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Today the BC Government fulfilled a promise made in our Supply and Confidence Agreement to send the Site C project to the BC Utilities Commission for review. The Terms of Reference for the review indicate that a preliminary report summarizing preliminary findings will be released on September 20 with the final report due November 1, 2017. Below I reproduce the statement I released in response to this announcement. Further coverage is available in the Victoria Times Colonist, Vancouver Sun and Globe and Mail.

Media Statement

Weaver statement on government’s announcement of Site C review
August 02, 2017

VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green caucus, responded to the news that the NDP minority government has referred the Site C dam for review by the B.C. Utilities Commission.

“I’m glad that the BC NDP have laid out a process that will ensure that Site C finally receives an independent review,” said Weaver. “The BC Liberals should have sent this project for review from the get-go to determine whether it was in the interests of British Columbians. It is simply reckless to spend $9 billion of public money without proper due diligence. According to estimates the cost could be as high as $12 billion.

“As an opposition caucus, our role is to hold the government to account as this process goes ahead. As per our Confidence and Supply Agreement, we were consulted early on the terms of reference but the final draft is the responsibility of Cabinet.

“Our goal all along has been to ensure that a decision such as this, where the impacts are felt by so many, is made with the best information available. This is a step in that direction.”


Media contact
Jillian Oliver, Press Secretary
250-882-6187 | jillian.oliver@leg.bc.ca

One Comment

  1. Cathy-
    August 3, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Dear Mr. Weaver. Please make sure that this project does not go through & Mr. Horgan does everything possible to prevent it. Please make sure there is NO CORRUPTION involved with BC Utility Commisions process. There are so many of BCers who cant afford a decent life as it is now. This project will put more uneccessary hardship on those who cannot afford it. It is obvious that the Clark/Liberals did not have the people in this province best interests in mind. It was all about money & corruption at the cost of the most vulnerable. Its bad enough that John Horgan is not able to do more to stop Kinder Morgan pipeline but at least we have hope. Please stick by NDP because Liberals getting back in will completely destroy whats left of this province. I will have to leave because I wont be able to afford to live here like many others. Please get Mr. Horgan to change the big business & foriegn donations & BC electoral rules..We are all counting on you & the NDP..thank you,
    Cathy Currie