October 24, 2012
Michael Fougere wins race to become Regina's mayor
The president of the Saskatchewan Construction Association and Regina city councillor Michael Fougere beat eight other candidates to win the race for mayor in the city's civic election last night.
He is replacing Pat Fiacco.
Fougere will be sworn in as mayor-elect on Nov. 5 and will resign his position as president of the Saskatchewan Construction Association.
He campaigned on a promise to call for a housing summit and make it a priority to increase the supply of affordable housing.
“I do want the summit to come early on to talk with federal, provincial and of course the city, as well as individuals to say what they think the solutions are,” said Fougere. “But, this is an action plan. It’s not more talk, it an action plan.”
He supports the Regina Revitalization Initiative, which includes 700 new market and affordable housing units and a $278 million open-air football stadium at Evraz Place.
Fougere was the lone candidate to support a funding arrangement between the city, the province and the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the project.
One of the key concepts of Fougere’s election platform is a promise to take the initiative and make sure projects are done quickly, efficiently and economically.
“The city has to take a look at its regulatory environment,” he said. “How quickly we provide approval for development of land and what we can do in terms of grants and tax exemptions to encourage more housing.”
His platform was based on taking a leadership role to ensure a fiscally responsible approach to city spending, as well as managing for sustainable growth.
Fougere graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Arts and obtained a Masters of Science degree from London School of Economics.
|MOST POPULAR STORIES|
|TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS|
These projects have been selected from 316 projects with a total value of $2,787,806,637 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Friday.
$1,000,000,000 Edmonton AB Prebid
$220,000,000 Medicine Hat AB Negotiated
$50,000,000 Calgary AB Prebid
- Construction Site Arson
- Industry reacts to surprise B.C. Liberal majority
- Journal of Commerce Update for the week of May 20th, 2013
- Calgary Airport Tunnel
- Worker at centre of union sign up allegations speaks out
- Calgary program aims to get more people into the trades
- Midrise in the City
- Veterans battle barriers into the trades
- Government makes changes to online tendering
- SNC-Lavalin maintains that new bribery allegations have been resolved
- B.C. faces a tough battle for top talent
- Keyano College building state of the art training facility
- Essential skills can play a vital role in an apprentices' success
- Taking a closer look at the risks in green building for contractors
- Colleges conduct construction research in addition to teaching
- Skills Canada BC Competition
- Lower Mainland high school trades program is unique
- Construction Learning Forum aims to educate
- High schools looking for more industry participation
- Industrial construction supervisor program takes off
- Saskatchewan bill passed
- Edmonton garners support for regional cash for arena
- Feds pledge $5 million for Vimy memorial
- VIDEO: Competing in the trades
- Provinces need to loosen up apprenticeship rules
- Way Up on Westwood
- Building Up On Bayview
- Barrie Construction Association rolls with motorcycle ride for cancer
- Vimy Ridge memorial gets new visitor centre
- Minnesota Vikings unveil new multi-use stadium plan
- Proposed Ambassador Bridge twinning draws Windsor mayor’s ire
- Construction on pedestrian tunnel to Billy Bishop Airport continues to make progress
|ALEX’S ECONOMICS BLOG|
Reed Construction Data Canada’s Chief Economist Alex Carrick discusses current developments in the North American economic environment with emphasis on the construction industry.
- An Overview of Prices and Sales in the Diverging U.S. and Canadian Housing Markets (April 25, 2013)
- Canada’s Precarious Dependence on the Commodity Price Super-Cycle (April 22, 2013)
- Twenty major upcoming residential and transportation terminal construction projects - April 2013 (April 15, 2013)