Cabinet seat predicted for Cullen in the unlikely case of an NDP win

  • Apr. 29, 2011 1:00 p.m.

Skeena-Bulkley Valley incumbent MP Nathan Cullen is predicted to become part of Jack Layton’s cabinet, if the surge in NDP popularity leads to a new prime minister. In the April 28 Globe and Mail, reporter Tim Powers suggests Nathan Cullen could be named Minister of Natural Resources and Minister Responsible for the Asia Pacific Gateway. The NDP surge in polls across the country has caused some to consider the possibility of a NDP minority government. Others say the upswing in NDP popularity will split the vote, cementing the likelihood of a Conservative majority. Voters go to the polls on Monday to choose between six candidates in our riding: Roger Benham (Green Party), Maggie Braun (Canadian Action Party), Nathan Cullen (NDP), Clay Harmon (Conservative), Kyle Warkwick (Liberal) and Rod Taylor (Christian Heritage Party).

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