MP Nathan Cullen’s to host telephone town hall

  • Mar. 5, 2011 3:00 p.m.

Submitted by Nathan Cullen, MP–Up to 10,000 residents of Skeena-Bulkley Valley are expected to join an innovative live and interactive telephone town hall hosted by MP Nathan Cullen next Wednesday evening (March 9). Along with guest Denise Savoie, Assistant Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, Cullen will talk about issues of concern to the Northwest and take as many questions as the 75-minute event will allow. “We’re excited at the prospects of this fantastic technology that will allow us to connect directly and meaningfully with several thousand constituents at once,” an enthusiastic Cullen told regional media yesterday. “We’ll call out to every personal number in the riding in Elections Canada’s database and anyone can choose to connect to the town hall at no charge.” The process is simple. Next Tuesday, all listed residential telephone numbers in the Northwest will receive a recorded message from Cullen, inviting them to join the town hall Wednesday night. The numbers will be re-dialed between 7-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and residents wishing to join the town hall follow simple prompts to do so. People wishing to ask questions will also be guided by prompts. Cullen said the technology, pioneered by the Obama campaign, is well-suited his sprawling riding, which stretches from Haida Gwaii to Fort St. James, north to the Yukon border and south to mid-Coast. “The opinions, questions and concerns of constituents are very important to me,” Cullen said. “I’m looking forward to connecting with thousands of people across 300,000 kilometres on our telephone town hall.”

Just Posted

Haida Gwaii seabird conservation highlighted at international congress

Bird Studies Canada’s David Bradley is co-convening a symposium on biosecurity for island species

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Ferry sailing delayed after divers check Northern Adventure

Divers called in to check propeller shaft, sailing to Haida Gwaii now 140 minutes behind

Haida Gwaii fishery staff gear up for marine mammal rescues

Haida fishery guardians and DFO fishery officers better equipped to rescue marine mammals

B.C. team stays alive in Little League World Series after another nail-biter

Surrey-based squad scored a 6-4 win over Mexico reps in Williamsport on Monday

Kids, seniors at risk as smoke from distant fires hangs over parts of B.C.

B.C. Centre for Disease Control says children’s lungs don’t fully develop until about age 10

B.C. mother charged in 7-year-old daughter’s death appears in court

The 36-year-old mother, of Langley’s Aaliyah Rosa, has been charged with second-degree murder

VIDEO: Teen soccer phenomenon Alphonso Davies to visit B.C. kids camp

The 17-year-old Vancouver Whitecap player is one of the youngest players in MLS history

New plan to lift more than two million people past the poverty line

Anti-poverty strategy will aim for 50 per cent cut in low-income rates: source

Liberals scrap lottery system for reuniting immigrants with their parents

Lottery for parent sponsorship to be replaced, more applications to be accepted

Bear kills off-leash dog in B.C. park

There have been nearly 200 pet or livestock and bear encounters so far this year

Most Read