NEWS RELEASE · 5th November 2010
MP Nathan Cullen
MP Nathan Cullen rose in the House of Commons this morning, Friday November 5, in support of recent calls from British Columbia First Nations and mayors for the federal government to say No to the proposed Enbridge pipeline.
“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,” said Cullen, NDP national critic for Natural Resources and Energy.
“(September’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.”
“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.