In a letter addressed to Fort St. John City Council, he writes, “According to the most recent census, the Northern Rockies Regional District has a land area of 85,111.07 square kilometres. This land area represents a significant portion of the proposed district and I believe changing the name would more realistically represent the riding as a whole.”
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Procedures and House Affairs is currently reviewing the Report of the Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia. Due to B.C.’s population increase, a committee was formed in 2012 to reconfigure the province’s federal electoral districts, with an increase to 42 from 36. In the proposal, only minor changes are made to the Prince George-Peace River district, with the addition of the Valemount area.
Zimmer recently appeared before the committee to present his name change proposal, and is looking for the support of community leaders.