An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Sackville — Eastern Shore

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in December 2008.

Sponsor

Peter Stoffer  NDP

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

Status

Not active, as of Nov. 21, 2008
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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 Sackville — Eastern Shore to “Sackville — Preston — Eastern Shore”.

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Electoral Boundaries Readjustment ActRoutine Proceedings

November 21st, 2008 / 12:20 p.m.
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NDP

Peter Stoffer NDP Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-215, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Sackville — Eastern Shore.

Mr. Speaker, a few folks would know that in my riding is the great community of Preston. It has the largest indigenous black population in Canada. They trace their roots back over 400 years.

The community of Preston is a very historic and wonderful community and it is geographically right in the centre of my riding.

I would like to change the name of my riding from Sackville—Eastern Shore to Sackville--Preston--Eastern Shore in recognition of that fabulous community.

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