Report Re B.C. Site C Dam Draws Little Attention or Controversy

The Report of the Review Panel on British Columbia’s Site C dam was released on May 8. See the Report of the Joint Review Panel at: http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/documents/p63919/99173E.pdf, the Globe and Mail coverage (May 8) at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/site-c-recommendation/article18565850/ or the summary at The Tyee at: http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/05/08/Site-C-Review/. The Panel was mandated “to inquire into the environmental, economic, social, health,and heritage effects of the Project and their significance, to examine proposals for the mitigation of adverse effects, and to record assertions of Project effects on the Aboriginal rights and treaty rights of the affected First Nations and Métis peoples.” Their only recommendation relating to employment issues was that “If the Project proceeds, BC Hydro must work with training institutions to focus on employment in indirect and induced sectors for Aboriginal workers, as these jobs are likely to be longer lived than those related strictly to construction.” An earlier WCR post links to a David Suzuki report about the Site C Dam: see: https://workandclimatechangereport.org/2013/12/19/the-jobs-argument-and-the-costs-of-energy-development-two-views/

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