Wednesday, January 3, 2018

From the House of Commons 2018 Archive

Items of Note, both local and national about the work of Nathan Cullen, the NDP MP for Skeena - Bulkley Valley in the capital, as well as other items from the Federal Governments actions which may impact on the Northwest.

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General Overview of notes of interest from the Federal Political Scene
(From our political blog D'Arcy McGee)



December 24 -- New year, new chief of staff and a by-election bid: Singh eyes 2019
December 23 -- Cullen talks fishing, forestry, affordability
December 21 -- While majority chose First Past the Post, referendum results note differing opinions on electoral reform across Northwest BC  NCR
December 20 -- Prince Rupert's Federal workers take their Phoenix Pay concerns to the kitchen  NCR
December 19 -- Lack of urgency from the Liberals on tanker ban: Cullen
December 19 -- Waters off Haida Gwaii one of two new critical habitat areas identified by Federal Government  NCR
December 19 -- Passport Services expand to Northwest Communities  NCR
December 18 -- Up for Sale, Ridley Terminals puts its best foot forward with November results  NCR
December 14 -- Coast Guard introduces New High End endurance Search and Rescue lifeboat to be based in Prince Rupert  NCR
December 13 -- Tanker Moratorium plans to navigate Senate Committee process in 2019  NCR
December 12 -- Oil tanker ban to be reviewed by committee
December 11 -- Federal NDP's Fisheries Critic won't run in next election  NCR
December 10 -- Grim situation in coming year for Northwest, BC fisheries
December 6 -- Cullen keeps heat on Liberals over Grewal controversy  NCR
December 5 -- Paying cross border respects from Prince Rupert for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush  NCR
December 4 -- MP and MLA set to host Holiday Open House in Prince Rupert  NCR
December 3 -- Thoughts on consumer packaging ban gains Terrace resident the win in MP Nathan Cullen's Create Your Canada contest  NCR


November 30 -- Ottawa funds Haida, GitGa'at to pilot shipping info system 
November 30 -- Senate report calls for Coast Guard to stand alone with focus on Search and Rescue funding  NCR
November 29 -- Heiltsuk granted intervenor status at Tras Mountain hearings
November 28 -- Ben Korving wins create your own Canada contest
November 28 -- Terrace man wins MP's Create Your Canada
November 28 -- Terrace man's consumer packaging proposal wins Cullen's 'Create you Canada' contest
November 27 -- Terrace resident wins MP Nathan Cullen's 'Create YOur Canada' contest
November 27 -- Federal government funs two Indigenous forestry projects
November 20 -- Enhanced protection for Gwaii Haanas under Land-Sea- People plan
November 19 -- Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP urging Liberals to negotiate U.S. tariffs on Canadian products
November 16 -- Dedication ceremony offers apology and hails historic past of Prince Rupert's Cherry Blossom trees  NCR
November 16 -- Four Northern BC First Nations Communities involved in Federal Pilot Program
November 16 -- Nathan Cullen named Parliamentarian of the Year
November 15 -- Canadian Coast Guard to increase radar coverage for areas off North Coast and Haida Gwaii  NCR
November 14 -- Ottawa funds 28 Indigenous Guardian programs
November 13 -- Cullen believes there is still a chance to defeat US aluminum tariffs
November 10 -- Nathan Cullen named 2018 Parliamentarian of the Year
November 9 -- Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen voted Parliamentarian of the year
November 9 -- MP Nathan Cullen takes the Ridley Terminal Sale issue to Question Period  NCR
November 8 -- MPs need to consult women, social media companies about online behaviour: Cullen
November 7 -- Cullen says US midterm elections reveal deep divide in that Nation
November 7 -- Feds Announce Major investment in Prince Rupert Port Infrastructure
November 7 -- Federal Government announces 21.9 million dollars in investments in the Port of Prince Rupert 
November 7 -- Federal Government to invest close to 22 million dollars on Port infrastructure and new access route to Fairview  NCR
November 6 -- Nathan Cullen named Parliamentarian of the Year (video)
November 6 -- Cullen Named Parliamentarian of the Year by Macleans
November 6 -- Cullen named Parliamentarian of the Year by peers
November 6 -- Nathan Cullen named Parliamentarian of the Year at Ottawa ceremony  NCR
November 5 -- Ridley Terminals Sale Notice has MP Nathan Cullen calling for more details on government's "rushed timeline"  NCR


