Friday, 18 July 2014

Pension Woes Continue for City Manager

Happy weekend everyone!!

A quick post today to let everyone know that something big is happening at the City of Regina, and I for one am stoked to see this finally happening.

The only question is: Will this begin a full-blown audit and/or investigation into the goings on at City Hall? The $300M Pension Deficit was supposed to be fixed by December 2012, at least according to then-Mayoral-hopeful Michael Fougere during the 2012 Municipal Election. The City has been operating the Pension Plan illegally for over 3 years now, and it appears the Government of Saskatchewan isn't going to let that happen for much longer. It would appear that they, too, believed the lies that Mayor Fougere told the public during the election.

There are many questions that arise from this, the least of which is: How can we trust the City Manager, or any of the Senior Management team at the City of Regina, to manage the multi-million dollar stadium project when they failed miserably at fixing this issue? How can we trust them not to bankrupt our City? How can we trust them when they are failing their own employees who entrusted them to manage their retirement funds properly?

Most importantly: How did we get into this deficit? Mayor Fougere (or former Mayor Fiacco) would lead you to believe it is because of the market woes. Yet, we are alone in this kind of massive problem. In fact, as per the article, "such a situation of non-compliance is “unprecedented” in Saskatchewan." How is that possible? Well, according to some on the inside, there was a massive "retirement" package offered to about 400 City Employees in 2007 at the Turvey Centre. What lead to this is something that needs to be investigated, but rumour has it that this was one of the ways to "silence" the critics of Fiacco at the time, while allowing Fiacco to pad the Administration with the "yes men" that wouldn't question anything he does.

And, well, if you look at all that's happened since then, it certainly makes you wonder. 

Since then, Fiacco's managed to get his dear Harbour Landing and Global Transportation Hub developed, which has conveniently lead to the development of Harbour Landing West (Devonia Park) in the coming months, where Fiacco and several business partners own(ed) land.

During those years, land prices also skyrocketed over 300%

If this isn't enough reason to get an audit going, I don't know what would be. If the Wall Government feels it's appropriate to investigate the land transactions happening in the RM of Sherwood, where Reeve Eberle owns land, this should be raising red flags all over. The only problem is, not enough people are calling and demanding action be taken.

So, what can you do to get this looked further into? Simple!


Saturday, 5 July 2014

Continued Harassment Leaves Me Twitter-less

Hello Regina!!

You may have noticed a lack of presence lately on Twitter from myself, and most certainly a lack of posts on this blog. Without getting into details, in order to keep my mental health in order, I have decided to completely remove Twitter from my life. After months of continued harassment from anonymous and non-anonymous alike on Twitter, it has just become too much for me to deal with, and for the benefit of myself and those most important to me, I'd prefer to remove myself from the Twittersphere altogether. I wish there was more that had been done by the Regina Police Service so far in terms of those who continually and deliberately push and harass online, but as they say, you shouldn't cry over spilled milk. It is still my sincerest hope that the RPS does track down those behind the harassment and charge them appropriately.

As for my blog posts and political efforts, I plan to continue to post on this website and my Chad4Regina Taxpayers Facebook page, as these are much easier for me to control the harassment from. Politically, I'll be observing from afar, while still maintaining a presence on this site to continue to push for transparency and accountability from our municipally elected officials.

Have a great summer everyone and you will see a follow up to my Call for the Developer Full Disclosure soon enough!!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014


Good morning Regina!!!

This morning, the Saskatchewan Taxpayers Advocacy Group sent out only their second formal letter since creation, and this is a very important letter that was sent to the Regina and Region Homebuilders Association (RRHBA), to specifically address the statements made by President and CEO, Stu Niebergall on Monday at the Executive Committee Meeting. Mr. Niebergall was pressed by members of the Executive Committee to disclose the profit margins of the RRHBA members, in the interest of full disclosure, to demonstrate the true reasons behind the lack of affordability in Regina's Housing Market. This would, presumably, be so that the pressure is taken off of City Hall and put directly onto those that are responsible for the exorbitant housing prices in Regina and area over the past number of years. As it should be.

For the first time in many months - possibly ever - I found myself agreeing and commending members of the Executive Committee, because of the fact that they asked some pretty pointed and direct questions to the RRHBA President and CEO.

It is no secret that the Development Industry virtually runs City Hall in many jurisdictions in Canada, but it is rarely talked about how much of an impact that has had here in Regina. 

As an organization, we knew that it was inevitable that this tense situation would eventually come to a head, and the infighting would commence. Monday, June 9, 2014 will go down in history as that very day, here in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Members of the RRHBA were battling the President and CEO of the RRHBA, and most significantly, battling against members of City Council and City Administration.

Key members of the entire Regina Development Industry were present Monday at Executive Committee.

One of the driving forces in Municipal Elections throughout Canada has been the residential development industry. It has been proven time and time again, and it is my strong belief that this is also one of the leading factors for the continued harassment of myself, a former Mayoral Candidate who garnered a whopping 413 votes in the 2012 Municipal Election. The harassment has gotten so very intense that it has been reported to the Regina Police Service not once, but twice now, with the file (#RM13044792) only being recently reopened after submission of even further disturbing activity by individuals and "parody" Twitter accounts. There is no other logical reason for any of this harassment to happen to any human being, let alone someone who - in theory - was absolutely zero threat to the ruling elite in the 2012 Municipal Election or beyond. Some would lead you to believe the harassment is simply because I've stated things about people that they deem to be "good people", without providing the corroborating evidence, but you must look beyond even that to determine the motivating factor behind such harassment.

In the end, the Saskatchewan Taxpayers Advocacy Group was born out of need.  

The need to restore Accountabilty and Transparency to a level of government that should be the most transparent of all. 

We have never lost sight of that goal, and that is why we have sent the following letter to the Regina and Region Homebuilders Association, in the hopes that they come out to the public voluntarily, rather than our organization having to expose the Market Collusion that currently faces our great City.

And with that, the ball is now in the court of the Regina and Region Homebuilders Association. 

It is our sincerest wish and hope that they choose to take the high road and voluntarily disclose this information, but we are fully prepared to expose the market collusion if they refuse.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

First Nations Search and Rescue Program

Happy weekend everyone!!

