Canadians for
 Direct Democracy (CDD)

Direct Democracy -- the right of citizens
to hold referenda on any issue


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March 1999

District of North Vancouver Task Force Report on Direct Democracy

This 22 page Task Force Report was debated for a year. It unanimously recommends that Council draft a Direct Democracy Bylaw, and hold a Referendum in November of 1999 to coincide with Municipal elections.
On Monday, March 8th, 1999, Council declined to act on the Report of its own Official Task Force by a vote of 4-3.

Some of the nine key recommendations which the Task Force makes:
"THAT COUNCIL DRAFT A DIRECT DEMOCRACY BYLAW ENABLING CITIZEN-INITIATED REFERENDA, COVERING ALL REGULAR DISTRICT AFFAIRS.

  • That the bylaw enable the amendment and repeal of an existing bylaw, and the initiation of a new bylaw.
  • That the bylaw enable citizens to initiate a referendum by a petition supported by 5% of eligible voters
  • Some views of the community are contained in the following documents:



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