October 30 -- Daughters of the Vote seeks applications from Young Women in the Northwest for Skeena-Bulkley Valley representative for Ottawa initiative  NCR
October 26 -- MP Nathan Cullen points to flaws of Bill C-76 when it comes to protections for free and fair elections  NCR
October 18 -- Minister Sohi announces nearly $670,000 in funding for Kitselas Forestry projects
October 17 -- Ottawa funds Gitxsan bioheat project in Hazelton
October 15 -- Federal Minister Carolyn Bennett speaks on Wet'suwet'en memorandum
October 9 -- Cullen seeking images of northwest for calendar
October 3 -- Nathan Cullen does not share Premier's optimism over new trade agreement
October 3 -- MP Nathan Cullen believes Federal Government should follow LNG Canada's example
October 3 -- Cullen, Liberals and Kitimat welcome LNG decision


September 28 -- Pacific Salmon Treaty agreement heads to U.S., Canadian governments for final approval  NCR
September 24 -- Nathan Cullen urges federal government to accept new salmon framework
September 24 -- Time for Federal Fisheries Minister Wilkinson to book a flight to Prince Rupert  NCR
September 20 -- Cullen disappointed in New Federal Fisheries Minister
September 20 -- Cullen supports Liberal NAFTA stance - no deal better than bad deal
September 19 -- NDP MP Cullen frustrated with Salmon season
September 19 -- Nathan Cullen looks ahead towards 2019 federal election  (video)
September 19 -- Nathan Cullen's frustration with Federal Fisheries Minister (video)
September 19 -- Supreme Court appeal of Trans Mountain pipeline decision unlikely, says MP Nathan Cullen
September 19 -- MP Nathan Cullen stresses importance of certainty in Smithers remains investigation
September 19 -- Cullen to fisheries minister: do your job
September 11 -- NDP leader Jagmeet Singh now far removed from those carefree summer days of slinging Ice Cream with MP Nathan Cullen  NCR
September 6 -- New mandate letter for Fisheries Minister puts focus on jobs, stock protection and environment  NCR
September 4 -- Natural Resources Committee hold emergency Trans Mountain meeting
September 4 -- Nathan Cullen among MP's to sit in on emergency committee session on TransMountain decision  NCR


August 31 -- Cullen, NDP, happy with Trans Mountain decision
August 31 -- Notley calls for Trudeau to bring Trans Mountain appeal before Supreme Court
August 31 -- MP Nathan Cullen reacts to Trans Mountain decision
August 30 -- Federal Government dealt two consecutive blows relating to Trans Mountain pipeline
August 29 -- Wilf Adam meets up with Trudeau
August 28 -- EI seasonal fisheries (video)
August 23 -- Nathan Cullen talks wildfire cooperation at annual summer BBQ
August 23 -- 'We painted fairly good picture' for Prime Minister Trudeau
August 23 -- Trudeau visits Prince George
August 23 -- Prime Minister addresses wildfire concerns in Prince George
August 22 -- Trudeau forms fire committee, set to visit wildfire region Thursday
August 23 -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks wildfires, resource allocation in Northern BC
August 22 -- MP Cullen's annual summer BBQ to benefit wildfire evacuees
August 21 -- Four seek federal Conservative nomination
August 14 -- MP Nathan Cullen takes aim at Ridley Terminals Inc sale announcement
August 14 -- Cullen calls sale of Ridley Terminals "short-sighted"
August 14 -- Ridley Terminals for Sale (video)
August 14 -- Frustrated Cullen calls out Federal Government on proposed Ridley Sale  NCR
August 10 -- "A Missed Opportunity for Reconciliation" ... Heiltsuk First Nation disappointed after Federal contract award on ocean towing  NCR
August 10 -- Prince Rupert in line for $600,000 plus in first of two gas tax allocations  NCR
August 9 -- Federal Government to consult First Nations on Ridley Sale (video)
August 9 -- Ridley Terminals goes back on the market  NCR
August 9 -- Regional Politicians tour the Telegraph Lake/Dease Lake area to assess wildfire situation  NCR
August 8 -- MP Nathan Cullen on attempts to delay the Coastal GasLink probe (video)
August 8 -- Cullen Stays Calm Amid Pipeline Challenge


