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):


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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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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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.