NS council spar leaves Daly as CRD director

Ted Daly chosen for CRD director; Mayor Finall declines alternate position

Ted Daly is the Capital Regional District director after a coup in North Saanich.

Daly, a former mayor of that district, earned a seat on council in the recent election. In her first tie-breaking vote of the new council, Mayor Alice Finall denied a compromise, as Daly made a bid for the role of CRD director.

During the appointments at the inaugural meeting Monday, Coun. Dunstan Browne moved that Finall not be appointed to the three-year term, nominating Daly. Councillors Celia Stock and Elsie McMurphy opposed.

“I have established an effective and collegial relationship with the other regional mayors and directors and have earned a well respected credibility with the board as evidenced by the appointments and recognition noted earlier,” she said.

Daly refuted, “I don’t think you’ve served the needs of the entire community. That’s one of the reasons people have come up to me and asked me to return to the CRD.”

He offered a “compromise” of him attending the Peninsula Recreation Commission and Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association meetings as the North Saanich delegate.

Finall declined the compromise and to serve as alternate director. Browne took that role.

reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

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