NameMy Concerns About Site C DamCityProvince/State
Pat GoerndtWe do not need Site C! Thank you for standing up for what is right & in the best interests of the citizens of BCSurreyBritish Columbia
Bernadette KeenanWe need farms and there are better ways to get clean energy than flooding farmland.SurreyBritish Columbia
Ivan B BartlettBanks are very unstable on south Side
I'm predicting at least 14 billion. Price Tag
Rose PriaireBritish Columbia
Roz IsaacThank you for standing up for the rights of First Nations and for the farmers who provide us with locally-sourced food. The devastation to these people and to the natural beauty of this spectacular part of BC would be horrendous.NORTH VANCOUVERBritish Columbia
Randal HadlandThank you for helping to get a reasoned and complete analysis done of the Site C proposal. It is bad enough that BC Hydro ignored the guidelines established for the environmental assessment of Site C under the BC 'Liberals' and the Federal Conservatives, but even worse were the changes made to the intent and ethics of the Environmental Review itself by regulatory changes of both of those governments. The shadow of navigable waters protection, the loss of Agricultural Land Reserve and BC Utilities Commission oversight, the lack of a solid basis with which to examine Treaty rights and grievances, the BC refusal to look at alternatives to this project, the failure to examine the costs and benefits of Site C and the alternatives, can all be seen in the effects of government attempts to "streamline" environmental assessment, and the attempt to make EA more "predictable".

This is the extent of science based decision making as practiced by our governments. That cabinet decree should limit examination and actual determination of findings of a panel designed to give the public confidence in resource spending. Canadians fought long and hard to have meaningful participation in how our resources are spent and all of that effort was kicked out the window by self-interest governments.

Please help restore Canada and British Columbia to responsible decision making. We don't need streamlined and predictable environmental assessments, we need analysis that isn't afraid to look at all the issues and come to the correct conclusions. Thank you again, Randal Hadland
Dawson CreekBritish Columbia
Richard CartonIt is clear to me that the idea of building the dam is a regressive idea. The Peace River Valley is unique in its capacity for producing high quality crops at such a northern latitude. Producing crops locally is an important objective as we try to reign in climate change by reducing our usage of fossil fuels. It is also likely that the energy for the dam will be used largely for other destructive enterprises such as fracking. Other sources of renewable energy can be used to meet the needs of the province. If the dam goes ahead the taxpayers will live to regret the financial burden. In my opinion, if this project goes ahead it will be mostly to satisfy the political exigency of our provincial premier.SecheltBritish Columbia
Janine MacLeodMega-dams like the proposed Site-C project are not green or sustainable. There are significant untapped geothermal power sources in British Columbia which would be much more ecologically appropriate - and more affordable - as remedies for any energy shortfall in the province. Food security continues to become a more pressing concern both locally and globally as climate change and water stress impact key growing regions. In this context, the proposal to flood critical farmlands in the North appears absurdly out of touch, as it sacrifices the future health and well-being of British Columbians in the pursuit of short term revenues from LNG development.

The primary intended recipients of power from the Site C dam are fracking operations. The Site C project thus represents a double threat to vital waterways - both the dam itself and the intended use of its power would generate unacceptable contamination and hydrological disruption. The Site C dam proposal - and its associated subservience to the will of oil and gas industries - seems to arise from a position of profound ignorance about the current global water crisis.

Moreover, the proposed Site C dam violates Canada's commitment to the UNDRIP principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent, as it would obliterate culturally significant territory against the wishes of Treaty 8 First Nations. Reconciliation has little meaning if the Provincial government continues to engage in substantial acts of colonial dispossession.
Roberts CreekBritish Columbia
Lacy KvikstadPlease continue to do all you can to stop site c.Fort st johnBritish Columbia
Kelly PattersonWe don't need another dam. What we need is to support alternative means for generating power; less disruptive, destructive means. Thank you to the ministers who chose to vote against Site C.Dawson CreekBritish Columbia
Danielle PeloquinThis type of technology is a dibossier. There are reasons hydro electric dams aren't being built anymore. Choose the alternatives there is too much loss involved with this one.Fort St JohnBritish Columbia
Valerie Joy WrightWe do not need the site C dam that will cause so much destruction in such a beautiful area. We need renewable energy projects such as solar and wind. A lot of our food comes from California and with increasing drought we should be protecting our food growing resources. The Peace Valley is a prime area for growing our own food. The decision to build the Site C dam is very short sighted we need to protect our valuable resourcesTerraceBritish Columbia
Lindsay JardineThank you for voting against this corrupt, unnecessary travesty. We need this river valley for food security in our province. Wildlife need this river valley for their food, birthing, and travelling along the Yukon to Yellowstone corridor. Please, do whatever you can to force Christy Clarke into stopping her pet project by demanding that the Treaty 8 be upheld and that due process be respected by demanding the BC Utilities Commission review Site C. Don't let her ego and her corruption ruin our home. We need your help now more than ever.

Thanking you in advance.
Fort St JohnBritish Columbia
Amber van DrielenThank you for opposing the site C dam.GoldenBritish Columbia
M MontgomeryDo not flood this valley. This is land that can never be restored once the dams have been built. Think again.VancouverBritish Columbia
Ceinwen MMasi Chok for you opposition to Site C dam on September 30th. We must continue to oppose motions that will harm any Canadian and our environment. This land we have is extremely precious and vital to our survival, not just for First Nations, but for all of Canada. I urge you and everyone with the power to do so to start investing in renewable energy, because without an environment, there is no economy. Remember your loyalty lies with the people, not the corporations.Cold LakeAlberta
Andrew MulkaniStop BC Hydro from destroying this valley and destroying the lives of the people and fauna that live in it.North VancouverBritish Columbia
Rick TarlingI have lived in the Peace River River region for over 26 years avid sportsman and conservationist, agricultural background. This area of the dam has many beautiful areas, Lime stone caves, Grayling fishing etc., that are predominantly stream bearing fish and do not do well in dam made sedimentary lakes. Also a dam accumulates arsenic and mercury in dam watersheds with man made dams, the natural flushing of these and other chemicals building up behind dams make the sports fishing a risk to eat over time, and this is in the BC Hydro data with the two previous dams on the Peace River.

Another issue is the natural sluffing of the banks of the Peace River and by damming the peace in the Site C area will cause more bank erosion and sediment entering the Peace River and building up behind the dam and degrading the water quality behind this proposed Site C Dam. Destruction of historical and pristine areas that forever will change and lost. I hope we protect the remaining Peace River for years to come.
Fort St. JohnBritish Columbia
Bonnie CroninOur decision to destroy the environment for profit needs to change ... any reason to destroy the environment needs to change. We lived with a government bent on destroying the environment and the planet for far too long. We have to change this and change it drastically.WiindsorOntario
Andreas DemmersThank you so much for saving farm land and First Nations Lands ! Let's all work together and get the ball rolling on Renewable energy like solar and wind and geothermal.CumberlandBritish Columbia
Jock BrayThanks. Many new technologies are available or in the offing that can meet or exceed the energy output of this dam. Without flooding. Without losing an incredible valley. Don't let it happen.SurreyBritish Columbia
Ronald RamsayThanks to all off you for standing up for the protection of the PeaceShirleyBritish Columbia
Rob BurtonClean, pasive energy is the way to go. This senseless destruction of land had to end.North VanBritish Columbia
Emily McIvorThank you for your efforts to stop the needless destruction that could be caused if the Site C dam proposal goes ahead.VictoriaBritish Columbia
Joanne BlytheThank you for taking a stand against Site C dam.SaskatoonSaskatchewan
Brooke WatsonThe energy I need from the Peace River region is not hydro-electric. I need to have better choices for BC agriculture and natural capital.VictoriaBritish Columbia
Brooke WatsonThe energy I need from the Peace River region is not hydro-electric. I need to have better choices for BC agriculture and natural capital.VictoriaBritish Columbia
Sylvain LandrevilleNo major hydroelectric dams are needed in Canada for the future. We instead need to develop other alternative sources like biomass and solar and wind and energy production from the tides for lower impact. And we need to use less energy.LemoyneQuebec
michelle parryThank you for opposing site c dam.
It is time to move to new ways of being relationship with our natural world. Dams are old technologies whose costs are simply too great in all ways.
Blessings,
Michelle
pentictonBritish Columbia
Paul CraikThanks to the MLAs who voted against support for the Site C Dam. British Columbians don't need this expensive white elephant which will destroy needed farmland, ruin habitat for wildlife, violate the rights of the Treaty 8 First Nations while saddling us with an enormous debt.

We need an economic policy such as that advocated in the LEAP Manifesto which promotes ecological integrity and social justice while also promoting good paying green jobs. These are not opposites to be "balanced" against one another, they actually support one another.

Please keep up the fight!
VancouverBritish Columbia
Bridget M.Thank you for upholding the rights of a democratic society - which we are guaranteed in our constitution. The constitution that is being trampled into compost by governments who find it inconvenient and restrictive when implementing their grand schemes to impoverish citizens in order to fill the offshore bank accounts of soulless mega corporations. Treaties, Environmental laws, Endangered Species, Farm land, Protesters, etc, are seen as nothing but inconvenient speed bumps to be flattened along the way to the generous corporate reciprocation that will fill the pockets of the Liberals. It is disgusting and must be stopped. Thank you for standing up for us.CrossfieldAlberta
Dorothy FieldI believe we do not need the site C dam for many reasons:

It fails to take First Nations into account as it floods their traditional land.
It will destroy farm land and add to our carbon emissions.

We don't need it.

That's enough reason for me to oppose it.

Thank you for taking the position you have.
VictoriaBritish Columbia
Denise GardinerDear MLA's,
I wish to express my deeply felt thanks to you for voting against the motion to support the Site C dam. Such a project is foolhardy: the need for it is not there, the payment burden on the people of BC would be horrendous and the rich agricultural land it would destroy is criminal in an age where our food source is diminishing. The fact that all reasonable obstacles to the building of such a monster were removed by the government leads one to believe that there is a hidden reason to proceed with such an idiot structure when other countries (See state of California alone) are decommissioning their dams. In this age, they are an archaic and needlessly expensive solution to a power need. Surely, in British Columbia, we are more forward thinking! we have modern and less expensive solutions (Geothermal for example) when the need for more power does arise. I admire you for speaking out. The Peace River with its rich, beautiful and fertile area needs voices for protection against this needless destruction.
Yours truly,
Denise Gardiner, Moberly Lake, Peace River, BC
Moberly LakeBritish Columbia
Kate VincentThe most crucial argument against Site C is that it will flood some of the most fertile agricultural land in the province. In the future, food security is likely to be one of the most serious issues facing our province. Of course, the natural habitat and the wildlife that it supports, the sacred first nations sites and the fact that it will cost taxpayers more than $9 billion for energy that is not needed once fracking projects are factored out are also valid considerations.

Now that we've rid ourselves of Stephen Harper, new opportunities in renewable energy should be able to provide for B.C.'s energy needs into the future.

Thank you so much for standing up for the land, for our future food security, for the taxpayers and for the principle of what is right. Together we must stop this travesty from happening.
VancouverBritish Columbia
stephanie caulerDo not destroy this rich farmland...animal habitat and just breath taking land ....for a hydro plant....this is wrong....you will destroy lives, land and animals for greed and saddle people with an huge debt they can not afford...leave this beautiful breath taking land alone....stop this damn project before u ruin this countryside....and peoples lives...MillersvillePA
Nancy MurphyWe do not need energy that destroys the environment . WE have other ways to get power. WE need trees, and animals and fish and all other natural organisms. Do not destroy this beautiful land just for the sake of progress. There is a saying 'When the last tree is gone only then will we realize you can't eat money" That is the only reason why you would destroy this land. Are you crazyPrince GeorgeBritish Columbia
Heather WilsonMy sincere thanks to all of you for taking a stand by voting against Site C.
I've had the privilege of living on the banks of the beautiful Peace River for over 40 years and have experienced the fertile soils and unique micro-climate that is so incredibly productive. I've watched the abundant wildlife that share this valley with us and find safety on the islands to raise their young.
Like so many of my neighbours and friends, my home will become a BC Hydro Statutory Right of Way should Site C proceed. The destruction of the valley has already begun, and to watch islands being logged off and eagles' nests destroyed is heartbreaking.
The need for the power has not been demonstrated and there so many other options to be considered when that power is needed. Take off the blinkers, BC Government, and move forward with the rest of the world, and not backwards into the sixties.
Hudson's HopeBritish Columbia
Sheena PrattSimply put, thank you for thinking of the children, grandchildren and future generations. The Peace River is far to beautiful and the land far too useful to only be enjoyed in pictures by future generations.TaylorBritish Columbia
Anne AdamsSITE C will flood valuable farm land which we don't have that much of in B.C. anyway. We should be producing and consuming our own food as much as possible . It just doesn't make sense to me to import foods that can be grown right here in B.C. such as fruits and most vegetables and meats. With so much good farm land in the lower mainland under cities and roads it would be foolish to flood an area that also has good land as well as a warm micro climate.
Then there are the people who will lose their homes and farms . Where are they supposed to go?
Why are we not developing other means of producing electricity? Other countries are, so why aren't we ? It seems our government is blind on this topic, electricity equals dams and hydro power only. There are many greener alternatives out there, such as wind, solar, tides, etc. All of these could be developed and produce jobs for lots of people as well.
For all of these reasons I want to see Site C stopped permanently. Thank you for voting against it.
Anne Adams
Fort FraserBritish Columbia
Alec ScoonesAs there are alternatives to building dams constructing Site C, without having fully explored the options, constitutes a crime against future generations.SidneyBritish Columbia
Derek EganFarmland and food security is far more important than hydro dollars, especially with growing droughts and crop failures in California. Thanks for helping to protect our farmland and soil! This is an incredibly important issue!SlocanBritish Columbia
Brenda ErvenPLEASE stop destroying our habitat!!!!VictoriaBritish Columbia
james hermonThanks very much to all the MLA's who voted against the Site C dam. There are better renewable energy sources available which would not have as detrimental an environmental impact as this project would. Let's make wind and solar energy projects Canada's new development choice!burnabyBritish Columbia
Doug DarlingtonMoney better spent on solar powerDuncanBritish Columbia
kara middletonWe must think of food, water and climate first!sookeBritish Columbia
Kate ElliotThanks for standing up for BC, its people and wildlife & environment! As more solar, thermal and wind technologies become affordable, BC Hydro will need to change with the times. Flooding valuable agricultural land for hydro-electricity is short-sighted. We also need to recognize that our energy consumption is decreasing as well. THANK YOU for your integrity!VancouverBritish Columbia
Mary E RussellFirst of all, our gratitude and respect for our 29 BC MLA's who are standing up for life instead of oblivion in voting against the Site C dam. You are strong bluffs against the crumbling integrity of Christy Clark's leadership. And know that all the powers for life stand behind you --for the Site C dam is fiscally, environmentally and socially unsound, and no one with their head on their shoulders would think of it. I am very alarmed by the land grab that is going on here too, especially as Christy Clark on the eve or her election championed the sanctity of arable land for the future---yet is now blindly at its destruction, and at horrific expense that will muliply as this project proceeds further. All of it--the drowning of so much arable land with the spectre of global warming already at hand; the drowning of First Nation's unceded territories that have important cultural values to their way of life; the multitudes of wild annimals and birds that will lose their territories too and likely their lives; and the very unfair drowning of family farming enterprise that goes with the flooding of this beautiful valley. And then you have to factor in the loss of purity in the water of the Peace as construction disturbs the landmass and leads to contamination of the river itself. And finally, why would any respect for the future allow this dam that will guarantee Frantic Fracking and legitimate the expansion of the Tarsands when the science has been done worldwide that concludes the only time left to curb unstoppable Global Warming is NOW---not two, five, ten, fifteen or twenty years later. And the whole world is yearning for change. And it can be done just as soon as encouragement and funding are there---new ways to live and live well, that strive to work with Nature instead of against her in everything we do. And this other countries are already proving true. And so to all of you in Government bravely standing against SIte-C Dam, know that we the people stand with you, and may our new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau be the visionary we are praying for who will redeem the harm visted on the people and this beautiful country under the crushing thumb of Stephen Harper. Viola!Port HardyBritish Columbia
Arlene McPheeDo what's right for our future generations to continue to have the most fertile crop land for growing our own food in the futures! Droughts are causing food shortages all over the world we need to save this land for survival in the future.Fort NelsonBritish Columbia
Deb ThiessenThank you for standing up for our natural areas and agricultural areas against this current Liberal government's mismanagement of our province. Let us hope the changes on the federal level come soon on a provincial level here.VictoriaBritish Columbia
Jon RaittI have driven the road that winds along beside the Peace River. I have seen the damage that will be done. Stop the building of the Site C Dam.VancouverBritish Columbia
Elaine RhymerThank you very much for voting against the Site C Dam. We already have two dams on the Peace River and the first one, the WAC Bennett Dam, flooded a lot of excellent farm land that was producing garden vegetables, feed, and fruit. It also displaced a good number of people from their homes. The Site C Dam will do exactly the same thing. Where are the people to go, who have lived along the river for so many years? Will BCHydro relocate them to a place of equal value and beauty? I doubt it!

The Site C Dam will also spell disaster for the wildlife existing on the river and on its islands. There are some awful stories told of the panic and distress experienced by the animals--the moose, deer, bears--when the Bennett Dam was completed and the waters began to rise.

Our Premier has every right to pursue her LNG dream for BC--but not at the expense of the Peace River! It has been exploited enough! There are so many alternatives nowadays to building dams. Other countries--and some provinces--are exploring these alternatives, and our province should be doing the same.
Hudson's HopeBritish Columbia
Moralea MilneThank you with all my heart for trying to protect the Peace River, its ecosystems and species, the people who live and work on that land and the untapped agricultural potential that should be available for future generations. Please continue lobbying for protection of this area. As Richard Bullock has stated "Never Give Up!"
Moralea
MetchosinBritish Columbia
Brandon SchiestelThis needs to stop ! Leave nature the way it is humans have already Screwed up the earth enough.WaterlooOntario
Desmond BerghoferThank you for voting against Site C.

It is important to let the government know that Site C is not a good option for BC. The costs for the affected farmers and First Nations far outweigh the benefits for future energy production, which is not environmentally benign. The government needs to focus on investment in clean energy alternatives (wind, solar, tidal) and not continue with more investment in hydro.
VancouverBritish Columbia
Violet BowieMany 'thank yous' to those of you who voted against the Site C ... it's a personal thing for me, as my pioneer family helped to shape this area.
This dam IS NOT NEEDED!
Sincerest thanks.
V. Bowie
Dawson CreekBritish Columbia
Rita NeighborThank you to the 29 MLA's who voted against supporting Site C
We need to put a stop to the continued destruction of valuable.needed farmland. The rights and concerns of First Nations people need to be respected. We need to speak for the wildlife, the fish and birds whose habitat and environment are being destroyed. The cost to BC citizens will be enormous and the power is not proven to be needed. We need to look at alternative energy sources. Please help us in continuing our fight to have this project stopped. Thank you.
Fort St. JohnBritish Columbia
Monique BoisvertI was living in Taylor BC until this past 2 months and was watching all this unfold for the last year and a half.
Thank you so much for voting NO and trying to save this beautiful piece of land.
To many GREEDY companies want to destroy this valley and it will and has adversely
affected the average person in this area.
It started with this company promising jobs to locals and last I heard they have reneged on this as well they have no concern for the people or wildlife only their pockets. As well I saw most everyone in that area go site c crazy and the steady increase in food, essentials and housing and gone drastically higher all on speculation of site c. How can young families even afford to live with the cost of living skyrocketing?
I commend you for having the merit and fortitude of standing behind you constituents and voting NO on Site C.
EdmontonAlberta
Darcy ShawchekThank you. If one of you has a chance to kicking Christy Clark in the V please do not hesitate. No sense being diplomatic about it anymore cause it doesn't work.Fort st johnBritish Columbia
Donna BearThank you for voting against BC Hydro's white elephant project Site C Dam. The economic and environmental cost is way greater than any potential benefit.Fort St JohnBritish Columbia
Rita NeighborThank you MLA's for voting against Site C.
I am opposed to BC Hydro putting valuable B.C. farmland under water. The proposed Site C dam would flood 107 kilometers of valley bottoms in the Peace region, destroying some of B.C.’s best farmland. These farms have been passed down for generations and would be gone forever. We need this farmland more and more with the droughts occurring in place we import our food from.
I am also strongly opposed to Site C dam as it would flood 78 First Nations heritage sites, including burial grounds and places of cultural and spiritual significance. These damages cannot be mitigated.
Wildlife, including birds and fish in the Peace region will be severely impacted by Site C .
The BC Hydro currently (it will be more costly) estimates that Site C Dam will cost $8.8 billion. Why burden BC citizens with this debt when the energy from Site C is not needed? Alternative sources of power would be more cost effective. Thank you.
Fort St. JohnBritish Columbia
Jonathan BurdenA warm, heart felt thank you to all MLA's who voted against this project.
You all have your reasons for voting against Site C and I respect those reasons, be they political, economic or environmental.Having spent some time this year, working in the peace river country, I have my own reasons. I made the drive from Hudson's Hope to Fort St. John many times and never ceased to be amazed amazed at the beautiful landscape and diversity of life forms along this route. It'll all be buried under a huge body of water if the Site C dam proceeds. What a sacrifice, just to create some hydro power! What an archaic way to generate power! Have we learned nothing from the flooding of the Arrow Lakes? I believe in creating jobs and we all use electricity. But what an antiquated way to go about it. Many life forms besides humans, depend on this eco system for survival. Beaver dams abound, Eagles nestsline the banks andthere are calving grounds on the islands. I was stunned to hear a spokesperson from BC Hydro say that they would only be removing eagles nests along the river that were inactive. I guess they don't relaize that eagles mate for life and occupy their nests year round, not just during the breeding season.

