Jim Gallagher is a lifelong Regina resident who has just completed a six-year term on the Senate of the University of Regina. He has opposed the two developments in the Centre since they first became public four years ago. He is not affiliated with any political party and in fact has never contributed financially to a political party. He bears no animus toward private commercial developments or developers. But like the founders of Wascana Centre, he wants No Business in the Park.
For the past few years, the construction of the new Conexus and Brandt/CNIB buildings have been fiercely opposed by Regina residents who want no business in the park. How much power does the city have over the future of Wascana Centre?
A Master Plan was put in place to ensure the integrity of Regina’s iconic park, but over the past few years, the plan has been undermined and business has begun to encroach on public space.