Transport Canada wants your ideas for the naming of a new ferry which will cross the Bay of Fundy between Digby, Nova Scotia and Saint John, New Brunswick.
Greg Kerr, MP for West Nova, at a meeting in Digby, said the name should have some regional significance, and has to mean something to people on both sides of the Bay of Fundy.
One name which he said he had heard has been Samuel de Champlain, the French explorer and cartographer who made the first accurate map of the coast of Canada. But all ideas of a name are welcome.
There are guidelines for you to follow, and some of them are -
- It should promote Canadian culture, history or geography by honouring people or places of importance to Canadians.
- It should have some regional significance. The name should be brief and easily understood by radio or phone.
- Complicated or confusing spelling or pronunciation should be avoided.
- If it is has professional or honorific titles, like Dr. or Right Honourable, and family abbreviations, like Jr. or III, they should be avoided.
- A vessel name will only be considered for persons posthumously.
- Canadian citizens can enter as many suggestions as they wish, but only until 20 February 2015.
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