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting up with a friend of mine who told me about a new program that she is working on, which is set to tackle the Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women issue head on. When she told me about the overall concept, I was very intrigued, and I told her that I wanted to share it with my readers. She graciously accepted the invite, and I give to you the following excerpt from this new First Nations Search and Rescue program that they are currently in the development stages of.



PREAMBLE: This is not designed to attack the current system that exists with the RCMP, or any local police force. What I am proposing is a complement to what already exists. 

Amber Tara Lyn Redman disappeared from a Fort Qu'Appelle bar in the early morning hours of Friday July 2005. A search for her was not instigated until the following Monday, when she was officially declared missing. She was not drunk; waitresses testified that she had drank only two beers. A full three years later, her body was found. In 2009 Albert Bellegarde was found guilty of her murder. ( Amber is but one who was missing, Melainie Dawn Geddes. Aug. 13, 2005. Daleen Bosse May of 2004. These are but two womem who are still missing. Why is there such a wait when it comes to missing Aboriginal women? 

This year, Mariana Cracogna, a non Aboriginal woman, was reported abducted on May 30, 2014 around 4:00 p.m. By Sunday, she was found alive. I believe it is due to the immediate search for her, with no delay, that she was found without tragic results. We desperately need a search and rescue here in Saskatchewan. Presently, we do not have this. We have volunteer searchers, but no trained dogs out of the K9 unit of either the RCMP or the police force in larger areas. I am looking into establishing a search and rescue, with a focus on the First Nations. I should note that this will not be limited to only FN missing people, but it will be primarily for FN. 

This will be a very expensive undertaking for one person, but this is how strongly I believe that this is needed. 

What I am proposing is centered around this: a two hour window, maximum. We would have two teams per geographic region - two from Moose Jaw, two from Regina, etc. We would have a central dispatch, where when the call comes in, the dispatch takes the name and area of where the missing person is, puts that person calling on hold, and contacts all teams within that two hour window. Then the dispatch goes back to the person calling and takes down more detailed information, while the teams begin the initial stage of their searches. 

The complainant would be told to meet at where the missing person was last seen and to try and not disturb where the person was last seen for the dogs to be able to track. I strongly believe that when the search is initiated without needless delay, the outcome can be positive. We would have a mediator to work with both police forces and band councils. Their duty would be to ensure that all teams are met with cooperation when called out. There must be a working, respectful relationship between the searchers and the police forces in order to achieve the best results. I have been bothered by all the missing and murdered Aboriginal women over the years, and I wonder, if we had a search and rescue, would we have been able to save even one? I am still bothered by Amber Redman’s disappearance and how long it took for her to be found. 

This has been something I’ve been contemplating over the years, and I’ve already begun to work on this. I will finish my training with my dog here; when we are finished here then I’m going to register with Manitoba SARS for training for not only myself, but also my dog. I am fully prepared to pay for our training myself. However, I recognize that I cannot do this alone. It is coming to the point now where this idea needs to become concrete, and I need more heads to come in and fine tune an abstract idea of mine.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Dirty Little Secrets Campaign to Return


After months of reprieve, I have decided that I must, I MUST, restart the "Dirty Little Secrets" campaign on my website. I have tried everything in my power to change my focus on my website to only positive, and making positive social impacts, but it has become very evident that the criminals will continue their criminal ways until they are brought to justice. Since members of the Regina Police Service, including their Board of Police Commissioners, are key factors in this continued criminal behaviour, it has become very evident that I cannot count on them to enforce the Criminal Code against their own members.

Thus, the Court of Public Opinion is one of the only avenues left (aside from other means that I will not talk about publicly), in order to bring these criminals to justice. This is the one avenue that they have nearly zero ability to negatively impact, and is one of the most powerful ways to get the true message out to the public. I will restart my "Dirty Little Secrets" campaign effective immediately, in the hopes that it will put enough public pressure on the criminals, and the general public, that they finally say enough is enough and turn themselves in - or the public revolts enough that the criminals are forced to admit to their criminal ways.

Yes, Regina, it has gotten that bad. 

Our Development Industry* literally runs City Hall, and the Provincial Government. No amount of ignoring this is going to make it go away, and in fact, pretending it doesn't happen is only going to make it worse. There is a reason I am still harassed, attacked and slandered, a full two years after the election. It is not because these people have nothing better to do with their lives. It is because they have a LOT to lose if the truth is known. A LOT. The only thing that will appease them, is when the dissenters are prevented from their Charter Right ability to get the message out to the public. They've successfully done that with the mainstream media outlets. Hell, they've even succesfully done that with the not-so-mainstream media outlets like Prairie Dog Magazine.

*Apparently, I must put a disclaimer here so that no one tries to single out any specific developer. There are good developers, and there are shady developers. Those in the industry are very well aware of who belongs to which category. I've been threatened that I am somehow attacking my former employer in this. I want to make it perfectly clear that I am not. Crawford and I have parted ways on grounds outside of our control. They suffered from unwarranted attacks and harassment by individuals in this City, and those individuals are included in the RPS File #RM13044792, which is surrounding Criminal Harassment.

They've successfully censored their own employees that have wanted to speak out for years, as they are threatened with job loss or worse. They've successfully found someone that is willing to implement a strict censorship regime on their Social Media channels, even if it goes against the very Charter that our parents and grandparents fought so hard to get created and protect to this very day. They've successfully manipulated the Social Media world so that very few are willing to show their public support of my ventures because of the very real fear of being lumped into a crowd of "crazies" or just pushed beyond where any reasonable person should ever have to get to.

Get ready Regina, you're about to find out some of the dirtiest, darkest secrets that the "elite" simply do not want you to find out. 

To label these "elite" individuals as the #yqrmafia is very fitting in that they have their own social ladder and forms of protection. They've deliberately manipulated tax dollars, taxpayers and their own employees to the point that dissent is not only frowned upon, it is attacked and silenced very quickly. What you've seen recently at the U of S, and the Dolphins Swim Club controversy, are only symptoms of the much larger problem. Thankfully, there is a growing population of people waking up to these realities, which make my job much easier. It's definitely no walk in the park, but these are the stories that need to be told to the public.

We NEED to speak out. 

