NEWS RELEASE · 4th August 2015
Nathan Cullen, New Democratic Party candidate and four-time Member of Parliament for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, is upbeat and optimistic at the chance to once again represent Northwest BC as the Member of Parliament and at the chance to finally take down Stephen Harper's Conservative government.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited the Governor General early Sunday morning to dissolve Parliament and officially trigger the 42nd general federal election, set for October 19th, which will make it the longest election campaign since 1872.
"It's been an honour and a privilege to represent the great people of Northwestern British Columbia in Parliament and across Canada over the past four terms, and I'm hopeful to continue with my work on their behalf," said Cullen.
Cullen says he will campaign on the economy, including cutting the small business tax rate by almost 20%, supporting innovation and the manufacturing sector, and creating a $15-a-day childcare program to help families with the skyrocketing costs of childcare. He will also focus on leveling out the funding gap for First Nations education, and restoring protections for lakes, rivers, oceans and fish that were gutted by Stephen Harper's Conservatives.
"This election campaign will be historic not just because of its length. Change is in the air and Canadians are ready for a government that respects communities and First Nations, helps create good jobs and a balanced economy, and protects the environment and the public services we rely on. I'm proud and excited to stand for the things we value as Canadians."