Former prime minister Stephen Harper's government issued 14 permits for work on the $9-billion Site C dam during the writ period of the last election -- a move that was offside according to people familiar with the project and the workings of the federal government.
Former BC Hydro CEO Marc Eliesen says ratepayers will face a "devastating" increase in their electricity bills if the Site C dam is built
"The chiefs didn't hold anything back from me in terms of what their feelings are and some of the frustrations that they feel."
At an estimated $7.9 billion and growing, the proposed Site C Dam on the beautiful Peace River in northeastern B.C. has been criticized. If built, Site C would violate First Nations' rights under Treaty 8, rendering them irrelevant to the point of mockery. How long will Treaty 8 First Nations be able to sustain a vibrant, living culture when the dam devastates their land and communities?
We question where the region's breaking point is. We question how much is too much. We want to be clear that we are not opposed to development opportunities, our region has been welcoming oil, gas and mining projects for nearly 60 years. We simply want developers and government, including organizations like BC Hydro to respect the rights and values of those who live here every day.