Process followed

Replacing mayor on district board was democracy in action

Although your paper on December 9 provides extensive coverage of the appointment of a municipal director to represent Qualicum Beach on the regional district, nowhere is there an actual reference to what the law actually says. It may be instructive for your readers to know this . Section 784(1) of the Local Government Act states:

‘After the first appointment under 777(1) (e), each municipal director is to be appointed at pleasure by the council from among its members.’

In other words after the first RDN Board was set up, the municipal directors to the Board are to be appointed by the council. This is what was done this past week in Qualicum Beach.

Brian Peckford


Qualicum Beach



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