Nathan Cullen issues statement on the Wet'suwet'en blockade

Nathan Cullen, MP (Skeena–Bulkley Valley) has issued the following statement regarding the on-going situation at the Wet'suwet'enblockade in northern British Columbia:

“Following conversations with the Wet'suwet'en hereditary leadership, I intended today to travel to the Gidimt’en checkpoint to show my support for a peaceful resolution and continued dialogue between the RCMP and Wet'suwet'en.

Together we were able to secure the passage of a number of Wet'suwet'en chiefs through the RCMP blockade to the Gidimt’en camp.

I have been in contact with TransCanada, the BC and Canadian government as well as the RCMP to ask that all sides continue dialogue.

I am calling on the federal government to engage with the Wet'suwet'en and demonstrate Prime Minister Trudeau’s commitment to real and meaningful reconciliation."