Referendum 2013-Maude BarlowRegina Water War - Referendum 2013UPDATE: CJME has a good story on this morning’s press conference. Check it out. Here’s my original post.

There is an excellent, perhaps even can’t miss free event tonight for anyone who wants to be better  informed about the Sept. 25 referendum on Regina’s waste water sewage treatment plant at the University of Regina. Legendary Council Of Canadians national chairperson Maude Barlow, along with P3 expert Pierre Hamel and aquatic biochemist Marley Waiser will speak against the City Of Regina’s plan to  use a private company to design, build and operate Regina’s next waste water treatment plant. These aren’t trade union stooges or dippy local hippies* — these are smart, world-class thinkers who you can bet will make a clear, coherent case against the City’s plan.

If you’re struggling to understand the issues, tonight’s event will offer the best possible articulation of the Yes side’s position.

The public forum starts at 7:00 p.m. at the University of Regina education auditorium. It’s free, and so is the parking. These things often end in Q&As, so I suspect there will be an excellent chance to have your specific questions answered. And, especially if you’re planning on voting for City Council’s plan, you owe it to yourself to hear the other side make their best arguments. Don’t you think?

*No offence to our beloved dippy-hippy friends.