Tuesday, January 1, 2019

From the House of Commons 2019 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.

Skeena Bulkley Valley
MP Taylor Bachrach (NDP)
Skeena Bulkley Valley website
Taylor Bachrach Facebook page
Taylor Bachrach Twitter feed

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

Notes on the NDP Nomination race for Skeena-Bulkley Valley

Archive of all Parties for the 2019 Federal Election Campaign



December 27 -- New ownership takes over at Ridley Terminals, introduces debut of refreshed website NCR
December 27 -- RCMP in British Columbia respond to Guardian article, note damage done to relations with Hereditary Chiefs  NCR
December 23 -- Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP's Facebook post brings heated responses to the Social Media debate chamber  NCR
December 20 -- Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP calling for independent review of RCMP action at Gidimt'en
December 20 -- Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP calls for Complaints Commission review of RCMP plans related to Wet'suwet'en activists  NCR
December 17 -- Transport Canada to let Sandspit Inn run until September, SCS wants stable solution
December 13 -- Federal Mandate Letters provide Cabinet Ministers with their marching orders NCR
December 12 -- Taylor Bachrach to host meet and greet in Smithers
December 11 -- Future of Sandspit Inn hangs in the balance, Transport Canada not renewing lease
December 10 -- Taylor Bachrach calls on federal government to support forestry workers
December 10 -- MP Taylor Bachrach makes Forestry issues theme for House of Commons debut NCR
December 9 -- Taylor Bachrach calls for aid from federal government for forestry sector
December 9 -- Taylor Bachrach on infrastructure needs in the Northwest  (video)
December 6 -- Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach takes his seat as Parliament resumes  NCR


November 28 -- Bachrach given critic role in Federal NDP Shadow cabinet
November 28 -- Bachrach named critic for Infrastructure and Communities
November 28 -- Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach assigned critics role for Infrastructure and Communities  NCR
November 27 -- Bachrach assigned as critic for infrastructure and communities in NDP shadow cabinet
November 27 -- Taylor Bachrach assigned critics spot with NDP  (video)
November 27 -- Bachrach's MP salary at $178,900
November 27 -- Bachrach sworn in as Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP
November 27 -- Bachrach appointed to NDP shadow cabinet
November 21 -- With New Federal cabinet, there are new faces in some key areas of note for the Northwest  NCR
November 20 -- Bachrach logs 11k on electric campaign car
November 14 -- Taylor Bachrach resigns as Smithers mayor
November 14 -- Cartography 101 with Alberta's Frontier Centre  NCR
November 13 -- Cullen gets $89,000 in post MP severance
November 13 -- With farewell for Smithers Council, MP elect Taylor Bachrach prepares for new political role  NCR
November 12 -- Elections Canada made sure to get out the vote, wherever it took them  NCR
November 6 -- Bachrach officially resigns as Smithers Mayor, but by-election date no yet announced
November 5 -- Bachrach officially resigns as Smithers mayor
November 4 -- Taylor Bachrach holds Terrace for New Democratic Party
November 4 -- Prince Rupert and Port Ed go orange
November 1 -- Conservative tops federal election polls in Smithers area
November 1 -- Bachrach in Ottawa (video)
November 1 -- Bachrach in Ottawa for MP Orientation


October 31 -- NDP to challenge appeal of human rights tribunal ruling
October 30 -- First day in Ottawa for Taylor Bachrach
October 30 -- Marching orders for local MPs
October 30 -- Don't file the divorce papers just yet
October 30 -- Houston students split on who should be next Member of Parliament
October 30 -- Boot Camp for Bachrach! Newly elected Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP in Ottawa for information sessions  NCR
October 30 -- Haida Gwaii youth joins federal climate lawsuit
October 28 -- With Federal election over, UFAWU-Unifor continues forward with calls for Disaster Assistance for North Coast fisheries workers  NCR
October 28 -- With overwhelming Conservative win in Prince George, what's the future for left-leaning parties in the region? (audio)
October 25 -- Conservative voter panel on Wexit, electoral reform and how the party should win the next election? (audio)
October 23 -- Electoral reform now
October 22 -- Taylor Bachrach will step down as mayor of Smithers following federal election victory (audio)
October 12-- Nisga'a Nation launches Dispute Resolution Process against Federal and Provincial Governments  NCR
October 10 -- Regional District to support letter calling for study on climate change related fishery concerns in the area   NCR
October 9 -- "Everyone is in the hole, everyone is desperate': UFAWU-Unifor's Thorkelson to City Council on Fishery issues  NCR