We NEED to (peacefully) revolt against the regime that our fascist leaders have created. 

We NEED to take back control of our own, hard earned, tax dollars. 

In closing, a good friend suggested I create a "Wanted" Poster of myself in jest of the unwarranted attacks I've received from members of the Regina Police Service and the City of Regina. The following is submitted in pure jest and intended only to make light of an otherwise tense, and at times, downright hostile, situation against myself.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Tax Breaks for the Rich & Tax Hikes for the Poor

Good morning Regina!!

What the mainstream media won't bring you, we gladly will.


Last night, the Regina City Council accepted a report on the 2013 Operating Fund results. In it, there were two glaring displays of gross incompetence on the part of our City's former Chief Financial Officer, current Stadium Lead, and Suspected Instigator of the recent failed Mental Health Warrant against myself, Mr. Brent Sjoberg.

The first being the fact that we have a General Utility Reserve of over $85 MILLION which is set to remain very high over the next five years, even after the repayment of $45M for the GTH utility extension (which is it's own topic for another day), and the much debated P3 WWTP expansion. Add to the fact that a portion of our utility bills currently go to the general coffers, and there is absolutely no justification for the fact we pay 50-75% more than most other cities on Western Canada.

Secondly, because we have such massive reserves, there is absolutely no justification for the record Property Tax rate hike this year, or the past several years. A responsible Municipal Government would tap into these reserves or add to the debt before ever going back to the taxpayers for more money.



Last evening, Regina City Council voted on giving tax breaks to landowners that were recently annexed into our City. It should be noted that included in these landowners are our Former Mayor, his immediate and extended family, his business associates and Corporate Developers such as DREAM (Formerly Dundee), and Harvard Developments (Along with Forster Projects owned by an employee of Harvard, Blair Forster). - It should also be noted that the planned projects by Forster Projects appear to be a driving force behind the entire Regina Bypass, but again, that's another topic for another day.

As Founder of the Saskatchewan Taxpayers Advocacy Group, I am all about FAIR AND EQUITABLE TREATMENT of ALL Regina Taxpayers. It is evident that this was not respected by the City of Regina last evening, and while it is truly unfortunate, it is also, sadly, not surprising. When you have a fascist regime focused on capitalizing on taxpayer money, they will do anything they can that the general public simply doesn't understand or appreciate the gravity of.

I am here to tell you, which no other outlet will tell you, your tax dollars are being abused and assaulted by a ruling elite that think your tax dollars are their personal bank account. They seem to be so arrogant that, while they could easily afford the extra tax costs of being annexed into the City, they requested to have these extra taxes exempted. This is pure greed, and nothing less. Add to that the fact that it is suspected that many of these landowners were the ones crying to BE annexed last year, and it becomes evident that they want their cake and eat it to. On your dime. (It is not evident as to exactly which landowners requested to be annexed, as the City deems this to be "confidential information")

Then, add to the fact that Former Mayor Pat Fiacco was key in orchestrating the development of lands that were never intended to be developed for a variety of reasons, that conveniently lead right to his lands and those of close relatives, business partners and others, and you can see why I have been harping so much on Mr. Fiacco and his illegal activities as Mayor and beyond. In Ontario, there is a Mayor in the courts for fraud over a $1,700 bill for his kid's wedding. Here in Regina, we have a former mayor that stands to gain millions off the backs of hardworking taxpayers, and the media, the Regina Police Service and others deliberately ignore it, in the hopes that no one will catch on.

We live in a pretty disgusting environment where this kind of activity can go on underneath our very noses, and yet, the media plays dumb and wants taxpayers to do their work for them and bring them the stories.

I should note that - I am perfectly fine with tax exemptions for innocent landowners that were annexed against their will, who legitimately cannot afford the tax rates of the City of Regina.


Friday, 23 May 2014

LIVE VIDEO BLOG - Mental Health & Politics Part 3

Good morning Regina!!!

Below is Part Three in my Video Series on Mental Health and Politics. This episode touches on what happens when friends and family members are harassed to the point of where they feel little choice but to remove themselves from your life.


What happened this week is a prime example of what is wrong with our Mental Health Services Act, and what needs to be changed. The following photo is something that no one should ever have to be witness to, especially in suburban, peaceful neighbourhoods. Current legislation not only allows this, but actually encourages it. Abuse of our tax dollars is not only possible, but apparently, far too easy to happen.



Friday, 16 May 2014


Happy May Long Weekend Regina!!

After a devastating fire last month, a good friend, Ryley Balon, lost virtually everything to fire, smoke and water damage. As if that weren't bad enough, he was already struggling to make ends meet living in our less-than-ideal Social Services system, and battling daily between having to pay for food or rent. I won't get into all the details here, but suffice it to say, our Social Services system is severely broken in that it is not possible for anyone to pay basic rent in today's inflated market, even with the "rental supplement" that the Government of Saskatchewan provides. Ryley has had to struggle each month just to figure out if he should take money out of his (very limited) food allowance to pay for the rental shortfall, or find other ways to pay for that rental difference. This is something that no one should ever have to deal with, no matter what their situation in life.

We here at the Saskatchewan Taxpayers Advocacy Group refuse to stand idly by while we witness such injustices happening in our own backyard. As such, we are proud to announce our FIRST EVER STEAK NIGHT FUNDRAISER to help out those in need of a hand up in our society. We firmly believe in helping those that are simply not able to help themselves due to the many shortfalls of our government programs. This will be the first of many such fundraisers, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to those impacted by these tragic situations. We have also been blessed to have been provided with $25 Gift Cards and 20% off future dining Gift Cards as door prizes, and will also be holding a silent auction. All proceeds from this particular fundraiser will be provided directly to Ryley in order to allow him to get back on his feet, providing much needed clothing, furniture, food and more. This is one of many ways that we plan on giving back to our community with absolutely no expectation of anything more than a "thank you" by those that we can help out. If the event does very well, perhaps Ryley can finally stop having to decide between food and rent - month after month.

As a personal touch, I will hand deliver the steak night tickets to you, if you live in the Regina area. 
Tickets are $25 each and will be held Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Bocado's in Regina. Tickets are going fast!
Please email for payment details.

