Nathan asks why Conservatives continue to attack review process

Mr. Nathan Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley, NDP): Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Natural Resources has repeatedly and brazenly undermined the process reviewing the Northern Gateway pipeline project, actually attacking Canadians who had the audacity to stand up for our homes and our land, calling them radicals.

Now he is proposing a Republican-style rider in the budget that would further undermine the few environmental protections that Canadians have.

Is he planning to further undermine this process, change the rules mid-stream, or will he finally respect the fact that when Canadians raise their voices in defence of their homes and their land, it does not make them radicals; it makes them Canadians.