July 30 -- For the Federal NDP there are few safer seats than Skeena Bulkley Valley  NCR
July 27 -- Cullen invites new fisheries minister to tour northwest
July 27 -- MP Nathan Cullen turns travel agent with call for Fisheries Minister to visit Northwest NCR
July 26 -- Nathan Cullen wants a newly elected Federal Minister to visit the North
July 26 -- Cullen invites Fisheries Minister to Northwest
July 26 -- Cullen invites new fisheries minister to the Northwest
July 26 -- Perry Bellegarde retains AFN leadership for another three year term  NCR
July 24 -- Miles Richardson seeks top post as AFN convention gets underway in Vancouver NCR
July 23 -- Cullen, Morris face off on proportional representation debate 
July 19 -- Nathan Cullen talks proportional voting
July 19 -- Electoral Reform debate in Terrace (video)
July 19 -- Packed House for Electoral Reform Debate
July 19 -- Morris, Cullen debate proportional representation
July 18 -- PG-MacKenzie MLA using Cnadian charter as basis for electoral reform debate
July 18 -- MP Nathan Cullen and MLA MIke Morris to take up theme of Electoral Reform in debate tonight in Terrace  NCR
July 18 -- Northern BC MLA using Canadian Charter as basis for electoral reform debate with Local MP
July 18 -- Prime Minister Trudeau shuffles cabinet; among the changes a new Fisheries Minister  NCR
July 13 -- Jagmeet Singh on North Coast industry and fisheries
July 13 -- NDP leader lands in Smithers
July 13 -- Province turns to Federal Government for help with Greyhound situation
July 12 -- Singh calls on Trudeau Government to Save Regional Bus Service
July 12 -- Federal NDP leader wraps up Northwest Tour
July 12 -- NDP to push for federal solution for transportation concerns in wake of Greyhound closures  NCR
July 11 -- MP Nathan Cullen says fairness is the key when it comes to recreational fishing
July 11 -- Federal NDP leader on Greyhound leaving Western Canada (video)
July 11 -- Federal NDP leader tours northern B.C.
July 11 -- Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh visits Terrace
July 11 -- Jagmeet Singh visits the Northwest  (video)
July 11 -- Jagmeet Singh's Northwest tour continues in Prince Rupert today  NCR
July 10 -- Cullen introduces NDP leader to local residents, discuss Northwest issues
July 9 -- Jagmeet Singh and Nathan Cullen give out free ice-cream at Bovill Square
July 9 -- Nathan Cullen, Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh in Smithers today
July 6 -- Hartley Bay to be added to Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue station network; Seal Cove Base to get new lifeboat vessel  NCR
July 6 -- NDP leader Jagmeet Singh charts course for Northwest tour next week  NCR