We will also have door prizes and a Silent Auction on site. If you cannot attend , but still want to help out, please consider buying two tickets and donating them for others that may not otherwise be able to attend. If you are looking for an evening out, and cannot afford this, please send us your contact information, and we will add you to the list of potential donated ticket recipients. 

We have already received tremendous response, so please act fast as tickets are limited!

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Character Assassination - Mental Health & Politics Part Two

Good afternoon Regina!


Two terms not often thought of by many, and even less thought of by an individual with no political background and who garnered a whopping 413 votes in the 2012 City of Regina Municipal Election. But - these are very real and very much happening each and every day as we speak. Believe it or not, right here in "little ol'" Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, in the heart of the Prairies, where nothing much goes on (to coin the Corner Gas phrase), there are members of our "elite" (aka members of the #yqrmafia) who have made it their number one goal to destroy my life, personally, professionally, and any other way they possibly can. They continue to attack someone that, ironically, they deem to be "insignificant" and "irrelevant". In Toronto, this would make front page headlines. Hell, it would make national headlines, if not international.

Here in Regina though, you're only able to read about it on one man's Blog who dares to speak the truth about the Corruption and Collusion that is happening right before our very eyes.

What brought this on, exactly? That is something only those (who will surely be found) guilty can answer. Let me give you the Coles Notes of my "theory" that will be brought before a Federal Court Judge. (It should be noted that I cannot take it to the Court of Queen's Bench - even though that technically is the right place to take it - long story that would blow your mind)

An "Average Joe" dares to announce that he wishes to seek the Mayor's seat in 2012. He requests a meeting with the current Mayor to get his personal viewpoints on what it was like to be Mayor for 12 years, and to basically come from nothing prior (he had been a salesperson at DirectWest and apparently Tip Top Tailors as well?). After two weeks of hell trying to arrange the official Press Conference, he decides to cancel said meeting with the current Mayor, as he has to focus more of his efforts on this Press Conference, and has concerns about if the Mayor actually had any involvement in the "difficulties" presented to him during that time. At that Press Conference, where the Executive Assistant to the Mayor attended on company time, this "average person" announces that he is going to go "full speed ahead" with the Stadium Project - as long as the numbers made sense. This last clincher is what sealed the fate of the rest of the election process and the deliberate and coordinated attacks on that "average Joe" who dared to speak the truth in a political process otherwise known to be a rigged game for the elite of the elite.

The following are only a few of the individuals who have made every effort to prevent my message from getting out to the general public. I can appreciate that it may be hard to believe, but it is very, very true. And, as with anything I publish, is 100% factual and able to be supported by documented evidence in an independent Court of Law.

Chris Hodges (CTV Regina), Geoff Leo (CBC Saskatchewan), Raquel Fletcher (Global Regina), Patrick Book (Former Rawlco - current Mayor Fougere executive assistant), Tyler McMurchy (Former Rawlco John Gormley producer), Lise Merle (Former Rawlco John Gormley producer), Rod Pedersen (Harvard Broadcasting & Saskatchewan Roughriders).

Christine Tell (Sask Party MLA - Minister of Corrections & Policing), Terry Hincks (City Council Ward 9 & Realtor with Century 21 Dome Realty), Wade Murray (City Council Ward 6 and Owner/Partner of Ultimate Insulation), Former Mayor Pasquale Fiacco (Former CEO of Tourism Saskatchewan, New CEO of Hospitals of Regina Foundation, Landowner in Harbour Landing West, Partner(?) in Italian Star Holdings Inc. - another landowner in Harbour Landing West, Partner in Fortuna Ristoranto Italiano, and soon-to-be President of Saskatchewan Roughriders?), Current Mayor Michael Fougere (Former President of Saskatchewan Construction Association), Chris Szarka (Former Saskatchewan Roughrider, and Former City Council Ward 10, Owner Szarka Homes), Jerry Flegel (City Council Ward 10 and Realtor with Century 21 Dome Realty), Scott Schultz (Former Saskatchewan Roughrider and Councillor White City).

These individuals have a vested interest in destroying my credibility, but honestly, I could care less about including them in their own special category.
Melissa Fiacco (Former Mayor's daughter, Former RROC employee, Self Proclaimed "PR Expert", PR For Taxpayer-funded Saskatchewan Fashion Week), Matt Fiacco (Former Mayor's son, Alleged drug dealer, Bagger at Safeway, City of Regina Employee(?), Fresh UofR Grad from Legal program), Mark Rathwell (Former CTV Media dude, Former Mayor's Executive Assistant, Former Tourism Sask CEO Exec Assistant, Apparently (part?) Owner of Rock Creek, Puppy-lover extraordinaire), Brent Sjoberg (Former City of Regina CFO, Current RRI Head, and Apparently some relation to my Brother-in-law), Reid Pedersen (Evraz Place VP), Josh Shaw (Evraz Place), Graham Edge (Evraz Place). 

Without further adieu, I present to you: 
Mental Health and Politics Part Two - Character Assassinations

Sunday, 11 May 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Win at Any Cost - Riders VS Taxpayers

Good afternoon Regina,

In what can best be described as bizarre behaviour, this weekend is probably one of the most explosive on the Social Media scene that I have ever been witness to. What began as a simple announcement that - by summer's end - we at Prairie Soul Productions Inc. will be making a formal announcement on Regina's latest option for Sports Entertainment, has turned into the necessary exposure of criminal actions by some of the most "elite" of our City and our Province.

While many will question me for daring speak of our leaders in such a way, as I have always stated publicly, if they feel anything that I am stating here is deliberately misleading, not based on fact, or slanderous in any way, they are more than welcome to take me to a Court of Law. While they seem to think that my only legal advisors are what they like to call the "Sweatpant Mafia" (because a good friend likes to wear sweats in public - oh no!), they failed miserably at getting their hired goons (allegedly Hinchcliffe Investigations - Run by Bob Hinchcliffe, former RPS investigator and husband to Sask Party Minister of Policing, Christine Tell) to find out the easiest fact that they should have been able to pick out. And, no, I'm not going to publicly out my great legal advisement team on here, because A) It's none of their business and B) I like to make these "elitists" squirm for fear of what they may have to face in an - independent - Court of Law.