September 20 -- Cullen's farewell traces a fifteen year journey of politics and representation  NCR
September 19 -- Snapshots from the past, bring Clouds to Prime Minister's Sunny Ways vision  NCR
September 5 -- Speechifying Showcase to fête Nathan Cullen this Saturday at the Lester Centre  NCR
September 5 -- Federal Funding to help move forward three major infrastructures projects for Port of Prince Rupert  NCR


August 28 -- MP Nathan Cullen adds his name to the call for Federal action on the BC fishery  NCR
August 23 -- Have Prince Rupert's fish workers been kicked to the curb by area politicians?  NCR
August 23 -- Ridley Terminals sale an example of the rising cost of Social Licence?: National Post Article  NCR
August 22 -- Liberals optics on ethics seek to have the SNC-Lavalin issue fade to black  NCR
August 20 -- Tahltan Nation to develop stewardship protection programs from $3.9 million in Federal funding  NCR
August 14 -- Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP pulls no punches following Trudeau ruling from ethics commissioner  NCR
August 9 -- Province of Alberta launches "Indigenous Litigation Fund" to support legal action in support of Alberta resources; Eagle Spirit Energy set to be first group to apply NCR
August 8 -- Cullen Farewell BBQ (video)
August 2 -- Facing 'significant challenges' Northern Mayors call on Ottawa for help in BC forestry crisis  NCR
August 1 -- Last Call for political chats with MP Nathan Cullen, with final Prince Rupert BBQ ahead  NCR


July 31 -- Skeena Bulkley Valley MP calls for federal support for BC's forestry workers  NCR
July 17 -- Ridley Terminals Sale raises a few questions for MP Nathan Cullen  NCR
July 17 -- Heiltsuk seek 'proper restitution' in wake of $2.9 million fine for Kirby International in Nathan E. Stewart sinking court case  NCR
July 15 -- Heiltsuk First Nation prepares for Kirby Sentencing Day on Tuesday NCR
July 15 -- Nathan Cullen's remembrances make for summer mailer for Northwest  NCR 
July 12 -- Ridley Terminals gets new owners, as Federal Government divests ownership of North Coast Industrial mainstay  NCR
July 8 -- Eagle Spirit moves forward with pipeline/terminal plans; seeks guidance of NEB  NCR


