Cullen leads the House for the NDP

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen was appointed Opposition House Leader.

  • Apr. 29, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen was appointed Opposition House Leader.

“The Opposition House Leader is in charge of the party’s day-to-day business in the House of Commons and also negotiates with the other parties on the business of the country,” said Cullen in a press conference with area journalists.

“I’ll be working with our Leader daily to set the strategic direction of our questions and debate in Parliament, and also touching every piece of legislation the government brings in,” said Cullen.  “It is a position of influence within the party and Parliament and will give me even greater access to ministers in my fight for the riding.”

Cullen said the position will allow him to further develop and utilize his consensus-building skills and his proven abilities to work across party lines.

He also said he wants to engage more Canadians with the governing of the country.