The head of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs is calling on the federal government to stop BC Hydro’s Site C dam project.
Grand Chief Stewart Philip was in Quebec on Thursday as part of a larger group, asking for a review of the previous government’s decision to approve the dam.
He says the project has too many problems.
“There are several court cases pending and yet the provincial government is ramming this project ahead.”
He’s also citing other problems, saying Hydro did not provide sufficient data involving demand for the energy.
“In our view, as a consequence of the dismal failure of the LNG initiative on the part of the Clark government, the Clark government has manipulated the political agenda, and has been holding up the Site C dam as evidence of their job creation initiative.”
He says he has photographic evidence of affected lands and destroyed eagle’s nests since clear cutting began in the Peace Valley area.
Farmers in the same area have said they’re concerned the project would flood their land, putting their businesses in a vulnerable spot.