BC NDP Government Hire Nathan Cullen As Its Liaison In LNG Pipeline Dispute

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BC NDP Government Hire Nathan Cullen As Its Liaison In LNG Pipeline Dispute

The British Columbia government has appointed former New Democrat MP Nathan Cullen as a provincial liaison with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs in an LNG pipeline dispute, a move welcomed by spokesmen for both the chiefs and the company.

Cullen represented Skeena-Bulkley Valley, a sprawling part of northern British Columbia that includes the Wet'suwet'en traditional territory, until last year when he decided not to seek re-election.

The premier's office said Monday that Cullen will work with Wet'suwet'en leaders, the RCMP, Coastal GasLink, the provincial public sector and other parties.

Cullen will focus on de-escalating the conflict surrounding a court-ordered injunction regarding the company's access to a forest service road outside of Houston.

"I'm pleased all parties have agreed to the appointment of a liaison," Premier John Horgan said in a statement.

"Nathan has agreed to act as an intermediary in the hopes of finding a solution to this challenging dispute."

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/former-mp-nathan-cullen-appointed-194947367.html