FIRST OFF, the great, exciting news. We are so very pumped to tell you that by the end of Summer 2014, we will be making the official announcement of the new Queen City Motorsports Park.

A world-class Motorsports Facility that will bring a new level of entertainment to the Regina area. 

And, what's the best part of it - potentially not a single dime of your tax dollars will be going towards this facility. I know I had stated in the past that it would be ideal - and very politically responsible - for the City, Province and Federal Government to come on board, but it is obvious that I am not allowed to "play in their sandbox" and may not be allowed to have equal access to Government funding and programs, even though it is TAXPAYER monies, and not those of the elite, to use responsibly in our society. And, if that's the political game they want to play, they are free to do as they please. It isn't going to help them in the 2016 Municipal, Provincial or Federal elections, mind you, but that, again, is their choice.

SECONDLY, the political attacks and deliberate attempts at Character Assasination:

It is time Regina. Time to out these "elitists" for what they truly are. 

FORMER MAYOR PASQUALE FIACCO, CURRENT MAYOR MICHAEL FOUGERE, RRI CHIEF BRENT SJOBERG, PREMIER BRAD WALL, MINISTER OF POLICING CHRISTINE TELL, REGINA POLICE CHIEF TROY HAGEN, to name but only a few key members in the utterly disgusting and deliberate, continued attacks against anyone who dare to even question the numbers behind their beloved $278 MILLION TAXPAYER FUNDED stadtium.

Just over two years ago, when I entered the Mayoral race in the 2012 Municipal Election, I dared to state publicly that I was all for the new stadium project - AS LONG AS THE NUMBERS MADE SENSE. This seemed like a pretty standard, reasonable stance to take, for anyone wanting to enter a public office. Especially when you are talking about hundreds of millions of TAX DOLLARS to fund basically an identical stadium - where many of the elite get to watch big boys play with their balls only a few times a year.

Anything "community" related would be a great way to sell the project to the taxpayers, but in the end, they could care less about community events, or community members. 

If they did, they wouldn't even think about simply relocating the stadium - open-air, smaller seating capacity - only two blocks West. They wouldn't pretend to promote the project as a massive "revitalization" project, and then when the bills started rolling in, admit that they can't afford to build the MADE IN REGINA definition of "affordable" housing they had promsied all along.

They most certainly wouldn't be ostracizing residents of North Central by forcing them into squaller while they put expensive sports entertainment - and the odd concert - in their own backyard. 

Even though many in North Central couldn't even dream of ever being able to afford to attend these events, the hope and desire to one day be able to, is enough to keep them thinking positive and looking forward to what "could be".

I am here to tell you, ladies and gentlemen, that is a complete and utter lie to get you to believe anything they want you to think, just so they can get their pet project off the ground.

There is so much more that can and should be talked about in regards to this EXCLUSIVE story that we bring you before any member of the "mainstream" media, but like any organization, we can only put so much effort into exposing corruption. Don't worry, this is only the tip of the iceberg, ladies and gentlemen. We will bring you so much more in this developing story that you will most likely only find HERE, as it has clearly been demonstrated by certain members of the "media", that they will not talk about anything that I am ever involved in, because I dare to question the actions of their dear friends.

(Speaking here about RAQUEL FLETCHER OF GLOBAL REGINA standing up for her dear friend MELISSA FIACCO by completely ignoring a great opportunity to get the public awareness campaign of the DEFEAT DEPRESSION movement. Instead, she felt it better to cover a story about second hand breast milk, and a "charity" event that focuses on getting flashy business attire for those who allegedly suffer at the abusive hands of their spouses)

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Former Regina Mayor CRIMINAL ACTIONS

Good Morning Regina!!!


The City of Regina is looking to give further TAX BREAKS to the elite of the elite.
(AKA #yqrmafia)

Yesterday, at the Finance And Administration Committee Meeting, members worked desperately to prevent myself from addressing them about my serious concerns for the deliberate abuse of our tax dollars. From delaying a PUBLIC MEETING by a half hour for "urgent City matters" (later justified by senior adminisrators that Councillors allegedly showed up too late and just wanted to get updated on the meeting Agenda that they ought to have been preparing for on their own time), to trying to physcially remove innocent TAXPAYERS for doing nothing more than walking freely within Henry Baker Hall, with the express consent of the Deputy City Clerk. To, as disgusting as it sounds, baiting (and failing) two great individuals in our fair City who happen to suffer from a mental illness, to try to justify the arrest and detainment of these two great citizens for fear that they may talk publicly about the corruption and collusion that City Hall is guilty of day in and day out.

The FACTS don't lie, ladies and gentlemen. 
The FACTS speak for themselves. 

The FACTS show that our former Mayor, Mr. Pasquale Fiacco, along with close family and friends and "business associates", have requested, and been tentatively approved, tax exemption status on their lands in Devonia Park. AKA Harbour Landing West. This tax exemption is due to the recent Annexation by the City from the RM, and attempts to "make it fair" for those landowners to not have to pay City taxes until their lands are officially receiving the benefits of being within the City. (Water, sewer, roads, sidewalks, etc.) For innocent taxpayers, this is a great idea. For those that can afford the difference, it certainly raises serious concerns on how fair and equitable City Hall is being. For those that have been former City Administrators, however, it is outright criminal behaviour subject to Section 123 of the Canadian Criminal Code, under MUNICIPAL CORRUPTION.

This issue "should" be brought before City Council on Monday, May 26, 2014. 

Our group will do everything in its' power to attend, and delegate, in order to bring these criminal actions to light. However, it is strongly encouraged that every person reading this attend that evening to show your disgust for the deliberate abuse of PUBLIC TAX DOLLARS for PERSONAL GAIN.

If you want to know more about how you can attend, and if you are so inclined, to address City Council, please don't hesitate to email

Monday, 5 May 2014

Mental Health and Politics - A Dangerous Mix?

Good afternoon Regina!!

In memory of some amazing individuals (who just happened to get into politics), I share with you fourty minutes of raw emotion from a victim of what can happen if you dare enter the dirty world of politics, and just happen to also suffer from a mental illness.

Thank you.
Chad A. Novak, CMA

The following is 40 minutes of raw, unadulterated emotion from a Former Regina Mayoral Candidate, on how dangerous it can be to enter into the world of Politics. 