Again I thank you and hope this project does not proceed as some things are more important than corporate profit.
SlocanBritish Columbia
Wendy CharThank you for opposing this archaic project. The proponents of this kind of destruction are suffering from a distinct lack of vision and imagination. We should be exploring alternative forms of energy rather than using such outdated ideas. In reality, Site C represents too much destruction for negligible benefits. A river and the land around it are much more important than power for a few thousand homes. The BC Liberals trying to ram this project through is in keeping with their ham-handed handling of BC Hydro. Enough is enoughCampbell RiverBritish Columbia
Lindsay PrattAs a concerned citizen of the Peace Region I would like to see the proper avenues followed before anymore work is completed on this project. No other project of this size could have bypassed BC Utilities Commission oversight nor should the Site C Dam. This is a matter of trust in our government systems and our right to have proper representation at a government level. The north gives a lot to the rest of the province and we deserve a say in what projects are carried out especially when it comes to the treaty rights of our First Nations. Thank you for voting in opposition to this ill-conceived mega project that seeks to take so much from us and will throw the entire province into debt.Fort St. JohnBritish Columbia
Mike AshdownId ljke to say THANK YOU!!! The peace river is absolutely gorgeous. Ive enjoyed it from the moment I moved north 17 years ago give or take a few. From fishing to swimming... riverboating and hunting... the peace has been a dream. I hope you continue to fight for the peace and appreciate your stance on the matter. Keep up the good work!TaylorBritish Columbia
Shelley OuelletteTo the MLA's who voted against Site C, Thank you. Please continue to lobby against this project and leave the beautiful Peace River in peace.Fort St JohnBritish Columbia
Mike AshdownId ljke to say THANK YOU!!! The peace river is absolutely gorgeous. Ive enjoyed it from the moment I moved north 17 years ago give or take a few. From fishing to swimming... riverboating and hunting... the peace has been a dream. I hope you continue to fight for the peace and appreciate your stance on the matter. Keep up the good work!TaylorBritish Columbia
Lindsay PrattAs a concerned citizen of the Peace Region I would like to see the proper avenues followed before anymore work is completed on this project. No other project of this size could have bypassed BC Utilities Commission oversight nor should the Site C Dam. This is a matter of trust in our government systems and our right to have proper representation at a government level. The north gives a lot to the rest of the province and we deserve a say in what projects are carried out especially when it comes to the treaty rights of our First Nations. Thank you for voting in opposition to this ill-conceived mega project that seeks to take so much from us and will throw the entire province into debt.Fort St. JohnBritish Columbia
Wendy CharThank you for opposing this archaic project. The proponents of this kind of destruction are suffering from a distinct lack of vision and imagination. We should be exploring alternative forms of energy rather than using such outdated ideas. In reality, Site C represents too much destruction for negligible benefits. A river and the land around it are much more important than power for a few thousand homes. The BC Liberals trying to ram this project through is in keeping with their ham-handed handling of BC Hydro. Enough is enoughCampbell RiverBritish Columbia
Jonathan BurdenA warm, heart felt thank you to all MLA's who voted against this project.
You all have your reasons for voting against Site C and I respect those reasons, be they political, economic or environmental.Having spent some time this year, working in the peace river country, I have my own reasons. I made the drive from Hudson's Hope to Fort St. John many times and never ceased to be amazed amazed at the beautiful landscape and diversity of life forms along this route. It'll all be buried under a huge body of water if the Site C dam proceeds. What a sacrifice, just to create some hydro power! What an archaic way to generate power! Have we learned nothing from the flooding of the Arrow Lakes? I believe in creating jobs and we all use electricity. But what an antiquated way to go about it. Many life forms besides humans, depend on this eco system for survival. Beaver dams abound, Eagles nestsline the banks andthere are calving grounds on the islands. I was stunned to hear a spokesperson from BC Hydro say that they would only be removing eagles nests along the river that were inactive. I guess they don't relaize that eagles mate for life and occupy their nests year round, not just during the breeding season.

Again I thank you and hope this project does not proceed as some things are more important than corporate profit.
SlocanBritish Columbia
Rita NeighborThank you MLA's for voting against Site C.
I am opposed to BC Hydro putting valuable B.C. farmland under water. The proposed Site C dam would flood 107 kilometers of valley bottoms in the Peace region, destroying some of B.C.’s best farmland. These farms have been passed down for generations and would be gone forever. We need this farmland more and more with the droughts occurring in place we import our food from.
I am also strongly opposed to Site C dam as it would flood 78 First Nations heritage sites, including burial grounds and places of cultural and spiritual significance. These damages cannot be mitigated.
Wildlife, including birds and fish in the Peace region will be severely impacted by Site C .
The BC Hydro currently (it will be more costly) estimates that Site C Dam will cost $8.8 billion. Why burden BC citizens with this debt when the energy from Site C is not needed? Alternative sources of power would be more cost effective. Thank you.
Fort St. JohnBritish Columbia
Donna BearThank you for voting against BC Hydro's white elephant project Site C Dam. The economic and environmental cost is way greater than any potential benefit.Fort St JohnBritish Columbia
Darcy ShawchekThank you. If one of you has a chance to kicking Christy Clark in the V please do not hesitate. No sense being diplomatic about it anymore cause it doesn't work.Fort st johnBritish Columbia
Monique BoisvertI was living in Taylor BC until this past 2 months and was watching all this unfold for the last year and a half.
Thank you so much for voting NO and trying to save this beautiful piece of land.
To many GREEDY companies want to destroy this valley and it will and has adversely
affected the average person in this area.
It started with this company promising jobs to locals and last I heard they have reneged on this as well they have no concern for the people or wildlife only their pockets. As well I saw most everyone in that area go site c crazy and the steady increase in food, essentials and housing and gone drastically higher all on speculation of site c. How can young families even afford to live with the cost of living skyrocketing?
I commend you for having the merit and fortitude of standing behind you constituents and voting NO on Site C.
EdmontonAlberta
Rita NeighborThank you to the 29 MLA's who voted against supporting Site C
We need to put a stop to the continued destruction of valuable.needed farmland. The rights and concerns of First Nations people need to be respected. We need to speak for the wildlife, the fish and birds whose habitat and environment are being destroyed. The cost to BC citizens will be enormous and the power is not proven to be needed. We need to look at alternative energy sources. Please help us in continuing our fight to have this project stopped. Thank you.
Fort St. JohnBritish Columbia
Violet BowieMany 'thank yous' to those of you who voted against the Site C ... it's a personal thing for me, as my pioneer family helped to shape this area.
This dam IS NOT NEEDED!
Sincerest thanks.
V. Bowie
Dawson CreekBritish Columbia
Desmond BerghoferThank you for voting against Site C.

It is important to let the government know that Site C is not a good option for BC. The costs for the affected farmers and First Nations far outweigh the benefits for future energy production, which is not environmentally benign. The government needs to focus on investment in clean energy alternatives (wind, solar, tidal) and not continue with more investment in hydro.
VancouverBritish Columbia
Brandon SchiestelThis needs to stop ! Leave nature the way it is humans have already Screwed up the earth enough.WaterlooOntario
Moralea MilneThank you with all my heart for trying to protect the Peace River, its ecosystems and species, the people who live and work on that land and the untapped agricultural potential that should be available for future generations. Please continue lobbying for protection of this area. As Richard Bullock has stated "Never Give Up!"
Moralea
MetchosinBritish Columbia
Elaine RhymerThank you very much for voting against the Site C Dam. We already have two dams on the Peace River and the first one, the WAC Bennett Dam, flooded a lot of excellent farm land that was producing garden vegetables, feed, and fruit. It also displaced a good number of people from their homes. The Site C Dam will do exactly the same thing. Where are the people to go, who have lived along the river for so many years? Will BCHydro relocate them to a place of equal value and beauty? I doubt it!

The Site C Dam will also spell disaster for the wildlife existing on the river and on its islands. There are some awful stories told of the panic and distress experienced by the animals--the moose, deer, bears--when the Bennett Dam was completed and the waters began to rise.

Our Premier has every right to pursue her LNG dream for BC--but not at the expense of the Peace River! It has been exploited enough! There are so many alternatives nowadays to building dams. Other countries--and some provinces--are exploring these alternatives, and our province should be doing the same.
Hudson's HopeBritish Columbia
Jon RaittI have driven the road that winds along beside the Peace River. I have seen the damage that will be done. Stop the building of the Site C Dam.VancouverBritish Columbia
Deb ThiessenThank you for standing up for our natural areas and agricultural areas against this current Liberal government's mismanagement of our province. Let us hope the changes on the federal level come soon on a provincial level here.VictoriaBritish Columbia
Arlene McPheeDo what's right for our future generations to continue to have the most fertile crop land for growing our own food in the futures! Droughts are causing food shortages all over the world we need to save this land for survival in the future.Fort NelsonBritish Columbia
Mary E RussellFirst of all, our gratitude and respect for our 29 BC MLA's who are standing up for life instead of oblivion in voting against the Site C dam. You are strong bluffs against the crumbling integrity of Christy Clark's leadership. And know that all the powers for life stand behind you --for the Site C dam is fiscally, environmentally and socially unsound, and no one with their head on their shoulders would think of it. I am very alarmed by the land grab that is going on here too, especially as Christy Clark on the eve or her election championed the sanctity of arable land for the future---yet is now blindly at its destruction, and at horrific expense that will muliply as this project proceeds further. All of it--the drowning of so much arable land with the spectre of global warming already at hand; the drowning of First Nation's unceded territories that have important cultural values to their way of life; the multitudes of wild annimals and birds that will lose their territories too and likely their lives; and the very unfair drowning of family farming enterprise that goes with the flooding of this beautiful valley. And then you have to factor in the loss of purity in the water of the Peace as construction disturbs the landmass and leads to contamination of the river itself. And finally, why would any respect for the future allow this dam that will guarantee Frantic Fracking and legitimate the expansion of the Tarsands when the science has been done worldwide that concludes the only time left to curb unstoppable Global Warming is NOW---not two, five, ten, fifteen or twenty years later. And the whole world is yearning for change. And it can be done just as soon as encouragement and funding are there---new ways to live and live well, that strive to work with Nature instead of against her in everything we do. And this other countries are already proving true. And so to all of you in Government bravely standing against SIte-C Dam, know that we the people stand with you, and may our new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau be the visionary we are praying for who will redeem the harm visted on the people and this beautiful country under the crushing thumb of Stephen Harper. Viola!Port HardyBritish Columbia
Kate ElliotThanks for standing up for BC, its people and wildlife & environment! As more solar, thermal and wind technologies become affordable, BC Hydro will need to change with the times. Flooding valuable agricultural land for hydro-electricity is short-sighted. We also need to recognize that our energy consumption is decreasing as well. THANK YOU for your integrity!VancouverBritish Columbia
Destiny AshdownThank you from the bottom of my heart and on behalf of my family for your actions to oppose the site C dam. I have great hope for a future where we do not further depreciate the human-nature relationship in order to fulfill our wants. My children may still have a chance to grow up with the valley and get to know the songs of the birds and prints of paws in the snow that first evoked my love and connection to our beautiful planet and this most mesmerizing corner of it that we call our own Peace Valley.
I once again, and a million times more, thank you for recognizing and honouring the great value of our valley. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
TaylorBritish Columbia
Jo-Anna LoganI applaud your decision to oppose the motion supporting the Site C dam and trust that you will continue the good work and that the Site C dam will be stopped. In a time when we already have so many opportunities for developing sustainable, renewable energy without destroying our precious resources, it is absolutely tragic to think that the destruction of this beautiful and fertile land could even be considered. Please continue to be leaders that care in a world which often seems to have gone money mad. Thank you so much.Salt Spring IslandBritish Columbia
Donna SellersThank you for voting against the Site C dam. Destruction of this beautiful and necessary agricultural land would be an atrocity that doesn't need to happen.
Please continue to work to protect this beautiful land, for B.C. and all of Canada.
TorontoOntario
Patricia D. MarkinThank You to All who voted against the proposed Site C dam.
I truly believe that the Peace River valley would be much better left un-flooded; allowed to continue as farmland and also develop into market gardens. Imagine! A green valley sustaining a million people. Paradise for sure! and a much more satisfying legacy than a dam. Throughout the history of the world it has been the fertile river valleys that provide.
I do not believe that First Nations people should, once again, be relocated and offered less than what they have now. It is insulting and scary how the Liberal government have gone ahead with this project with no thoughts of our environmental future.
Please continue to fight for this project to be scrapped.
Hudson's HopeBritish Columbia
Kay JamisonWe should be looking at alternative sources of power and not devastating the beautiful Peace River Valley. BC hydro must be stopped?NanaimoBritish Columbia
Franz StiegThank you for protecting Beautiful British Columbia for future Generations.KamloopsBritish Columbia
Meredith RodgerMy major concern is for the health of the Athabasca Delta. The Site C dam could just be the last straw for the Delta pushing it into collapse. We do not know what global warming will do to this Important Bird Area. Dare we take the chance?OttawaOntario
sandy mcnameeDeepest thank you to the 29 MLAs who voted against Site C. Saving pristine and productive land is the only choice that makes any sense. Investing in energy sources that are more economical and do not incur such huge debt also makes the most sense. Honouring the families, valuing the farmland, appreciating the heritage, saving the environment, and respecting First Nations' rights is fair and just and what British Columbians want.
I also thank you for giving me hope.
white rockBritish Columbia
Lindsay MarshWe need to respect the wishes of local First Nations and keep our agricultural lands in production, alongside protecting natural (and not altered) habitats of local wildlife. Site C will destroy too much to make it worthwhile.BurnabyBritish Columbia
Elsie DeanCanada and BC do not need the power that could be produced from a Site C dam on the Peace River. If in the future we need more power we could, according to research findings, get the same amount of power and for less from geothermal as BC has plenty. Global warming, climate change demand we protect farm land, the water coarse, vegetation, and habitat for wild life. Add up all the losses and then calculate the cost.BurnabyBritish Columbia
Allan DunlopIt is with sincere gratitude that I contemplate and acknowledge your efforts in opposing this needless devastation of such a valuable and beautiful part of our country.VictoriaBritish Columbia
Robert McCroskeyThank you for voting against Site C.
Obviously this project is unstoppable without extreme public pressure.
The flooding will snuff out a vast amount and variety of biodiversity which is unreplaceable, so far north.
It of course wastes a vast amount of good farm land.
It will drastically affect the local climate by replacing land with water.
It is an insult to the First Nations who have lived there for thousands of years.
It is an act of environmental criminality on the highest order, ranking right up there along China's assault to their rivers by cascades of dams.
It will be the final nail in the coffin of the world's largest fresh-water delta, as well as to the Mackenzie delta.
No, it won't power 450,000 homes, it will temporarily power the tar sands until their 25 twin Candu reactors are built to power the deep extraction of the limestone tar deposits below the tar sands.
Absolutely nobody can justify this type of environmental destruction, for any conceivable purpose.
Yet the project goes ahead, with the only possible benefit being that Cristy Clark can eventually stand on the top and do a W.A.C. Bennett, and cut the ribbon, her mangy hair blowing in the wind...
SurreyBritish Columbia
Jennifer margisoni want to register my opposition to the Site C Dam project. It seems madness to forever lose all this farmland and the food security it represents for power that is not needed and even if it were, should not be obtained in this environmentally destructive way. When will we learn that abuse of our environment in this way will inevitably negatively impact our planet? Surely everything we know now about climate change should make us put a halt to this ridiculous project. Respect the earth and the home the Peace River Valley provides for so many people and species,North SaanichBritish Columbia
Wanda FoxIt's extremely good to know that there's still people with morals,standards & common sense in power. Greed and money is taking over the world, destroying everything natural and beautiful. Sustainable resources are the only way we can commit to any kind of a future for this earth. We only have one, with that being said, I would like to sincerely thank you all for voting against Site C Dam.ValleyviewAlberta
Ovidiu DraghiciThanks for doing your your job, it's a rare thing in politics.GatineauQuebec
tony thurstonhttp://ecowatch.com/2015/11/02/hydropower-cop21-climate-change/, check the real science!!!!victoriaBritish Columbia
Frances DietzI'm so grateful that you opposed the motion supporting the Site C dam. Despite the fact that this project proposal is not a fossil-fuel energy source, the idea that such a plan could be so destructive, costly, and unnecessary, is really
irritating.

From early reports, I gathered that this Site C dam proposal might be related to LNG proposals and that possibility was particularly damning.

Thank you so much for saying NO! I hope the Site C dam issue will soon be 'dead and buried'.

Sincerely,

Frances Dietz
VancouverBritish Columbia
richard MooreThis strategic waterway and surrounding land base is a critical resource that cannot be squandered for future considerations (PIPE DREAMS) its current value cannot be exceeded thru this insane plan , it can only render devastation and massive debt for power that is un-sustainable and not required in these times of rapid change in energy fields ! I believe this project is only being promoted for the massive power requirements for Facked gas export , which is in a downward spiral due to over supply of gas on the World market .SquamishBritish Columbia
Michal BonchekPut my name on the letterpacific palisadesCA - California
Tor SvanoeThanks to all of you that voted against Site C!!!
As a helicopter pilot I have flown over this area many times during my lifetime
and find these short-sighted plans to flood so much productive farmland to
benefit LNG extraction very disturbing.
I hope that you continue to work hard trying to find solutions that prevent this fertile area and vital habitat from being flooded and destroyed forever.
Regards,
Tor
DeltaBritish Columbia
Lola GibsonI live in Texas and don't have a dog in this hunt but to have man destroy one of God's beautiful creations and effect so many people is insane.VidorTexas
Ray FarmiloTHANK YOU FOR STANDING UP TO CLARKE AND HER TERRIBLE IDEAS FOR B.C.
SHE IS DESTROYING SO MUCH OF THE NATURAL BEAUTY ABD ENVIRONMENT. SHE IS GREAT DANGER TO THE WELLBEING OF OUR COUNTRYA S WELL AS B.C.
GOD BLESS US ALL.
OttawaOntario
Mason TaylorDams have decimated salmon runs. Removing the Elwha dam on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State has resulted in salmon returning and more tourism and recreational users which help the local economy. The economic benefits from removing the dam have outweighed the advantages of electricity the dam provided. For more information on this project, contact KCTS TV online or search or search .SeattleWA
Michael GaryAs a native of the Pacific NW region of the USA, I am thankful that the Site C proposal may not move forward.
There are other, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly options than a dam that will create 9 billion in debt to BC taxpayers.
WoodlandWA
Douglas MasseyWhen are we going to realize there is more value in what was created to support life itself, cannot be substituted by creating man made structures that will destroy it, for someone other than the people of B.C to.profit from it.DeltaBritish Columbia
Irene TremblayFarm land is precious and must be protected.LongueuilQuebec
Janet BangsOn behalf of the British Columbia Women's Institute I would like to public thank the 29 MLA's who voted against supporting Site C dam. The BCWI women are active and involved with issues pertaining to the Agriculture and Food industries of BC. We would like to see a moratorium stop the work on Site C for at least two years. Once again Thank-You
Janet Bangs
President BCWI
VanderhoofBritish Columbia
Theresa KowallThank you so much for taking a stand against the Site C Dam project.
We live in a beautiful, bountiful province. Lets not destroy what we have. We need farmland for if we carry on the way we are going we will be in serious trouble in the future.
Other parts of the world have extreme draught conditions and cannot grow their crops so we should consider ourselves lucky. We should be relying on our farmers now as they have a tough enough time to make ends meet and not wait until there are hardly any farms left.
Theresa Kowall
LadysmithBritish Columbia
Susanna KaljurThank you for opposing the motion supporting Site C dam on September 30 2015. To eradicate valuable agricultural land and first nations land at tax payers expense is the height of irresponsibility and indicates a provincial government which is captive to fossil fuel industry. Given the dubious nature of the future of LNG which is methane and the realities of climate change to proceed with this dam is reprehensible. Further the current BC liberal government has ignored the recommendations of the National Energy Board which advised against Site C dam.
I urge all of you to stand firm against this ill advised, costly and unnecessary project far better to put those resources towards sustainable and renewable energy and replant our forests.
Thank you,
CourtenayBritish Columbia
Margaret FraysseThank you all for voting against Site C dam as ALR is much more important.SecheltBritish Columbia
Kim SchneiderConstruction of Site C dam would be a travesty. Needless destruction of farmland for unnecessary energy production. Far more important to our future and our childrens future will be the ability to grow our own food. I vehemently oppose this construction.VancouverBritish Columbia
Fiona OldDear MPs Who Support Protecting the Peace Valley,
Thank you so much for having the vision to speak up against this unnecessary BC Hydro proposal to destroy beautiful, food producing land. We need people like yourselves in this province who understand that alternative energies are the business and environmental solutions for the future not just for our province, but for our planet. Thank you for being in the forefront and protecting our land, water, and therefore ourselves,
Sincerely,
Fiona Old
White Rock,BC
White RockBritish Columbia
Marni MacFaydenPeople should be restricted to the amount of power that they receive monthly as this would ensure that people would become more conservative minded as to how they use their electricity.
It is criminal to destroy the land and the water because we know the water that leaves the Dam is dead water. Look to alternate energy systems, all coastal cities could get power from the ocean. I do realize it would be costly but would pay for it's self for the long term. As a country we must start to think long term.
Sincerely, Marni MacFayden
VictoriaBritish Columbia
Ann GrantThanks for speaking out against Site C

I believe that this project is quite the wrong project for this area of the province and the wrong time.

