Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Can't we all just get along?

Nathan Cullen has weighed into the little spat between Prince Rupert City Council and the Prince Rupert Port Authority, suggesting that he would like to see more people sitting around the table when it comes to developing the Prince Rupert waterfront.

The NDP MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley made his comments during a recent media conference call, where he offered up the idea of an overseeing body consisting of media stakeholders to examine the use of the waterfront.

It's a process that he feels would help to reduce the appearance of a power struggle over the waterfront issues of late.

He did however appear to dismiss the City of Prince Rupert's latest suggestion of a conflict of interest over the expansion of the Fairview Terminal Project, expressing his belief that while there may be a grey area to deal with, there was no inappropriate operation on the port's part on that expansion plan.

Northern View-- MP wants more cooperation in Prince Rupert Waterfront Development

The debate over the waterfront boiled over last week when the Northern View released a letter from City Council that criticized the Prince Rupert Port Authority and their handling of waterfront issues, in particular their process on the Phase Two expansion project.

We examined the sudden flare up of frustration a few weeks back with this item on the City's letter and Council's recent question session with the Port over the Pinnacle Pellet Plant project.

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