The controversial approval of the Site C dam project by Premier Horgan and the NDP government won support from business and labour interests even as it was condemned by environmentalists and First Nations. To help sort through the issues involved, this forum brings together three experts, all of whom have offered policy advice on Site C, to provide perspective on the decision.
Mark Jaccard (Simon Fraser University) is a world leader in the design and application of energy-economy models that assess the effectiveness of sustainable energy and climate policies.
Karen Bakker (University of British Columbia), named one of Canada’s “top 40 under 40” in 2011, is a leading expert in sustainable water governance and watershed health.
Gordon Christie (Director of the Indigenous Legal Studies Program at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC) will discuss why all Canadians should be thinking about how Canadian governments manage Treaty 8 territory (which includes Site C), and how historic treaties should function in the modern world.
This forum is organized by the Pacific Chapter of the Royal Society of Canada in conjunction with the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies to promote dialogue and public understanding. The forum will be live streamed on the Institute's Facebook page. Details for the livestream will be available on April 12.