Victoria’s chief electoral officer John Marshall said this week that the
bear referendum advocates cannot collect signatures within 100 meters of
any polling station… Municipal Affairs spokeswoman Karin Harris said it
will be up to electoral officers to interpret provincial legislation that
regulates permitted activity outside polling stations.
But Greg McDade, lawyer for the Sierra Legal Defence Fund, said there is
nothing wrong with people collecting signatures for a petition outside a
The Municipal Act prevents people from soliciting votes or other
activities designed to influence a municipal election (wearing signs,
carrying flags or leafleting) with 100 meters of a polling station.
Terry Kirk, chief electoral officers for Saanich, said his municipality
will not be preventing bear referendum supporters from gathering
Return to Anti Trophy Hunting