also read Chad Novak’s responses to our Candidate Questionnaire.
You can also read Marian Donnelly’s responses to our Candidate Questionnaire.
You can also read Michael Fougere’s responses to our Candidate Questionnaire.
You can also read Liz Brass’ responses to our Candidate Questionnaire.
You can’t read Tom Brown’s responses to our Candidate Questionnaire because he doesn’t have e-mail and so this interview, which ranges a little freer than the others, will have to stand in for a profile for him.
You can also read Jim Elliott’s responses to our Candidate Questionnaire.
You can also read Charles Wiebe’s responses to our Candidate Questionnaire.
You can also read Meka Okochi’s responses to our Candidate Questionnaire.
Tim Siekawitch’s interview was too long to fit into our full-to-bursting Soundcloud account. And, in fact, this is only about half of what I recorded. But our conversation went on for close to an hour so I’ve only taken out the first 25 minutes or so when we were still mostly on topic. Anyway, please download and listen to our interview with Tim Siekawitch. (12.9MB mp3)
You can also read Tim Siekawitch’s responses to our Candidate Questionnaire.
All these interviews are as unedited as possible. Things I’ve taken out: some of my own “ums” and “ahs” and stammers, chit chat at the beginning and end about unrelated stuff or things connected to doing the interview, bits where cell connections were dropped and we had to reestablish communications, bits where the phone cut out due to call waiting beeps or what-have-you, interruptions from my kids. (I know it sounds like a lot but there are actually very few deleted moments.) Other than that, you’re hearing everything the candidates wanted to say and we take no responsibility for their statements.
Also, just a note about the quality of these recordings: for once I’m not taking responsibility for the distortion and the hissing and the whatnot. Instead I’m blaming SaskTel and whatever cellphone companies people are using. My rig for doing phone recordings is pretty good. It’s the telephones that kinda suck.
Follow all of our online election coverage — including interviews, analysis and podcasts — on our Regina City Election 2012 page. And you can read about everyone running in this election on our Candidate Profiles page.