Greater Victoria amalgamation ballot question settled on

Victoria-based pro-amalgamation group determines its next move

A pro-amalgamation group has unveiled what it hopes will be a referendum question on the next municipal ballot in 2014.

Amalgamation Yes spokesman John Vickers stressed the group is not proposing a specific model of amalgamation for the Capital Region, but simply wants to gauge public support for a formal provincial study.

“The question we are proposing to municipalities is this: ‘Are you in favour of reducing the number of municipalities in the CRD through amalgamation?’” he said.

Over the next four to six months, organizers will contact mayors and councils in all 13 Capital Region municipalities with the proposed question, Vickers added.

“We also have a committee that will focus on going out and letting people know what we’re doing. It all comes down to a full-court press to see how people feel about the current state of regional governance,” he said.

For more information, visit amalgamationyes.ca.

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