June 28 -- Nathan Cullen's Summer of Farewells  NCR
June 24 -- Nathan Cullen says not getting more accomplished for the environment one of his biggest regrets  (audio)
June 24 -- Federal government invests in LNG Canada turbines and Kitimat infrastructure  NCR
June 22 -- MP Nathan Cullen on the end of his tenure after 15 years, the senate tanker ban bill, and more
June 21 -- Environmental bills passed in Parliament (video)
June 21 -- MP Nathan Cullen not concerned over Senate amendments to Oil Tanker Moratorium Act  (audio)
June 21 -- MP Nathan Cullen calls out Liberal hypocrisy (audio)
June 21 -- Three important environmental bills pushed through Senate before summer break
June 20 -- Dialog on green new deal for Canada reaches Smithers
June 20 -- Senators vote to pass Bill which promotes conservation and protects fish habitats
June 19 -- Amended oil tanker ban bill passed by House of Commons and Senate
June 19 -- Paul Wells with a funny on the Missing Minister Wilkinson of the Fishery  NCR
June 19 -- Oil Moratorium bill moves through Parliament with a return to Senate its next destination  NCR
June 18 -- Federal Government approves Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project
June 17 -- UN says Canada obliged to assess claims of genocide by MMIWG inquiry
June 14 -- Oil Tanker moratorium Act passes through Senate, but not without changes
June 10 -- A last farewell, but a legacy not forgotten: Nathan Cullen's final speech
June 9 -- "It's something you're called to do": Cullen reflects on time as MP
June 6 -- Cullen's farewell (video)
June 6 -- Senate rejects report that recommended scrapping North Coast Tanker ban
June 6 -- Cullen says serving as MP is not an easy  job - but still a great honour
June 6 -- Cullen gives farewell speech in the House of Commons (audio)
June 6 -- Nathan Cullen's Farewell to Parliament featured themes of the Northwest and a duty of Parliamentarians to leave the country in a better place  NCR
June 6 -- On the Beaches of Normandy, June 6th would forever be remembered for sacrifice and duty  NCR
June 5 -- Federal Minister of Indigenous Services says government already taking action on MMIWG final report
June 5 -- Senate committee report pans tanker ban bill
June 4 -- Debate over term 'genocide' in the MMIWG final report (audio)
June 5 -- Cullen to give farewell speech in House of Commons Wednesday
June 4 -- Indigenous voices finally heard with final MMIWG report, says Northwest BC advocate
June 3 -- BC AFN welcomes MMIWG final report
June 3 -- Race-based genocide Indigenous leaders on National Inquiry into MMIWG
June 3 -- Local MMIWG reaction (video)
June 3 -- Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls presents Final Report
June 3 -- Local reaction to the Murdered and Missing Indigenouse Women and Girls final report (audio)
June 3 -- With currents of genocide and colonialism, MMIWG Commissioners deliver Final Report  NCR


May 29 -- Coastal First Nations calls on Senate to pass tanker ban
May 27 -- Jody Wilson-Raybould to run as Independent MP candidate
May 17 -- Lax Kw'alaams Mayor applauds Senate recommendation on tanker ban bill
May 17 -- Lax Kw'alaams Mayor and Government welcome latest Senate moves on Tanker Ban Bill NCR
May 17 -- Nathan Cullen speaks out on stalled tanker ban bill and the 'promise of democracy' NCR
May 17 -- Lax Kw'alaams Mayor applauds Senate recommendation on tanker ban bill
May 16 -- NDP MP Nathan Cullen worried after Senate votes against adopting Bill C 48
May 16 -- Cullen Tanker Ban (video)
May 16 -- Cullen angered as Senate Committee votes against North Coast Tanker Ban
May 16 -- Concerns over democracy as Senate committee votes to nix oil tanker ban
May 16 -- Cullen concerned over Senate move to sink tanker ban legislation
May 16 -- Senate recommends rejecting proposed oil tanker moratorium
May 16 -- Tanker Ban bill takes on water as Senate Committee recommends against proceeding  NCR
May 15 -- Cullen demands action on Ecstall River
May 15 -- Cullen frustrated with DFO response to Ecstall River controversy
May 10 -- No charges laid in VIP fishing trip to Ecstall River, anglers told
May 9 -- Committee recommends big changes to Fisheries Act
May 8 -- MLA Jennifer Rice and MP Nathan Cullen both support new West Coast Fisheries recommendations
May 8 -- Fisheries Committee Recommendations (video)
May 8 -- Commons Committee on West Coast Fishery delivers 20 recommendations for Government review  NCR
May 7 -- Nanaimo-Ladysmith voters serve notice that Fall election may deliver reconfiguration for Federal politics  NCR


