The group ‘No business in the park’ held another rally to protest the construction of the new Conexus Head Office in Wascana Park.
According to ‘no business in the park,’ this could be the beginning of multiple other buildings being built in the park, as over 100 trees were cut down in order to make room for the new building.
Protester Anna Gardikiotis says there’s been very little public consultation into the matter.
“There’s some commercial developments that are going on , which are unprecedented to date, and we feel that the public hasn’t weighed in in any meaningful forum, and hasn’t been given that forum, and this is our way to share the information.”
Protestor Jim Gallagher says there’s plenty of room away from the park to build.
“Regina right now has more commercial space available already in existing buildings, it has more actual commercial ground space available for construction than it has had in years and years,” Gallagher said. “The City of Regina actually had to go and erase their own bylaw to allow this construction to take place in the park.”
The group says the park should remain public rather than private, and the public should be consulted with future projects on public land.