The Canadian Press article B.C. has the third highest number of people who change their name in Canada each year.
But how many people in the province are actually changing their name?
The province is the only one of five provinces with an official registry, but the province’s government says it is not in a position to track how many Canadians are changing their names.
The provincial government is now trying to get rid of its official registry and has issued a formal request for applications from individuals and businesses.
The request is aimed at finding ways to better control the changing of names in the state.
“It’s really just an effort to get out of the way of a really important process,” said Andrew Smith, the federal Minister of Innovation and Science.
In Manitoba, the number of new births is increasing, and the birth rate is increasing faster than the national rate.
“We’re seeing a dramatic increase in births in our province and it’s an issue that is of national and international concern,” said Smith.
The birth rate has been increasing faster in Manitoba than the rest of Canada since the mid-1980s, according to Statistics Canada.
It has been rising steadily over the last 20 years.
But the increase is particularly significant in the last five years.
The province’s birth rate in 2016 was 0.8 per cent.
That is more than three times the national birth rate of 0.5 per cent and is nearly three times higher than the rate in Canada as a whole.
“There’s an incredible amount of pressure on families and individuals to find a new name and it just seems that we’re just not doing that, and it doesn’t really have a lot of support in the community,” said Mike McInnis, president of the Manitoba Association of Social Workers.
“In the last two or three years, there’s been a lot more pressure on the community and people to get married.”
McInnis said that’s led to an increase in the number and type of applications from people who have not been able to find suitable spouses or partners.
He says many of those who have changed their names in Manitoba are married.
Smith says he is hopeful that the provincial government will eventually change its name registry and that the province will be able to track changes of name.
“I think it’s going to be a good idea, but it will be a really difficult process,” he said.
“And it’s certainly something that will need to be reviewed at a later date by the provincial registry.”
What we have is a system that is not a good model.
I think we’ll probably be looking at other ways to track change in our state, but at this point, I think it would be a lot better to just let it be.”© 2018 Canadian Press