Nathan Cullen is the member of Parliament for the riding of Skeena-Bulkley Valley
Last week the House of Commons spent some hours debating an issue uniquely West Coast but also critical to Canada: whether or not we need a legislated ban on supertanker traffic plying the waters of BC’s north and central coast. The vote will be cast Tuesday.
It’s not often that Canada’s Parliament looks across the Rockies to cast an opinion on a debate that is familiar and passionate to those of us fortunate to live in this stunningly beautiful province.
New Democrats have long suggested that the vagueness of the Federal government’s policy towards tankers on the coast creates an environment of damaging uncertainty not just for business but more importantly for the people of the coast.
Read full op-ed by Nathan Cullen in the Vancouver Sun here