April 25 -- BC and Federal government to split rural bus route funding for two years
April 24 -- Garneau Bus Money (video)
April 19 -- Senators make way back to Ottawa with much to review, following two days in the Northwest  NCR
April 18 -- Northwest BC leaders divided over oil tanker ban
April 16 -- Oil Tanker Bill Hearing in Prince Rupert
April 16 -- CFN says assertions that Bill C-48 will lead to less jobs are unfounded
April 15 -- Cullen Tanker Ban (video)
April 15 -- MP Nathan Cullen to attend hearings on matter close to heart
April 15 -- MP Nathan Cullen to testify at oil tanker ban committee hearings
April 15 -- Oil Tanker Ban Hearings
April 15 -- Frustrated Cullen to call on Senate to "stop running out the clock" on oil tanker bill  NCR
April 12 -- Federal Government launches Indigenous Homes Innovation initiative
April 11 -- Senate Tanker hearings to come to the Northwest (video)
April 11 -- Senate hearings on oil tanker ban hosted in northwest next week
April 11 -- Senate Hearings on Oil Tanker Ban
April 11 -- Highliner Plaza Hotel to host Senate Hearings on Oil Tanker Moratorium in Prince Rupert/Terrace  NCR
April 10 -- Commission report on missing and murdered women and girls complete
April 10 -- Senate to hold hearings in Northwest BC on controversial oil tanker ban
April 10 -- BC North Coast residents to Ottawa: "We can't make a living fishing"


Note any items related to the nomination process/federal campaign can be found above.

March 28 -- Conservative MPs Kitimat bound for meet and greet with Skeena-Bulkley Valley candidate Clair Ratée  NCR
March 28 -- Bacharach makes his bid! Smithers Mayor announces run for NDP nomination in Skeena-Bulkley Valley  NCR
March 23 -- Cullen 'surprised' if Coastal GasLink reroute not being considered privately
March 22 -- Cullen impressed by quality of candidates stepping forward to replace him (audio)
March 21 -- MP Cullen: Not enough money in budget to address wildfire risk
March 21 -- MP Nathan Cullen holding back excitement regarding Indigenous funding in the federal budget  (audio)
March 21 -- Cullen calls freshly eliminated treaty loans a 'form of colonialism' (audio)
March 21 -- MP Cullen: Not enough money in budget to address wildfire risk
March 21 -- Cullen on Tankers (video)
March 21 -- Cullen on the budget (video)
March 20 -- Opposition brings the Noise to Budget Presentations, as SNC-Lavalin controversy continues to roll on  NCR
March 20 -- Pre-Election Budget turns on the spending taps for Federal Government  NCR
March 19 -- Federal and BC Governments now accepting proposals on restoring Pacific Salmon and other fishery initiatives  NCR
March 16 -- Move natural gas pipeline, MP suggests
March 15 -- MPs to join Wet'suwet'en Chiefs for government to government discussions in Witset
March 13 -- NDP to start candidate search
March 13 -- Hope next MP follows Nathan Cullen's example
March 13 -- Liberal members on Justice Committee to Canadians ... nothing to see here, move along, move along  NCR
March 13 -- Prince Rupert gets high profile placement in futuristic view of Canadians politics  NCR
March 13 -- Transport Canada closes the boarding gate for the Boeing Max 8 and 9 aircraft  NCR
March 7 -- Cullen/NDP reinforce call for Public Inquiry on SNC-Lavalin following Butts testimony to committee   NCR
March 4 -- Who will seek the NDP nomination in Skeena-Bulkley Valley?
March 4 -- Second resignation for Trudeau government keeps SNC-Lavalin problems on the high boil NCR
March 1 --  NDP MP Nathan Cullen not running for re-election (video)
March 1 -- MP Nathan Cullen Not running for re-election
March 1 -- Longtime NDP MP Nathan Cullen on not running for re-election (audio)
March 1 -- On not seeking re-election, Cullen says it was time (audio)
March 1 -- NDP MP Nathan Cullen isn't running again
March 1 -- NDP MP Nathan Cullen not running in the 2019 federal election
March 1 -- Cullen not seeking re-election
March 1 -- Nathan Cullen joins long list of NDP MPs who won't seek re-election
March 1 -- NDP MP Nathan Cullen won't be seeking re-election
March 1 -- BC NDP MP Nathan Cullen will not run for re-election
March 1 -- Nathan Cullen to bow out of Parliament at end of this term NCR
March 1 -- Nathan Cullen not running for re-election 
March 1 -- Nathan Cullen not seeking re-election
March 1 -- Cullen not running for re-election in October