Deliberately being pushed to the brink of suicide, there is only one such outcome that should be acceptable for those found guilty of being associated with these actions.


Their deliberate actions should be treated as bad, if not worse, as physically pulling a trigger, sticking a knife, or drinking and driving causing death. It disgusts me how dirty politics can be, but it is absolutely criminal of how those dirty, corrupt motherfuckers can push someone to the brink of death, and not have a guilty conscience about it.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

TRULY Affordable Housing Coming To Regina

Good morning Regina!!

After our "great" Mayor outright refused to sit down and meet with me yesterday at the MAYOR'S OPEN HOUSE SESSION, to discuss truly meaningful, actionable, solutions to address our Affordable Housing and Homelessnes problem in Regina, it has become glaringly obvious that he has absolutely NO interest, whatsoever, in actually DOING something to address our affordable housing situation in Regina. As with any "typical politician", he is all talk and no action

However, it is thanks to his reactions that I have no problems stating publicly that HE WILL FULLY ENDORSE OUR ACTION PLAN to address, and hopefully eliminate, our homelessness and affordable housing crisis in Regina. When suggested to him that it may be brought to the Media's attention that he refused to sit down and discuss these solutions, he made it very clear that it would be "irresponsible" of me to suggest he was unwilling to meet, since he suggested I could email him my suggestions and he would consider a meeting down the road. You know, kind of like the emails that have been sent to him on a number of occasions over the past several months, each one going unanswered - unless you consider talking about us, behind our backs in Henry Baker Hall and in Private Sessions, an "answer".

Thus, based on the PLENTIFUL studies and reports that already exist on how successful Housing First can be to address these problems, we are VERY PROUD to be the first in Regina to put words into ACTION. And, no, we are not going to spend another five years on studies to redesign the wheel. The wheel has already been drawn out for us, and it is more than proven to work. A 92% success rate, to us, means a lot more than any amount of empty words by politicians. If you are looking for some "light" reading, I would highly recommend reading this report, developed for Carmichael Outreach Inc. It has pretty much all of the answers to any questions that you, or apparently our elected officials, may have regarding how successful Housing First can be, when implemented properly.

One thing is very clear, we have "studied" this issue to death in Regina.  

Our Mayor seems to think that the Housing First program is yet another opportunity to funnel Federal monies to his buddies in the development and construction industry. Well, as I've said to him publicly, that is NOT what this program is about, and it is high time that he accepts social responsibility and does more than just talk about how he feels he can address - what he defines as - affordable (market rate) housing in our great City.

Now, I'm not one to put words in politicians mouths, but I think it would be political suicide and socially irreprehensible for Mayor Fougere, former Mayor Fiacco, Premier Brad Wall, our "realty friendly" City Councillors, or many others in our great community to look this gift horse in the mouth. Hence, this why I am willing to look past all of our indifferences and the injustices that they have brought to our community (the law can deal with them in that sense), and am proud to announce that: 

The Saskatchewan Taxpayers Advocacy Group have taken the next giant leap forward in making a serious, meaningful impact on our great community.

With the donation of fully serviced lots from the City and various landowners and developers in Regina, we will be able to cut off a minimum of $100,000 (average new lot price in Regina) off the top of the price of homes. Add to that the reduction of the "required" profit margin that many homebuilders seek, to a much more socially responsible level seen five years ago, and we are going to be able to offer $500,000 "market price" homes for $350,000 or less. This is purely an example. Of course, it is our goal to offer a wide variety of housing options, ranging from those that cannot afford their next meal, to those that have a dual income and yet still find it next to impossible to save up enough to buy that oh-so-desired first home for their growing family.

Will this have a detrimental impact to our housing market in Regina? Most definitely! Do we feel bad for those that have deliberately manipulated our market with the importation and exploitation of human beings under the Temporary Foregin Workers program? HELL NO. If you bought a house over the past five years with a legitimate long-term outlook, you should have absolutely nothing to worry about. In fact, we are so confident that if you are forced to sell your home after the market correction, due to circumstances beyond your control, you should be adequately compensated by the appropriate governing parties, after you can demonstrate to them, of course, that you didn't just buy to take advantage of the manufactured housing bubble over the past five years or so. And we stand by that promise and will help you fight the powers-that-be to get this actioned on your behalf (at zero cost to you of course).


I am very proud to say that this day has been over two years in the making (seven if you count Moose Jaw's experiences), and the future couldn't be brighter! Not just for the developers or the "#yqrmafia" any longer though.
This will benefit each and every citizen of our great Community!

In closing today, I find this new Twitter Parody Account comical. 
Let's hope they stay that way:

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Broken Social Services System Failing Our Children

Good afternoon Regina!!

It is because of rare situations like the tragedy at the Cornwall Centre two weeks ago that we get to catch a glimpse into the potential future of those that are destroyed by our less than ideal Social Services system in Saskatchewan.

I truly do feel for the families of the victims, but I feel even more for those that are tossed around in our system because our fucking government has nothing better to do with their time (and our money) than to pad their own fucking pocket books and those of their developer-friendly cohorts.

I sincerely APPLAUD the amazing folks out there, like our good friends (names withheld for their right to privacy), for doing their part in helping provide a better life for children stuck in this severely broken system.

It is amazing and rare that you get guardian angels like these people, that take the time to care for a child at any cost. They open their hearts, their home and their wallets to an amazingly gifted child who was born to an individual who has their own problems to deal with (not going to name specifics due to privacy). Our great friends spent the first few years of this child's life being the only parents that he knows. In my opinion, they rightfully deserve to be able to adopt him into their lives to be a permanent part of the family that he has known, and loves dearly, since only a few months old. Unfortuntely, solely because our great friends are of "non-aboriginal" descent, the aboriginal community has first rights to this child. No matter how long our great friends actually parent him, care for him, and love him unconditionally, they get the short end of the stick, as does their amazing blessing from God.

Our Social Services system is severely broken. 

There are only two ways to fix it. Either DEMAND BETTER from Premier Brad Wall or Elect another party in 2016.  
Enough is enough!! 

UPDATE: This came across my Facebook feed late this afternoon. Another sad example of our severely broken Social Services program. MANY THANKS TO SPENCE BERGEN for stepping up and helping out where our system failed.

