NEWS RELEASE · 16th June 2015
PRINCE RUPERT – Residents of Skeena-Bulkley Valley are reminded of tonight’s telephone town hall with Member of Parliament Nathan Cullen to talk about the Conservative government’s controversial Anti-Terrorism Act, Bill C-51.
“This piece of legislation has Canadians across the country concerned about their fundamental Charter rights regarding freedom of expression, thought, belief, and peaceful assembly,” Cullen said. “Here in Skeena, a lot of people worry what the bill will mean for standing up for clean air and clean water, incredible Northwest treasures we are determined to safeguard.
“This bill has the potential to shut down democracy on a number of issues that are important to Canadians and is a flagrant abuse of power by the Prime Minister.”
Cullen will be joined by Wet’wuwet’en Hereditary Chief Dinï ze’ Na'Moks for tonight’s town hall, which begins at 6:00pm Pacific and runs for approximately one hour. Cullen is expecting several thousand constituents to attend the live and interactive event, as was the case in riding telephone town halls he hosted in 2011 and 2012.
Participating in tonight’s event is easy. Starting at 6:00pm, all listed residential telephone numbers in the constituency will be computer-dialed. Simply pick up the phone and follow the prompts to join the call. People wishing to ask questions will also be guided by prompts.
Cullen noted telephone town hall technology, pioneered by the Obama campaign in 2008, is well-suited to his sprawling Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding, which stretches from Haida Gwaii to Fort St. James, north to the Yukon border and south to mid-Coast.