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Whose economy? Choosing port expansion over food security

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PostedNovember 9, 2011 by in International

At a recent Nature Vancouver event, Damien Gillis discussed the proposed doubling of Deltaport and conversion of prime farmland, fish and wildlife habitat into an industrialized Foreign Trade Zone – disputing the myth advanced by the Port Authority’s CEO that farmland has little economic or food security value for the Lower Mainland. “The real question here is: ‘Whose Economy? Whose Benefit? And what kind of a future do we want to have?’”

 


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Damien Gillis

Damien Gillis is a Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues - especially relating to water, energy, and saving Canada's wild salmon - working with many environmental organizations in BC and around the world. He is the co-founder, along with Rafe Mair, of The Common Sense Canadian, and a board member of both the BC Environmental Network and the Haig-Brown Institute.

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