Audio: Damien Gillis discusses Site C Dam, Victoria Rally on CFRO 102.7


Listen to this ten minute discussion on Wake Up with Co-op re: the renewed Site C Dam
proposal and a recent rally in Victoria to voice opposition to the plan. This past
Sunday, First Nations, ranchers, conservationists, and citizens from the Peace River
region and around BC paddled to the Legislature to deliver their message to the
premier and public. They are concerned Site C will unnecessarily flood important
farmland, ecosystems, and traditional aboriginal territories at great cost to the
public and BC Hydro ratepayers – all to subsidize the Tar Sands and resource mining
for multi-national corporations, the United States, and Asia.


About 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.

2 thoughts on “Audio: Damien Gillis discusses Site C Dam, Victoria Rally on CFRO 102.7

  1. Money talks and the little people suffer, this is the way of politics, money and those in control, we small people have no lobbyists or big bank rolls, when things go totally wrong for the small people, remember the French Revolution, heads rolled.

  2. Damien Gillis- Hooray for you!! You have hit almost every pertinent issue of the people of the Peace River Valley, with the impending DISASTER of a third dam (Site C) on our beautiful Peace River. How is it that you can state the situation so blatantly simple- and yet BC Hydro and our Premier are still so deaf and blind to what they are forcing upon us. Who’s political agenda is this really? BC Hydro has been holding the people of this valley ransom for 33 years. Give them back their homes!, their lives!, their livelihoods!, their families futures!. Give us back the PEACE that is this valley!! Damien please keep up your exceptional reporting on our plight….it is ap-preciated more than you can know- actually, you can know- your family lost it’s home and future with the first phase of BC Hydros demise of our valley. You know EXACTLY what is at stake here, and for who and what…..Thank you- Dorri Larstone, “lover of our valley” and resident of Fort St. John

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