Hi, I would like to work to get the bi-laws changed in my municipality to allow raising of chickens similar to how other major metropolitan areas have begun to allow (Pointe-Claire is a suburb on the Island of Montreal Quebec). I have a very cooperative City councilor who has already put forth to the town council my proposal for a community garden however I fear changing the bi-laws to allow chickens will meet a lot more resistance even though I have many fellow residents that is also interested in raising chickens and other major Canadian cities have begun to allow it like Vancouver and Victoria. Currently the bi-law states : Chapter 6 PROVISIONS GOVERNING ANCILLARY BUILDINGS 6.10 Keeping of animals Other than for pet shops, any building or facility designed to keep animals other than domestic animals is prohibited within the limits of the City of Pointe-Claire. As well there is another bi-law that states that no livestock are allowed to be kept. I would really appreciate some help on how to start the process to change the bi-laws, (other cities that have made the change and their current bi-laws, the various pro's and con's). I will formulate them into a written proposal that I will send to my city councilor and if all goes well I will gladly re-post it to this site. Thanks everyone. Steven.