Fougere comments on mayoral race as election campaign reaches final stretch

Sunday is the last day of campaigning for the civic election

Eight of the nine mayoral candidates in Regina are hoping to unseat incumbent Michael Fougere who aims to return for a third term as mayor of the Queen City.

He said he is proud of what he has accomplished so far as mayor and believes his record speaks for itself.

“Up until COVID-19 hit, we were one of the fastest growing cities in Canada. We had activities and events happening at Evraz Place, we had a sense of optimism, our economy was going very well,” stated Fougere.

“I’m very proud of that and we should remember that.”

Speaking at a platform announcement on Thursday, Fougere also hit back at the other mayoral candidates who have questioned his record and leadership over the last eight years as mayor throughout campaigning events this fall.

He suggested the conversation and dialogue from the other nominees is one of “doom and gloom” when they speak about the city.

“This sense of negativism and how ‘nothing ever happens’, this is not the reality of Regina,” said Fougere. “It’s not the Regina I know when I have talked to people across this city during the campaign.”

“It is not bad here. We have a beautiful city. Do we have our challenges? We certainly do. Can we do better? Absolutely.”

Fougere reminded voters that his plan has balance and affordability moving forward, including a 10-year strategy to diversify the economy and a property tax freeze.

The polls will be open Monday morning starting at 9 a.m and closing at 8 p.m.  Once the polls close, 620 CKRM will provide updates throughout the evening.

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