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Site C decision to come Monday

Site C decision to come Monday

Premier John Horgan will announce a decision on the controversial Site C Dam project Monday morning.

British Columbians will know the fate of the $8.3 billion hydro electric mega-project at 11:30.

The government will be holding a budget-style technical briefing lock-up for reporters prior to the scheduled announcement by Horgan in Victoria.

Either decision is likely to be controversial for Horgan’s NDP government.  To go ahead with the project on the Peace River will likely mean court challenges by First Nations opposed to the dam.

Pulling the plug now will mean the province will have to write off over $2 billion already spent on the dam, the layoff of up to 2000 workers, and costly remediation of the site.

A recent report by the independent B.C. Utilities Commission said the project is currently over budget and not likely to meet its 2024 completion target.

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