It appears people of the Northwest are pretty passionate about the name of their federal electoral riding.
Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen got an ear-full from constituents after posting to Facebook about his proposal to change the riding name to Skeena-Pacific Northwest.
Cullen says a number of people didn’t feel properly consulted, so his office is asking for more feedback until noon Pacific next Tuesday, December 5th.
“Names matter and being able to say where and who we are through our name is important to both those of us living in the riding and also to people outside, many of whom have no clue from our current name where our riding is actually located,” Cullen says in a news release issued Friday.
Cullen’s Facebook poll showed 69% of people in support of a new name. He says final tweaks from constituents resulted in Skeena-Pacific Northwest as the proposed selection.
Constituents can comment via social media, email, riding offices, or by call 1-888-622-0212.