An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Toronto — Danforth

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in October 2007.


Jack Layton  NDP

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


Not active, as of Dec. 5, 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 Toronto — Danforth to “Toronto — Danforth — East York — Riverdale”.


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Electoral Boundaries Readjustment ActRoutine Proceedings

December 5th, 2006 / 10:05 a.m.
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Jack Layton NDP Toronto—Danforth, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-391, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Toronto--Danforth.

Mr. Speaker, t he members may know some of the history of Toronto and the long-standing role that both East York and Riverdale played in the history, particularly in the 19th century and early 20th century, in Toronto but there is a vibrancy in these communities that continues.

Unfortunately, however, the borough of East York, one of the last remaining boroughs in Canada, was annihilated by a decision of the provincial government when the megacity was created, much to the chagrin and disappointment of the people of East York who had a strong and deep community spirit.

At the same time, the residents of Riverdale have experienced a resurgence in business, community spirit, historical awareness and community service. All of this now can be recognized by modifying the name of the riding. I have conducted a community consultation on this matter and this is the consensus achieved by that process.

I am very pleased to put the bill forward for the House's consideration.

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