Monday, 28 April 2014

WANTS versus NEEDS: You decide!

Good evening Regina!!

Two weeks ago Tuesday, I sent the following email to every member of the Regina City Council, Senior City Administration, the Ministry of Government Relations, my local MLA, the Premier, CUPE, the Media, and some amazing supporters and past acquaintances of myself and the efforts of those behind the Saskatchewan Taxpayers Advocacy Group. To date, not a single member has replied to this enquiry, even though they have assured the general public that they take every concern very seriously and want to make every effort to ensure that our crumbling infrastructure is taken care of long before the wants and desires of the few elite members of our great communities. (AKA The #yqrmafia)

This is evidence that there is absolutely no desire, on behalf of these politicians anyways, to actually proactively address our alleged $2 Billion infrastructure deficit

The only thing that these individuals seem to care about is finding ways to exploit the needs of many in order to further their own distorted view of "capitalism" (which is actually Fascism). It is very easy to simply state that we have a massive infrastructure deficit. But it is far more difficult (for them anyways) to put (our) money where (their) respective mouths are and pony up when push comes to shove. As the saying goes, ACTIONS speak far louder than WORDS.

We must all ask ourselves - what do our City Council, City Administration, and Provincial leaders believe are more important to our province and our communities? Pet projects such as "Pat's Patio" ($14-24 MILLION City Square Plaza project developed on the backs of hard working taxpayers, effectively destroying any sense of community that the Regina Downtown may have had, also destroying the traffic flow and parking situation in Downtown Regina), "Mosaic 2.0" ($278M+ completely unnecessary, duplicate stadium project - awarded to PCL Construction, major contributors to Mayor Fougere's mayoral bid, and Premier Wall's Saskatchewan Party), and "P3" projects such as the WWTP upgrades ($230M+ - the "P3" however seems to stand more for Public (dollars) for Private Profit). Or desperately needed expenditures, like true infrastructure upgrades, fixing our crumbling roads, addressing the exhorbitant pension deficits and fiscally-responsible management of our municipal and provincial debt load, to name but a few.

It is clearly evident, Saskatchewan, that our politicians are waiting for the public pressure to be put on them, to demand their focus be on the needs of many, rather than the wants of just a few.

Good afternoon members of City Council and Senior City Administration,

Thank you once again for taking the time to reconsider the projects that are currently proposed under the Local Improvement Program. As a very concerned taxpayer, and a representative of the Saskatchewan Taxpayers Advocacy Group, it brings me great pleasure to provide recommendations of viable alternatives to address our crumbling infrastructure deficit, which by your own accounts, is in the area of $2 BILLION. While I appreciate you each might have your own opinion on HOW we got to the point we are now or who is responsible for funding it, the fact of the matter is we are here. And, as such, we need to work together AS A CITY to find ways to address this ever-growing problem.

As I've made very clear in my delegations on this matter, the Local Improvement Act, 1993, is entirely optional in how it is implemented or applied, as well as what portion you choose to fund for each project that is deemed necessary under this program. While I disagree with your interpretation of what projects should be included under the Local Improvement Act, I agree that we have roads, sidewalks and other core infrastructure that are in desperate need of attention. Some of these needed repairs, by your own internal documents, are three to four decades past their useful life. To me, this is completely unacceptable, and to simply defer this to Administration to "come back with a report" is irresponsible and reprehensible. You owe it to the citizens of Regina to address the crumbling roads now. Not tomorrow, not next month, next year or 10 years from now. We will have to agree to disagree on what caused us to get into this situation, but the fact of the matter is you must ACT NOW.

To avoid a City-wide Tax Revolt, like the Business Tax Revolt of 1988, which is what you are sure to have on your hands soon enough, I would highly recommend going ahead with ALL PROJECTS that were recommended to you in the 2014 Local Improvement Program list, and also any others that were scheduled to be completed within the past 20 years that were postponed/stopped due to successful petition drives by residents. As I have stated, and your administration should be well aware of, the primary funding for these projects is intended to be through debt financing, as per the Act. Thus, there should be zero impact to the Operating Budget for 2014 or prior years.

We all recognize it "costs money" to fix these situations, but so does building a $278M stadium, a $25M City Square Plaza, a questionably-needed, privately-run $250M WWTP facility, or any other capital project that you have on your wish list. It is high time you demonstrate to taxpayers that you understand the difference between NEEDS and WANTS. We all WANT to have a flashy BMW or a fancy house, but we don't NEED them. We all NEED to have roof over our heads, especially in the dead of winter in Saskatchewan. We all WANT to have a car for our primary mode of transportation. But we NEED to have some form of primary transportation, such as a meaningful and useful Transit system.

I implore you, as a representative of many taxpayers who are too afraid to even speak to you, let alone come public with acknowledging they support me, in fear of being publicly reprimanded by the likes of some on Council and those that operate the ridiculous Twitter parody accounts. Do what you know is RIGHT. Don't do it because you're afraid of not being re-elected in 2016, do it because you know this is what taxpayers want. For you to plead ignorance to the wants and desires of Taxpayers is not acceptable any longer. If you spent the time doing your public research, like I have, and speaking directly to those impacted by these situations, and not just those who you choose to speak to, then perhaps you would be fully aware that the majority of taxpayers DO NOT want to pay extra money for these desperately needed road and sidewalk repairs. They DO WANT the work to still get done, however. I know you might run the risk of getting sued by those that have had to pay for the 65 projects since 2000, but so be it. If that is your fear, might I suggest finding a way to refund those taxpayers proactively, preventing the need for good-hearted citizens to take the time and money to pursue you legally.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter, and I trust that at least one of you will take the time to respond to genuine Taxpayer concerns - regardless of your personal viewpoints on myself as a person.

Best Regards,

Chad A. Novak, CMA
Saskatchewan Taxpayers Advocacy Group

Saturday, 26 April 2014

TFW Part One: Is Saskatchewan's "Boom" about to Bust?

Good afternoon Regina!!

I have long maintained that Saskatchewan's "boom" is one that has been artificially manufactured, due to the deliberate abuse and misuse of the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program. I want to extend my sincerest gratitude to the CBC Go Public Team for bringing this issue to the national spotlight.

