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

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

This bill was previously introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session.


John Maloney  Liberal

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


Not active, as of June 16, 2006
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment changes the name of the electoral district of Welland to “Niagara South — Centre”.


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Electoral Boundaries Readjustment ActRoutine Proceedings

June 16th, 2006 / 12:05 p.m.
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John Maloney Liberal Welland, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-324, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Welland.

Mr. Speaker, I move 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 of Welland is a little confusing because the city of Welland is just one of five municipalities within the riding. I believe it is inequitable to name a riding after one community.

I am going back to a generic name similar to the name of the riding prior to redistribution. I submit that the name Niagara South Centre is a good compromise. At the same time, it does not infringe upon any current provincial riding names in the area.

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