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MP Donnelly throws support behind Cullen

Nathan Cullen, the NDP leadership contestant who is being backed by New Westminster-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly, fisheries and oceans critic - phOTO SUBMITTED
Nathan Cullen, the NDP leadership contestant who is being backed by New Westminster-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly, fisheries and oceans critic
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New Westminster-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly this week threw his support behind Nathan Cullen, who is running to lead the federal NDP.

Donnelly, the official opposition’s fisheries and oceans critic, joined Alex Atamanenko, MLA for BC Southern Interior, to announce in a joint press release they are backing Cullen, the MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley in B.C., because of his stance on key issues such as the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, which they oppose.

“I’m honoured to have the support of Fin and Alex because New Democrats know the best way to get things done on issues like the pipeline is to come together,” Cullen said in the release. “Stopping Stephen Harper’s pipeline isn’t just a rural issue or a coastal issue, it’s an important issue.”

A leadership race is underway to replace the late Jack Layton, who died of cancer last year.

Meanwhile, Cullen will be at Poirier community centre (640 Poirier St., Coquitlam) on Sunday with Donnelly to meet with the public. The event starts at 6 p.m.

jwarren@tricitynews.com

 

 

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