November 05, 2010
Nathan asks what part of No to Enbridge the Government doesn’t understand
Mr. Nathan Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley, NDP): Mr. Speaker, after leaking millions of barrels of oil into Michigan’s rivers, Enbridge is still planning to build a pipeline across northwest B.C. to carry raw bitumen to China.
Last month’s resolutions at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities were clear. The mayors of British Columbia say no.
First nations from across the province made clear their opposition at the First Nations Summit. The First Nations of British Columbia say no.
The Alberta Federation of Labour warns that exporting raw bitumen by pipeline will cost the province thousands of jobs. The workers of Alberta say no.
What part of no does the government find it so difficult to understand?
Conservative MP David Anderson (Cypress Hills-Grasslands, Sask.) sidestepped the question, instead referring to committee proceedings on Private Member’s Bill C-429, which calls on the government to consider the use of wood in any new public buildings. The Conservative government voted against the bill while Cullen and his caucus colleagues supported it.