First elected in 2004, Nathan Cullen is the five-term Member of Parliament for Skeena–Bulkley Valley. Nathan has been a strong voice for the Northwest and British Columbia in Parliament, fighting for good jobs and a healthy environment, and against risky pipeline proposals like Enbridge's Northern Gateway.
Nathan served two years as the NDP House Leader in the House of Commons. In 2014, he was appointed NDP Finance Critic, where he fought to reduce taxes for small businesses and championed a fairer, more value-added economy.
In September 2014, Nathan introduced Bill C-628, An Act to Defend the Pacific Northwest, to protect BC's North Coast against the threat of oil supertanker spills, promote value-added jobs, and improve community consultation on energy projects.
In Parliament, Nathan has been a vocal advocate on a wide range of issues, including:
- transparency and ethics in government;
- investment in the growing clean energy sector;
- increased trade through the Port of Prince Rupert;
- First Nations rights;
- environmental protection;
- tougher rules and accountability for railways passing through Northwest communities.
Nathan was honoured to be named “Most Knowledgeable MP” at Maclean's magazine's Parliamentarian of the Year Awards in November 2014.