The Capital Regional District included a referendum question on the ballot of the General Local Election in October 2022, to ask if voters support the creation of a new transportation service for the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area. The referendum question failed with a vote of 1,495 yes to 1,498 no.
As part of the official determination of results, the CRD confirmed and verified the accuracy of all ballot accounts, confirmed the calculation of vote tallies from the electronic tabulators and ensured the correct consolidation of total results from across all polling locations. For details, visit www.crd.bc.ca/transportation-vote
The referendum followed a thorough transportation integration planning and consultation process at the community level. Thank you to all who participated, shared ideas and provided feedback along the way. The Southern Gulf Islands Active Transportation Plan was developed in tandem with the integration plan, using separate grant funding from UBCM. The plan and supporting maps will remain in place as working documents to help coordinate activities at the local level.
Consultation has concluded