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 Premier Clark is trying to push this project “beyond the point of no return” and pre-empt the court ruling on First Nations legal challenges.
However, Site C cannot move ahead without key federal permits. Fisheries Minister Dominique LeBlanc has the power to hit the “pause” button. With your help, we can show Minister LeBlanc and Prime Minister Trudeau that they have the support to make the right decision: put a moratorium on Site C construction permits until courts rule on the First Nations’ legal challenge. Now is the perfect moment for Prime Minister Trudeau to act on his promise to build a renewed relationship with Canada’s First Nations, based on respect for Treaty and aboriginal rights.
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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.
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