June 29 -- NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Cullen to tour Northern B.C.
June 29 -- Eagle Spirit Energy hails proposed pipeline to Grassy Point as "cleanest energy project on the Planet"  NCR
June 25 -- We're expecting a book report Mr. Prime Minister  NCR
June 22 -- Ocean Protection Agreement (video)
June 21 -- Is the United States a safe third country under Trump? NDP MP Nathan Cullen isn't sure (audio)
June 21 -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks on BC Government's environmental concerns
June 21 -- Trudeau and area First Nations announce new ocean management and protection plan in Prince Rupert
June 21 -- Justin Trudeau in Prince Rupert (video)
June 21 -- Trudeau announces First Nations marine initiatives partnership
June 21 -- Trudeau visits Prince Rupert today
June 21 -- Trudeau announces bioregional oceans protection agreement in Prince Rupert
June 21 -- Tracking Mr. Trudeau NCR
June 21 -- Fourteen Coastal First Nations to join Federal government in partnership on marine protection  NCR
June 22 -- Is the United States a safe third country under Trump? NDP MP Nathan Cullen isn't sure (audio)
June 20 -- Trudeau to visit Prince Rupert Thursday
June 20 -- Prime Minister to make Prince Rupert pit stop on Thursday NCR
June 18 -- Ethics watchdog says Bill Morneau didn't break law with pension bill
June 13 -- MP Nathan Cullen continues pipeline criticism
June 12 -- Why NDP MP Nathan Cullen said Trans Mountain purchase is 'biggest lemon' in Canadian history
June 12 -- NDP MP Nathan Cullen weighs in on Trump/Trudeau spat, along with Trans Mountain  NCR
June 7 -- Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP, Nathan Cullen, speaks on upcoming G7 summit
June 5 -- MP gives Northwest chance to 'Create Your Canada'
June 4 -- Mr. Cullen's pension pipeline
June 4 -- NDP urges Commons to affirm support for Indigenous rights amid pipeline tension


May 30 -- Cullen roasts Trudeau: He knows it's not legal to smoke weed until August, right?
May 30 -- MP asks if Prime Minister 'smokes pot' after $4.5B pipeline purchase
May 29 -- Nathan Cullen mocks Liberal  decision to purchase Trans Mountain pipeline
May 29 -- Cullen rips Trans Mountain purchase
May 25 -- Federal Government to invest in North Coast salmon habitat rehabilitation  NCR
May 23 -- Nathan Cullen hosts 'Create Your Canada' contest
May 22 -- Contest aims to turn Northwest ideas into Canadian law
May 20 -- Federal NDP stance on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion exposes fault lines in party
May 19 -- Contest seeks new ideas for new federal laws, MP to turn winner into private bill 
May 17 -- Nathan Cullen on Trans Mountain Pipeline Politics (video)
May 17 -- City of Prince Rupert to support Nathan Cullen's call for federal attention to Highway 16 transportation issues, add on concerns over VIA Rail as well NCR
May 16 -- Will you submit a law to the Create your Canada contest?
May 16 -- Prince Rupert Residents Pitch "Create Your Canada" Ideas
May 15 -- Tanker ban bill passes Houses of Commons
May 14 -- MP Nathan Cullen seeks Council support in quest for Federal action on Highway 16 Transportation  NCR
May 11 -- Skeena, Nass fisheries closed: Cullen slams government inaction
May 10 -- MP Cullen supportive of new Electoral Bill
May 10 -- Cullen invites Constituents to "Create your Canada"
May 10 -- Nathan Cullen's Create your Canada contest (video)
May 10 -- Cullen reacts to salmon closure and the oil tanker ban
May 10 -- Nathan Cullen to launch new initiative, seeking to create a better Canada  NCR
May 10 -- North Coast Tanker Ban clears House of Commons, focus now shifts to Senate  NCR
May  9 -- Cullen to request Federal Help for those impacted by fishery closures
May 9 -- Cullen to seek financial help for Skeena fishery impact (audio)
May 9 -- Nathan Cullen on Sport Fishing Salmon Closures (video)
May 7 -- Liberals reversing course on new elections' chief, NDP say
May 7 -- Amid Trans Mountain woes ... Eagle Spirit plans get time in the spotlight  NCR


April 27 -- Islands leaders make the case for full northern tax deduction
April 26 -- Mismanaged salmon farms unacceptable: Cullen
April 23 -- Nathan Cullen to keep focus on salmon issues in Parliament  NCR
April 20 -- Salmon fishery top of mind as Cullen returns to Parliament
April 20 -- MP Nathan Cullen talks salmon and riding tour
April 17 -- Emergency debate on Trans Mountain held last night in House of Commons
April 17 -- Why Nathan Cullen is the best orator on Parliament Hill


