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David Suzuki on Site C Dam and ‘The Economy’ at Paddle for the Peace

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PostedAugust 2, 2012 by in
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Watch David Suzuki’s powerhouse speech at the 7th annual Paddle for the Peace, inspiring hundreds of people from the Peace Valley and around the province who turned out to voice their opposition to the proposed Site C Dam. Said Suzuki, “The dam at Site C is being driven by the argument we need the energy to power our society, specifically for the Liquefied Natural Gas plant that’s going in at Kitimat. We need this to create jobs – this is absolutely crucial. But in elevating the economy above everything else, we fail to ask the most elementary questions: What is an economy for? How much is enough? Are there no limits?…We’re not asking the critical questions.”

 

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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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    Lynn Chapman

    THIS IS A MUST SEE VIDEO… WE HAVE ELEVATED THE ECONOMY ABOVE NATURE AT OUR PERIL.. NOT JUST HUMAN’S PERIL BUT LIVABILITY ON THIS PLANET.. WE CREATED THIS MESS AND WE HAVE TO CHANGE PARADIGMS… STANDING UP TO STOP SITE C IS STANDING UP FOR LIFE! IT IS STANDING WITH ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD WHO ARE WORKING TO SAVE THEIR SACRED PLACES. THANK YOU DAVID SUZUKI FOR REMINDING US AND THANK YOU DAMIEN FOR SHARING HIM WITH US..




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    Debbie McBride

    All I can say, is welcome back Dr. Suzuki. It may have taken a charlotan like Vivian Krause to wake him up to how he and his organization had been co opted. I’m glad to see him back in fighting form.





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