Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Nathan Cullen profiled in Vancouver Observer

While, Nathan Cullen, the NDP MP for Skeena- Bulkley Valley is a fairly well known personality around his riding, in recent years he has found that his profile has been increased  in the nation's capital as well.

A process that finds him regularly sought out for media panel discussions, profile pieces and for those quick news bites that make the media cycle of Ottawa part of the national dialogue.

Still, for many we imagine, Nathan Cullen is a bit of an unknown figure on the national stage, but if so, it seems we're going to learn a lot more about him in the months to come.

With the NDP's arrival as official opposition in the last Federal election, and Cullen's promotion as Opposition House Leader, his efforts on Parliament Hill have caused many to take notice.

Especially in the recent months as he wages his quest to bring civility and decorum to the national debating chamber.

Parliament has become a forum where the MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley seems very much more and more at home in, as each parliamentary session arrives and departs on the calendar. Making Mr. Cullen very much a fixture on the national scene.

With the recent defeat of the provincial NDP, there was thought from some corners of the provincial party that perhaps he may wish to return back to British Columbia, should the NDP decide that the Adrian Dix era has come to an end.

That however,  appears to be a subject that Mr. Cullen seemed to dismiss rather quickly when it was floated last month and with his increased responsibilities on the national stage, it appears that the federal scene is where he plans to remain.

He seems inclined to further his impact on Parliament and within the Federal NDP, weighing in on any number of topics of interest on the Federal political scene.  The latest, some observations on the current political climate in the Capital and the recent challenges that have arrived for both the Conservative and Liberals.

That review of events can be found in the Vancouver Observer a publication that is of course rather inclined to support much of what Mr. Cullen believes, but one which provides a fairly concise examination of his thoughts on recent events, as well as Mr. Cullen's path to Parliament.

It's helpful biography of sorts for those that perhaps don't have much knowledge of the Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP, what his background is and where and how his political philosophy has been formed.

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