Re: Dam decision a big test for NDP (B.C. Views, Nov. 15)
Premier John Horgan made the decision to cancel the Site C dam project before the election. His letter to contractors to stop signing contracts and cease acquiring lands before his party assumed power makes that abundantly clear.
This delay is merely him realizing it’s a bad idea but he’s committed to it because it panders to his urban base.
As for being able to make up the supply difference through wind, solar and geothermal, one merely has to look to Ontario to see what that looks like. Those technologies are neither mature nor reliable and have caused immense cost increases that have bankrupted the province, driven out industry and cost jobs. “Could” does not mean the same as “is.”
With the reliance on electrically powered technology increasing exponentially this is not the time to be cancelling Site C. Particularly when it results in no increase in power availability, will result in increased costs and will also result in an immediate loss of $4 billion when the government has already increased program spending throughout the province.
Jason Kitt, Sooke