Monday, November 28, 2016

Dear Justin Trudeau: HALT THE SITE C DAM!

Message Recipients: Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau

Subject: Halt the Site C dam

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,

I urge you to halt the Site C dam, and honour Canada’s obligations to respect and protect the rights of Indigenous peoples in the Peace River Valley, British Columbia.

If built, this huge hydroelectric project will drown over 80km of the Peace River Valley, destroying lands vital to Indigenous hunting and fishing and sweeping away grave sites.

Over 100 years ago, the Canadian government signed a treaty, promising to protect the way of life of Indigenous peoples in the region. Prime Minister Trudeau, please don’t break that promise.

William Rosen
Lombard, IL 60148