The Eco Activist profile of Nathan Cullen
Nathan Cullen – Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario where he graduated from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario with a B.A. Honours in International Development Studies and Environmental Studies. Both these degrees are very basic entry level university degrees, but it shows us where his environmental background comes from. Cullen worked in several countries in Central and South America, during the 1990s, on community economic development projects. Meaning that we most likely worked in administrative capacity on Canadian goverment funded projects in these countries. (Easy money)
- Community Worker.
- Child Welfare Policy Analyst.
- Community Economic Development Officer.
- Development Service Worker.
- International Aide and Development Project Analyst.
- International Relations Specialist.
Once that work ended he made his way to Smithers where he started his first company, teaching others how to start a company with no experience other than working on a goverment funded project abroad. He named the company Maravilla Consultants. and later renamed it to Maravilla Business Solutions. In 2004 Nathan worked another goverment funded job called Katimavik and its also where he met his wife.
I will give him a lot of credit for his ability to sell himself as an expert, having listened to him he does have a very sharp memory that has worked well for him. Definitely he is a man with the gift of gab who knows how to work the system and has done so since the day he left for his first goverment funded job.
Now this same man is qualified to be the Minister of State for Lands and Natural Resource Operations? A bit like hiring a logger to become a heart surgeon.
Nathan Cullen’s most famous last words.
“Cullen as an MP spoke as a champion of transparency in government. “There have been bad governments, lying governments and contemptuous governments in this country before, but the present government has achieved this low bar of ethics and morality,” he told the House in 2011.”
Nathan Cullen’s last lie as an MP, because he intended to head in provincial politics with aspirations of become a future Premier of British Columbia.
“In my first year years, I was doing 320 days a year on the road, and after about four years I was literally burning out. I was losing touch with my relationships. Having kids really shifted me and it really realigns some of your priorities.”
Nathan Cullen’s only successful private members bill (Bill-C 48) was a result of sleeping with the devil “bad governments, lying governments and contemptuous governments” the Liberals, trading the “I scratch your back if you scratch mine.” deal.
What is the tanker ban bill?
Bill C-48 aims to ban ships that hold over 12,500 metric tons of oil from waters off the north of B.C.’s coast. The ban would start at north of 50°53′00′′ north latitude and west of 126°38′36′′ west longitude — from the northernmost point of Vancouver Island to the Alaskan border. This same bill in now coming under a review, rightfully so. The much touted “Would Ban Tankers off BC’s North Coast” does nothing of the sort.
At any given time, the current ratio of Canadian tankers to US tankers in the Salish Sea (the collection of Puget Sound, the Juan de Fuca Strait, and the Strait of Georgia near Vancouver) is roughly one to nine, meaning marine traffic off Canada’s West Coast is primarily American by a large percentage. Approximately 1.2 million barrels per day travel through the Strait, and of these, about 500,000 barrels are en route to the Seattle area and have mostly come directly from Alaska.
So the tanker ban is a lie, it had only one objective, to stop Canadian oil from leaving Canada.
Originally in an attempt to block Northern Gateway a group of people come up with the idea to kill the project by having a tanker ban on the inside coast (not the outside coast) that would only stop Canada from shipping out oil. Most local residents fell for the narratives provided by Nathan Cullen, and the Sierra Club thanks to a multi million dollar propaganda campaign funded by the Tides Foundation, who in turn is helping make the USA the number one oil exporter in the world. Keep in mind a lot has changed since that time, the world has seen a ton of innovations since that time, what used to be risks, are no longer such.
This tanker ban has allowed the United States to move into the position of number one oil producer in the world, thanks to the efforts of Nathan Cullen who conspired with the Tides Foundation to cut Canada out of the oil market.
First Nations who did want to build a pipeline got the following reaction from Cullen
“The Eagle Spirit (pipeline) has come forward and asked for an exemption zone on the very northern end of the North Coast tanker ban,” he said, explaining that the company and several First Nations bands have said consultations for the legislation were not done properly.
“I’m a big believer in creating proper consultations [with First Nations] regardless of the opinions that I have on any given issues. I told the federal government a number of times they have to get this right,” Cullen said, “because passing legislation that’s this important in a bad way doesn’t make it any better.”
The real truth was they did consult and did have approval for the pipeline, what they did not have is the approval of two primary bands who are known anti development aboriginal groups in Nathan’s riding who opposed the pipeline. So Nathan’s sees only what he wants to see, if it does not fit his narrative he claims First Nations do not agree, even when 99% of the band does agree.
Nathan went as far as sending the Office of Wet’suwet’en’s chiefs to Ottawa to protest what the Wet’suwet’en community all approved, I refer to the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline. Cullen sits on two sides of the fence when Horgan already approved the project, the now notorious two faces of Nathan Cullen.
Below is the obvious indicator of who Nathan Cullen’s friends are, from his Ottawa MP Office, the question is did tax payers fly them all there?
