An Act to change the name of the electoral district of New Westminster—Coquitlam

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session.

Sponsor

Dawn Black  NDP

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

Status

Introduced, as of Feb. 5, 2009
(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 New Westminster — Coquitlam to “New Westminster — Coquitlam — Port Moody”.

Elsewhere

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Electoral Boundaries Readjustment ActRoutine Proceedings

February 5th, 2009 / 10:25 a.m.
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NDP

Dawn Black NDP New Westminster—Coquitlam, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-292, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of New Westminster--Coquitlam.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to reintroduce a bill to change the name of my riding to include the vibrant city of Port Moody, known as the “city of the arts”. Port Moody is a city steeped in history, from the gold rush on the Fraser River to the arrival of the first Canadian transcontinental train into British Columbia.

It is very important that the name of my riding reflect all of the diverse communities, which I have the honour to represent in the House of Commons. I urge the government to expedite riding name changes in this Parliament, as previous governments have done, and not ignore them again in the 40th Parliament as it did in the 39th.

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