As your Member of Parliament, Nathan works on a great number of issues both in the Northwest and in Ottawa. The following are a few of the key issues we have been working on, including private member's legislation that Nathan has proposed, and major developments in federal politics. Be sure to check back often as each issue will be updated and new issues will be added.
Oil & Water Don't Mix
Around the world, people watched in horror as the offshore oil disaster spread through the Gulf of Mexico. A few months later it was followed by the rupture of an Enbridge pipeline in Kalamazoo Michigan. Both are chilling reminders of the high risks involved in unconventional oil development. Here in the Northwest it is a warning of what may come if we fail to remain diligent in protecting our rivers and coast.
Enbridge is proposing to build an 1,172km pipeline from the Alberta Tar Sands to Kitimat BC and to export the oil on 220 supertankers each year. The stakes couldn't be any higher. The risks are tremendous.
Read more about the issue and what you can do to help protect our coasts
- May 03, 2012
GRENVILLE CHANNEL OIL A DECADES-OLD DISGRACE, CULLEN SAYS IN QUESTION PERIOD
- December 09, 2011
CULLEN SUPPORTS GITXSAN CHIEFS’ ACTION
The Northwest has experienced economic hardship in the past and we have learned that through perseverance and creativity, residents have been able to pull together to create new opportunities.
Read more about some of the initiatives that Nathan has been involved in to help build a better Northwest on our Economic Renewal page
- April 01, 2010
Economic Forums Report 2010 Now Available
- February 10, 2010
Economic Forum Tour Progressing across Northwest
Asbestos is a known carcinogen that has been banned in many countries throughout the world. It has claimed the lives of countless Canadians and continues to be one of the leading causes of workplace related deaths in this country.
In spite of the proven dangers, Canada continues to mine and export Asbestos for use in developing countries where it continues to kill. Nathan introduced a bill to end this practice but we need your support
Visit our Ban Asbestos page for information and action updates to help end this shameful and deadly trade.
- November 01, 2011
Conservatives must halt deadly asbestos exports
- June 23, 2011
Tory Talking Points on Asbestos Ignore the Science
In November of 2009, Nathan introduced the RCMP Oversight Act (Bill C-472), which would create a Civilian Investigation Service empowered to conduct investigations following death or serious bodily harm occurring in RCMP custody.
The legislation responds to a series of high profile deaths in custody and to the erosion of public confidence in Canada’s national police force. It echoes calls from civil liberties organizations and leading public figures for much needed reform of the country’s police oversight and accountability system.
Visit our RCMP Oversight page for more news and to get involved
- May 18, 2011
RCMP oversight reform for BC long overdue – feds must follow suit
- February 11, 2011
Terrace RCMP Inspector Stubbs Supports Civilian Oversight of RCMP
Budgets are about choices - every day, Canadians make decisions about how to spend their money based on their priorities. On March 4th, the Federal Government presented its choices, delivering Budget 2010 which outlines its spending and priorities for the coming years. Their proposal calls for significant spending on corporate tax cuts for already profitable businesses, but contains very little to help Canadians working to recover from the economic recession.
We've created the following section to help unravel this 450-page document and present the highlights and lowlights of this government's spending choices.
For more details and analysis of Budget 2010, as well as how it may affect the Northwest, visit our Budget 2010 Analysis page
- March 11, 2010
Analysis: Bank Profits and Corporate Tax Cuts
- March 08, 2010
New Democrats Work to Improve Budget