Common Sense Canadian


    On Energy & First Nations, politicians want to have their cake and eat it too

    Building pipelines is necessary for fighting climate change. We can respect First Nations while violating their least according to Canada's political leaders, who want to have their cake and eat it too.

    Seth Klein finds cracks in Site C Dam economics

    Check out this January 17, 2018 opinion piece from Seth Klein in The Georgia Straight, debunking the economic argument in favour of building Site C Dam. There is no question that the new B.C. government’s decision to proceed...

    Former TD Bank Comptroller: Site C Dam too costly, unnecessary

    Swain: Building Site C would harm BC’s credit rating; cancelling it would not

    Building Site C Dam would harm BC's credit rating, says the head of the Joint Review panel into the controversial $10-12.5 Billion project, whereas cancelling it would be a "huge relief" to credit rating agencies. "No downgrade...

    No rate shock from cancelling Site C: Head of review panel

    Cancelling Site C won't hit ratepayers with big power bill increases, says the head of the Joint Review Panel into Site C Dam, who also shoots down other arguments in favour of continuing the project, such as climate benefits a...

    Why approving Site C could sink NDP

    Continuing with Site C Dam would cost ratepayers even more than the BCUC suggests. It would also cost the NDP politically as BC Hydro drowns in debt, warns Damien Gillis.

    BC Hydro’s real debt has grown 1337% under Liberals…Shouldn’t someone call the cops?

    Since 2005, under the BC Liberals, BC Hydro has racked up $74 Billion in unjustifiable debt and obligations on the back of the public. Laying out the facts of the case, Rafe Mair asks why no one has gone to jail yet.

    Liberal pals plundering BC Hydro for tens of Billions

    The BC Liberal Government is helping its pals plunder BC Hydro for tens of billions of dollars. Using little-publicized data, Norm Farrell details this massive theft of taxpayer money.


    Rafe: Site C Dam shows how broken our democracy is

    Our democracy is officially broken, says Rafe Mair. If you don't believe it, just look at the massively unpopular, multi-billion-dollar boondoggle that is Site C Dam and how our elected leaders have championed it over the publi...

    Justice for Peace Caravan tells Trudeau: Keep your promises to First Nations 

    On the eve of a federal court hearing into Site C Dam, the Treaty 8 Justice for the Peace Caravan is taking its message across Canada: It's time for the Trudeau govt to start keeping promises to First Nations.

    Who Killed BC Hydro?

    Who killed BC Hydro? Rafe Mair charts the death in all but name of our once greatest crown corporation, through tens of billions in sweetheart private power contracts forced on the utility and some very shady accounting practices.