With the City having released a stadium design concept at the start of the election campaign, it's been far too easy to fall into the trap of assuming that it's both a reality and a done deal. But it should be fairly simple to take to Twitter and offer some reminders that there's plenty we can do in Regina...#withoutanewstadium.
So how can we put the hashtag to good use? Well, here are a few suggestions.
First, by contrasting the current council's stadium obsession against other policy choices...
We could start building needed housing *now* #withoutanewstadiumSecond, with a dose of humour...
We'll be able to save public money for far better purposes #withoutanewstadium
ZOMG!!! #withoutanewstadium, the #riders will TOTALLY move to *FLIN FLON*!And finally, as a response to the constant flow of business jingoism which so conveniently neglects the fact that our current stadium isn't exactly standing between Regina and the corporate community's goals either:
However will we teach young Reginans about "cost overruns" #withoutanewstadium?
2668 jobs on saskjobs for yqr #withoutanewstadiumOf course, there are other important issues to be dealt with in the campaign as well. And I certainly hope readers and voters will take them into account at the polls.
Riders generate $82 million impact annually - and #withoutanewstadium!
But the most immediate choice facing for our municipal representatives is whether to let proponents of a new stadium buy their way to the front of the line while more important issues are left unaddressed. And it's long past time to recognize that Regina can keep thriving #withoutanewstadium.