I don't think the energy from Site C is needed. I suspect it is slated to be used in the LNG industry which I also think is the wrong way for BC to go. We need to put our efforts and money into developing sustainable energy from wind, solar, wave etc. LNG has been touted as a transition fuel and better than oil but there is lots of evidence that is not how it works. The wells leak methane - a powerful greenhouse gas and LNG globally will simply be added to other dirty sources of energy.

Most important in this time of climate change I think it is a crime to flood great arable land when this is just what we will need in the near future to feed people. We already know that we can no longer rely on California for our food given the severe droughts, fires and floods. This land must be protected.

We need to find other jobs for our citizens than in building mega dams. There should be many jobs in developing sustainable energy and public transportation as well as many more jobs in much needed social services, health and bringing drinking water to all of BC residents, universal day care etc. I could go on and on. There is not just "hard" infrastructure that needs to be built but our public caring society.

We must not let this terrible project be built!
VancouverBritish Columbia
Larry ColeroI commend the MLAs who voted against Site C. There are so many reasons to abandon this ill-conceived project.DeltaBritish Columbia
Barbara DaleyWe in the Peace appreciate YOUR support in the opposition of the force-through politics of Site- C. It is NOT too late!Ft St JohnBritish Columbia
Bonnie SmitWe need less destruction and more conservation ... truthfully the careless obliteration of animal habitats, water ways , farms and forests, for profit and short term results, is what is behind the miserable condition of our planet at this moment in time ... there are other answers to our problems ... more ecologically friendly, requiring more sacrifices by us and not as lucrative ..... lucrative being man's main concern ....it is all about money..... that has to change.AbbotsfordBritish Columbia
Katrinka SimpsonA 100 year viability span for this dam is worth nothing compared to the devastating effects of loss of farm land, species habitat destruction, loss of more recreational wilderness, BCers rights to the beauty that we were born in and the knowledge that this space is still here as events in the world continue to worsen.
There are so many viable alternatives to source power and electricity - why not invest in the development of less damaging solar power.
I have canoed the Peace River with my children - stunning.
And...... if my information is correct, we should stop selling our power to the US for less dollars than we ourselves have to pay. How much does the state of California owe to BC in arrears for this power. They run TV ads regarding their pristine wild country for tourists and yet want us to flood ours for their benefit.
STOP THIS DAM.
VictoriaBritish Columbia
Mary Dancey ClarkeI thank you from Ontario for realizing the folly of this dam and understanding the long term repercussions of such an ill-conceived project. It appears to be for another purpose, other than that stated and will destroy much-needed farmland, not address treat rights and be a general financial drain. please keep up the good fight, for all Canadians!AylmerOntario
angie grattonplease don't do thisprince georgeBritish Columbia
A AbernathyWhat are you thinking!!!!

If you want to see what you are thinking about, look at Detroit or Flint, Michigan!!! That's your development. Look at the pictures of what you are destroying!
East LansingMichigan
Leanne TorioBC needs to be the greenest most kindest province in the world - renewable energy is what British Columbians want!!Salmon ArmBritish Columbia
Nicolette BraunThank you so much for recognizing that Site C is wrong and opposing it.Fort St JohnBritish Columbia
Karin ZimmermannIt would be a crime against our province..........and the power that might be generated...would that help those in B. C.? I sincerely doubt that...would be sold south like most of our power now.......STOP this land-I-cide...............stop defacing our province, stop abusing agricultural land.....STOP!White RockBritish Columbia
Sonia SchmittTry solar, wind, or ocean energy.VancouverBritish Columbia
Susan BoxI am appalled at the shortsightedness of the BC government of considering to go ahead with this dam. It appears that there is more behind the decision than to provide additional power.

This seems like a case of" cutting off your nose to spite your face". An unnecessary dam to destroy useful and irreplaceable farmland.

I live in a city that is sprawling all over some of the best farmland in the world. it seems that developers and not elected officials make the decisions in BC, too.
It makes me want to cry when I see how greed is destroying the best things we have as citizens of cities, provinces and a nation.

Wasn't it during your drought in the lower mainland that the news reported how your water was being sold cheaply to a US soft drink company while citizens paid many times more?
The BC governments(all governments) need to remember that they are entrusted with much more than the business/big business aspect of running a province. They are also answerable to the citizens of the province to maintain and strengthen the ability of individuals to make a life. A life that includes the stability of family ,of roots, traditions and a feeling of permanence.
Governments are also entrusted with the responsibility of making the wisest decisions when it comes to natural resources. Building site C dam is not a wise decision in any case.
To the people and families who have farmed and loved this part of our country for many years and love it more than anyone else can understand; my heartfelt prayers are with you.
EdmontonAlberta
Brenda FrostPlease save the Peace River Valley, it's pristine nature and wild fish stock for future generations, as well as the aboriginal peoples who fight to save this beautiful part of Canada.Cobble HllBritish Columbia
Steve SeeonWhen i worked at BC Hydro in the 90s, the hoal was always to NOT build Site C via PowerSmart and such initiatives. Hydro's mandate should return to its crown corp roots: to provide electricity efficiently and at the lowest cost to BC. I am so absolutely against this development.VancouverBritish Columbia
Elizabeth KallerSite C would destroy territory and rights of First Nations and the possibility of achieving just arrangements with First Nations, destroy special farmland, destroy trust in government, destroy part of our past, and constrain our future.

To the 29 MLAs who understand this, thank you.
VictoriaBritish Columbia
Lavern JensenThank you so very much for voting against Site C Dam. We can only hope that this dam will be stopped and the beautiful valley saved along with all of the wildlife who reside in the area.
Yours truly,
Lavern Jensen
CroftonBritish Columbia
Gayle NeilsonThank you for voting against Site C - the most expensive project in BC's history and unnecessary. We must invest for the future, in solar and geothermal, which do not have the deleterious environmental impact of a mega dam, which will cover thousands of acres of productive farmland. It is short-sighted and all British Columbians should be thanking you for standing against it.GibsonsBritish Columbia
Dalia YanaiI'm concerned about the habitat loss, about the loss of agricultural land, and I'm opposed to the flooding of important First Nations' territory.
Please work to make this project go away! Lets invest in alternative energy sources.
Thank You!
GoldenBritish Columbia
Judi MorinPlease, just save the land!!!!VictoriaBritish Columbia
Barbara BurroughsI feel we are giving up too much to profit, no us nor our grandchildren or great grandchildren, but big corporations. They have never seen our Mighty Peace River and they don't care about anything but they dollar. Our Boreal forest is already being effected by the existing dam. The financial gain is not for us. it won't make our power cheaper or free. I am Metis and very proud to be from the Peace Country It is our legacy Do not sell us outGrande PrairieAlberta
Roxann Reid-RojasThis should never happen as it simply does not make a lot of sense. We need the farmers to grow food and putting this land underwater simply is not necessary. They need to stop this and stop it now.MissionBritish Columbia
Karen WilsonPlease stop this horrendous destruction of species and habitat.GoldenBritish Columbia
Tim CashThank you for listening to your constituents. There is a shift happening in Canada. It's people of many different races, groups and economic backgrounds who have grown tired of the way corporations do business. We do not want large projects approved without proper consultation from the public. If the public says NO than its a NO! Let's once again be leaders in the environment. Let's protect the culture and lives of our brothers and sisters of the First Nations. They could have taught us so much when we first arrived lets not make this mistake again.Port RenfrewBritish Columbia
Anne AndrewsNo to site CSurreyBritish Columbia
Tara CullisThank you so much for voting against Site C.
There are so many reasons why the proposed dam is uneconomic and unjust, but to me the main reason to make sure it is not built is its shortsightedness. After a summer when California burned and not only Vancouver but Haida Gwaii were in drought and on severe water restriction, we know that climate change is pushing north. The Fraser Valley is our breadbasket, but it is warming and drying. In the future the only candidate to the north will be the glorious Peace. It's our insurance.
To inundate this great gift to BC, Canada and the world is absurd.
Which is why I thank you.
Yours truly,
VancouverBritish Columbia
Mary Glenn BoragnoThank You for opposing the Site C Dam.GibsonsBritish Columbia
Lorell GingrichThank you for voting against the Site C Dam. Enough of the world has been eroded, gouged, polluted and destroyed. BC doesn't need to continue down this path of destruction with a Dam that destroys dwindling habitat for BC's wildlife. We can do better than this. Solar energy is possible in this province. The technology has evolved to the point where we could make good use of the sunshine available to us. Wind power is another option, but these 2 technologies don't seem to register on the radar and I can't understand why not. The scientists and technologists who have developed and refined these options get little to no support and certainly don'y get any tax revenue. Again, why not?CoquitlamBritish Columbia
Valerie and Neil FieberSite C wiill wreck our beautiful Peace River and the breathtakingly beautiful Peace River valley. We have a lot of sun here and even more than that we have a lot of wind. Those are two much better and cheaper ways and they will never run out of substainable power. Stop the wreakage and unneccessary Site C. Thank you so very much for voting no to Site C.Charlie LakeBritish Columbia
Andrea W.I am writing to thank you for opposing plans for the Site C dam project. In addition to protecting farmland and the rights of local First Nations, it seems crucial to invest in sustainable energy solutions -- such as wind and solar -- rather than continue with costly, outmoded and ultimately unsustainable projects such as Site C. In the interest of growing an economy and way of life that will see us into the future, it is well time to move towards new paradigms that better respect our natural environments. In light of climate change, it seems wise to maintain as much habitat as possible as well as preserve options for local agriculture, rather than destroying land that could be used to provide food to residents of this area. I encourage others involved in the political leadership of this province and country to adopt your far thinking views and to work together to provide reasonable solutions for a sustainable and productive future.ChilliwackBritish Columbia
James JonesA sad time I'm seeing. Such a loss of pristine wilderness of which I've hunted and fished and enjoyed for almost 40 years. I live in Mackenzie and fish Williston Lake but would not eat anything from it or its tributaries due to mercury levels caused by flooding. Now this is about to happen again in the peace. Haven't we learned nothing from our mistakes. All for what, to supply our abusive neighbours to the south power, that they than in turn get away without paying for. These are our resources, all Canadians own and worth far more the way it is. I feel to go ahead with this now is stealing from our future generations in sooo many ways. Alternative power sources. It's time. Also time to take back or at least stop now and get control back of our greatest treasure, our resources. NO selling them to foreign interests {the highest bidder} or selling them cheap well Canadians pay higher prices to make up. I remember being laid off as we had to send the United States natural gas to meet the quota's while we had none to run our kilns. If that wasn't enough of a slap in the face we were than asked to turn our furnaces down, even though we were in -40 degree weather. I want to see some, even one honest politician start here, stopping the desecration of this land and on to that of the world we are destroying in the name of progress. HELP...
Sincerely and from the heart.
James Jones
MackenzieBritish Columbia
Cindy LeeI support alternative sources of energy that do not destroy the environment. Please make such sources a priority for funding.VancouverBritish Columbia
kimberly a mallettDear Corporate Leaders and Politicians,

Please protect this remarkable place, the Peace River Valley, from the Site C Dam proposal. Please go to your hearts and feel the pulse of the land, the beings, and your own deep desire for living beauty.

Regards,

kimberly a mallett
kincardineOntario
Catherine ChristieThank you for standing for this river and area in solidarity and life. The obscene myth of 'development' would kill those very things that make life precious and sustainable. Please continue to be in the struggle for life in the Peace River valley. Resist business who are urging the spending of billions. It will only mean destruction of so much
Thank you for clear sight and vision
SeoulKorea
Barbara CrabtreeWhen are we going to realize that we have to speak up? We, the people, have GOT to let the runaway corporations know that we expect (!!!) them to come up with alternative forms of energy and wholesale destruction of our environmnt must stop. The amount of land that this project would usurp could provide food, employment and local industry, even with the shorter growing season, for an enormous seqment of the population.CalgaryAlberta
Sandra HarrisThank you for voting against the Site C dam. WE MUST STOP THIS INSANITY! Christy Clark and her so-called government have demonstrated themselves as corrupt in so many ways and on so many levels. Bought and paid for by the Oil and Gas industry. Why hasn't BC's recall legislation been implemented?GibsonsBritish Columbia
Debra EvansWe don't need another dam we need to put funding into solutions that don't depend on destroying natural habits, forest and farmland, wiping out endangered species and creating more endangered species. What good is a dam if we no longer have land left to provide food for this already over-populated world, we end up with fewer trees to help protect us from global warming and the loss of habitats and species that contribute to a healthy and sustainable world in ways we won't realize until they are gone and it is too late? This dam is just another money maker for big companies and a temporary promise of jobs to regular folk (an appeasement) in a poor job market. These temporary jobs/ temporary pay cheques will be meaningless if we continue to destroy our environment. Money will not buy our way out of the mess we are making by continuing to rely on methods that have been proven to "not" work but it will guarantee to place us on the endangered species list.EdmontonAlberta
Margie KorrisonWe haveto think about energy alternatives. This is archaic and should not happen. The farmland and beauty of nature is here for eternity. No to Cite C damn.Salt Spring IslandBritish Columbia
Alison TaylorWe need this farmland and wildlife habitat MORE than we need the extra hydro energy. Especially given that there are less destructive forms of energy now available affordably.Halfmoon BayBritish Columbia
Maureen PeckThank you for your support in taking a stand to oppose the Site C dam project.

We must preserve agricultural, food producing lands & wildlife habitat rather than destroy it forever. Spending even a portion of this project money on developing alternate, renewable energy sources & technology makes much more sense. Many experts have deemed Site C to be wrong & unnecessary. Let's listen to them & stop the construction now.
TaylorBritish Columbia
Kevin WhiteTime for there to be a little more forward thinking executives in BC Hydro. You are well paid to be managers that provide a quality service, at a reasonable cost and without damaging any more of the environment.
The current Government will get the message as well that more young people will vote for the right thing. Hopefully we will be in time to voice our concerns in the voting booth.
Lake CountryBritish Columbia
Bevin Bigalkya completely unnecessary and horribly destructive project.VictoriaBritish Columbia
Brian MackThanks for helping to protect our childrens future needs and this beautiful valley. Now go punch Christy in the gut.VancouverBritish Columbia
Steven DunbarAre you kidding me, this is an atrocity with all the other means to produce hydro! Obviously it is the Rich behind this as no caring Human would ever allow this to happen.

Greed is totally behind the destruction of beautiful land, and although I am against even wind power here I would rather see that than its total destruction.

Such a shame it is all about money and nothing else!
ListowelOntario
H. BlakeSo pleased that you MLAs voted against the site C dam project~ thanks you! because destruction of an eco-system to benefit other big corp projects would have been ludicrous. I truly believe we need to look at sourcing our energy through less damaging ways, in particular we should invest in a solar energy program that will benefit us all~ Thanks You~VictoriaBritish Columbia
Myst de VanaYour vote against the site C dam project is deeply appreciated. We desperately need to keep our agricultural lands in production in these times of climate change and disruption. Placing the people of BC in severe debt just to provide subsidized energy to fracking companies and for export is very wrong. It destroys our sustainable agricultural and fishing economic sectors in favor of a short-term and unsustainable natural gas industry that has already been shown to permanently damage soil, groundwater, and nearby streams and also to greatly increase earthquake activity. Given the poor returns for liquid natural gas and the devastating impact extraction and use has upon the environment we all depend on, the site C dam is an incredibly foolish move that can only be explained by inappropriate corporate pressure on those who are supposed to represent the people who live in this province. Thank you for standing up on our behalf!ParksvilleBritish Columbia
Ruby McBethThank you for opposing Site C. I also am opposed to the building of this dam. Firstly, the location is poor - the banks of the Peace River are very unstable in that area. Secondly, we will need the farm land on the banks of the Peace in the future. The climate is warmer there. We will need the food grown there for this area. In the future it could be more difficult to bring in food from California. Growing locally is looking better and better. And finally the cost of Site C will be prohibitive to the people of this province. The costs in so many ways will be too high.BaldonnelBritish Columbia
Diedra GoodwinSite C is not in the public interest. The idea of the public interest is almost a forgotten one. Site C is clearly in the corporate interest: an enormous publicly funded asset to facilitate corporate rapaciousness, destruction of the environment for LNG and other mining, for private profit. Please work to stop BC Liberals from harming the public good, indigenous lands, agricultural, and native habitat.Roberts CreekBritish Columbia
Carolyn L. HerbertWe know it is not to provide energy to the southern part of BC as too much energy would be lost in the lengthy transmission. Since LNG needs a lot of energy, I suspect that is the purpose for the energy. However, with the need for LNG tanking on the world market, and all the negative aspects to fracking (huge water consumption, damage to trees and environment - caribou vulnerability because of damaged environment - and poisoning the water from fracking process, forever removing it from the water cycle, and release of carbon and methane into the atmosphere), it seems there is no justification for proceeding, EVER, for another big dam in BC.Nepean, formerly of SaanichOntario
Lisa KantzThis is 10 mins from my back yard , and this is my home land where I live, and Iam not happy about this at all, Iam very thankful that some people have the common sense to see, what it is that we have here and what the animals have to live in that is forever going to be changed...This project is a disgrace to all the animals that use this valley the Elk the Moose the bears ....The timing of this project also is not good just before the bears go into hibernation they all do not den high up in the hills they den lower down on the hills also. What are the bears going to do when there dens are disrupted they cant just go dig another home and they have there babies while in the den during winter. Iam sickened by this and find it all so inconsiderate of the animals that live in this pristine valley . It is there home and has been for many years before we came . we have 2 Dams here already ....why cant we look at other means of power...Dawson Creek BC has wind mills and Tumbler Ridge also...yes it has its things also but the land stays and is usable by humans and animals .........Thank you for thinking of all of the animals and all of us here in these communities that are going to be very effected by this.Its not a beautiful Lake its a reservoir and it will effect the Elk that cross this river everyday and the moose.......Lisa KantzFort St JohnBritish Columbia
Jillian PlayerEnough already. A softer, green tech can be used. Enough abuse to the land, animals, and people without a voice.VictoriaBritish Columbia
Norma Hemphillit would be difficult to live further away from the peace & still be in b.c....however, we have travelled in that area...it is uniquely beautiful...why do we need that power??? is it to continue subsidizing our neighbours to the south while hydroelectric power in b.c. becomes cost prohibitive for our citizens??? our government needs to seriously THINK about why...sadly, from where i sit, it looks like another attempt at self-aggrandizement for our premier...b.c. hydro needs to be FULLY returned to the people of b.c. and not mismanaged by private enterprise to the point where we, citizens of b.c., will be happy to see complete privatization. (somewhat like our medical & ferry systems are being mismanaged for the same ends)
so a huge thank you to our MLA's who opposed this ridiculous proposal! may your numbers grow to the point where the premier will have to listen!!!
Port HardyBritish Columbia
Shauna DerkochI would like to say thank you, to those 29 MLA's who voted against the Site C dam !! I have been against this from day 1, this is OUR backyard, where we can go and enjoy nature and the beautiful scenery....unspoiled. I would very much like to see my future grandchildren also being able to enjoy this. This is devastating, not only for the farmers who live there, and have lived there all their lives, and for the First Nations, and all the wildlife, but also for anyone who travels through this country.
The beauty and serenity are irreplaceable! The Govt. and all involved, the MLA's who voted for this project should be ashamed of themselves! It is a crime against nature, and our future.
ChetwyndBritish Columbia
JAKE HODIEDear Sir or Madame,

THANK YOU for standing strong in opposition to the Site C dam!

So much of our wilderness and waters has already been ruined by mining, drilling, development, and man.
Enough is enough!
The wilderness and waters are supposed to be a place of peace and quiet for us, and the wildlife and marine life and which live in them!
The animals are running out of places to live and be safe. Our wildlife are under threat from so many angles. They desperately need to be protected, mainly from humans.
Life is hard enough for people, let alone the animals.
Can't we please offer them some much needed help?!
THANK YOU for helping to save the Site C wilderness and waters for all future generations before they are permanently ruined. Some damage cannot be undone!

Stay strong! We need your help!!
TorontoOntario
Heather L. MorigeauTechnology has greater innovations for harnessing power from water instead of dams. The turbines can be placed in the rivers and catch the water flow for miles
Or even better put the turbines into the existing pipe infastructe of cities which alread use energy to move water around the city.
Or put blade-less wind turbines on the sides of sky scrapers to catch the wind sheet
Or extract the water from all suage waste and burn it as a coal substance.
Or remove the licenses grow hemp and manufacture products like bio diesel as well as textiles concrete and plastics.
Whatever you do - don't build that damned dam
CalgaryAlberta
Terry DammJust learned of the surprising vote results in the B. C. Legislature, today (re the motion of support for the 'Site-C' hydro project). May we yet hope for a more convincing demonstration of the wisdom of this indelible commitment?

I have no fondness for 'stop' movements - an animus, would be more like it. I couldn't possibly, in good conscience, vote NDP (though I was in The House when Trudeau invoked 'The War Measures Act' and was proud to witness the NDP's principled opposition to it). 'Site-C' is obviously an emotional issue, and emotion militates against reason and must be recognized as an enemy of logic and common sense.

