NEWS RELEASE · 19th September 2011
MP Nathan Cullen was in Prince Rupert on Saturday, September 17, for the Annual General meeting of his Riding Association, Skeena-Bulkley Valley. After the official business of reading the reports and selecting the officers, the meeting concluded and the party faithful converged on a small seaside café’ called Cowpuccino’s. This was a small kick off event for Cullen’s drive to determine if he will run in the campaign to become the leader of the Federal NDP Party, and in turn the leader of the official opposition.
He stated if he decided to enter the race he would do it to win; it would not just as an effort to get recognition.
He was clear in his direction to those who truly believe he should make a run for the job, he needs all their support. He wants people to call and email him and his offices. And he needs the support from all across Canada. He directed those their to hear him speak, to go out and call everyone they know, even those who are not politically involved, to get involved if they want to see real change.
Cullen stated that the membership of all political parties combined do not equal the membership numbers of the Mountain Equipment Coop.
This was an interesting analogy to use as it is the lifestyle and character of the shopper at Mountain Equipment Coop that reflects the type of leadership Cullen is likely to present.
Attached below is a short video clip of Cullen on the waterfront in Prince Rupert just prior to the gathering at Cowpuccino’s. We asked him about his leadership intentions and what this would mean to his ability to continue to fight for the concerns of the residents in his Riding.