Windsor Councillor Suggests Cull to Address Growing Canada Goose Population and Safety Concerns

Windsor Councillor Jo-Anne Gignac has proposed a cull to manage the Canada goose population in the city, expressing concerns about the population being “out of control” and posing “a safety hazard.” Gignac mentioned an alleged rise in personal injuries and vehicle accidents involving geese at a recent council meeting, though specific statistics were not provided. She also shared an anecdote about a man claiming to have suffered broken bones after an incident on his bike involving Canada geese. The entire council supported Gignac’s proposal. Executive Director of the Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation, Tom Coke, encourages the exploration of non-lethal methods that have been used successfully elsewhere. Windsor city staff will be writing a report on the issue, which will be brought forward at a future city council meeting.