All of that said - this issue touches a core that goes to the source of every emotion: the human heart ... and not to the heart of sentiment only, nor even of empathy for what anyone with a heart is able to discern is affecting the lives and livelihoods of those closest to the project's impact. It reaches to the deepest heart of who and what we really are, as human beings - capable of soaring ideas, able to accomplish great and wondrous things - yet ultimately dependent and fragile creatures, possessing a vulnerable veneer of awareness of so much in creation that is greater than ourselves and beyond our ability to express.

Site-C is an obvious challenge to such awareness - an attempt to override it, even deny it, to declare ourselves masters over that about which we have, at most, rudimentary comprehension. I don't think we have yet seen a compelling case for pushing the heart's wisdom aside and pushing ahead with this project, given our present understanding of the competing values and interests involved.

I don't think we, in the sobriety of an enlightened morning after, could even forgive ourselves, if we agree to destroy this valley, based on questionable cost-benefit considerations alone. Heart costs may be intangible but they are not inconsequential.

I ask not that this project be 'stopped', but that it be relentlessly re-evaluated, to detect and ferret out any and every trace of human arrogance and ignorance that might influence decision-makers to go against our own greater good - that 'still, small voice', resident in us all, faithfully declaring who, and what, we really are.
TelkwaBritish Columbia
Pat RidgwayWe are writing to clearly state that we oppose Site C Dam. This proposed dam does nor consider new technology that is far superior and the way of the future. We appreciate all those MA's who vote for the future and against Site C. Thank you
P & I Ridgway
GibsonsBritish Columbia
Randal HadlandThank you for hearing the arguments against this dam, and for voting against the Site c motion in the Legislature.

In the name of sustainability, in the need for jobs, and in appreciation of aesthetics, and for all the reasons this dam is the wrong choice.

I have been lucky enough to live , work, and own farmland in the valley and on the surrounding plateau throughout the last 63 years. To flood destroy that valley would be the blackest mark against our society imaginable. There is no need for the dam. We can get by , sustain ourselves, on 1/2 the power that is already available in this Province. That means that even with Hydros demand forecast we can use less power without negatively affecting our lifestyle for decades into the future.

In addition we can change our lifestyles without negatively impacting our lives or our styles and we can save more energy doing that. But BC Hydro has to get itself a new mandate. It needs to develop the best sources of energy for the Province, not the best for BC Hydro. It doesn’t need to engage in flights of engineering fancy while ignoring the effects of its actions.

We have recently seen a resurgence and recognition of the need for democratic and better than capitalist planning and process in this country. My impression is that people have seen where the other kind of planning takes us. Unfortunately it has led us to another mistaken attempt to build Site C.

Having walked the Peace River Valley, having farmed both on the river flat and on the upland I can tell you that the unique qualities of this valley in Northern BC and Canada are essential to species diversity. Every form of life here is enhanced because of its micro climate. We all benefit from that.

In Agriculture for example there can be a need for jobs on farms, in transportation, in agricultural service companies, in storage and packing and in wholesale/retail of farm products. Enough to help us with sustainable communities and regions. Counting the full value to society of this land. Something Hydro did not do in it’s presentation anywhere, anytime.

It is a beauty of a place, it is our Stanley Park.

Thank you for helping to get a reasoned evaluation. Please don’t stop now, the construction destruction is occurring. It needs to be stopped. The Federal Government can choose not to oppose such court cases as are asking for a comprehensive look at the site C costs and benefits.

Randal Hadland
Dawson CreekBritish Columbia
Lynn MaxtedThank YouComox ValleyBritish Columbia
Susan StoutDestroying farmland for unneeded power is disrespectful of First Nations/ farmers and wildlife.N VancouverBritish Columbia
Vicky ForestWe need to keep the farms we have, not destroy them.GibsonsBritish Columbia
Pam NosworthyI am sending heartfelt gratitude for the MLA's that are taking a stand against Site C Dam...I have been following this issue since it started and disagree with B.Hydro's not caring how this Dam will affect the people in the valley as well as loss of habitat for wildlife.To me the Peace River has already been tampered with and should be left alone.Think Christy Clark needs to look at alternative ways to create power!Its ridiculous how much land has to be flooded so hydro can have surplus electricity.Please stop the destruction of the Peace River Valley...thank you once again to those MLA's who said N0!ParksvilleBritish Columbia
natalie lissimoreMy daughter (9years old) and I watched a video showing the Peace River valley that would be under water if the site C dam is allowed to be built. She said 'no, don't let it happen'. We agree that we need to oppose this dam. We need to preserve our food security. We need to protect these wild places. We need to honour the land that First Nations honour.

Thank you for your time.
Do us proud.

Natalie
gabriolaBritish Columbia
David NettervilleWithdrawal os such a large area of incredible countryside at this time is not justifiable. To continue construction of the Site C dam is, I believe, in no way needed given the current state of the Hydro resources available today.CourtenayBritish Columbia
Mike GildersleeveApproving SiteC violates the treaty rights of Treaty 8 First Nation and it is unacceptable in my view that the work of destruction of important habitat has already begun, especially as there are challenges in Supreme Court.
I am also very concerned that BC gov't has approved the largest removal of prime agricultural land in the history of the ALR in BC.
MissionBritish Columbia
Helen IbleThank you for your vote opposing Site C.SecheltBritish Columbia
D Lynn ChapmanThe decision to proceed with Site C represents a complete mockery of public process, common sense and justice. Thank you for opposing it. Please keep up your strong stand and please help British Columbians to understand how much of their/our future is at stake and help us stop this dam now.Roberts creekBritish Columbia
Linda FontaineMany thanks to the 29 MLA's who voted in opposition of the proposed Site C hydro project. It is very encouraging to receive the support of leaders such as yourselves who share the vision of dedicated area residents who have spent many years actively lobbying against this project. The area that could potentially be flooded is breathtakingly beautiful and contains some of the richest agricultural land in our province. Your awareness and opposition of all the negative attributes surrounding the proposed project (not the least of them being a huge, unnecessary cost to all British Columbia residents) and your forward thinking stance are greatly appreciated. It is noted and regretful that the two MLA's from this area did not join you.Dawson CreekBritish Columbia
Marion ChesterThank youCoquitlamBritish Columbia
Nachiko YokotaDear MLA's.
I was very much encouraged when I learned that you voted against Site C dam.
I believe that it is not in our present or future citizen's interest to develop a dam
that would take away from badly needed agriculture land, destroy what nature has
given us in the north, confiscating native land, and the upcoming development of cheaper energy that makes a dam unnecessary.
Thank you for your foresight that I believe every elected politician should have to
protect the future of our children and grandchildren.
North VancouverBritish Columbia
Katherine SharpeI am strongly against the Site-C dam. I firmly believe that it is in no way necessary. It's time to embrace the production of power through Solar, Wind and Tidal energy programs, that do not require the destruction of vast areas of our best farmland. The hidden agenda of the government in building Site-C is solely to provide cheap power to the Oilsands projects. Since the Oilsands projects are themselves not necessary and in need of being stopped altogether, it makes no sense to build Site-C. Embrace the future! Become leaders in implementing solar, wind and tidal energy industries, instead of following the dinosaurs, have the courage to look to the future and do what is right for the people and environment of Canada.LangleyBritish Columbia
Michael HaleI am grateful to all those who have expressed their opposition to the outrageous proposal to add Site C Dam to the Peace River Valley. This project cannot be justified in any way. Instead of losing valuable farmland, destroying ecosystems and trampling on First Nations rights, BC and Canada should be getting on with clean energy alternatives. #ActOnClimate.ChilliwackBritish Columbia
Hilary KnightTo the Righteous Twenty-Nine:

Thank you for your opposition to yet another stupid "Liberal" (= Socred re-tread) mega-project. We should be developing a green-energy infrastructure, not destroying fertile farmland and wildlife habitat and (yet again) shafting First Nations folks. The Clark government must be made to see that this 1950s thinking is indefensible
Victoria, British ColumbiaBritish Columbia
Janice WilsonTaxpayers are paying for Site C which is being built for the benefit of the LNG industry. We need to protect our farmland and start to use friendlier energy sources and improve efficiency.North VancouverBritish Columbia
Peter FrancisIt seems extremely shortsighted to gamble that much money, food production, cultural harmony and history for something we may not need and the way things are going, if we do need more power one day, we will have better options anyway.

watch damnation the movie on netflix.

Peter
VancouverBritish Columbia
Nellie de JongIt will be a terrible waste of this beautiful fertile country. We don't need the dam, but we need the food and respect the people who live there .CourtenayBritish Columbia
DAVID SIMMSSite C will spoil an amazing Northern agricultural area. Site C will have a limited life expectancy due to the accumulation of silt. The electricity from Site C would be surplus to the needs of British Columbians. BC has such a huge surplus of electricity, mainly due to the run-of-the-river projects that we are dumping it on the US market for about 2 cents a kilowatt-hour whereas the marginal costs of generating this power are twelve cents a kilowatt-hour. All the facts are available from the NEB website although the numbers are not arranged in a convenient format.
We don't need to energy.
Site C is being developed for the use of new pipelines, mines and for the LNG industry and British Columbians are paying to subsidize these industries.
ClearwaterBritish Columbia
jon mainerspremier corruption clark needs to be recalled......$9 billion and counting is irresponsible for energy project not required.....ever......too unaffordable.....too stupid....too environmentally disasterous.....just like all Cons & libs......putting money in their back pockets while the rest of us clowns continue to elect numbsculls like her.....vancouverBritish Columbia
Kerstin GradyThank you for opposing Site C. It's important for MLA's and their constituents all over BC to take a stand against a shortsighted project that comes at too high a cost to all BC residents. There are so many alternatives these days that are so much less destructive, more sustainable and at a lower cost to tax payers. Know that your opposition is appreciated and supported by the majority of British Columbians. .BurnabyBritish Columbia
Jacqueline SteffenWe are facing global warming issues every day. It's imperative that we protect our agriculture, wildlife, salmon and precious ecosystems.CoquitlamBritish Columbia
Mark SchroederFarmland is like gold, they ain't makin any more if it. Electricity can be generated in much simpler ways.

This dam is a boondoggle.
VancouverBritish Columbia
Virginia RobertsIt is time to focus on new energy sources. Thank you for not focusing on the old energy that depletes our environment and will not be sustainable. We can turn this around and be financially better off and admired for taking the smartest route of cleaner energy.HopeBritish Columbia
Abelone PetersenIf they dam the Peace, they will Damn The Peace !Grande PrairieAlberta
Donna ThomsonI am strongly opposed to the building of the Site C Dam for the following reasons: it is ludicrous to start down this trail of supporting the damming of important waterways in support of the the oil industry whose needs are insatiable; I understand that the Site C Dam is just the first of approximately 9 that will be needed; there are many alternative and cheaper sources of this energy that will not impact the environment do detrimentally; it is unfair to the people who will be detrimentally impacted by the building of this dam, especially the First Nations who call this area 'home', the land impacted will be required by future generations to produce food; wild animals that are already threatened, will be severely impacted and....... plus, there are SO many reasons!!!RichmondBritish Columbia
Caroline van SluijsKeep up the good work: no dam!ArnhemNederland
hans kirschbaumas a farmer i see the value in river silt soil plus 2 weeks or more extra frost free days,growing season to get longer as climate change continues.i feel the compromise of building a couple of small hydro dams giving the same power output with a lot less land loss and no need for a new road and expensive bridges,does not get enough attention. hanschetwyndBritish Columbia
Steve GrayThis project has not had a proper public review but from all the information available today, it is crystal clear the harms from proceeding far outweigh the benefits to our society in terms of financial and social costs, First Nations rights, loss of prime farmland, alternatives, and social and democratic processes.VictoriaBritish Columbia
Elvin CalahaisenThank you for supporting the fight for no site c.ChetwyndBritish Columbia
Gardner KarakootieI opposed this due to the destruction of land there is Alternatives that should be looked at such as Wind Mills I see these in California the don't ruin the land no pollution. The birds Eagles The big game have every right to be here and BC hydro don't give a DAMKamloopsBritish Columbia
Elaine mackeethank you for opposing site C Dam! It is time for us to invest in renewable resources. The money for this project would go a long way in that direction!powell RiverBritish Columbia
Vincent BreslinThank you, on behalf of the wildlifeHalifaxBritish Columbia
Bud NapoleonSince 1978-79, I have been opposed to the idea of building the Site C dam, and to this day I haven't changed my thoughts on it. When I was the Tribal Chief of Treaty 8 Tribal Association, I was one of them that took BC Hydro to court in 1980.

As a Treaty 8 First Nation, I know that my treaty rights will be infringed upon, in more ways than one and have done what ever I can to continue to fight this dam. There were many times when I felt that none of the government officials were listening or even cared. I am humbled to hear that many MLA's have voted against supporting Site C dam and would like to at this time say, "Thank You very much" in opposing this dam and showing your support to us.....
Moberly lakeBritish Columbia
Mary Ann MutterWith the effects of climate change on food production, I feel it is very important to keep valuable farm land to grow food to feed the people of British Columbia. The Peace River valley is unique and a very important resource for growing a variety of food. The lands that will be flooded are also very important land for the Treaty 8 First Nations and their needs must also be considered and protected.
The dam will be very costly to build and I am not convinced that our province needs this extra power at this time.
VancouverBritish Columbia
JACKIE LARKINDon't build the dam!!!!!VictoriaBritish Columbia
Christine AbramsI appreciate the courage, intelligence and integrity it took to vote against Site C. Please continue to do what you can to encourage our provincial government to explore less costly and less destructive forms of energy like solar, wind, tidal and geothermal.

Thanks!
VancouverBritish Columbia
Barbara DuMoulinGlad to see that some have the gumption to stand up for what is right for the environmentSalt Spring IslandBritish Columbia
John and Rosemary BaxterWe're thankful we now have a forum to let the BC government know that this project must be stopped immediately. And we especially want to thank the 29 MLA's who stepped forward and said NO to this incredibly short sighted project! How in god's name, with climate change happening all around us can we even think of flooding the bread basket of our province? Why isn't government listening to the last CEO of BC Hydro who said this dam isn't needed? We are so wasteful of power... let's ask the citizens of BC to conserve so this special place will be preserved. The Peace River joins the Athabasca at some point to preserve their wetlands... what happens to that if the Peace is dammed?CourtenayBritish Columbia
Sylvie LefebvreThank you very much for your vote in opposition to Site C. I wish more politicians like you could listen to the people who live in those area that are often comdamned too fast to be flooded and destroyed for the costly and greedy energy needs of us, town citizens. Energy politics should evolved towards future, meaning that energy saving should be our next struggle.

Thanks again,

S.Lefebvre
Bois-des-FilionBritish Columbia
Troy ZohnerYour support will go a long way in getting this project shelved let's hope forever this time.Prince GeorgeBritish Columbia
Colleen CampbellOctober 30, 2015

Dear BC MLAs
Years ago I drove north through the Peace River Valley and was struck, at that time, by the sheer natural beauty. As I have become more aware of the pressures on natural systems and industrial growth and development, the use of water and agricultural land, the current climate crisis, and how the way we live in North America will have an effect on future generations, the ways in which we need to "think globally, act locally", I made it a point to inform myself and get involved in bringing awareness to the effects of how we work and make money, also about who is making the big decisions and who will profit...in this case, the proposed dam project on the Peace River Valley. I have come to take a stand against the project for many reasons very well said and echoed by many individuals and organizations.
I am thankful and hopeful that current MLAs in significant numbers are opposing the dam project not being the solution by which to produce energy and employ the residents of BC. I strongly believe this is a project we will all come to regret. It also presents a financial burden on taxpayers that will cause widespread hardship.
Gold RiverBritish Columbia
Bronwen EvansThank you for voting in opposition to site CvancouverBritish Columbia
Dian ClareThank you for taking a stand to protect agricultural lands and livelihoods, the river from further damming, and the rights of First Nations who have lived here for 12,000 years.VancouverBritish Columbia
Linda MacDonaldA travesty....to the First Nations people...rape them again, why don't you...jeez, and to Mother Nature herself. Ugh- lyVanderhoofBritish Columbia
Bruce ElkinThanks so much for opposing this river-destroying, land-destroying, potential food-destroying project. Much appreciated!VictoriaBritish Columbia
River GlenSoon the true worth of the unexploited natural world will be appreciated. It will be valued way above what fossils are currently selling for. The people who worked to protect nature will be respected and those that were it for a quick buck will be reviled.VancouverBritish Columbia
Drena McCormackWe need to preserve current and potential agricultural land in North-east B.C. This is increasingly important when we know that growing seasons and conditions are changing rapidly with climate change. Some of the regions that currently grow a lot of our food will no longer be arable and northern areas will become more important. It is also important to conserve our rivers and lakes and clean water systems from industrial development to prepare for the same changes we know are coming. We already have evidence that the electricity this dam will be providing is not urgently needed and can be provided with more systainable systems, such as wind, solar and tidal power.Powell RiverBritish Columbia
Marlene Meddings-SnithTHANK YOU for voting against support for the Site C dam. For so many logical reasons we DO NOT need this dam.
The alternatives are clean, green and sustainable. The alternatives will create thousands of jobs and a very healthy environment.

The alternatives are LESS EXPENSIVE -- so ask yourself why there is such a big push for Site C dam. You know the answer. Big business and some politicians will make big bucks with no regard for the people of British Columbia.

Once again, THANK YOU so very much for voting against Site C dam.

Sincerely
Marlene Meddings-Smith
SidneyBritish Columbia
Diane MillarThank you for opposing Site C!!EdmontonAlberta
Haroon BajwaThank you for standing up for nature! We must protect this precious land and all it sustains, otherwise it will be forever lost.VancouverBritish Columbia
Roy KellyI am a member of the PVLA and am an affected land owner. I am truly discussted at the ignorance and arrogance of the BC Gov,t and BC Hydro. They are not listening to the tax paying people of BC and refusing to look at cheaper and cleaner energy alternatives. I am sick and tired of the gov,t. giving large tax breaks and cheap power to the large corporations and putting the burden on the people of BC. SHAME on you Christy Clarke. You are too scared to tell the real truth about Sit C,s actual costs and just how "green" this project is. The Site C project must be stopped. We don,t need the power and we must stop the outdated days of building dams and destroying presious farm land and irreplaceable valleys.Hudson,s HopeBritish Columbia
Grant BabinThanks so much for not supporting a destructive dam project. There are other less damaging technologies and more cost effective ones to be explored.Thetis IslandBritish Columbia
S. WatkinsThank you for taking a stand for farms and farm families, affordable BC-grown food, as well as the rights of Treaty 8 First Nations. Where does my MLA stand on this important issue?White RockBritish Columbia
Megan GreenbergThank you for standing strong. This is a time of great change and those who have the courage to speak will guide it. Rock on and keep saying NO to projects that steal Canada's soul.VancouverBritish Columbia
Donna HarcosThank you to all those who voiced their opinion against the Site C Dam. I am against the building of this dam and believe it is totally unnecessary to destroy the land and forests not to mention the animal life and displacement of many people.

There are in the makings new methods of creating electricity - clean energy that will be and is much cheaper or even free which makes the flooding of this valley totally unnecessary, Check out the Keshe Foundation and Thrive for more information on this subject. Game Changer:Keshe Foundation Releases Free Energy Devices ... Go here. - http://www.starshipearththebigpicture.com - scroll down to watch Mr. Kesha explain. Investigation is necessary - Information is kept silent by our governnment and mainstream media - we must step outside the box!
Thanks for standing up for what many of us believe in.
Sincerely,
D. Harcos
DuncanBritish Columbia
Jan SlakovThank you for standing up for a strong Agricultural Land Reserve and for protecting the Peace River Valley... and our finances.Salt Spring IslandBritish Columbia
Murray GudmundsonPlease encourage every decision maker in BC to look at the alternatives first. If we spent $9 billion on solar and wind installations across BC, we could create more jobs, equivalent energy, and get to keep the productive and beautiful Peace River ValleyVictoriaBritish Columbia
Richard JohnsonThank you for opposing the Site C dam. There are so many reasons for NOT building this dam, as you well know. I will share with you three of the main reasons I do not want this project to proceed and why I feel it is so detrimental to the province, if not western Canada.
1. The Peace River area is an old glacial lake from the Cordilleran Ice Age about 14000 years ago. This lake had deep deposits of silts from the glaciers which are now the high banks above the river. The reservoir behind the dam will cause these banks to become highly unstable as the water climbs, causing considerable land failures into the reservoir. This will act to fill up the reservoir with sediments and reduce the capacity of the dam over time. It will also cause irreparable harm to the quality of the soil behind the dam. How does the cost/benefit analysis for the dam allow for the filling in of the reservoir?
2. Much of the Peace Valley behind Site C is prime agricultural land. This week, there were news reports of the growing costs of vegetables and other food due to droughts and other issues in California, where much of our food comes from. The agricultural land in the Peace would have far greater value to a wide cross section of people if it was left as agriculture rather than the bottom of a reservoir! With warmer temperatures, the Peace will become even better as a growing site for more than wheat. It should be able to support vegetables to feed our province and for export. It does not make sense at all to be destroying good agricultural land at this time. None at All! This will result in our province's reliance on other countries for our food. We should be striving to become self sufficient in food.
3. Wildlife has taken such a hit already in the Peace with the other two dams. Where will all the wildlife go from this huge reservoir? I worked on the Mica Dam pondage many years ago and saw bears, moose, elk, wolves and many other animals that were about to become dislocated from the pondage area, but there was no place for them to go. I imagine that most of them drowned or starved to death when their habitat was flooded and destroyed forever. I will never forget those animals and will do all I can to protest this Site C dam.