This is a case of where the documents speak the loudest about a political group pork barrelling the taxpayers to the hilt.
The financial records are a tell all chronology of the inner elite of the Stikine and Skeena/Bulkley Valley NDP
In brief, here’s the timeline;
- 2006- Bachrach moves to Smithers, immediately donates nearly $500 to Cullen’s campaign. (How many twenty-somethings donate nearly $500 to elections campaigns?)
- 2008 and 2011- Bachrach Communications is the single largest recipient (over $25,000) of payments from Cullen’s campaigns.
- Somewhere during this time (I believe, closer to 2006) Bachrach’s wife (Michelle Larstone) is hired by Doug Donaldson as a constituency assistant.
- 2017- Donaldson becomes Minister, Michelle Larstone is immediately hired in a full time position at FLNRO.
- 2019- Bachrach is railroaded in past McPhee as the NDP candidate, Cullen works behind scenes to ensure his nomination, then actively campaigns for him. Bachrach is elected (large slide in NDP support) in October.
- Nov. / Dec. 2019- Cullen resigns from his $180k/yr position, receives $89k severance. Says he wants time to spend with his family.
- Jan 2020- Cullen appointed liaison, bills $250/hr, tries to bill extra $50/day for home office, expenses out meals at every fancy restaurant and coffee joint in the Bulkley Valley. BC Government website shows contract capped at $25k max.
- Feb- Aug 2020- Cullen bills over $100k in consulting fees and expenses. $2000/day or $250/hr.
- Sept. 1 2020- After failure to resolve conflict as liaison, Cullen registers as lobbyist for pharmaceutical company Symvivo Corporation. (Private lobbyist to the same government which employs / employed him!?!) No two year ‘cooling off period’, obviously.
- Sept. 2020- Cullen declared himself candidate for NDP. NDP railroads him past McPhee (again). McPhee requests him to stand down. NDP make various and changing excuses for her candidacy being invalid. McPhee threatens legal action.
- Nathan Cullen (Skeena-Bulkley Valley, B.C.) was awarded a sole-sourced $41,000 federal contract to mediate an Indigenous pipeline dispute. The Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations in a briefing note said the contract’s value was not finalized, and was in addition to fees paid by the British Columbia cabinet in 2020.
As its very difficult to view Excel Data sheets online we have put them in a downloadable zip file. download here Cullen-personal-contributions-2006
*This is the declared list of contributions made to Nathan Cullen in 2006
Now when i think of the stock market, my mind would go to returns on the dollar, well it gets much better for some who donate in politics (with your tax dollars) Look at the Taylor Bachrach contributions. Then look at all of the familiar names and note who gets attention when those names hit the press by Nathan.
As its very difficult to view Excel Data sheets online we have put them in a downloadable zip file. download here. Cullen-Expenses-2008 *Money paid out by Nathan Cullen in 2008 (Election expenses)
Let us not forget election expenses are in a round about way 100% paid for by taxpayers, as donations circulate into tax deductions meaning money coming out of the countries tax revenue.
Remember Shelley Browne? Her legal name was Shelley Hawrelak and she ran as a Smithers town counsillor in the 2014 civic election. Not only was she a counsillor for Smithers she was also constituency assistant for Nathan Cullen. Look at the payouts to her in the above document. Next look at the name Françoise Godet who was Nathan’s Constituency Assistant in Ottawa. Next look at BACHRACH COMMUNICATION owned by Taylor Bachrach, looks like he almost received 10 Thousand dollars out of the election expenses of Nathan Cullen. Prince Rupert Daily News received almost 3000 dollars. Open the file above and have a look for yourself how election funds were disbursed by Nathan Cullen.
As its very difficult to view Excel Data sheets online we have put them in a downloadable zip file. download here. Cullen-expenses-2011 *Money paid out by Nathan Cullen in 2011 (Election expenses)
Now look at how Cullen once again rewards Taylor Backrack out of election expenses.
There are quite a few eye opening names on that list aside from Taylor Backrack, you can really play the game of mix and match, matching names of people who got fat cheques with that of those who donated funds to Cullen. Names like Shelly Browne, Benilde Gomes, Francoise Godet, and recall the guy who tried to shut down CGL Mike Sawyer and Carmen Nical, the white elder at the police raid on the Morice River Road. I am sure other people will know connections with other names on that list.
Next is the collaboration with Horgan, here is a list of invoices in regards to Cullen’s gravy train contract. Be sure to scroll down with the arrow key to read all 14 pages. look at the dining out folks, the jackpot lottery of dining out in Smithers. Wine dine and a prepaid election win on a golden platter. This is where your tax dollars are going people.
This is not donated money, this is your hard earned taxes.
The following is a bill from Nathan to your wallet (BC Government)
Here is a copy of the contract between Nathan and Horgan.