An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Welland

This bill was last introduced in the 38th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in November 2005.


John Maloney  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of Feb. 7, 2005
(This bill did not become law.)


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Electoral Boundaries Readjustment ActRoutine Proceedings

February 7th, 2005 / 3:10 p.m.
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John Maloney Liberal Welland, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-323, an act to change the name of the electoral district of Welland.

Mr. Speaker, I made the motion for leave to introduce this private member's bill that would change the name of my electoral district from Welland to Niagara South--Centre.

The name “Welland” is a little bit misleading because the city of Welland is but one of four regional municipalities plus part of a fifth. I believe it is inequitable that the name of a riding reflects only one community, not to mention that it is confusing for constituents who do not live in the city of Welland.

I submit the name “Niagara South--Centre” is a good compromise and, at the same time, does not infringe on any current provincial riding names in the area.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)