On Feb 22, 2017, the Capital Regional District Board passed a resolution requesting the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to call on the Federal Government to not proceed with the potential privatization of Canadian airports in the upcoming federal budget.
On July 14, 2016 the Capital Regional District Board sent a letter to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans expressing concern about the impacts the proposed Action Plan for the Northen and Southern Resident Killer Whale might have on our region. The CRD Board requested that the Department consult with the CRD before implementation of the Action Plan.
On June 12, 2015 the Capital Regional District Board sent a letter to the National Energy Board expressing concern on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project. In short, the CRD is opposed to any project that expands oil tanker traffic through the Salish Sea. Therefore, the CRD does not support regulatory approval of the TMPEP as it is proposed.
On August 12, 2015 the Capital Regional District Board unanimously voted to support the motion to write a letter to the Premier of BC and the BC Ministers responsible for Housing, Health and of Finance in support of the recent report by Isobel Mackenzie, the Seniors Advocate for BC regarding actions that would enable seniors to age as independently as possible in their own homes, and that letters to the same effect are sent to the local MLA’s.
On Oct. 14, 2015 the CRD Board Chair sent a letter to the Premier of British Columbia expressing interest in exploring ways to have First Nations participate more directly in decision making at the CRD.