The #WWTP Debate

John Klein - Regina

The big debate between Jim Holmes of Regina Water Watch, and Mayor Fougere of the City of Regina, took place Wednesday evening at an over-full Education Auditorium. Debate seekers filled the seats, stairs, and hallway outside, as the capacity crowd heard an hour and a half of debate and answers to written audience questions about the Waste Water Treatment Plant referendum question.

A No vote would see the City proceed with their P3 plan to take “up to” $58.5M from the Conservative federal government and lease the completed plant to a private corporation for 30 years, while a Yes vote would compel the City to use the traditional means of contracting the plant’s construction out while maintaining City staffing of the plant once it is complete.

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