The ECOreport reposts news from British Columbia’s ongoing struggle for democracy, Vancouver paddle & carnival protesting Site C Dam
Press Release from the Wilderness Committee
Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory – Today, hundreds of people attended the Vancouver, Coast Salish solidarity paddle and carnival to stop the Site C Dam, which was co-hosted by FightC, Force of Nature, Climate Convergence, and Wilderness Committee.
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The ECOreport looks into reports about the Sit C Dam, where NDP leader John Horgan urges BC Hydro to not finalize contracts
By Roy L Hales
Though Christy Clark’s government recklessly spent close to $2 billion of taxpayer’s money trying to push the proposed Site C Dam beyond the point of no return, their days in office may be ending. More than 57% of British Columbians voted for parties that want to see this project either reviewed, or stopped. The NDP leader does not yet possess the authority to give the utility orders, but John Horgan urges BC Hydro to not finalize contracts.
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The ECOreport reposts an appeal for British Columbians to act, tell the GreeNDP stop Site C!
Press release from the Wilderness Committee
By Joe Foy
This has been one of the most nail-biting BC elections I can remember. Not to mention the longest.
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The ECOreport asks, what does the NDP-Green Agreement mean for British Columbians?
By Roy L Hales
Though still nominally premier, Christy Clark knows her government’s days are numbered. If she doesn’t resign, the BC Liberals will be toppled by a non confidence motion when the provincial legislature reassembles in June. Clark intends to continue as Leader of the Opposition. So what does the NDP-Green agreement mean for British Columbians?
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed and appeal for action to stop British Columbia’s Bad Deals
From the Sierra Club BC
By Galen Armstrong
In less than two weeks, BC Hydro will force Ken and Arlene Boon to leave the land they’ve farmed for thirty-seven years. They and other farmers are already being evicted to make way for the Site C dam. The traditional territory of Treaty 8 First Nations is being scraped clean of trees years in advance of the proposed flooding.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED from British Columbia, Will This Election End The Politicization Of BC Hydro & ICBC?
Originally Published on BC Policy Perspectives
By Richard McCandless
The Green Party currently holds the balance of power, and now must make the transformation from opposition critic to assisting a new administration in dealing with the multitude of issues faced by any government. Even if the NDP loses the Courteny- Comox riding to the Liberals, the support of the three Green members will be important in steering the Liberal government toward “good public policy” as defined by the Greens.
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The ECOreport reposts an appeal for action, Tell BC’s elected leaders to Address Site C
By Andrea Morison, Peace Valley Env. Assc.
The people of British Columbia have spoken! Some 57% of the electorate indicated through their votes that they support either outright stoppage of Site C, or at the very least a comprehensive review of the project by the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC).
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The ECOreport looks at the 2016 provincial election’s outcome, BC’s Fossil Fuel Dreams May Be Over.
By Roy L Hales
The final outcome of British Columbia’s election will not be known until absentee ballots are counted. Premier Christy Clark currently leads, with 43 seats as opposed to the NDP’s 41 and the Green party’s 3. Unless these results change, BC’s Fossil Fuel Dreams May Be Over.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP=ED, the NDP’s Economic Record FAR Better Than BC Liberals
Originally Published on the Common Sense Canadian
By Damien Gillis
Many people are ready for a change in Victoria. Christy Clark is one of the least popular candidates for premier in BC history and, after 16 years of scandal-filled rule, her Liberal Party has tried British Columbians’ patience to the extreme. Yet every day on social media, I run across a familiar refrain: “Better than going back to the NDP’s lost decade.” Clearly, that narrative is so deeply embedded that it threatens to keep the NDP out of government yet again.
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The ECOreport interviews filmmaker Damien Gillis to look behind the documentary Fracture Land
By Roy L Hales
The award-winning documentary “Fractured Land” follows the life of First Nations warrior and lawyer, Caleb Behn as he explores the impacts hydraulic fracturing is having on his community. It will soon be aired on the Knowledge Network. I had an opportunity to ask filmmaker Damien Gillis, What’s behind the documentary Fractured Land?
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