D-Day for Site C & NDP




Why approving Site C could sink NDP

Read the new column by Damien Gillis


It’s getting down to the wire for the NDP-led government to announce its decision on Site C Dam. The corporate media and Big Labour’s big guns have been making a sales push to throw the beleaguered project a lifeline, and many fear they could succeed. That would be the biggest mistake the NDP could make, says The Common Sense Canadian's Damien Gillis. "They didn’t create this monster, but they will own the consequences if they keep it alive," he writes in an in-depth column on the myriad problems facing the project and BC ratepayers and taxpayers if it proceeds.

The estimate for Newfoundland's unfinished Muskrat Falls project has ballooned from $6.2 Billion to $12.7 Billion. With major cost overruns already for Site C, owing to erosion and tension cracks in a region expert geologists have long warned is unstable, Site C is on even shakier ground, says Gillis.

He also points to experts like the head of the Joint Review Panel into Site C, who say the province won't need the additional power for years to come and when it does, there are cheaper and less damaging alternatives that could meet our needs. Gillis takes on the NDP-linked Big Labour lobbyists who are pushing the project and pokes holes in Site C's grossly inflated job claims.

"The NDP would be wise to consider the political impacts of the project," Gillis writes. "Continuing with Site C would further drive a wedge through the Left, causing the NDP to lose votes to the Greens in the next election." More than that, it will destroy BC's credit rating and leave a legacy of debt and unbearable power bills for generations to come.

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