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Photo:  Tristan Brand

SITE C CAMPAIGN UPDATE

April 26, 2016

Mobilize to Educate Members of Parliament

The time is now to encourage individual letters, phone calls and meeting requests to all Members of Parliament, regardless of party or portfolio. Several organizations are already doing this and more is needed. Talking points and a new action centre can be found at RealSiteCHearings.org. More links below.

Let’s Get to 50!

Over 30 organizations have signed onto our joint statement on Site C. It would be great to get to 50 signatories so we can do another media and advocacy push. If you are aware of other organizations who might sign on, please encourage them to do so.

11th Annual Paddle for the Peace

We hope to see as many allies and supporters as possible at the annual celebration of the Peace River, Saturday, July 9th, 2016, organized by the West Moberly First Nations and Peace Valley Environment Association. See www.PaddleforthePeace.ca

Site C in the News

Solidarity time: “Multilateral talks are ongoing between the B.C. and Alberta governments centring on a deal that would see one help facilitate the construction of an oil pipeline to the West Coast in exchange for a long-term contract to buy electricity.” http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/alberta-bc-discuss-deal-to-swap-pipeline-for-electricity/article29702997/?click=sf_globefb

For example: ”… any horse-trading deal to sell Alberta electricity from the Site C dam to power the oilsands industry in exchange for pipeline access to B.C.’s coast would expose both provinces’ claims to climate leadership for what they are: lies. Site C’s claims to be environmentally friendly are bogus in the first place.”

To then make Site C a bargaining chip in backroom deals to force pipelines on an unwilling province would be an obscenity. The same goes for Site C powering B.C.’s fracked-gas industry.

http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/op-ed/comment-pipelines-not-the-pathway-to-paris-solutions-1.2237753

And as always:

Online actions:

Downloadable/shareable brochure: Produced by the Peace Valley Environment Association. Please circulate! https://keepingthepeace.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/mar-16-site-c-campaign-brochure-for-individuals.pdf

Donate to the court cases: Donations to support the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations in their legal challenge to the Site C dam can be made through RAVEN Trust and will be matched: http://raventrust.com/join-the-circle-no-site-c/

Joint NGO letter to Prime Minister Trudeau: New organizations are most welcome to endorse: http://www.amnesty.ca/news/theres-nothing-clean-about-site-c-dam. Contact Craig Benjamin at Amnesty International cbenjamin@amnesty.ca 

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