Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca MP lobbies for riding name change
Looking to better reflect the geographic diversity of his riding, Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca MP Randall Garrison submitted a motion this week to change its name to Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke. The national Electoral Boundaries Commission looking at riding boundary changes has proposed the realigned constituency be renamed Saanich-Juan de Fuca.
“While I was glad to see the commission accepted my recommendation that Saanich be included in the riding name, I feel retaining Juan de Fuca in the name will only create confusion,” Garrison said, pointing to the provincial riding of Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca.
The motion will be debated by the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs and if agreed to, will be passed along to the commission for a final decision later this year.