Skeena – Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen says he is confident that Ridley Terminals will get the green light and federal support to undertake its expansion to double the current capacity.
“It’s not really a partisan issue. I think this is something that everyone realizes needs to happen for the benefit of Canada,” he said during a January 26 media scrum.
As for what role he sees himself playing in the proposed expansion, Cullen says it would be two-fold.
“First is making sure that any promises made by this government to the people of the northwest are kept,” he said.
“Secondly it would be trying to ensure peace on the land. With this type of project you’re looking to involve the community, the municipalities and the First Nations, and we need to make sure any agreements are done to the benefit of all involved.”
The crown-corporation is planning to double its capacity to 24-million tonnes by 2015 to meet the growing demand of its customers.