An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Western Arctic
This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.
Dennis Bevington NDP
Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)
Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013
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This enactment changes the name of the electoral district of Western Arctic to “Northwest Territories”.
Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act
October 21st, 2011 / noon
Dennis Bevington Western Arctic, NT
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-332, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Western Arctic.
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce this bill again, although I really do not understand why, after six years, Parliament has not been able to pull together a consensus to do the work that should be done to honour Canadians with the proper appellation attached to each constituency.
My constituency, which lies between Nunavut and Yukon, is called the Western Arctic. The failure of the previous member of Parliament to change the name at the time of division means that my people do not have proper recognition in the House of Commons. This is really unfortunate. I would ask for the unanimous consent of all parties to recognize the people of the Northwest Territories correctly in Parliament.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)