First off, I truly commend the Federal Government for initiating the TFW program years ago, in an attempt to truly help with the need in certain labour markets for immediate "temporary" essential help, which could be found nowhere else. This helped many businesses in a time of desperation, in order to allow them to continue operations without much of a hiccup.

But, then, some greedy fascist corporate giants (some like to think of them as capitalists, but they are far from that) found out just how amazing this program can be, and how it could be manipulated in a manner that one could only dream of.  
Wise Words from the late, great Mr. Tommy Douglas:

The Temporary Foreign Workers program allowed employers to basically get a non-stop stream of dedicated, hard working staff, at a very minimal cost to their bottom line, while being allowed to virtually enslave these workers for a minimum of two years, with little to no complaining from the workers. This allowed the employers to basically have paid slaves that couldn't talk back, couldn't question authority, or dare to speak out about the working conditions, because if they did, well, they'd be threatened to be "shipped back" home.

Add to that, the fact that the workers were being promised a life that they could only dream of back home, typically the Phillipines, with a fraction of the work hours of back home, and a wage (even at near minimum wage) that was light years ahead of what they could get at home. They were promised the opportunity to travel back home to visit family, and send as much money back home as they'd like. After two years of being enslaved to whatever corporation brought them over, they were then "allowed" to do whatever they wanted, as long as they were granted permanent resident status. They would also then be allowed to move their family to Canada, as they chose. It should be noted that their employment was also tied to the province of original employment, and if they chose to pursue other employment in other provinces during that time, employers made it very difficult to do so. After the two years, however, the TFW's were free to move to anywhere in Canada they chose.
This is a key factor when considering how this impacts Saskatchewan and it's "booming" population.

What everyone needs to keep in mind is that many of these Temporary Foreign Workers in the hospitatlity sector are college graduates, often highly skilled and highly qualified for some other much-needed professions here in Canada. Did the government put them into those professions? Of course not. They gave them the "menial" jobs that no one else would do for the measly $10-12/hour that the corporations were willing to pay. This was not a matter of an actual labour shortage, but more of a shortage of reasonably paid positions offered by employers. Add to that, the fact that many employers received Wage Subsidies from the Government of Saskatchewan to employ these Temporary Foreign Workers, and the already "cheap" labour was even cheaper than you could get Canadians to work for, even at minimum wage. And, contrary to the CFIB's claims that there were no subsidies provided, I personally know for a fact there were, as I was employed in the hospitality industry and I was the person handling the wage subsidy payments as they came in. It is possible these subsidies have since been removed, but that is highly unlikely given the continued intensity of the TFW program within Saskatchewan.

When considering boycotting any businesses, please, please keep this in mind:

Stay Tuned for Part Two! 
I will speak to how this may have a severe impact to Saskatchewan's "boom" and how it pertains directly to the next Provincial Election.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Help support the Defeat Depression Campaign

Good afternoon Regina!!!

I "came out of the closet" last summer with the fact that I have a mental illness, and as such, I have been battling the negative stigma that is associated with that on an ongoing basis. Many of you are very accepting and understanding of the situations surrounding Mental Health, but some are either not aware of just what is involved with having a mental illness, or don't quite understand how severe it can be suffering from an illness that is both invisible and highly misunderstood in our society.

This year, I am very proud to be taking part in the 2014 Defeat Depression "Move for Mental Health" campaign. Will you please help this great program by sponsoring my efforts through the link below? The event is on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 9:00AM. I would be honoured if you would support the efforts financially, but even more honoured if you would show up in support of this great campaign.

Thank you everyone for your help and understanding!

Click the following link to donate:

Thursday, 24 April 2014

EXCLUSIVE: RPS Harassment Hits Home

Good afternoon Regina!!

What more can be said, but wow? Wow. Just wow. I have tried to extend an olive branch to the Regina Police Service on more than one occasion over the past several months, by offering to meet with them to discuss proactive ways to address some serious issues that affect our great City. (Full Audio Interview with Elizabeth Popowich will be posted in a future blog post) What has been their response? "We'll think about it" They refuse to even sit down and discuss some ideas that may actually make their jobs easier. Why? Are they afraid that their jobs might actually get easier, and thus they won't have the ability to justify their exhorbitant budget that keeps magically going up - without question - each and every year?

If the focus of a Police Service is to reduce crime and proactively address crime before it happens, why would they refuse to listen to ideas of taxpayers? 

I want to make it perfectly clear that I am not asking for preferential treatment by any means. I have made this very clear to any officer I have ever spoken with, and most respect and understand that I genuinely want to make our City a better and safer place to live in. Some, however, seem to think I am doing this for attention, for revenge, or for a future mayoral campaign. Those who think that way, I should add, are also on the list of "Dirty Cops on the Take" that the RPS have under Criminal File #RM11000963 - a proud partner of the "#yqrmafia". In that file, it speaks to bribes offered between the U of R and the RPS. I lay no claim to knowing what all is in that file, I am only sharing it with the public. If the RPS choose to disclose the details, then that is their choice.

On Easter Sunday, my darling wife and I were rudely awakened by the arrival of three uniformed Regina Police members. These were the same three who attended City Hall when I had requested an escort to the Mayor's office to deliver some legal documents, as is my Charter Right. They are: Constable Roger Wiebe (Badge #691), Constable Andrea Renchko (Badge #815) and Sargent Cameron Kuffner (Badge #537). All three also happen to be named in the Criminal File #RM11000963. In the below video, you will witness the ignorant attitude and treatment of myself, a TAXPAYING CITIZEN OF THE CITY OF REGINA, by Constable Wiebe. You will also note that they had no respect for the time of day (before 10AM on a weekend), the day (EASTER SUNDAY - THE Holy Day), the perception of my neighbours (When three uniformed officers attend your residence in a quiet suburb, it's going to raise eyebrows), or the possibility that I had guests over for Easter Weekend and what their perception might have been to be awoken by three uniformed Police Officers.

What's worse, is what might my neighbours think is going on at our house? Were we guilty of a crime? Did we have family members pass away? 

These are things that all members of the Regina Police Service should keep in mind when considering future dealings with ANY taxpaying citizen of our great City.