Thursday, 29 August 2013

Mayor Fougere "Teleconference" Robocall - REALLY?!?!

Good morning Regina!!!

I honestly cannot believe the City of Regina continues to stoop even lower and lower. With every move they make, they piss more taxpayers off, and get more people to become the truest form of grassroots activists. If you were unfortunate enough to sit through and suffer from the hour long "conference call" staged by Mayor Fougere (and company) tonight, you have my deepest sympathies. Thankfully, my household only have cell phones, and even at that, I'm sure we are on their "Don't even THINK about calling him" list!

Here is a brief rundown of what happened from someone who commented on Prairie Dog Magazine tonight. Truly, truly disgusting. I feel bad for the people that fall for this complete bullshit.

"Just experienced the most deceptive “conference call” of all time. Angry air quote warning ahead…

It was presented as if Mayor Fougere was “taking questions” from the public.

Great! Our household submitted 2 questions for each phone and waited.

The “moderator” kept prompting the “audience” for questions.

Strange, since we were waiting for our turns to come up. Why keep asking for questions when you already have people waiting?

Then we noticed every “question” seemed to not be a question at all, but a softball way for Fougere to make certain bullship points.

Questions like a fake “business owner” calling to find out how much extra businesses will have to pay if we vote yes, and a fake home owner asking him to remind us that the only way to get federal money is if we vote no (false).

We noticed every “caller” would emphasize some stupid talking point in their question. Like the one who said it would be hard for economically strapped households to pay an extra $276 more in these hard times.

Oddly every second caller was very complimentary of Mayor Fougere using this method to help interact with the citizens.

By the time it got to the fake “citizen” was asking if there is any deadline to upgrade the plant (duh) and the one guy asking “how can the average person help get the message out there to vote no” we realized we’d been deceived and tricked by City Hall yet again.

I had been wondering how they could possibly waste $350,000 in such a short time. Having been through this hour commercial, I’m not wondering any more.

Whoever thinks this kind of devious stuff up should have to spend eternity in hell married to whoever approves this kind of immoral stunt."


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