11/26/2012 11:29 EST | Updated 01/26/2013 05:12 EST

Victoria votes in federal byelection

Residents of Victoria are voting in one of three federal byelections on Monday and one of the key issues is a proposed $738-million dollar sewage plant.

For years, Victoria has been dumping partially treated sewage into the Juan de Fuca Strait. It's been an embarrassment for decades, with some saying a treatment plant is needed and others arguing the turbulent waters of the strait safely wash the sewage away.

The Victoria byelection is one of three federal votes being held across the country today, with the other two in Calgary Centre and Durham, in central Ontario.

The byelection in Victoria was triggered by the resignation of NDP MP Denise Savoie, the deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, who left due to undisclosed health issues.