Thank you for your continued opposition to this dam. Even though Hydro has started on it, it can still be stopped. The public in the south must be made more aware of what is happening in the Peace; so many citizens are ignorant of what is going on and what the costs will be to them.
CastlegarBritish Columbia
Deb BledsoeThe current generators are working at less than 40%. It is the intention to use power created by the Site C dam to power FRACKING. By the time Site C is built, the world will no longer be fracking. This dam is not needed and will destroy lands that do not belong to the government, they belong to our First Nations.ChilliwackBritish Columbia
Lynne wheelerDear MLAs
Thank you for voting against Site C. I believe this is a bad idea for British Columbia. The environmental impacts will be huge, and the cost to British Columbians will be high. I know we can move ahead without damaging projects like this. The future for us will be clean energy and clean water. LNG is not the way to go. Our most precious resource is water. The process of extracting natural gas is poisoning our water. We can do so much better.
Fanny BayBritish Columbia
Jecka MeertensA huge thank you to those 29 MLA's who voted against this finacially and environmentally disasterous and unecessary project - Site C dam. PLEASE keep blocking any further progress.VictoriaBritish Columbia
Ann Katherine BlackmoreI would like to thank my MLA ( and all the rest of course)
Gary Holman for not supporting Site C dam..

This proposed dam would be a travesty for the environment , farmers,
First Nations and all the rest of us poor folk
forced by the so-called liberals into submission to their line of
thought on this issue.

There are still cases on this issue pending
before the courts and the government is
proceeding with their plans without a care to these as yet unsettled cases.
Really unbelievable.
It seems there needs to be more information put before the public so
they know what this current government is up to.
SOMEONE HAS TO STOP THIS dam FROM GOING AHEAD.!!!!!
MayneBritish Columbia
Denise DufaultDear wonderful MLA's;

Thank you all for opposing the dreaded Site C Dam. It is not needed and it will destroy one of the last Prime Agriculture areas left in B.C. for humans and animals.
This needs to be stopped, as we live in the Kootenays know the destruction that Hydroelectric dams bring, we hope to make changes here and bring back the salmon! And I wish to prevent the further destruction by mass dams for others, flora and fauna.
I know all you people who went against this are great folks and I wish you continued success, in solidarity!
Sincerely yours, Denise Dufault.
SlocanBritish Columbia
Bob and Helen NationThank you Bill, Gary and all the rest of you. Site-C proposal is all-around awful, but our highest concerns are the native rights issues and the farmland that will be lost. We see the project as yet another part of our continued assault on the natural world -- chopping yet more holes in the bottom of the boat..DuncanBritish Columbia
Kim KondraIf simply saying "thank you" for opposing the motion on the Site C dam were enough, I would say it. However, that simple acknowledgement would fail to convey the enormity of how grateful I would be if we could squash this agenda and move on to a more sustainable, less invasive means of supplying energy. I, for one, would gladly live with restrictions on energy use if it meant we could halt the devastating impact we have had on Mother Earth. We all need to review our priorities and find a more considerate balance if we are to co-habitate this special, and breathtakingly beautiful planet. We should tread lightly, or we may not be here to tread at all.VancouverBritish Columbia
Douglas JacksonFirstly, Thank you to the 29 MLA's who have displayed the critical thinking skills and the common sense to not support the ill conceived Site C project.
I believe the controversy, the current legal challenges and the growing public backlash concerning Site C are all the direct result of the current governments forceful and disconnected approach to constructing this unneeded hydro electric project in the Peace River Valley. First Nations can’t live with it, residents of the valley do not want it, British Columbia does not need it and no one wants to be saddled with paying for it.
Thank you to:
Shane Simpson, Vancouver-Hastings
Lana Popham, Saanich South
Robin Austin, Skeena
Harry Bains, Surrey-Newton
Raj Chouhan, Burnaby-Edmonds
Katrine Conroy, Kootenay West
Judy Darcy, New Westminster
Adrian Dix, Vancouver-Kingsway
David Eby, Vancouver-Point Grey
Mable Elmore, Vancouver-Kensington
Mike Farnworth, Port Coquitlam
Rob Fleming, Victoria-Swan Lake
Spencer Chandra Herbert, Vancouver-West End
George Heyman, Vancouver-Fairview
Gary Holman, Saanich North and the Islands
Carole James, Victoria-Beacon Hill
Leonard Krog, Nanimo
Norm MacDonald, Columbia River-Revelstoke
Michelle Mungall, Nelson-Creston
Bruce Ralston, Surrey-Whalley
Jennifer Rice, North Coast
Doug Donaldson, Stikine
Selina Robinson, Coquitlam-Maillardville
Jane Shin, Burnaby – Lougheed
Bill Routley, Cowichan Valley
Doug Routley, Nanimo-North Cowichan
Claire Trevena, North IslandVicky Huntington, Delta South
Andrew Weaver, Oak Bay-Gordon Head
VancouverBritish Columbia
gail whitterI lived in the Peace River area for several years ... it is beautiful and pristine and I would hope it stays that way for generations to come. Valuable farmland is there ... we need as much farmland as we can muster ... as for water ... would like to see an end to the Water Wars and an end to Nestle taking our water.trailBritish Columbia
Mr. and Mrs. JenkinsYou are the greatest...thanks for sticking up for what is right and good.Honeymoon BayBritish Columbia
Mary AndrewsI greatly appreciate your stand against Site C, and hope you will make some converts among members of the legislature. I gather the power is wanted mostly for industrial purposes, not for general use, for which experts say it is not needed. And we can't afford to lose any more wildlife habitat or agricultural land in this time of global warming, particularly in BC where we have so little of it. I would bae most happy to see this thing stopped.VictoriaBritish Columbia
orie bloomfieldI am a carpenter /farmer and becoming a mycologist and i would like to say that beyond anything else in terms of political and social importance is food security! If we don't have that in the next 50 years due to drought and climate change there will be 3rd world conditions right here at home. This is something more important than economics and is also something that will create economy if done right. Therefore farmland is a very precious commodity and flooding the peace valley is not in anyones interest except for a few peoples pocketbook. We are looking at a potential travesty and i thank you for doing the right thing and standing up for what is right and not for what unsustainable industry want you to stand up for. I am sure you are all a lot of pressure from the powers that be within the energy sector.
so thank you very much for being real!
courtenayBritish Columbia
Anthony Pereira-CostaThank you for speaking out again this, for environmental justice and First Nations sovereignty. Especially Hary Bains whom I proudly call my MLA!SurreyBritish Columbia
Rita DawsonA big appreciative thank you to the 29 BC MLA's who voted against supporting the Site C dam. Bravo!

At a time in our collective history when climate change is bearing down on us, the proposed constructing of the Site C dam is the epitome of short-sighted foolishness on many levels. Land in the Peace is more valuable than gold as a prime source of agriculture and food production. Christy Clark and the BC Liberal MLA's should be listening to the people of this province by looking to solar power, wind power, tidal power initiatives and similar sources rather than stubbornly pushing more hydro electricity at Site C.

Alberta is the classic example of putting all the eggs in one bitumen basket. Why is Clark putting all the energy eggs into one hydro basket rather than wisely branching out to utilize all truly green, sustainable energy sources? That really is a rhetorical question. :~)

To the People of the Peace...May the Force Be With You!
LadysmithBritish Columbia
Nancy Lane MacgregorThank you for opposing the motion supporting Site C dam.
Site C dam is not needed. BC Hydro wants to produce power for sale to the US, to use in the LNG industry and to continue to have power with the BC government. Opposing the dam means allowing the Peace River to continue to flow, supplying needed water for the planet, for agriculture, for Aboriginal people, for plants and animals and for generations to come. In the decade to build this dam, new technologies could be put in place to use green energy for our needs, the land and water and life it supports would be saved, and Indigenous hereditary grounds preserved. Thank you for far sighted thinking. My father who was in agriculture said that the Peace River Valley when it was discovered, would be the greatest boon to agriculture in years to come. Those years are here. Thank you.
VictoriaBritish Columbia
Jordan EllisThanks for standing up against Site 'C'
This whole plan is another B.C. Liberal boondoggle that is completely unneccessary and way too costly for B.C.
We don't need the power now and if /when we need more, we should develop Wind, solar, tidal and other technological solutions. In fact, we should focus the job creation facet of this proposal on becoming world leaders in the development of those technologies which will pay much greater returns and stability long term.
Too, the Peace River Valley will become an ever more important and valuable resource as a food production area if the dire climate change warnings are even half right. So far, they've always been widely underestimations of the problems going forward.
NanaimoBritish Columbia
Kyle DavidsonI would like to know the outcome of the BioBlitz they conducted.Fort St JohnBritish Columbia
Laura CornishWe need to protect farmland in BC. This is especially true in light of climate change. We get most of our food from drought-ridden California, while the Peace Valley is much closer to us and could feed 1 million people. Its land is classed as prime alluvial soil and it has a summer growing season similar to the Fraser Valley.New WestminsterBritish Columbia
Grace and Craig HamiltonThanks to all MLA's who voted against supporting Site C dam, and special thanks to Michelle Mungall as that is the area that my husband and I have a small farmstead that we cannot wait to return to.

Saving farmland is one of the most critical issues that Canada faces today, and a complex one for many reasons. We are currently living in Class 1 farmland in Ontario that has been steadily disappearing and it is mind-boggling to experience. Development pressure is immense and pursuing a farming career here is financially out of reach if you are new to it. New models and ideas are developing in how they can be preserved, but it won't happen soon enough.

The Peace River area has many attributes, and we are hopeful that people in politics are listening to the people who are directly affected by this dam. We elect people to respond to our needs, our future, and not to always give in to large corporations. It is a good thing to see democracy at work; it's been a long time in coming.
Thank you once again, and let's protect these valuable resources and honor the native people and the farmers who are the guardians of this beautiful place.
CaledonOntario
Robert/Audrey WildA waste of good land for no good reason.Salt Spring Is.British Columbia
Kate EllisonThank you, all of you, for standing up for the law, evidence, wildlife, agriculture, First Nations, communities, and taxpayers in standing up against Site C Dam. I am grievously concerned about preparations for the Site C Dam worksite going ahead despite the legal challenges not yet being heard, and the ample evidence that the harms of this project FAR outweigh the benefits.VancouverBritish Columbia
Bob CalhounWe don't need more dams. We do need solar panels on every roof.SummerlandBritish Columbia
Tom BakerThank you for voting against the Site C project.

I'm concerned about this mega-project because it stands to drown BC in debt - when has a giant project ever only cost its original budget? Double would not be a surprise , and it could be even worse.

I'm also concerned about the loss of prime farmland. We don't have a national or provincial food security strategy, and given the insecurity of the global system (is 2008 so long ago?), if our food supply from abroad was severely curtailed, we would be in big trouble.

Finally, it seems this project is targeted at subsidizing a new LNG industry. For a "free market" government, this is an awfully big way to bring an awfully small number of jobs to BC.
VictoriaBritish Columbia
Lavonne GarnettOur planet has been radically changed through industrialization. Unless we learn to live more in harmony with nature, we will lose most of what has nurtured us throughout the ages. Our food, air and water supplies have been contaminated and diminished in quality. The so-called "human capital", we, the people are not here to serve industry. We have been gifted with life, to live to our greatest potential, health being one of these potentials. The cancer industry begs for money to find a "cure', when the cure lies within our lifestyles. If we do not take a different turn in the road, we will reap only more weakness of the human and wildlife species.

I am so very grateful that BC MLAs have taken a stand to protect the land from the proposed Site C dam. This very action changes the direction that threatens to consume us. May there be more courageous decisions to be made for the better of all of us!
NanaimoBritish Columbia
Nick DudinkI am a farmer and cannot condone the flooding of precious land. In these times of climate change, future generations would condemn us for removing land that can provide people and wildlife with the ingredients that sustain us, and which
may be extremely in short supply in the future.
NanaimoBritish Columbia
S SimonetIt is important to keep some of the last fertile land UNDEVELOPED and available to grow the food we ALL eat. Too many first nations have lost their land & everything sacred to them by flooding for dams--it just needs to end!!!VancouverWA
Catherine MunnWe need our farmlands.VancouverBritish Columbia
peter helmerwe need that farm landLumbyBritish Columbia
philip haightThere are hundreds of years worth of natural gas in the ground in British Columbia. Why are we flooding rivers, and drowning habitat and lowering our quality of life in the Peace River area, when lower priced electricity can be produced by LNG. Is it because those in the lower mainland don't care about us, or are they just being misinformed? Spending 9 billion tax payers dollars on a hydro electric dam, just can not be justified. Or are there plans in the works to start selling water from dams further south?Dawson CreekBritish Columbia
Karen DaweI am whole-heartedly adding my voice to the many people thanking the MLAs who voted against supporting Site C dam. Those MLAs represent thousands of British Columbians who recognize the error of a dam on the Peace. The land is more important for agriculture, fishing, and living than for power. Our focus must be to finding alternate energy sources, not to continuing the destructive methods of the past.Nanoose BayBritish Columbia
Naida HydeIt is a travesty and so unnecessary to flood this beautiful area. I have read that eagles' nests are now being relocated. That is appalling enough, but just the beginning if the Site C dam goes ahead.VictoriaBritish Columbia
Peter LambI oppose the building of Site C for a number of reasons:
1.BC hydro and the BC Government needs to focus on energy conservation rather than increased investment in new production. A small proportion of the proposed $9 billion cost would provide a significantly greater incentive for residents and industry to purchase cleaner equipment and systems.
2. Site C appears to be primarily promoted to provide electricity to major new LNG and other industrial plants, all of which will exacerbate the emissions of Greenhouse Gases and offset significant emission reductions being made locally by citizens.
3. There is an urgent need to respect First Nations interests in the Site C area and protect cultural and heritage sites.
4. With the growing climate crisis, BC must protect valuable agricultural land for food production as more southern lands dry up. Site C would result in the largest withdrawal of Agricultural Land Reserve in BC history at a ti9me when we should be increasing the ALR.
5. It has been shown that there are better and less intrusive alternatives for electricity generation, especially geo-thermal, wind and solar.
Salt Spring IslandBritish Columbia
Tanner McNabbThank you for voting against this project, and for representing those of us that believe this project and the damage it will cause is entirely unnecessary.

As the climate of our planet continues to shift and change, the farmland we will lose and the lost biodiversity will be the biggest tragedy of this project. BC needs to start preparing for a future where our power generation negatively impacts the natural environment as minimally as possible.

Once again, thank you for voting against this project, and please continue to do so and speaking with other MLAs to build opposition to this disastrous project that is not needed.
SquamishBritish Columbia
Sheri LevyInvest in geothermal wind and solar insteadNanaimoBritish Columbia
Lesley CurrieSite C dam should be stopped. It is unnecessary , costly and will hurt too many people and the environment.NanaimoBritish Columbia
Onni MilneThank you for standing up and speaking out against this unnecessary, destructive project.

Thank you for supporting farmers who will lose prime agricultural land if Site C is built. This is madness at a time when we need more food security, not less. We need this land to feed Canadian and BC citizens when climate change makes it impossible to farm in southern areas of the country.

Thank you for supporting First Nations who will lose more traditional territory if Site C is built. What a joke to say you honour First Nations and their treaties when you steal their land and flood it to create a dam.

Thank you for supporting BC citizens who will be forced to pay billions to build Site C. This means we will be taxed for generations.

Thank you for ensuring that democracy lives in BC.
VancouverBritish Columbia
Brent BoatesGood for you to vote against this... There's no reason to do this and every reason not to.VancouverBritish Columbia
Paul BachTo the Honorable MLA's in our provincial government,
Please listen to the science and the rationale in not going forward with this plan that can't be undone. It fails in both economic analysis and rational arguments. The motivations behind it are clearly other than what its intentions would have us believe.

A sincere thanks to those 29 MLA's who voted against supporting this. For their clear vision and their moral and ethical stance in doing the job that the public has entrusted them with. My thanks to them all.

Dr. Paul Bach
VancouverBritish Columbia
Margaret KrummThank you for voting to protect our future. Farmland is not replaceable. There are green energy options we need to be pursuing not destroying the good farmland we can not replace!TerraceBritish Columbia
Tricia WandsThanks to everyone who voted against Site CKitchenerOntario
John StocktonThis is a power grab by the province to supply cheap power to the LNG industry, we don't need it, but we DO need the farm land!!!SurreyBritish Columbia
G. Barry StewartPlease keep voicing your concerns about Site C. It is an incredible waste of money — with no business model supporting it — and it will ruin important agricultural land.ChilliwackBritish Columbia
Marilynn smithI am very aware of your concerns!BrooksvilleFlorida
Daulton PaynterI't gives me great joy to know that 29 MLA's agree with many citizen 's of BC that site C dam is a useless idea! thanks for speaking out for us!Salt Spring IslandBritish Columbia
Greg HollowayThanks to all our MLAs who stood against this awful project.

What shameful desecration against Treaty 8 first people and Earth, while flooding farmland forcing ever-more-costly purchase of our basic foodstuffs from far away. And to do this for the sake of powering an industry to accelerate fracking while destroying BC freshwater.

Even if (woefully thin excuse) one argued that BC-in-general needs more power, studies amply show that there's more power and more jobs at less cost with investment in conservation, solar and wind. I also especially wish the government would pursue pilot projects in BC geothermal. All of these real opportunities are foreclosed when Clark govern plunges BC further into debt for Site C.

There are Site C winners thoughs. All the big money that backs Christy Harper. The big money that gets bigger by sucking everyone and everything else dry.

Again thanks to our MLAs who stand against this.
SaanichBritish Columbia
Lucien MichaudThe government has not been able to demonstrate a good argument for Site C. This is similar to the Columbia River Treaty (CRT) that was built on false arguments and cover-up. Even today the US and BC falsify the facts to garner acceptance of their programs. The story of the flood of Vanport, Oregon in 1948 is still used as justification to flood four valuable valleys in BC on an annual basis - and the public buys into this even after half a century later. Vanport was a human caused tragedy - an utter crime against humanity and against the River. This town was built directly in harms way in the middle of the Columbia River - then when there was a wet year and the River had to use it's rightful floodplain, it was blamed and forever restrained from carrying out it's amazing life-giving purposes. The truth is the Snake River in the U.S. contributed more discharge than the Columbia in Canada in 1948 that flooded Vanport. The same person who built Vanport, also built Grand Coulee dam, and who also desperately wanted a dam built on the Columbia in BC to maximize power and irrigation and water for municipal and industrial use in Washington and the Pacific Northwest states. The public was not given the truth...because they knew it wouldn't sell.

Just as the CRT met extreme opposition and controversy for decades (since the 1930's) and rightfully so - it is the same regarding Site C. We are not fools. The "experts" in govt and BC Hydro are having a hard time showing any logic to this scheme - because it does not exist. They bought up most of the land long ago in their hope to push Site C through one day and once a plan is in place they find it hard to admit it was a bad plan and give the land back to the valley.

Yesterday BC Hydro came out with the argument that Site C might be advantageous if there is a dam failure. Is this getting closer to the truth? Why was Williston reservoir emptied last year for refit work - but then the work was abandoned? Is WAC Bennett dam unsafe and not repairable.? From most reports it always has been...so is Site C actually being built as a coffer dam and hey - may as well grab some more reservoir space at the same time?

The precious land remaining in the Peace River Valley will provide permanence and continuity just as the land did in southern BC before the Treaty dams. We have lost all that in the south - we understand it well - they cannot be allowed to repeat this in the Peace. There are far more values lost than ever gained. Everyone knows this to be true and government can not be allowed to disregard such extreme public opposition.

There must be a halt put on any further Site C work now. We have to get the facts of this program on the table and made public with true costs and impacts realized. Why all the email deletions from Christy Clark's government? How many of these emails were about Site C? A full investigation must be demanded.

