Government will not rename Colonial Building
The Provincial Government has decided against renaming the Colonial Building.
As part of a review that is being conducted to ensure public monuments and observances respectfully recognize and commemorate the province’s history, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation sought input on the name of the building.
The majority of respondents 69 percent preferred that the Colonial Building retain its current name. The remaining respondents at 26 percent preferred that the Colonial Building change its current name, with a preference of 40 percent for Parliament House.
The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation plans to have the story of Indigenous governance in this province told accurately and represented at the site, and it will conduct Indigenous consultations to achieve that objective.