Nathan Cullen was first elected to represent Skeena–Bulkley Valley in 2004. He has been named the NDP’s critic for Ethics and for Democratic Reform. He has previously served as the party’s House Leader and as finance critic.
Cullen has been outspoken against the planned Northern Gateway Pipeline. In 2014 he presented a Private Member’s Bill, C-628, which would have banned oil tankers from BC’s North Coast and improved community consultation on energy projects. The bill failed at second reading.
Cullen has also presented bills on developing a civilian investigation group to investigate deaths of civilians in RCMP custody and to amend the Income Tax Act so Canadians could direct tax refunds to a registered charity. He has also been vocal about transparency and ethics in government, clean energy, building the Port of Prince Rupert and First Nations’ rights.
In 2014 Cullen was named Most Knowledgeable MP by Maclean’s Magazine.
In 2012 Cullen ran for the leadership of the NDP and touted cooperation between his party and the Liberals.