Site C must be stopped.
EdgewoodBritish Columbia
Catherine TalbotWe need to preserve as much of our precious environment, such as this area, as we can in British Columbia. There are better ways to prepare for the energy needs of BC than flooding unique areas of land and building dams. This is our opportunity to say yes to the environment and to invest in different kinds of energy.
Thank you for standing up and saying No to needless destruction.
ComoxBritish Columbia
Julia LinnayWe have no future with sights like this. We must stand up against these acts of pure stupidity and ignorance toward the cycles/systems we require to survive.Mansons landingBritish Columbia
Elaine GoldsThank you for your vote against Site C and in support of the beautiful and precious Peace River Valley.Port MoodyBritish Columbia
shirley stevenTo all the MLA'S who opposed the site C dam
Thank you for you support to stop the construction of this now 3rd dam on the Peace River.We need the valley for agriculture,for the habitat of many species.
The First Nations of our country have endured and endured.It is time for all Canadians to stand behind them.
Finally, we the general puplic don't need to pay so this new electricity can support the oil and gas companies bottom line.Enough is enough.
Sincerely Shirley Steven
tofinoBritish Columbia
sharon hawkeTo the brave and informed MLA's that voted against supporting Site C Dam,

Thank you! Thank you for standing up for logic and common sense, for what matters
more than money and power (legislative that is!)
To build this Dam, just because we are able to is not a good enough reason.
So far history has shown we are very good at destroying what has been created on this earth, and it is high time we recognize that we can never put Humpty Dumpty back together again.
What we are destroying by building this dam had better be worth what we would be giving up. I do not believe this to be the case.
I would like you all to know how much I appreciate you listening to us.
Thank you for the job you do, being our voice in government.
sincerely, Sharon Hawke
salt spring islandBritish Columbia
Bob BenvenutiThank you.EdgewaterBritish Columbia
Pauline HousdenMy thanks to the excellent representatives in our government , one of whom I have voted in this recent election, who have wisely objected to the development of this wonderful stretch of my country.
I wish to add my objections to this proposed hydro development on the same grounds as the 29 MLA's who have voted against this development. However may I add my own deeply felt reasons which is to maintain this huge acreage this region in the heart of my province for the better use it is now occupying, pasture, forest lands, wild territory for the herds of caribou and other supporting wild life. It is about Canada and its vast open spaces.
Surely we have learned from the devastating oil frenzy of fracking, pipelines and forest depletion. Stop and think of my grandchildren and yours and the disaster of the once magnificent Colerado River system now a trickle at it arrives at its destination.
I like to think of the conservation route which I practice in my home as much as I can and urge people to do the same and not churn up this beautiful land.
VictoriaBritish Columbia
Meredith KerriganSite C clearly makes so sense. There are alternatives for the future in BC. Instead of destroying, please respect and protect.King CityOntario
Doreen PetersThis is greatly appreciated by this British Columbia resident. Thank-You; Shane, Lana,
Robin, Harry, Raj, Katrine Judy, Adrian, David, Mable, Mike, Rob, Spencer, George, Gary, Carole, Leonard, Norm, Michelle Bruce, Jennifer, Doug, Selina, Jane, Bill, Doug, Claire, Vicky, and Andrew: You are all AWESOME!
MackenzieBritish Columbia
Michelle FournierThank you for voting against supporting the Site C dam.
It is encouraging to see others acknowledging the value of the Peace Valley in British Columbia: it's value to First Nations, the country as a site of food production, and the habitat of many animals who rely upon it for survival.
BruderheimAlberta
Donna FraserThank you for not supporting Site CFort St JohnBritish Columbia
Tamara SchwartzentruberIn the era of climate change, we need to reduce our energy consumption as a society, not increase it. There's no more room for large-scale projects which claim to be sustainable but in reality are anything but. The Site C dam will consume a huge amount of dirty fossil fuel energy to build, and be used to provide energy for even dirtier fracking projects that will also ruin our groundwater in BC.

Many thanks to the MLAs who had the courage to stand against this heinous project, which is being forced on the people of BC.
KasloBritish Columbia
Sharon HughesThank-You deeply for your good work ."site c" is not the right place, the right time, or the right climate. There are other viable and effective energy sources and technologies that can be exploited without damage, expropriation, and without destroying farmland or this amount of debt.VictoriaBritish Columbia
JC WarrenYour vote on the Site C dam project, was a strategic response to a unneeded project.

It shows respect to local and regional landowners and residents.

Thank you!
VancouverBritish Columbia
Dory SpencerThank you all the MLA 's that voted against the proposed Site C Dam especially Doug Donaldson, Stikine.
Please keep going with all possible ways to help stop this insane destruction of needless agricultural, natural land.
Thank you
MassetBritish Columbia
david coeThank you all for standing up for the Peace River Valley. We need this whole area as it is, not for the bottom of a damned lake. It is very important that we work hard to protect all our valuable resources, and do not saddle future generations with a debt they have to pay, that really only benefits big business.GabriolaBritish Columbia
Corissa LeeThank you for acknowledging the very important stand being made by the people of the Peace River Valley community, real people of the land, for all beings who would be impacted by this monstrous project. Our province need not go the way of the dinosaur; we do not need Site C.Bella CoolaBritish Columbia
murray munnAlthough I am a Yukoner these 16 years, my mother's in Duncan and grew up in Hope, my sister's in Kitsilano, brother's in North Van, other brother's in Nanaimo, and aunt's in East Van. And other cousins and so on all over BC. I attended UBC where I got my master's degree, and have lived in Nelson, Vancouver, Duncan, and Lions Bay. So I qualify.

And of all the aforementioned relatives, I'm the one who has seen the Site C area the most, or maybe at all. (I hate calling such a beautiful area "Site C," a naming calculated to rob this amazingly productive and gorgeous and historical area of any of those adjectival connotations. It's productive most importantly in both wildlife and secondly in agricultural ways; for an economist not 'owned' by the BC governemnt, the productivity in an agricultural sense would be most relevant and useful, but for me the productivity for wildlife is more important. How many eagle nests did they say have been taken down now? How many hectares of trees chopped? How many bear dens have been rendered forever unuseable by this government's heedless, we'll-tell-the-courts-what-they-must-say attitude of doing the work prior to the court's verdict?

How many experts have attested to the facts that this dam is clearly not needed for some time into the future. The power is not needed now, and evidently it's going to California or, in any event, across the border. Treaties are in place that are not being respected. It's a democratic disgrace. This sort of premier and cabinet telling the people who (foolishly, it appears) voted them in what they are going to get needs to stop. We have stopped Harper and we have stopped the previous Alberta government. Now we have to stop this idiotic behaviour.

This is a premier, Christy Clark, who makes fun of what a pop performer wears, for god's sake, and of what an animal supporter and brainy beauty--Miley Cyrus and Pamela Anderson--instead of actually talking about the issues with them (with regard to the unscientific wolf cull which purports to protect caribou but in reality rids the forests of wolves so they can cut it down). Clearly Miley and Pam have more knowledge of this backdoor attack on wolves than the premier, but she wants to take the money of the corporations that want the wood, and make her budget look good.

This is a premier who is running roughshod over the province's beauty, as Stephen Hume has pointed out, doing whatever it takes to monetise, who lets collapsed and unmitigated messes of flooded damsites just continue as if millions of hectares had not been irrevocably poisoned.

This Peace River Valley area is one of BC's beautiful areas. In all of the drive from Whitehorse to Vancouver, it is perhaps exceeded by only a couple of spots, although BC is full of beauty at every turn. Those in a rush can take the ugly faster highway through and past Fort St John, but go this way (watching for deer) if you want to enjoy the view, stop at the lookout, and enjoy what BC can be and once was.

The WAC Bennett dam stopped forever salmon and other fish from migrating. Animals that depended upon their return must have had some difficulty for a decade or two--both types of eagle, osprey, bear, wolves, coyote, mink. Who are we to take another run away from another huge series of watersheds, especially when the power is not needed, when BC is not seriously trying alternate forms of energy such as tidal, solar, wind? Predators such as bear, cougar, lynx, wolves, coyotes and foxes are not just randomly sprinklable anywhere ... they know their regions at birth and are shown where to find the foods they need. Taking up all this extra space for a dam will completely disrupt those animals, who will then have to move to other areas and be chased off by resident animals.

It is my belief that unless a move is absolutely necessary, anything that substantially changes nature should not be done. If power were critical and realistic attempts to use alternative energy had failed, perhaps this would be the only move possible. At this point it is not necessary, and alternate forms have not been tried.

If I could, I'd post a few photos here of my trips through this area (once i wasn't paying attention driving north and drove past the Hudson's Hope turn-off, and had to endure the "ugly route" ... was very displeased. THis route has great value, thus, for tourists. I don't see myself as a tourist, because I am a Canadian and I actually have seen this area so many times as I drive south to visit my mother and family. Picture a yellow field either side of a highway, a pretty green-covered ridge ahead, my dogs staring out the windows back at me as I grab a photo of my old trailer I'd gone down to Tofino to pick up... it's like a Colville painting of beauty.

Stop the pushing ahead of projects the residents don't want. Show some respect.
WhitehorseYukon
Williamites MeyerStop and listen to the people the first nations insteadVictoriaBritish Columbia
JULIE COLESTHANK YOU for taking a stand on September 30, 2015! For opposing Site C by voting against Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett’s motion on Site C.

You took a stand for farms and farm families, affordable BC-grown food, as well as the rights of Treaty 8 First Nations.

Myself, my children, my grandchildren & my unborn future great-grandchildren thank you. We only have one planet. We HAVE to look after it!
VICTORIABritish Columbia
Roberta OlenickThank you so much for opposing the September 30 motion supporting Site C. This dam should not be built. Too costly, we don't need the energy, too much environmental damage and too much loss of critical farmland. Thanks for standing up for the Peace Valley.VancouverBritish Columbia
Madelene RutskiThank you, 29 MLAs with the courage and vision to represent the people, creatures, environment, and sustainability of BC.. While we unite together to care for values beyond short-term monetary corporate pandering, we serve all generations of all Beings who grace this Earth globally. Thank you for earning your pay through integral, respectful, wholehearted actions.NelsonBritish Columbia
Cliff WallisThanks for standing up and being counted--your contributions are most welcome.CalgaryAlberta
Anne JardineI appreciate your stand for the agriculture and the communities of the Peace River and for the rights of the First Nations people who do not want to see the Site C project drown their beautiful land. Thank you for representing the voices of these people, and the voices of the millions of British Columbians who oppose the wasteful expenditure that will be made on this unwanted and unneeded dam.EdgewaterBritish Columbia
Tina PearsonThank you very much for your vote against the development of the Site C dam in Northeastern BC. At this time, we need wise, informed courageous leadership. It is very clear that the idea of a Site C dam is not viable, and that it really truly is not needed. The irreversible impact of a possible Site C on the ecosystems of the Peace River, Moberly River and all the surrounding lands would be tragic. I spent a few years living, working and doing research in the Peace River area, the area of Treaty 8. This place is profound, it is rich, it is rare, it is complex ... there are not enough words to describe its beauty and its importance to the biosphere, and to the people whose lives are so intertwined with it. Please keep your resolve to prevent the BC government from making an ill-advised choice. Please help the people on the ground who are working to protect the Peace River biosphere. Please find ways to stop the work that is already happening, work that is destroying habitat. Please help all levels of government see that there are much better alternatives to energy production. Thank you for taking the role of wise leadership. We desperately need it.VictoriaBritish Columbia
Steve CoffinThank you for taking a stand for farmers, First Nations, and affordable BC-grown food. BC Hydro says the Site C dam is because BC needs the energy, but it's not that simple: Hydro's own reports say BC can meet current demands through energy conservation. Site C is not simply about meeting the electricity demands of British Columbians; it is about subsidizing BC’s oil and gas and mining industries. It’s an $8 billion taxpayer subsidy to a dirty fossil fuel industry that needs cheap energy to expand.

Thanks for protecting and supporting critical ungulate habitat that has sustained wildlife that has supplied generations of First Nations people with food and cultural sustenance for thousands of years. You have also shown your support for one of the largest and most important wildlife corridors on the continent, and you are for promoting food security.

BC already has enough electricity. Let's support and push conservation.

The Treaty 8 First Nations leading these legal challenges need as much help as they can get and you are providing that. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Steve Coffin
North VancouverBritish Columbia
Jennifer SoderquistI grew up in the Peace region same with my parents.
I have 27 great experience in the Peace region, between swimming, fishing, hiked at the Limestone cave, eating fresh berries from the bushes, fossil hunting and canoed Husdon Hope to Peace Island park, it took long three days, I've never seen so much wildlife in the Peace valley, more than above the valley. Flocks of geese everywhere, elk or caribo (three crossed the river from the distance of our campsite on the island), baby fish, frog, bold Eagles, a family of ferrets, river kill (looked like a warthog?), lots of gulls, a young black bear during our canoe trip.
My father taught me the history of hill slides, the famouse one was the 1.5km that you can see from the beautiful halfway lookout, didn't happen that long ago. He also taught me how his father used to mine where the WAC dam is and how he used to fish while his father worked and everything.
My mother taught me about sand, silt, shal, clay and trees, how different land materials react and such, and how the roots of the trees help keeps the soil together (she grew up on the farm).
What my mother knows and taught me, is simple science that most people should know about.
Our valley has many recorational activities with a great view of mountains and the farm supports the local people around the Peace Region and it's very vital right now, since California farms barely holding up through their long drought ever recorded.
If you guys ever go to the halfway lookout, there are always people there, admiring the gorgeous valley, locals and tourist, yes, we have a tourism economy here, also, those islands on the river, they have campsites on them.
I grew up going to the Halfway lookout on the motor bike with my father, always meeting people who's from Alaska who heard about our beaitful valley or those who just want to watch the sun set behind the mountains.
The Peace region is who we are, and it's extremely foolish to build a 8.8 billion dollar damage on a unstable land, land that is well known to slide and constantly having dirt sliding down from the cliffs (if your canoeing and sees the rocks and shal falling down).
After the WAC dam was built, there was issues with manholes, landslides and large debris that keeps hitting the bottom of people's boats, it's not a good feeling at all.
The people of the Peace who grew up here for many years, we are the environment assessors, we know our land very well, since we lived it.
Also, there would be another decline of migration of herbivores and fish, we already noticed the fish population have decreased.
If you guys have the brains (logic and foresight), and the conscience, you would make a logical choice.
PS: I love my Peace valley and there is nothing else to lose but the valley.
Fort St JohnBritish Columbia
Jana RonneThank you so much for opposing this project!
We truly do not need this dam to meet our power needs. Especially not at the cost of loosing so much agriculturally valuable land and disrespecting the interests of First Nations.
Gratefully yours,
Jana Ronne
VancouverBritish Columbia
Lianne SmithaniukThanks so much for your vote against Site C...it is just "old school" thinking...we have so much better t ch ology that must be investigated....we LOVE BC and want it "whole" for perpetuity.NanaimoBritish Columbia
Melinda ValeThank you BC MLA's for supporting real action to stop this unnecessary dam. Let's all work together for a bright future with renewable and sustainable energy, free of the need to destroy habitat and treaty lands.VictoriaBritish Columbia
Bonnie WedelThank you for opposing the site C project! The farm land will prove to be invaluable in the future.AbbotsfordBritish Columbia
g bToo much to lose...Too little to gain!vanBritish Columbia
Christina Rossthank you for your votes against this billVictoriaBritish Columbia
Teresa BighamThank you for voting in opposition to Site C.
It would be a tragedy to destroy the envirnment and all this farmland. We need to listen to the First Nations peoples. There are better, more cost effective ways to source power.
GibsonsBritish Columbia
Caroline WoodwardThank you all very much for standing up in the BC Legislature to oppose the ruinous, expensive, retrograde Site C project. As this is the third attempt to construct this destructive project, despite the federal agreement known as Treaty 8, it is absolutely vital that this be stopped at this time and forever. The Athabasca Delta downstream has suffered enough, we need this good land for food production and the Dane-Zaa need the River and the land to live as a whole culture. These are values we all share so suffice to say, the short term gains of employment for a pie in the sky LNG investment (sic) are far outweighed by the long-term values of leaving the Peace River alone and of taking the expropriated lands back from BC Hydro.
Thank you, kleco kleco, merci bien to all of you for voting in favour of sanity in matters of budget and food security and respecting Treaty 8.
TofinoBritish Columbia
Michelle MacKenzieThank you for voting to save Peace Valley.San CarlosCA
Anne GartshoreThank you for recognizing, by voting against Bill Bennet's motion, that BC does not need to be saddled with a massive debt for electricity we don't need. As the SW USA dries up and blows away the alluvial soil of the Peace River valley will produce food for us for generations. The price of vegetables in Vancouver is already starting to soar due to drought in the south.
We need long term planning and investment in renewable energy from alternate sources instead of destroying the environment of a part of BC that will only become more productive as global warming increases.
VancouverBritish Columbia
Peter BaileyThe preservation of farmland is essential if we are to feed this and future generations. Flooding the Peace River valley and productive agricultural land for the sake of generating hydroelectric power is extremely short-sighted.

The money would be better spent encouraging alternative energy solutions that provide long-term provincial employment.
SaanichBritish Columbia
Jo PhillipsThank you for standing up for the Peace. It is encouraging to know that there are 29 elected officials that are too smart to be swayed by empty promises and rhetoric such as is being promoted by the Premier and her cronies about the "need for the Site C dam".SookeBritish Columbia
Peter KerrThank you to the MLAs who voted against the building of the Site C dam. It should never see the light of day- a very bad project environmentally and economically.KelownaBritish Columbia
Roger RichardsonThank you for taking a stand!OsoyoosBritish Columbia
Michele LyleStop ruining our land for profitVancouverBritish Columbia
Seth LevinsonThank you for being leaders and blazing a path towards a brighter to orrow.HalifaxNova Scotia
Colleen MacLennanThank you so much for your support in opposing the Site C dam. We don't need another power dam and loss all that wonderful prime farm land that produces
food.
SookeBritish Columbia
Kathleen SutherlandThank you to those of you who opposed the motion supporting Site C dam. Had you been outside on September 30 you would have heard many different voices sharing concerns from the lack of respect of the Treaty 8 First Nation, to concern of losing incredibly valuable farm land (especially as the California droughts are becoming more common) and the suggestion that if the Government/Bc Hydro spent even half the money on supporting solar panels installation we, the people, would be ahead of the game with regard to power needs as each panel would feed electricity back into the grid (at least some of the time) and therefore we would not have the "future needs" of power that the dam is allegedly being proposed to solve. We are currently still selling our additional power as we already produce more than we need.
Again, thank you.
VictoriaBritish Columbia
Karina AndersonWe need to stop destroying the land and leave it to nature!New WestminsterBritish Columbia
Rev. F. Mark Mealing, Ph.D.It is the height of foolishness to destroy superb farmland for a very costly power installation committed primarily to export. Nor are other impacts on wildlife considered. This is a flawed & corrupt plot.Meadow CreekBritish Columbia
Tamara DavisThank you for standing up for The Peace River . First Nations People & the Decision of Canadians to stand alongside them will determine the fate of the planet . haven't they taken enough ???.............. What's being given to our children but Debt & a dying Planet .?????? The Planet belongs to us all not a hand full of bankers and royalty . (From quotes I found online ).
But makes sense doesn't it the world has enough for every mans need but not every mans greed another good quote I found . Thank you again for making a step in the right direction.
Halfway RiverBritish Columbia
Nancy FurnessThank youPort CoquitlamBritish Columbia
Erin arnoldI'm disgusted by Christie Clark and BC Hydro. This is one of the most beautiful areas I've ever travelled. I can't imagine being a land owner there. I really feel for them and their loss.TappenBritish Columbia
A LThank you for listening to public anger over the inexcusable Site-C dam project. British Columbians are wise to the ways all levels of government administer land and other resources for the benefit of industry and not as the wealth of the commons. We know the rate rises from BC Hydro as well as the generation capacity increase from new hydro mega-projects were designed to support the mining and energy companies. We need new thinking about what is really precious, and about how to protect our water, wildlife, arable land and treaty agreements against short-sighted, massively destructive back-room deals.

I hope you will continue to support the people's ethical and legal fight against "business as usual" big money deals that are counter to the will of informed voters.
VictoriaBritish Columbia
Korie MarshallThank you for standing up against flooding valuable farmland in the north, the rights of First Nations and people who live on the Peace River, and for our future. I know we can do better, and make the power we need in a more sustainable way.ValemountBritish Columbia
Marilyn SuddabyWe need to keep all the farm land we have. and don't need the power right now.CoquitlamBritish Columbia
Marlene E. SimmonsThank you all for believing in a brighter future for all of us. I am here to help you end this madness.
Marlene E. Simmons
Victoria BC
VictoriaBritish Columbia
James BuchananI applaud your support of Peace Valley residents and First Nations interests with respect to the proposed Site C Dam. There are better, cheaper options that would both employ more people but begin our transition to alternative, cleaner energies.

I don't understand why this project is still moving forward. The premier must be made to understand the long term ramifications... the harm to the environment that would occur if this project is allowed to move forward.

Please do everything in your power to gather more support to end this damaging project.

