Site C before and after clearcutting. Photo by Garth Lenz

CALL ON PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU TO HALT CONSTRUCTION OF SITE C DAM

In October, based upon a process initiated by Sierra Club BC, UNESCO visited the Peace River Valley to investigate how Site C endangers Wood Buffalo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The park sits in the Peace-Athabasca Delta—the largest inland freshwater delta in the world— in northeastern Alberta and southern Northwest Territories, and downstream from the $9 billion (and counting) Site C megadam.

Site C will reduce water flows in the Peace River, which threatens to dry up the park and the delta as a whole. This will compound damage being done by tarsands development in the region.

The Wood Buffalo area provides critical habitat for fish, moose, bison, and migratory birds including the endangered whooping crane.

The Mikisew Cree, who have depended on this area for millennia, are highly concerned about the growing threats posed by reduced water levels in the delta.

Fifty five of the 1052 World Heritage Sites are currently listed as “in danger”—and the Government of Canada and Parks Canada must make sure Wood Buffalo National Park isn’t added to the list!

We need you to call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to halt construction on the Site C Dam immediately while the federal government assesses the potential impacts of the dam, and of tar sands development, on Wood Buffalo National Park.

UNESCO’s report will be released in the new year. Call on Prime Minister Trudeau to act now!


Call on Prime Minister Trudeau to halt construction of Site C Dam

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Your letter will be sent to:
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Copies to:

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans
The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs
The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport
The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources

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BC communities say no to Site C Dam

Momentum is heating up across the province on Site C – and we’ve been tapping into it like never before with our Great Site C Roadshow. In the span of just one month, eleven Site C awareness events were held in communities across British Columbia.
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Journey to the Peace Valley

The first thing I wanted to do as Peace Valley Campaigner was visit the Peace River Valley—to see it for myself for the first time, and to meet the people who have worked the longest and hardest to stop the incredibly foolish megadam proposal.
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The Great Site C Roadshow

The Great Site C Roadshow is on tour with nine stops across BC! Please join us in your town for a gathering full of inspiration, solidarity and action for the Peace Valley.
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UNESCO in the Peace: Shining an international light on Site C

The eyes of the world were focused on Site C this week as UNESCO visited the Peace River Valley. The international agency was there to investigate how Site C endangers a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Wood Buffalo National Park.