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Tyee Poll: Do You Think We Should Rename BC?

Last week, The Tyee published an article discussing the idea of changing the name of British Columbia.

The name carries forth a colonial legacy — alluding both to the history of colonization and Christopher Columbus — with no acknowledgement of Indigenous people.

While we continue to deconstruct the colonial narrative Canada has carried forward, that colonial history remains emboldened in the names of schools, streets, statues — and our province. So maybe it’s time to revisit it.

In last week’s story, readers poured their thoughts out in the comments. Some kept the initials “B.C.” and others created a new namesake entirely. With readers so eager to contribute, we decided to turn it into a poll. So we wanted to ask: Do you think we should rename B.C.?

* Please note that all poll answers will be publicly viewable, but anonymous.

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Please note that Tyee Barometer polls are only intended as a quick and engaging non-scientific snapshot of our readers' opinions on various topics that fit with The Tyee's very broad editorial mandate. They are not intended to be seen as a representative sampling of BC opinion.

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