An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Sackville — Eastern Shore
Peter Stoffer NDP
Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)
Introduction and First Reading
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Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act
June 13th, 2011 / 3:05 p.m.
Peter Stoffer Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-209, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Sackville — Eastern Shore.
Mr. Speaker, I have the absolute pleasure of representing one of the most historic communities in Canada, the Preston community, which, for the information of the House, is the largest indigenous black population in all of Canada. These people trace their roots all the way back to Mathieu Da Costa. They are in the geographical centre of my riding and, thus, they have asked if they can change the name of the electoral district to Sackville—Preston—Eastern Shore not only in honour of the community but also the geographical centre they are in.
I look forward to quick passage and support from all members of Parliament on this very important piece of legislation.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)