The struggle to Stop Site C has reached a pivotal point. Public letters on Site C have been flying back and forth among Christy Clark, John Horgan, Andrew Weaver, Treaty 8 First Nations and the BC Union of Indian Chiefs. A debate is raging about the economics of the project. Our position is clear: we welcome the coming BC Utilities Commission review (which should have been conducted years ago), but there is already more than enough evidence to immediately halt Site C.
It’s crucial that we continue to stand up and make our voices heard!
There are several things you can do to keep the pressure up and influence the public debate.
Stop the Site C dam: Urgent Rally – Vancouver
Thursday, June 15, 2017, Noon
BC Hydro offices, 333 Dunsmuir St. (Dunsmuir and Homer)
We’re holding a snap rally tomorrow, June 15th, at the offices of BC Hydro in Vancouver. We’re calling on BC Hydro to:
- Stop forced evictions of farmers;
- Respect West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations and their request not to destroy a Dunne-za grave and nearby sacred sweat lodge with the planned Highway 29 realignment; and,
- Ensure that no new contracts are signed, and that no work that would cause irreversible harms is undertaken.
If you are in Vancouver or area, please consider showing your support for protection of the Peace Valley by attending our rally, and please tell your Lower Mainland friends too.
Sign the Parliamentary e-Petition: Closes June 17th!
A federal Liberal MP has sponsored a Parliamentary Petition on Site C. The Petition, sponsored by Northwest Territories Member Michael McLeod, asks the House of Commons to halt construction of Site C because construction violates Section 35 of the Constitution Act, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and other policies. Click here to sign; please do it NOW as it expires this Saturday, June 17th.
Plan to join us at the 12th Annual Paddle for the Peace in Fort St. John or the solidarity event in Vancouver
Join us for this epic Paddle event in the Peace Country on Saturday, July 8th. This is a full-day event with complimentary hot breakfast and BBQ lunch provided by First Nations allies. Details can be found here and the Facebook event is here – please share with your friends!