FREDERICTON (GNB) – The electoral district of Charlotte-Campobello will now be known as Saint Croix.

“It is important that a riding name is inclusive to the area it represents,” said Government House Leader Rick Doucet. “Three ridings, including the riding I represent, Fundy-The Isles-Saint John West, had their names changed following the final report of the Electoral Boundaries Commission in 2014 to make them more representative of their regions. I congratulate my colleague, Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames, for seeing the value of a riding name that better characterizes the area he represents and for pursuing the name change.”

Electoral district names are usually geographic in nature, and are chosen to represent the community or region within the district’s boundaries. A district’s name can be changed between traditional boundary reviews to ensure the name reflects a community’s interests and identity.

“We are pleased to have our electoral district renamed, inscribing a significant part of our region’s history and landscape, the Saint Croix watershed, into our electoral district’s namesake,” said Ames.

Elections New Brunswick has been advised of the district’s name change and is preparing updates to its digital and print maps. The Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick’s website and seating plan will also be updated to reflect the new name.