Alternative Approval Process for Bylaw 4522, Canada Goose Management Service

THE SUBMISSION PERIOD TO RECEIVE ELECTOR RESPONSE FORMS IS NOW CLOSED.

Certified Results: At the close of the deadline of 12 pm (Noon) January 23, 2023 for receipt of elector responses, it was determined that 175 elector response forms had been accepted. As this represents less than 10% of registered votes, elector assent was obtained. The next step is for the bylaw to be considered for final adoption at the CRD Board meeting on February 8, 2023. 

Overview

At the October 12, 2022 Board meeting of the Capital Regional District ("CRD"), the following bylaw received three readings:

  • Bylaw No. 4522, “Canada Goose Management Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1, 2022” to authorize the establishment of a service for the purpose of regional Canada Goose management and coordination within the CRD.

Bylaw Synopsis

Bylaw No. 4522 would establish a new service for the purpose of regional Canada Goose management and coordination including, but not limited to, monitoring populations and their impacts, establishing collaborative partnerships with stakeholder groups to manage populations in the region, and implementation of public education program. The proposed service area applies to all municipalities and electoral areas of the CRD, including Central Saanich, Colwood, Esquimalt, Highlands, Langford, Metchosin, North Saanich, Oak Bay, Saanich, Sidney, Sooke, Victoria, View Royal, and the Electoral Areas of Juan de Fuca, Salt Spring Island, and Southern Gulf Islands.

Please note that this synopsis of Bylaw No. 4522 is not intended to be or understood as an interpretation of the bylaw. A copy of the complete bylaw and this notice may be viewed at Capital Regional District offices located at 625 Fisgard Street, Victoria, BC from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays). 

Alternative Approval Process

The CRD may proceed with Bylaw No. 4522 unless at least 33,208 electors within the Capital Regional District indicate, by signing the elector response form, that the Board must obtain the assent of the electors by way of an assent vote (referendum) before proceeding.

The Alternative Approval Process opportunity applies to all municipalities and electoral areas of the CRD, including Central Saanich, Colwood, Esquimalt, Highlands, Langford, Metchosin, North Saanich, Oak Bay, Saanich, Sidney, Sooke, Victoria, View Royal, and the Electoral Areas of Juan de Fuca, Salt Spring Island, and Southern Gulf Islands.

Elector response forms may be obtained at the CRD Headquarters, 625 Fisgard Street, Victoria from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) until 12:00 pm on January 23, 2023.

Deadline for Submitting an Electoral Response Form

The deadline for submitting signed elector response forms, in relation to Bylaw No. 4522, to the CRD is 12pm (noon) on Monday, January 23, 2023. Forms must be received by the deadline to be counted.

Elector Qualifications

Resident Elector: You are entitled to submit an elector response form as a Resident Elector if you are 18 years or older on the date of submission of the elector response form, are a Canadian citizen, have resided in British Columbia for at least 6 months and currently reside in the CRD prior to signing the elector response form.

Non-Resident Property Elector: You may submit an elector response form as a Non-Resident Property Elector if you are 18 years or older on the date of submission of the elector response form, are a Canadian citizen, have resided in British Columbia for 6 months, have owned and held registered title to property in the CRD for 30 days and do NOT qualify as a Resident Elector.  If there is more than one registered owner of the property (either as joint tenants or tenants in common) only one individual may, with the written consent of the majority, submit an elector response form.

Notices

Official Documents

Additional Information

Contacts

Regarding the Goose Management Service:
Glenn Harris
250.360.3090
Email

Regarding the Alternative Approval Process:
Legislative Services
250.360.3024
1.800.663.4425
Email