February 26 -- Cullen to decide on political future 'later this week'
February 26 -- Nathan Cullen keeps heat on Liberals over SNC-Lavalin issues  NCR
February 26 -- Familiar name returns to the ballot for CHP for Fall election  NCR
February 25 -- Spurned Conservative hopeful switches sides
February 25 -- CHP chooses Skeena-Bulkley Valley candidate
February 23 -- Go get 'em Nathan
February 21 -- MP Cullen: Coastal GasLink should consider rerouting pipeline (video)
February 21 -- Cullen says rerouting may help Coastal GasLink project mover forward
February 21 -- Nathan Cullen introduces Zero Wast Bill to Commons (video)
February 21 -- Terrace Man's Zero-Waste proposal introduced in House of Commons
February 21 -- Cullen remains uncertain about political future
February 20 -- Cullen introduces winning create your Canada bill
February 20 -- Christian Heritage Party leader reflects on 2019 federal election
February 20 -- Kitimat resident to represent Skeena-Bulkley Valley Federal Conservatives for first time
February 18 -- Largest seismic after shock yet from Wilson-Raybould resignation; as Prime Mnister's Top Aide Gerald Butts submits his resignation  NCR
February 18 -- Federal Conservatives said to go with business owner and former Kitimat Councillor Claire Ratée as their candidate for 2019 Federal election  NCR
February 14 -- Northwestern BC Federal Conservatives choose fall election candidate this weekend 
February 14 -- Wilson-Raybould a credit to B.C.
February 14 -- Skeena-Bulkley Valley Federal Conservatives to be represented by Kitimat resident for first time
February 14 -- Liberals look to rag the puck when it comes to SNC-Lavalin inquiry  NCR
February 12 -- BC Assembly of First Nations Chief says Jody Wislon-Raybould spoke 'truth to power' as an Indigenous woman in cabinet  (audio)
February 12 -- Jody Wilson-Raybould quits cabinet
February10 -- We are neither victims nor gullible fools
February 7 -- MP Nathan Cullen hails Federal Court after ruling on farmed salmon  NCR
February 6 -- Cullen calls Federal Court ruling a huge win for wild salmon
February 6 -- Cullen calls federal ruling a 'huge win for wild salmon'
February 6 -- West Coast Fishery regulations topic for Federal Committee hearings  NCR
February 5 -- Government of Canada to launch MMIWG commemoration fund
February 5 -- Federal government tables Indigenous Languages Act
February 1 -- Main issue is Indigenous rights and title: Cullen
February 1 -- Cullen./Morneau exchange Trans Mountain talking points in House of Commons  NCR


January 30 -- MP Cullen says Indigenous rights an title will be forefront in upcoming federal election
January 28 -- Main issue is Indigenous rights and title: Cullen
January 23 -- MP Nathan Cullen unsure if he''ll run for reelction
January 22 -- MP Cullen undecided about running again
January 21 -- With China using Canadians as 'hostages' in trade relationships, MP Nathan Cullen says it's time to rethink our economic ties (audio)
January 15 -- City asks residents to write MLA, MP to help with water issues
January 14 -- Nathan Cullen reportedly one of NDP options should Jagmeet Singh stumble in by-election run   NCR
January 10 -- Hereditary chiefs negotiate injunction agreement
January 8 -- RCMP arrest 14 people at Gidimt'en Checkpoint South of Houston
January 7 -- Cullen calls for continued dialogue over pipeline dispute
January 7 -- RCMP meet with Unist'ot'en supporters at gate near Houston
January 7 -- LNG Injunction (video)
January 7 -- NDP MP Nathan Cullen to visit Unit'stote'en blockade site near Houston, as RCMP members stage for potential injunction enforcement  NCR
January 6 -- RCMP enforce pipeline injunction

Archive items from 2018 can be found here
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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