MP Nathan Cullen will be heading to Kitimat tonight to meet with the public and assess the mood on an upcoming plebiscite on the Enbridge pipeline.
Enbridge and a group called the Douglas Channel Watch have been putting up campaign signs and going door to door in the hopes of getting people out for the vote which will tell Kitimat Council which way the public is leaning.
But Cullen says he has concerns about how much money Enbridge can pour into advertising compared to the groups fighting the pipeline.
“There is obviously a lot of attention going into Kitimat right now. Enbridge is putting, I don’t know, millions of dollars into advertising right across B.C. and flying people in from Calgary to try to buy their social license on this upcoming plebiscite.”
He says he hopes for a big turnout to have the voices of the public heard.
Ultimately, he says the April 12th vote is more symbolic than anything as council isn’t bound to make any decision based on the result.