LETTER: Shameful politics on Site C

As many are aware, the 1973 Mica Dam on the Columbia River flooded 8,000 square miles of forest and farmland. The damage is done. B.C. has the rights to the power being generated as part of the agreement.

The Site C Dam will flood 31,000 acres of ALR farmland including indigenous burial grounds. This is “mean spirited” and a will create a legacy of mistrust, where a politicians’s word are worthless.

The Site C will cost over $12 billion and does not include the new transmissions lines required to Victoria. The amortization of the debt is 70 years for outdated power. The interest payments will be $500 million per year, adding to our already expensive Hydro bills. The 2017 provincial election cost $45 million to have the Liberals step aside and their leader step down and quit.

Questions: Why would NDP follow in the footsteps of a Liberal disaster? Why would voters support the NDP in the next election?

The Site C Dam is a shameful monument of politics from which there is no point, no return.

Art Bickerton

Saanich

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