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MP Nathan Cullen blast Tories for not knowing their salmon, defends party leader over debates

MP Nathan Cullen blast Tories for not knowing their salmon, defends party leader over debates

MP Nathan Cullen has poured cold water on the conservative government’s announcement concerning salmon.

The Prime Minister, while campaigning in BC last Friday, tried to net some support by announcing new funding to protect salmon habitat.

But it’s been noted that the salmon used as a photo-op prop is an Atlantic salmon from England.

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen says this just goes to show the government misunderstands BC’s wild fishery.

Cullen also responded to Green Party leader, Elizabeth May, criticizing NDP leader Thomas Mulcair for pulling out of a debate focusing on women’s issues.

May made a campaign stop in Burnaby today, saying her Mulcair’s refusal to participate in debates that Stephen Harper doesn’t attend is helping the prime minister.

The Green Party leader says it’s shameful and shocking that Harper, and now Tom Mulcair, won’t show up to a debate on women’s issues.

The debate has been cancelled as a result and organizers say that instead they will pre-record individual interviews with leaders and release them at a September 21 event in Toronto.

Mulcair says he supports that alternative because it allows for a full discussion although he would have preferred a full debate with Harper there.

Cullen says there were always conditions for the debates, mainly that Stephen Harper also takes part.

He also defends the NDP record on women’s issue, saying they have the largest women’s caucus in opposition history.

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