Tonight: Maude Barlow And Friends Take Down Big Sewage

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.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

3 thoughts on “Tonight: Maude Barlow And Friends Take Down Big Sewage”

  1. I was at the event last night. Every citizen from Regina should have been there to hear the horror stories of financial disasters from P3’s around the world. The City’s campaign (by the way, the campaign paid for by you and I, the taxpayer) says we will save the $58 million that the feds are handing out. Don’t believe this B.S. It will cost us 3 times that $58 million in the long run for the private partnership/funding. And here’s the big question, why are the feds only providing the $58 mill if we go with a private company? Sounds illegal & unethical!

  2. So for those who could not attend, did someone record and post this info session somewhere on a website like youtube?

    And about the part of the title “Take Down Big Sewage”?
    Yeah! They really know how to take it down when the referendum hasn’t even happened yet. Part of that title reminds me of the first Star Wars movie when Luke, Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca are trapped in a big garbage/sewage compactor room with some aliens during their escape from the Death Star. Now that’s a take down in big sewage.

  3. ConcernedTaxPayer – I think your estimate of us paying triple is way low.

    On a previous article I posted some of the numbers that the City is trying to dismiss.

    I just saw a financial breakdown that indicates the average resident will pay around $15,000 extra for vote no/p3 versus $1,104 for vote yes.

    That’s 15x more, not 3x!

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