March 31 -- Cullen says DFO meeting productive
March 30 -- Recent tour with John Horgan highlights expanded role for Nathan Cullen with Federal NDP  NCR
March 29 -- Cullen calls for full debate on gun bill
March 29 -- Prince Rupert Environmental Society joins petition drive in support of Federal Tanker Ban  NCR
March 28 -- Cullen on DFO  (video)
March 28 -- Cullen concerned about draft salmon harvest plans
March 28 -- Nathan Cullen updates themes on salmon season concerns for 2018 NCR
March 27 -- Cullen and Horgan to make several stops along BC's North west this week
March 22 -- MPs weigh in on new gun legislation
March 21 -- Cullen asking for non-political approach to stricter gun regulations
March 21 -- Cullen on guns (video)
March 19 -- Cullen looking for answers as DFO looks at Skeena and Nass salmon closure  NCR
March 17 -- MP Nathan Cullen joins the debate over DFO plans for summer fishing season  NCR
March 16 -- Cullen on the fishery (video)
March 16 -- Cullen calls for unity in facing difficult salmon season
March 16 -- Cullen calls on DFO for quick notice of any salmon closures
March 16 -- We need to protect our wild salmon
March 15 -- Cullen calls for unity as the Northwest faces potentially bleak salmon season (audio)
March 15 -- Cullen demands better leadership over salmon crisis
March 2 -- Cullen on the good and bad of the federal budget
March 2 -- Opportunity seen to improve Highway 16 transit after Greyhound leaves


February 28 -- Cullen on the Opioid crisis (video)
February 28 -- Softwood Lumber not a priority for Federal Government: Nathan Cullen
February 27 -- Cullen on the Federal Budget (video)
February 22 -- No Safe Transportation on Highway 16 could lead to dangerous decisions: MP
February 22 -- "Disappointment" makes for the main theme to Northwest commentary on PTB's Greyhound decision  NCR
February 10 -- MP criticizes CN culture after coal train derailment
February 7 -- MP Cullen takes on new BC liaison role to help with proportional representation
February 2 -- Recent rail incidents on the minds of residents in the Northwest interior region  NCR
February 1 -- MMIWG Inquiry heads for Prince George to host "Statement Gathering" session  NCR
February 1 -- MP Cullen has concerns over Halibut discussion results  NCR


January 31 -- Mayor Brain, City Manager Long in Ottawa for meetings with Federal officials  NCR
January 29 -- International Pacific Halibut Commission discussions fail to reach agreement on catch allocations for 2018  NCR
January 27 -- MP Nathan Cullen clarifies comments from recent statements on Liberal's summer job restrictions  NCR
January 26 -- Cullen apologizes over 'offensive' rule supporting women's reproductive rights
January 25 -- NDP MP apologizes for comments on abortion-rights requirement in jobs program (video)
January 25 -- Jagmeet Singh affirms NDP's support for reproductive rights after MP Nathan Cullen's misstep
January 25 -- NDP MP Nathan Cullen apologizes after critique of anti-abortion job grant changes 
January 24 -- Jagmeet Singh affirms NDP's support for reproductive rights after MP Nathan Ullen's misstep
January 24 -- NDP's Nathan Cullen adds his voice to those condemning Trudeau government's summer job abortion stance
January 23 -- Moving Day on the horizon for offices of MLA Rice/MP Cullen  NCR
January 19 -- Prime Minister offers support for struggling Murdered and Missing Inquiry  NCR
January 17 -- We need to be on solid ground with our female MPs: Cullen
January 12 -- MP Nathan Cullen Disappointed after member of MMIWG resigns
January 12 -- Cullen says Liberals must get MMIW inquiry back on track
January 12 -- Cullen weighs in on latest departure from national inquiry
January 12 -- Cullen on what's in store for 2018
January 8 -- Male MPs must work to combat sexaual misconduct on Parliament Hill: Cullen
January 5 -- Cullen Look-ahead (video)
January 5 -- Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen Previews 2018

Archive items from 2017 can be found here
Archive items from 2016 can be found here
Archive items from 2015 can be found here
Archive items from 2014 can be found here
Archive items from 2012 and 2013 can be found here

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