Friendly Reminder

Last spring, if you recall, a surprise candidate emerged to announce their intention to run for Mayor of Regina in the 2012 municipal election.

Miffed that in the wake of the announcement today that Pat Fiacco would not be seeking a fifth term as mayor, they hadn’t been mentioned in media reports about possible contenders to replace him, the candidate contacted prairie dog to set the record straight.

“I’ve been working hard over the last few months, going driveway to driveway, knocking on garage doors and listening to what voters have to say,” the candidate said in an email. “The bulk of the platform that I announced with much fanfare last April is still in place, but based on all the great conversations I’ve had in farflung neighbourhoods across Regina in the last while I expect to have some exciting new initiatives to announce in the next few weeks. So stay tuned!”

Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your inferior human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.

2 thoughts on “Friendly Reminder”

  1. “I Love Regina”. Hmmm. Always believed it was a good non-partisan slogan for school children to repeat. I wonder if Pat thought so many anguished, repressed grown-up adults would invest in it, too, when he made it up. Talk about voice to the voiceless.

    For the record, I didn’t need the mayor to “teach me” how to love or not love Regina. What to love: Ummm, stuff. What not to love, for starters: SUVs, other popular monster truck-type vehicles taking the very last parking spot before the intersection, thus COMPLETELY obstructing the view of oncoming traffic, like that asshole silver Toyota truck that’s always parked on the northeast corner of the Smith Street and 15th Avenue intersection at noon, across from the Fireside. I hold my breath and pray for my life every time I accelerate through that intersection. But you know what, unlike in Victoria, there’s no sensible bylaw prohibiting monster trucks from blinding your view of oncoming traffic in this city, so, c’est l’amour, I guess.

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