NEWS RELEASE · 20th April 2012
MP Nathan Cullen - Ottawa
Cullen named Opposition House Leader
BC NDP MP Nathan Cullen (Skeena – Bulkley Valley) has been named Opposition House Leader by NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
“Nathan has shown a great capacity to involve people in the political process. His persuasiveness, his innovative thinking and his respect for others are his hallmarks. Nathan shone as a great debater and I am thrilled he agreed to serve as our House Leader.”
Opposition House Leader is a senior position in caucus, and Cullen will be responsible for the party’s day-to-day business in the House of Commons.
“I’m looking forward to this new challenge, and filled with confidence for our new team’s strength and determination,” said Cullen. “We’re going to hold this government to account and fight for Canadian families – we’re ready to take on Stephen Harper.”
Cullen is joined in his senior role as a House Officer by Deputy Leader, Libby Davies, who will also continue to serve in her role as Health critic.
British Columbians can count on strong voices in Canada’s Official Opposition Caucus, with several BC NDP MPs serving important roles in the Shadow Cabinet. A full list of BC MP Shadow Cabinet roles follows below.
“I am proud of the quality of the team we have,” said Mulcair. “I am particularly proud of the sense of unity and purpose New Democrat MPs have shown as we went through this process.”