The Supreme Court of Canada has denied a hearing to halt construction of the Site C dam.
The controversial $8.5 billion dam continues on the Peace river north of Fort St John, although two First Nation communities have been fighting the construction since 2015.
West Moberly Chief Roland Willson said it is a sad day for First Nations across Canada when the Supreme Court won’t even uphold their land and water rights.
West Moberly First Nation has spent well over one million dollars fighting against Site C. They feel there is no need for the project and their community, its heritage and land users in the area are being displaced.
Chief Willson is hoping that today’s confidence vote outs the Liberal government. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver has stated previously that he wants this project stopped and NDP leader John Horgan said the project should be reviewed by the BC Utilities Commission.
The next plan of action for the community is to seek damages done by the project. In order to do, so they have to wait until its