Thank you.
VallicanBritish Columbia
Nancy DenhamI believe that humanity has the wits, the wisdom, as long as we have the will to develop sustainable safe power sources. We need not destroy the land in the process...I we can develop the Canadaarm for Space Exporation, if we can use MRI's to learn about the micro organization of our brAins then we can do this. Please save the agricultural and culturally valuable Peace River - the water flowing in the river, the land for food and habitat for flora and fauna! Do not flood over the resting places of the ancestors of the land! Be wise and be willing to be creative and imagine and create a better way for our children and future generations!SecheltBritish Columbia
Jennifer DyckWe can have electricity from Columbia dam that's paid for alreadyDawson creekBritish Columbia
Francy ElkinsThank you to the 29 MLA's.Williams LakeBritish Columbia
Frank MitchellCongratulations for finally taking a clear stand against this appalling project, which will, if it proceeds, eliminate a large swath of very productive farm land, supply power demanded by environmentally destructive gas and LNG industries, reduce very scarce habitat for endangered spp, further reduce the capacity of the Peace R system to maintain downsteam uses (natural and industrial), etc., reduce incentives for developing cleaner sources of power, to say nothing of saddling rate payers with unnecessary increased charges.MechosinBritish Columbia
Bob DeanGood for you.
Stick to your guns.
NelsonBritish Columbia
Peter ShawIt's good to know there are 29 MLA's willing to stand up against Site C. Sadly, it appears this project has now begun with forests being cleared, before all court cases have even been settled. I wonder about the legality of this. Others have mentioned the many values of this stretch of the Peace River, so I won't repeat them. For thousands of years this area has maintained a rich environmental system for both people and wildlife, yet the Campbell/Clark Liberals want to end this by building an antiquated hydro dam, which might last one hundred years. When it's decommissioned, this now magnificent valley, might well resemble an empty moonscape, devoid of everything that made it vital and worth saving. For me, the loss outweighs the benefits.Dawson CreekBritish Columbia
Max UrbsThank-you to the MLA's who voted against Site C damn. Instead of flooding prime land with historic and agricultural significance, we should focus on alternative energy sources such as solar, wave/tidal, and wind.VictoriaBritish Columbia
John HublerAs global weather patterns change we may fine it more difficult to feed ourselves. Should we be putting some of our best farm lands under water? Mega hydroelectric projects where of the 20th century. Think solar farms and wind farms. It is the 21st century ya know!Prince GeorgeBritish Columbia
Carolyn BatemanI am devastated by the thought of the Peace River Valley being flooded to provide more power for B.C.--which we do not need. Nine billion dollars!! This is nothing but a short-sighted corporate cash grab and it sickens me to think that politicians in B.C. would vote for this, despite protests from people all over British Columbia and in particular farmers and First Nations peoples who will be directly affected by this travesty. (And it sickens me to think that BC Hydro is going ahead despite legal and treaty challenges.) But we are all affected by this monumental lack of vision. We do not need Site C; there are many other alternatives to this dinosaur mega-project. But we DO need rich, fertile farmland now that California is stricken with drought and cannot provide the produce we have come to rely on in this province. Please, please, please, do not wreak this havoc on the Peace River Valley. Once it is gone, it is gone forever.SookeBritish Columbia
Michael HeidenWe beg you to reconsider this very misguided project. The proposed damn is not necessary for our power, considering alternatives, and is solely being considered to pursue Christy Clarks' and the Liberals LNG gamble. It is an act of desperation and shortsightedness to flood the Peace country, destroying valuable farm land and relations with our First Nations and their heritage lands. This project is ill conceived and not in the best interests of British Columbians, being based on a very bad LNG deal for BC....doing business with a known criminal from Malaysia, not to mention the intensified Fracking and associated pollution and destruction of rivers and clean water. This is not good for us and the risks are far too many not to mention the arrogance of expecting BC taxpayers to front the costs and the risks.CrestonBritish Columbia
Lynne BohnI only wish MY MLA had the integrity & intelligence to do the same!! Shame, Mike Morris!MackenzieBritish Columbia
Agnes WattsThank you for demonstrating the wisdom and courage to oppose Site C, this unwanted, unnecessary, and very expensive dam, which would destroy vast areas of farmland, which will become increasingly valuable as climate change destroys southern farm resources. It would also destroy the habitat for huge numbers of animals and fish, which would have consequences throughout the province and throughout the economy. This dam is not needed for hydroelectric power for the citizens of this province, who are being forced to pay for it. The only need for its potential power is from the mining and fracking companies who want to destroy the region in exchange for short-term profits.Thank you again for showing farsightedness. It is appreciated by your constituents.VancouverBritish Columbia
Erich SchatzThank you all for not voting in favour of short-sighted economic gains. Both within Canada and on the international stage, BC represents one of the last bastions of true wilderness and untouched beauty, rich in natural resources and wildlife beyond comprehension in most parts of the world. That this escapes the consciousness and more importantly the conscience of your colleagues is an embarrasment to Canada's political and above all cultural identity.VancouverBritish Columbia
Janet SimpsonI would like to thank every one of you for voting against Bill Bennett's motion regarding Site C.

While I would expect such a vote from my own MLA, Carole James, I am heartened to know there are others who have the integrity to support farms and First Nations.

October 19th restored my faith in federal politics; now I can feel some hope about provincial politics.
VictoriaBritish Columbia
Verena ShawI'm so thankful for all of you who voted against the Site C dam. A big thank you! Let's hope it NEVER goes through. This area should not be destroyed.WinlawBritish Columbia
Leah KaiserFlooding vital agricultural land to power fracking and mining industries which destroy our water and mother earth is short sighted and archaic thinking that our government should "let go".MissionBritish Columbia
David SpraggeThank you for holding BC's true interests at heart.CourtenayBritish Columbia
Harvey ArmstrongThank you for voting against constructing the site 'C' dam. At this point in the history of the human race it is a huge mistake, in the face of food security, climate change, and conservation. We collectively need to live within our means, and strive for a 'steady-state' economy instead of continuing to exploit every possible natural resource.KasloBritish Columbia
David WaterhouseGood day members of government. My heartfelt thanks for taking a stand against Site C Dam.

We are talking about this because the BC Liberals iignored democracy. One component of that democracy is the BCUC. Mines and Enery Minister Bill Bennett circumvented democracy when he removed the BCUC from participation in Site C hearings. Information since then has surfaced stating that the panel chosen by the Liberals to take part said themselves that "the BCUC should be here. We're missing their expertise." We want our democracy back. Insist on no Site C Dam.
VictoriaBritish Columbia
Victoria GibsonAfter BC Hydro's own study shows that BC does not need Site C for our own domestic power -- Why are we destroying productive farmland to build it?

The Peace River country is beautiful and provides a wonderful quality of life and jobs to the inhabitants. In BC we need to produce more food because the California exports will be literally drying up. How can we justify destroying some of our most productive food producing land?

Oh yes, the fossil fuel companies -- do you not realize the Tar Sands are shutting down new production and fracking will be banned in this province due to public pressure resulting from concern over our drinking water and earthquakes caused by fracking.

Please do not initiate the building of this short sighted project that is opposed by First Nations and residents of the region as well as the majority of BC voters.

Thank you,

Victoria Gibson
VancouverBritish Columbia
kathy kinakinThe production of food has to be considered more important than the production of power. There are so many ways to conserve power. Use less power and the need for more will disappear.vancouverBritish Columbia
Cam HOBSONI feel that the whole environmental assessment process has been subverted by hasty legislation, along with a biased evaluation of the true future power needs of BC Hydro, and downgrading of the true carbon footprint of this massive construction project.
- I have been a frequent visitor to the Peace over the past 50+ years, and after participating in a "Paddle for the Peace" rally this year, I was absolutely convinced of the incredible amount of damage which would be created by damming the river. The sheer clearing of the to-be-flooded area, plus building the dam and the generation system would create a carbon footprint which would not be compensated for by the lower profile of a dam compared to "run of the river" generation. Massive sloughing along the shorelines is inevitable, even to an unexpert eye, critical wild animal winter habitat will be destroyed, and downstream effects of changing flow levels have not yet been fully evaluated. An unbiased, full reassessment of realities is essential!!!
Powell RiverBritish Columbia
Samantha KlassenTo the 29 MLA's who voted against Site C Dam, thank you. I hope that justice will be served, and treaty rights will be honoured. I hope that the invaluable archaeological sites and farmland will not be washed away. I hope that the Peace Valley may remain beautiful and fruitful for generations to come. Thank you for standing up for a different vision of energy-production.AbbotsfordBritish Columbia
Diane BigfootI would like to thank all the MLA's who voted against supporting Site C Dam.

It takes courage to stand up for what we believe in, and more courage to take a lead on such a controversial issue as this.

Believe that I as one of the opposing , feel like my voice is being heard. Site C is unnecessary, driven by industrial greed and the past government. When so many other countries are turning to green energy and providing a safe environment for their people, we have to wonder do we matter at all as Canadians?

I am of First Nation decent, I am concerned about our environment, about our wildlife & habitat, about global warming, about our Peace Valley, our history, our future. I don;t need to make the list any longer. You understand my concerns.

I still remain faithful that the right people are coming to the defense of our country in the Worlds view on environmental protection, environmental technology, renewable energy, sustainability.... So many options that are less destructive.

Time is now for responsible environmental stewardship for Canada

GOD Bless
Fort St. JohnBritish Columbia
Marlene StephensThank you for standing up for the People and the people and the land and all it holds. Especially thank you for standing in unison for the River.
This is the right thing to do.
GibsonsBritish Columbia
J ChuThank you for opposing the motion supporting Site C!VancouverBritish Columbia
Jacqui GingrasThank you!FalklandBritish Columbia
Chris WilkinsonSite C will be an unmitigated disaster that we can't afford, and won't need now that Trudeau and the Liberals are in charge of Climate ChangeGibsonBritish Columbia
Maureen RaymondThank you all for standing up with all of us who have opposed the site C dam, for so many years. It nice to know that we have some responsible members of the government who care what the people want and what the province really needs.ChilliwackBritish Columbia
Doug KellamIt's time to move away from these mega projects as an answer to the economic and energy needs of our province. Small and sustainable means more jobs and a better future for all of BC.VancouverBritish Columbia
Cathy TeichI would like to thank the MLA's that voted against the site C dam on the Peace River. Many years ago I lived near the Peace River. I feel that that river has been compromised enough by dams already. Dams are old technology. There are more ecologically sound ways to generate power. That farm land can never be replaced. People should be looking toward the future and planning how we are going to feed the vast numbers of humans that this planet is accumulating. Thank you again for voting against site C.TalkeetnaAK
Christine CarlsonThank you so much for voting against Site C. There are a few more battles to be won, but, with your help, we can do it. It is such a beautiful place (I've only seen pictures) but will maybe get there someday. Thank you so much for helping to give us all that chance.Williams LakeBritish Columbia
m lalathanks for THE NO vote.,.,we must move into a world where the environment comes first.,., there are many new ways to create energy.,. that are not toxic to our planet.,., we the people must hold the corporations and government ACCOUNTABLE.,.. other methods of alternative energy have long been suppressed we are on the edge of stopping that suppression.,., it is just around the corner Cheers to the 29 MLA's .,.,.,., thanks ML.InvermereBritish Columbia
Heather MeesPlease we do not need dams destroying Peace river and valley all the wildlife moose everything we be gone forever do not let this go thru destroying livelhoods and wild land. For future generations please stop this construction.LillooetBritish Columbia
Salim JamalThank you for taking a stand to protect what remains of our natural environment, wildlife, and ecosystems.BurnabyBritish Columbia
Philip RatcliffDams ruin river valleys and decrease the number of diminishing free-flowing rivers. Dams aren't worth their environmental cost. The American River in California was nearly dammed. It would have been a fiasco similar to the proposed Site C dam. The river was saved when an earthquake fault was discovered near the dam site. Let's hope the Site C dam meets the same fate as the American River dam.SalemOR
Lavern JensenThank you so much for caring enough to vote against the Site C dam. We certainly hope we can preserve this wonderful area for all of nature's beautiful creatures and for our future generations!!
Sincerely,
Lavern Jensen
CroftonBritish Columbia
Scenery SlaterThank you for voting AGAINST the site C dam project.
You will have already heard all the environmental, financial & ethical reasons not to support, but here is one other aspect:

It is the wholesale destruction of incomparable beauty.

We get all sanctimonious when the Taliban destroys ancient temples, statues and the like. We are shocked at the destruction of history and beauty.

However, what they re destroying is man made and can arguably be re-created.

What Site C destroys can never be restored.

Thank you for voting against the Site C dam
West VancouverBritish Columbia
George DesjarlaisThank you to all of the MLAs that voted against the Proposed Site C Project.
This project has the potential to continue the environmental damage to the Peace River when the WAC Bennett Dam was built in the 60s.
With the hills being unstable as they are in the proposed flood zone it also has the potential of turning the Peace River into a river of mud and silt for years to come. The Foot hill ungulates (moose, elk &deer) populations will also be devastated the same way the Mountain Ungulates (caribou, sheep & goats) were by the WAC Bennett Dam. From the Peace Reach of the Williston Reservoir to the Pine Valley there are no Sheep or Goats and recently the caribou of this area has become an Endangered Species.
Once again I THANK YOU for your support in our fight to save the Peace River, to stay a RIVER, instead of becoming a RESERVIOR in it's entirety in North Eastern BC.
West Moberly First NationsBritish Columbia
Jill SeatonThank you to the 29 MLAs who voted against the Energy and Mines Minister's motion on the Site C dam.

It is quite frankly criminal to flood an area of such obvious agricultural value on a planet that is fast running out of good land to grow food for an ever-increasing population.

I thank you too for voting against this proposed dam that would do irreparable further damage to the delta area of Alberta's Wood Buffalo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This park is one of Canada's largest and most spectacular national parks and home to endangered species such as the magnificent Whooping Cranes.

I thank you – you have made the right choice for British Columbia, Alberta, Canada and future generations.
JasperAlberta
anneke pearseIt is a criminal act to waste these resources of drinking water, good farm land, and fossil fuels on this unnecessary and destructive project and at such a ridiculous amount of cost. Kill this plan. The money is needed for much more pressing issues. such as poverty in BC. With the Peace Valley you can feed people and create sustainable employment. The dam is wrong every which way to sunday.SecheltBritish Columbia
Sean McevoyPlease preserve the Peace.salmon armBritish Columbia
Phil SmithPlease don't make a mistake that can never be corrected.VancouvBritish Columbia
Anthea HewettThank you for opposing the Site C dam project: I feel it is far too large a project both financially and environmentally (with an enormous impact on the land which I gather is very fertile plus being of importance to the First Nations) .... another way of producing energy must be found.
Once the dam is built there is no looking back .... a tragedy for future generations.
VancouverBritish Columbia
Rick DavisFarmland is imporant too.NanaimoBritish Columbia
Mary StockdaleThank you for having your priorities straight!VernonBritish Columbia
Cathy FortinThank you for standing up for the Peace River and it's fertile valley.Prince GeorgeBritish Columbia
wendy mcleanThank-you for voting against Site C. There are, as you know so many reasons to choose not to build this dam. High quality farmland loss and land loss in the Yellowstone to Yukon corridor (allowing species migration) in the face of climate change are two reasons alone. The lack of need for the power, based on increased recruitment of efficiency and renewables and actual demand is another - if we are to meet our climate change targets, we cannot continue fracking and oil development at the rate we have been and there is absolutely no other reason to show us needing the demand that has been forecast in defense of this construction. The issue of aboriginal title and consultation... Then there is the economics - to spend that amount on infrastructure taking the previous into account.... insanity and a waste of public funds. This needs to stop and all current preparatory construction should be stopped until this is settled, it should never have begun.SavonaBritish Columbia
Janyne SinclaireI support the opposition to the Site C dam because it is destructive of such a large area of usable agricultural land. Flooding such a large area is a part of an older way of doing things and I believe we can find less damaging and more sustainable ways to produce electricity. This is a time of change - climate change, political change, and technological change - let's not tie ourselves to an outmoded model in the assumption that all things will continue as they have in the past. Let's look ahead and do better.NanaimoBritish Columbia
Adele CurtisThank you for your vote to oppose Site C dam. This is a project which we do not need and one that will damage our environment, our farms and traditional lands. Thank youVictoriaBritish Columbia
Connie greyeyesThank you so much for taking a stand against Site C and helping our fight to stop this monstrosity from being built in my backyard. This is unnecessary and the effects from this project can never ever be worth any amount of money. Thank you from myself, my children and all the people who continue to fight against Site C!!Fort St JohnBritish Columbia
Ann GrantThanks for standing up against Site C. We need to keep all our good agricultural land in the face of climate change. We can't rely on California for our food. We must get our power from sustainable sources and shouldn't be fracking for gas and liquefying it and shipping it. This is what the power will largely be used for. LNG will contribute to global greenhouse gases and hence to climate change. We also need to protect wild land for biodiversity for the plants and animals of the world now and in the future - for our descendants.VancouverBritish Columbia
Dorothy NelsonWe know, it is well known that this project is not needed for foreseen use in BC. Let's not destroy essential agricultural land for no good reason. Currently we are warned that increasing prices on IMPORTED produce from California is just the beginning of future conditions of food needs.VancouverBritish Columbia
Russ CollinsThere are better alternatives these days. Please get with it.LumbyBritish Columbia
John PrenticeI think it is a crime what you plan to do.! Without First Nation's approval or the public's wishes not to build this unneeded environmental disaster in the making.

Your energy plan is flawed and not based on science or based the real need for new energy.
In the future ...my future for BC includes development of our renewable resources in these areas Geothermal, wind, solar, tidal power, and small sustainable hydro projects.

Not like this plan to flood a part of BC's history , natural and historic and First Nation's Cultural sites will be lost forever, as well as the Agricultural benchlands and wildlife habitat.

The cutting of 40 plus eagles nests on islands on the Peace River is a crime and i will ask Federal PM Justin Trudeau to veto this project and fine British Columbia under the Species At Risk Act.
White RockBritish Columbia
Jenny ShawWe NEED this land for food production.SecheltBritish Columbia
Wendy WicklandThank you many times to the 29 MLA's who voted against the construction of the Site C dam and supported the land owners and First Nations. The flooding of this precious farm land would be travesty. We may find with climate change that land that can grow food may be our most precious resource and we must begin to give the First Nations people and their culture the respect they deserve.Salt Spring IslandBritish Columbia
P DixonThank you to all MLA's who voted against site c! Thank you for listening to the people!Maple RidgeBritish Columbia
Stefanie HarrisMy heartfelt thanks for your continued support to save the Peace River valley from a third and completely unnecessary dam. Your strength of character paired with your vision for responsible stewardship of BC's natural resources and agricultural lands is truly inspiring to so many people. It is encouraging to know that we have people in our Legislative Assembly who possess both the foresight to envision the "bigger picture" in regards to managing BC's resources and also the courage to stand up for your convictions .
Again, my sincerest thanks for opposing Site C dam and upholding the value of preserving Canada's most endangered river, the Peace.
Dawson CreekBritish Columbia
Sheila ScottI think this is the most insane, destructive idea that could be thought up. To destroy a proven "bread basket" for power we don't need or could come up wth by other means should be against the law. Beside the total waste of tax payers money this is one of the most beautiful areas I've ever seen. We checked it out in 2014 to see what was going on. What "they've" already done is a total crime & should be stopped immediately. What, in Gods name is the matter with these Hydro & govt. people, surely someone can control them.Cowichan BayBritish Columbia
Eric EdwardsThanks for your support! Please continue to put pressure on those who want to see this boondoggle go through!West ChicagoIllinois
Jeanette HelmerWe strongly oppose the building of the Site C dam and heartily support the MLAs who opposed the motion supporting the Site C dam on September 30, 2015 at the BC legislature. We live in the fertile Pemberton valley and know first hand how valuable and scarce it is to have rich productive soil which can produce food crops.
STOP SITE C!
PembertonBritish Columbia
Norm WolfeThank you for taking a solid stand for the environment and for the people of BC by voting in opposition to Site C. This project does nothing for the province, is not needed at this time (if ever), and simply panders to foreign interests. Taxpayer money would be much better spent in support of "clean green" energy development.CastlegarBritish Columbia
Kathy Heislerinvest in solar!!!!!!!!!!!!Port MoodyBritish Columbia
Laura WeilebyHuge thanks to the 29 MLAs who have decided to stand up for what is right. Your actions are highly regarded and greatly appreciated. With newer, more sustainable means of generating energy becoming available every day, we no longer need to destroy our beautiful country. This is an old fashioned way of doing things and it's time we phased it out. We are much smarter now. It's time to move forward with new knowledge and means available that can better care for our beautiful country and its people. Please continue to stand strong and know that your thoughts and actions reflect thousands of good people and all the right intentions.VictoriaBritish Columbia
Michael WallThank you for taking a stand for reason and against dogma. We know that Site C is unnecessary, and that conservation and Columbia River power entitlement will be enough for the forseeable future. I want BCUC to review this project with meaningful engagement with local First Nations.Salt Spring IslandBritish Columbia
Bobbi KingWe need to be developing renewables.VancouverBritish Columbia
Denise HerbertThank you so much for voting against the Site C Dam proposal. Your actions reflect real leadership...supporting our long term interests as a society.
It's time to start retrofitting our existing hydro sources (ie. sewers), as several leading communities are doing, along with the installation of other alternative renewable energy sources.
The technology exists today and will go a long way to reducing overall costs, while protecting our future for generations to come.

Thanks again!

Sincerely,

Denise Herbert
SecheltBritish Columbia
Susan HammondThank you to all MLAs who voted against the approval of the Site C dam. Building Site violates First Nations' rights and will destroy the livelihood of many farmers in the area--farmers who provide essential food for other parts of British Columbia. In addition, important wildlife habitat would also be destroyed.

B.C.'s need for the power to be generated by Site C is debatable.

Again, thank you for voting in the interests of the environment, First Nations, farmers, and all British Columbians.
Slocan ParkBritish Columbia
Kelly StewartThis valley is a beautiful gem for BC. The losses are too many and too tragic. NO SITE C!Fort St JohnBritish Columbia
Susan WalpWe don't need the energy from Site C. Thank you for voting against it.CranbrookBritish Columbia
christine hThank you for voting against the Site C dam project. The Site C Dam project is, based on sound research, clearly not the best option for acquiring more power, and would irrevocably harm our ecology, our lands and our people.vancouverBritish Columbia
Josette WierThank you for your support to stop Site C dam. It is a project that does not make any sense and a true foolishness of the "Liberal" BC government. Megaprojects of that sort should be mothballed and replaced by decentralized, sustainable, green and renewable energy commitments.
Together we will win at the end.
SmithersBritish Columbia
Susan DulcThanks to the MLAs who stood up for farm families, First Nations, and wildlife! SITE C is indefensible from a social, environmental AND economic perspective.VictoriaBritish Columbia
Margrit BayerThank you to all who took a stand against Site C dam. We must look to the future with wind, sun and other alternative energy rather than covering whole swaths of fertile land with water. Our land needs protection for future generations.KeownaBritish Columbia
ERIC BOUCHERThank you so much for raising your voice to protect food sovereignty in British Columbia and Canada, as well as for the health of our environment and its peoples. Namaste 🙂QUEEN CHARLOTTE VILLAGEBritish Columbia
Ray BradburyIf the Site C dam ever goes ahead, the loss of irreplaceable agricultural land would be a catastrophe for which future generations will never forgive us. There are many better ways of producing electricity, solar, wind, tide, geothermal to name but a few. The electricity is NOT NEEDED and so the dam is just a part of the doomed LNG fantasy and a colossal, unnecessary expense.It is irresponsible financial mismanagement and blatant incompetence by the Clark government.
Thank you to all the MLA's who voted against this disaster.
West VancouverBritish Columbia
Paris Voykinthank you MLA's that voted against supporting Site C Dam. I hope that you continue to reject this unwanted and destructive venture in BC.

