November 19th, 2015
Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice
Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Dear Honourable Ministers,
Honour Solemn Treaty Promises and Restore Confidence in Federal Site C Decisions
Please find enclosed our letter requesting that your new government take steps to honour solemn treaty promises and restore open, transparent and accountable federal government decision-making regarding the controversial $8.8 Billion Site C Dam project on British Columbia’s Peace River.
We ask for your personal involvement and commitment to make Site C an urgent government priority. Time is running out. Preliminary construction has started. The Peace Valley is beginning to be destroyed for future generations of indigenous and non-indigenous people.
In our letter we outline immediate steps the new federal government can take to start:
· Honouring solemn treaty promises made to First Nations impacted by Site C,
· Restoring openness and transparency to federal Site C decisions, and
· Restoring public confidence in federal Site C decisions.