A new date for a by-election in the City of Victoria should be known by next month, after COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the one planned for earlier this year.
City staff are reviewing guidelines released by the provincial government and are expected to report to council in September. Victoria, one of 14 municipalities in BC that needs to hold a by-election, has been down one councillor since Laurel Collins resigned after winning the Victoria riding in the last federal election.
Candidates will need to seek a new nomination to be on the ballot in the re-scheduled by-election. The Chamber will keep an eye on candidates and we plan to engage with them with a series of questions that will help inform voters.
Chamber members who have a question for candidates can email Jim Zeeben at firstname.lastname@example.org and we add to our list.