Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen says the current name of the riding he represents, doesn’t really represent the riding.
Cullen wants to change the name of the constituency to Skeena-Pacific Northwest to better reflect the region’s history and geography.
The MP says the decision to request the change comes after “widespread consultations, emails, chats in the airport, talks with First Nations leaders and more”.
Cullen conducted a Facebook poll at the beginning of the month and says the response was overwhelmingly in favour of change, although neither of the suggested names in the poll were used.
Cullen plans to submit the name change proposal to the Commons.