It's election day in the Queen City
Fougere, Elliott, Fiacco, Godron and Ast are your candidates for mayor
Election day is upon the city of Regina.
Candidates for a council position are seeking your vote in 10 wards throughout the city. Five candidates think you should vote them into the mayor's office — four of which talked with CBC's The Morning Edition last month to highlight their platforms.
Will there be a new mayor by day's end or will incumbent mayor Michael Fougere be re-elected to serve another term?
His opponents heading into today's elections are Tony Fiacco, Jim Elliott, Evangeline Godron and Wayne Ast.
- Evangeline Godron has hemp-based solution to infrastructure
- Mayoral candidate Tony Fiacco on side of city workers
- Jim Elliott's platform aims to address racism, environment
YQR election recap
Fougere, who was elected in 2012, has been campaigning on infrastructure spending, community safety and improving the roads in the city. Fougere's next big plan, if re-elected, is a rail renewal project in downtown Regina.
Fougere also plans to continue initiatives undertaken by the Regina Police Service in working with an elders group to better understand Regina's Indigenous community — something he looks forward to continuing improvements under new police chief Evan Bray.
- Incumbent mayor Michael Fougere would focus on infrastructure, growth and safety if re-elected
- What you need to know for election day
- Free transit to take Ward 6 voters to new polling station
Evangeline Godron, the rights activist, environmentalist and playwright who ran as a Green Party MLA in previous elections, has thrown her name into the discussion as a potential new mayor.
One of Godron's major plans is to reduce the city's carbon footprint. She proposes that the footprint be reduced by using a hemp-based product known as hempcrete, which she says is more durable than regular concrete.
She also hopes to reduce homelessness in the city and avoid putting the homeless in jails, saying it will save money in the long run. Godron did not explain her plan when she appeared on The Morning Edition.
Wayne Ast strongly opposes a SaskTel sale, according to his page on Elections Regina.
Ast said as mayor he will "form a multicultural and multiracial steering committee to address social growth of the city -- this leadership will work diligently with the provincial and federal governments to ensure increased funding for social funding, and coordinate with all community organizations for effective goal fulfillment."
Mayoral candidate Jim Elliott plans to work on the relationship between the Indigenous population in Regina and the rest of the community.
He plans to use the chair of the police commission to do so. One way the relationship can be improved is to avoid racial profiling, which is often brought up in cases of carding or street checks.
Elliott plans to meet with the public regularly to discuss the state of affairs in the city, in an effort to promote transparency among council leadership.
Tony Fiacco -- brother of former mayor Pat Fiacco — is also running for the mayor's office.
Fiacco's platform includes bringing in more city workers, administration transparency and more cooperative work with the towns and villages surrounding Regina.
Ward 6 voters in North Central who had their voting station moved to Eastview will be able to travel to the new station — free of charge — on public transit.
Buses will arrive and depart in 15 minute intervals.
Those voting in other wards can also ride the bus for free. The city says people should just tell the driver they're going to vote.
Where do I vote?
There are 30 polling stations in Regina. Each ward has three stations.
A comprehensive list can be found here.