Take action: Ask Prime Minister Trudeau to fulfill his commitment to First Nations and stop Site C Dam

West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations have said no to the Site C dam and are challenging the project in court based on their treaty rights under Treaty 8. Yet for several months BC Hydro has pursued an aggressive works schedule, clear-cutting old-growth trees along the southern bank of the Peace River and on river islands, destroying eagle nests and crushing beaver lodges under heavy equipment.

Time is running out. The B.C. government is not listening. Now is the moment for the federal government to step in and stop this violation of treaty and aboriginal rights. Please take action now.

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Prime Minister Trudeau has repeatedly said he wants to build a renewed relationship with Canada’s First Nations, based on respect for treaty and aboriginal rights. Site C is the biggest project in all of Canada, bulldozed through on the strength of a 2014 federal cabinet decision that never even looked at how the project would infringe treaty rights. The Joint Review Panel found that Site C would have a severe and permanent adverse effect on traditional uses of the land by First Nations – but the Panel was explicitly barred from making any findings as to how this would affect treaty rights.

Energy projects that violate human rights are not clean or green. In this day and age, there are far less damaging and less costly methods that could be used to meet British Columbia’s energy needs – many of which would create more jobs than Site C.

Please stand in solidarity with West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations, and other people of Treaty 8.

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Ask Prime Minister Trudeau to suspend Site C’s environmental certificate

Personal letters are the most effective. We have included bullet points (to the right) to help you write the letter in your own words. Or, you can personalize the draft provided below.
  • Your letter will be sent to:

    The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice, Attorney General of Canada The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources
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