MP calls Enbridge request 'suspicious and shameful'
Skeena - Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen is taking Enbridge to task for its request that non-Aboriginal presenters be limited to 10 minutes when the panel visits Prince Rupert this week, saying the timing is more than a little suspect.
"This letter came out the same week that the only Member of Parliament will be presenting to the panel. It also happens to be the Member whose riding is most affected...This letter is obviously an effort to silence elected officials," he said, noting that both he and MLA Gary Coons are scheduled to present.
"The timing is suspicious and shameful.”
According to Cullen the letter, which should be responded to by the panel later today, is just a way of silencing the vocal opposition as the environmental assessment process continues.
"The truth is that First Nations’ don’t want this pipeline. B.C. residents don’t want to see supertankers in coastal waters threatening the coastal economy with a potential spill. And Canadians don’t want us to ship value-added jobs to China, along with raw goods...Enbridge is putting the muzzle on democratically elected officials who represent those people," he said.
"Enbridge and the Conservatives don’t want to hear the truth."