I believe that there are more environmentally friendly, cost effective ways to produce power..like wind and solar power!! We need to be proactive and move along with sustainable power sources and protect our province from further environmental destruction. The Peace River valley is our future bread basket.

I am so happy to hear that there are representatives in the government that are not afraid and smart enough to separate themselves from BC Hydro and take a stand! Good on you! I appreciate your dedication to our beautiful Province! May our future generations see the beauty and abundance of scenery, wildlife and farmland in the Peace River valley.

respectfully

Paris Voykin
South SlocanBritish Columbia
Maryann EmeryThank you for voting to protect the Peace River. Once we destroy farmland and our environment it's gone forever. How can we only focus on short term profits for big business. it's all so wrong.GoldenBritish Columbia
kevin jamesThank you so very much for voting no against this. We understand that this is NOT needed. It is time now to work with First Nations People, you and i, the Land and Nature and insure its place here on this planet continues to be strong. RespectSunshine CoastBritish Columbia
Nicholas BuckHonourable Members Legislature of British Columbia

Thank you for opposing the Site C hydroelectric project.

There are many good and valid reasons to oppose the project and support the people of the Peace Valley - both First Nations and settlers - and the beautiful Peace river which has already given so much to British Columbians. I will not go into them here, instead I will simply indicate that the answer to our needs is not more damming of rivers and plundering of the forests, wildlife, and land. The answer lies in reduction of wasteful usage. this can be achieved by raising the price of electricity. That will get the attention of all those wasteful people who think hydro power is clean as the propaganda arm of BC Hydro tells them.

Long live the Peace River and the First Nations peoples, environmentalists, and farmers who have made this beautiful place their home.

Nicholas Buck
Prince GeorgeBritish Columbia
Kevin BelangerThanks for your support of the people of BC in opposing the wasteful, harmful, and unnecessary Site C project. Mega-projects are historic liabilities: hotbeds of corrupt, vested interests that we must risk-manage, whose mistakes we cannot afford to repeat. We need only model the recent, incremental successes of modern Europe to diversify and join the new age of distributed electrical power production.

Please feel free to contact me or any of my associates at BCSEA.org for a detailed analysis of how we as a province can achieve energy independence and sustainable wealth with distributed, smaller-scale solutions including solar, wind, micro-hydro, geothermal, and many other electrical generation options that can be tailored to meet the real needs of our province. BC Hydro must evolve to help us all join forces on the new grid.
VictoriaBritish Columbia
Anne FredetteThere are many reasons that this Dam should not be built.
The one that should resonate with people is the cost and who benefits.
As citizens we are expected to pay for this dam but we do not need the power from it.
Mining and fracking industries need the power and they are not the people who will be burdened with the cost. Another example of our government not doing it's job to protect us the citizens but rather to allow their friends to benefit at our cost. Time for change and accountability in BC.
SookeBritish Columbia
Barbara MillerThank you for standing up for common sense and the citizens of BC. And thank you for challenging the corruption of the current provincial government. For all the reasons I oppose the Site C dam, see www.realsitechearings.org.
Please continue to fight for
DuncanBritish Columbia
Erin HeinemanThank you for your courageous and considerate action. Let us work to expand awareness and respect for the seriousness of the issues involved.Sault Ste MarieOntario
Louise TaylorThank you for voting against Site C. Please continue to oppose this white elephant which will bankrupt BC financially and food security-wise. Site C should never have been approved and I hope it can still be stopped by the courts and people power. Thanks you again and may people power win in the end so that the wildlife, First Nations and farmers may continue to live on their land.KasloBritish Columbia
Katherine MaasDeep thanks to you for taking a stand against Site C. The last thing we need in BC is another dam and more flooded arable land. We should be thinking in terms of food security and energy conservation in this province, not trying to wreck farmland and increase our energy consumption.VictoriaBritish Columbia
Patti ThomasCannot afford higher hydro bills...which FOR SURE are on the way if Site C. is builtCoquitlamBritish Columbia
Christine ElseyThanks to the MLA's working to save the Peace River.N. VancouverBritish Columbia
Zdena TettelaarThank you for opposing the Site C. Dam.OttawaOntario
Donna SinclairThanks for voting against this project. It's hard to imagine how any government could contemplate removing so much wonderful farmland from use in a time of rapid climate change. Food security is going to become a major issue. It is also very difficult to see a government move so directly against the rights of First Nations members in the region. As a Canadian, I want to see justice for farmers and their families, for First Nations, and -- really, for all British Columbians who will be tasked with paying for this unnecessary initiative. Even though I don't live in BC, I cherish its beauty and diversity and healthy rivers. I think most Canadians feel the same way. That's why I'm writing. Because this magnificent valley is part of the Canada I love.North BayOntario
Brian CuttsThank youNelsonBritish Columbia
Karen LewisThank you for standing up for the humans and other species that would be most impacted by this ill-conceived project!VancouverBritish Columbia
Anders EricksonThe need for Site-C has not been clearly demonstrated, and social license has not been granted given a non-transparent flawed environmental assessment.VictoriaBritish Columbia
Ray DucholkeTo build site C would be a blatant barbaric act and continued violation of nature
and what it means to be human!!
Stony PlainAlberta
Peter TebbuttFirstly, thank you for NOT voting for this spurious construction. B.C. does not need this dam nor does it need to lose this precious farmland. there are many ways the money earmarked for Site C could be used to provide both jobs and suatainable energy without the loss of this valley.
Please continue to stand against this proposal.
Regards,
Peter Tebbutt
Powell RiverBritish Columbia
Elaine BeckerThank-you for listening to are people who want the Site protected against harmful development. Dams destroy Salmon runs and cause other damage. As a frequent ecotourist, I far prefer to visit areas that are as unspoiled as possible.RoanokeVA
Jason PitherThe BC government is being incredibly short-cited in building another mega-dam to serve (supposedly) growing power needs. The EVIDENCE is clear: the sources of our hydro power - snowpack and glaciers - are diminishing in volume and / or melting faster each spring thanks to rapidly changing climate. This does not make for a reliable and sustainable source of energy. The $billions being spent on Site C should instead be spent on wind or solar power. Let's make EVIDENCE based policy decisions, and let's also learn from California.KelownaBritish Columbia
Lyndsay MillerSite C is wrong for so many reasons. Thank you for voting against it.TaylorBritish Columbia
Erin GrayThank you for taking a stand against Site C - and for standing up for affordable BC-grown food and the rights of Treaty 8 First Nations.
British Columbians appreciate this and hope you continue supporting all of us who oppose this project!
VictoriaBritish Columbia
June PitcherThanks for taking a stand for farms and farm families, affordable BC-grown food, as well as the rights of Treaty 8 First Nations, when you voted in opposition to Site C!ChilliwackBritish Columbia
Heather DuffThe Site C reservoir would flood productive farmland which we need, especially if climate change lengthens the growing season in the area. We can generate power through other means: wind, waves, run-of-river, solar, bio.Prince GeorgeBritish Columbia
Susan HodgesThe Peace feeds the world. 5⭐️ Farming, agriculture, exports . Huge numbers of jobs and small business bringing in large profits are happening. Centuries of animals pattens of rearing young on islands and foraging for food.
BC has enough energy. This is a false myth we need it. It is strictly for export to USA, STOP this completely fraudulent environmental assessment process that supports the government wishes. SiteC is promoted under fraudulent claims.
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DeltaBritish Columbia
Lorri Maley-BellThank you for your opposition to the Site C Dam on the Peace River. It is not only an environmental disaster for BC. The financial forecasts will be devastating on many levels. We have the science to do better and alternative energy like solar and geothermal etc. will not have any of the negative impact this Site C Dam. Stealing the Peace from our First Nations to begin this project should have been the stopping point. Thank you so much again for your vote which hopefully will help bring awareness about this broken arrow. I believe if everyone in BC really heard all the facts and there was transparency with Christy Clark and Co. the Site C Dam project would go down in flames.
My Sincere Thanks, Lorri Maley-Bell
Prince GeorgeBritish Columbia
Barbara DaleyThose of us opposing the force-through building of the Site C dam are up against a formidable force....it truly feels like David & Goliath. To see the clear-cutting being done right now is heart-breaking. Treaty 8 is being disrespected in the most egregious manner. To view the devastation occurring ALREADY at the confluence of the Moberly and Peace Rivers is quite horrendous.First Nations culture and sites are being desecrated, important wildlife habitat is being bulldozed NOW, and farmland and a multi-generational way of life are to be demolished.
In the midst of this nightmare on the Peace, we can be grateful to the 29 MLA's who had the courage and foresight to vote against supporting the Site C dam. We who care about "Keeping The Peace" thank you.....you give us HOPE.
Fort St JohnBritish Columbia
Richard CooperTo those who who somehow believe that the construction of the Site-C Dam is in any way beneficial to British Columbians..??? Absolute Rubbish !! This is nothing more than a Provincial Government smoke and mirrors snow job to Ram this useless waste of tax payers dollars down our throats ,,!! in order for Chrusty Clark ... and her side kick ..Minister of Mines and resources Bill Bennett..to fast track the site -C project in order to get the water rights ..!! As we all know... Chrusty needs water..!! in order to bring her devious plan of shale gas wells into production!! and that can not be accomplished with out FRACKING!! WHICH NEEDS AN ENDLESS SUPPLY OF REUSEABLE WATER !! To just wipe out thousands of hectares of rich ...viable agricultural land.. flooding homes and property... wiping out indigenous peoples ancestral land!! and having absolutely no respect for those people or the thousands of animals is not only insane!! but a criminal act!! Remember what happened in Likely ..?? under the management of this irresponsible government !! ??
I am ashamed to even say that I had EVER voted for such money hungry .. political low lifes!! Quesnel Lake ...and what used to be it's pristene tributaries..?? are now under an amount of heavy metals sludge and silt!! and who ? did Bennett sa y was responsible for that disaster?? Know one !! People !! come to your senses for the love of mother Nature !! AND the Peace Region....
ChetwyndBritish Columbia
Lisa JarvisTo all of you who voted against the Site C dam on Septermber 30th, thank you and please do not give up your efforts to prevent this destructive, wasteful and short-sighted project.

Sincerely,
Lisa Jarvis
Salt Spring IslandBritish Columbia
Valerie KarlssonThese people (myself included) posting comments of thanks to you the MLA’s are only a small representation of those who also stand behind your opposition to Site C. We are so tired of these antiquated energy forming stations that are called ‘dams’. The province should be looking at alternate sources of power such as harnessing the tides.

It makes me wonder why a dam has never been constructed on the Fraser River. And yet time and again the Peace River is sacrificed for the needs of the majority. Is it because the Peace is far to the north where the people on the lower mainland could care less?

The Peace River Valley (what is left of it) is just as valuable and precious as any Fraser Valley farmland is. It is not just scrap land it is a working sustainable valley. Farmed, harvested and the habitat of animals and rare indigenous plants that only reside here. You take that away and you can never get it back.
MissionBritish Columbia
Joanne KrickanThis dam is not needed. Farmland is.New WestminsterBritish Columbia
Elizabeth ClodeIt is inconceivable that valuable farm land should be lost for the short term profit of a few. The provincial government is acting against the best economic and environmental interests of the present and future generations.QuesnelBritish Columbia
Lori warrenthank you for voting against construction of Site CHudson's HopeBritish Columbia
Carl ReeseThank you for opposing the reckless construction of Site C. I haven’t lived in Hudson’s Hope since I was 12 years old. I was baptized outdoors in the Peace River and that makes my baptism significant even now that I am an atheist. I am bound to the Peace River more than I was ever bound to any church.

Site C will flood where I used to live. It will take the life and dreams of many farmers and it will take a piece of my heart. Mine won’t be the only one.

That is how it is for everyone. Some tragedy gets stacked on someone’s head and most of the world doesn’t understand the loss because we have not seen the place with your own eyes to know what was lost. The fact that few people see what was lost allows people to stand by as one disaster after another happens. Somewhere in the rain forests of Brazil, a town weeps because the forest they call home got burned down to make way for cattle and most of us don’t think much of it. And so it goes. People like me that haven’t seen what is about to be destroyed won’t care.

BC Hydro is seen by people of the Peace River District as a force for evil. In the wake of all this destruction, you will see a bunch of people that seem crazy that talk about the human race like we are a force for evil. The people of the Peace sound crazy and I understand why it seems that way. You seem crazy until it’s your village or your river valley that gets slated to get burned or flooded.

Thanks for reading.
JuneauAlaska
David HuntleyThe land really belongs to the First Nations and they do not want the dam

We will need the agricultural land in the future.

We do not need the power.

It is much cheaper to reduce the existing waste of electrical energy than to build new supplies.

The only conceivable need for the power is to liquify natural gas for export. The natural gas would come from fracking in the NE part of the Province. Fracking involves the injection of chemicals that we do not know what they are, except that the are carcinogens, into the ground; we do not know where these chemicals end up, nor is there any likelihood they they can be cleaned up if that turns out to be desirable. I regard this as criminal; it should not be done.

Four decades ago there was a proper Commission to address the question of building Site C. It held public hearings, including formal hearings in Vancouver in which I made two presentations. This is the right way to do it. This Commission recommended against construction of Site C. One can only suppose that the present government has avoided holding such hearings for fear that a similar recommendation would be made. The construction of Site C can only be viewed as ideological, and contrary to any well thought out reason.
BurnabyBritish Columbia
Louise BjorknasThank you for being good stewards of this province. I only wish that the Premier and her MLAs would have your understanding.
The world is moving towards more environmentally sensitive forms of energy.
B.C. does not live up to our advertisements of 'Beautiful B.C.' what with shipping dirty coal to Asia, adding to the planets' pollution and Site C ruining farmland.
I am grateful to all of you.
White RockBritish Columbia
Les JohnsonThank you for your supportAlkali LakeBritish Columbia
Franz & Maya WengerThank you for voting against Site C. We are so grateful that you see the unreasonable debt load this dam would place on the people of BC, and the loss of thousands of acres of fertile land that can sustain fruit and vegetable agriculture, wildlife corridors, and First Nations Treaty land. Please continue theCecil LakeBritish Columbia
Greg SheaThis, Clark's Calamity, will be the WORST project ever done by a government in Canada!
We cannot afford such nonsense, either financially or environmentally.

This government must take seriously the TRC, the Tsilhqot'in decision and Treaty 8.

They should be thoroughly ashamed of their behaviour!
Lake CowichanBritish Columbia
Crystal SpicerOpposition to Site C must continue until it is stopped. I have just returned from a Columbia River Treaty conference in Portland (Oct. 24/15) where is was again made obvious that there was likely a net loss from the dams, that two of the 4 dams built under the Treaty were avoidable, and that the dam era is OVER (1950's - 1980's). Big dams all over the world are showing a net loss when all the values are factored in and not just the single value of "hydro power".

I personally experienced almost 2 decades of living along the shores of the Columbia River before there was ever a dam built on it in Canada. I have witnessed this river and its valleys going from complete harmony and sustainability to utter havoc and decline. Millions of dollars are sunk into mitigation programs on a annual basis with no success.

We are living in critical times with climate change and over population. We need food and water. This summer with the drought in the U.S., crops had to be supplied to the U.S. The Peace Valley is crucial for FOOD for the future. Land is highly valuable and should never be destroyed.

Dams destroy the very complex workings of a river. Rivers are a life-giving force perfectly created and cannot be altered and machined for single value profit while destroying so many other values.

We speak of climate change starting around 18 to 20 years ago. In the Columbia valleys and adjacent valleys we experienced local climate change immediately in 1969 - 1973 with the reservoirs that were artificially created. What used to be a glacial river flowing as one unit through the region, we now had large thermal bodies of water that altered the winters. From that time on, we never again have had a true winter that used to control insect larva and other pathogens. This has resulted in epic infestations of disease in our forests and declines in many other values.

The MLA's who have voted against the Site C dam represent a large population base.

I would demand a referendum on this, block any further progress on Site C construction, consult the new Prime Minister and his Environment Minister. The fact that Site C has been voted down for decades makes it very plain that it is not to go ahead.

No one has the right to destroy valleys and rivers. How can the government be exempt from this?

Thank you. Crystal Spicer (Columbia Basin Revitalization Coalition)
EdgewoodBritish Columbia
Barbara SwailThank you for your valiant efforts to halt this blatant boondoggle.

Site C electricity will be used by industry, not by BC ratepayers. The people of BC are once again going deeply into debt to subsidize industry.
The businesses that will benefit from Site C, apart from a very few small local businesses, are multi-national corporations with no interest in BC or the Peace River Region beyond the taking of profits from our natural resources.
The employment created building Site C is short term and will require the importation of thousands of workers from outside the region, workers who live, buy and pay taxes in other parts of Canada.
Site C has never been adequately analysed through proper channels on behalf of the citizens of this province, the people who will pay for it.
The cost of Site C could make BC a renewable energy province many times over with subsidized household renewable energy installation and feed in tariffs to encourage renewable development.
Site C will cost rate and tax payers billions of dollars to further degrade one of the most important rivers and estuary systems on the continent.
Site C will destroy thousands of acres of the best agricultural land in the province with the capacity to feed most of Western Canada.
Site C will destroy an essential wildlife habitat in a region that has been inundated with industrial activity in recent years.

Thank you again for standing beside the majority of British Columbians who have educated themselves about the truth of Site C. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Dawson CreekBritish Columbia
Cheryl Beattie McRaeI would like to thank the MLA's that voted against supporting Site C Dam. I hope that you continue to reject this expensive venture in BC.

I believe that there are more environmentally friendly, cost effective ways to produce power. BC residents can not survive more taxes to foot the bill! We need to protect our province from further environmental destruction. BC is losing its agricultural land reserves, some of the most farm rich land will be covered with water. The banks of the reservoir will be so unstable and the dust will be unimaginable!

The Peace River valley should be protected from further destruction in the name of progress and I am so happy to hear that there are some representatives in the government that are not afraid and smart enough to separate themselves from BC Hydro and take a stand! Good for you! I appreciate your dedication to our beautiful Province! I have hope that my future grand kids will see be able to see the beauty and abundance of scenery, wildlife and farmland in the Peace River valley.

Sincerely,

Cheryl Beattie McRae
Dawson CreekBritish Columbia
grace okadaI think we should not build the Site C dam now because the damage done to the land far out weighs any negative effects of waiting. We must not destroy the land unless there is convincing evidence that proves there are no other alternatives. That information must include our future need for farm land, animals need for living space, Treaty 8 rights, alternative energy sources and the value of preserving natural beauty.

I am so hurt and offended that some of that destruction has already happened to eagle's nests and the land.

Mitigation cannot replace animals' habitat or recover damaged land.
Hudson's HopeBritish Columbia
Janice McKnightI think all the money being spent on Site C should be going to research and come up with newer and less destructive methods of power. Like a way to store wind and solar power plus a way to harness geothermal.
The Peace River Valley is so beautiful and irreplaceable.
Sometimes it feels like no one is listening to those of us that live here or cares sothank you all for your support.
Fort St JohnBritish Columbia
Sylvia SamborskiOur heartfelt thanks to all of you MLA's who voted against supporting Site C dam. We lived in Fort St. John for over five years and have Paddled the Peace with others who treasure this valley.

Government has failed to make a solid economic case for the project. Please continue in your opposition to this potential tragedy.
Sincerely,
Ron and Sylvia Samborski
VictoriaBritish Columbia
Edward SykesIt has been proven the electricity is not required so there is no reason to build it. Tax payers will be paying for this error.Hudson's HopeBritish Columbia
June SykesThe power is not required so there is no need to build this dam & make everyone help pay for it.Hudson's HopeBritish Columbia
Danielle LaymanThank you for voting against Site C. I have lived in FSJ since 1996 and have been self employed in various businesses. I am in no way opposed to development but only after the BCUC has examined the project and told the province that this project is necessary, similar to what happened in the 70's.

I can't believe that the government is proceeding with this project before they have the legal go-ahead. The whole process is appalling.

Thank you for your efforts to save valuable farmland for the next generation, after all I am 55 years old and this project isn't going to really impact me, other than losing an incredible beautiful valley.
Fort St. JohnBritish Columbia
Wayne FroeseThings BC doesn't need:
1. electricity for LFG (it's fracked, not "natural");
2. another ecological disaster

Thank you to MLA's standing up to the Site C travesty.
ChilliwackBritish Columbia
mark meiersthanks to all the mla,s that voted against site c we need more of this positive feed back and the on going destruction should be halted immediatly as this valley is way to valuble to be totaly destroyed.home to thousands of moose elk deer grizzley and black bears not to mention the kermode -white bear-geese ducks some stay here year around.destruction has already claimed several eagles nests-islands clear cut river banks clear cut for miles-gravel dug up from the river channel to build a road to islands and logging equipment walked accross the river to access these islands-the on going destruction is beyond words.the agricultural land that will be lost is irreplaceable and we cannot afford to loose any agricultual land.the peace river valley should be a national park not subject to any commercial development-let everyone get on board and halt the destruction of this valley people need to see what is happening here to appreciate the mass destruction that is on goingcharlie lakeBritish Columbia
Lloyd VothThank you.Fraser LakeBritish Columbia
Jackie LytleThank you. Please stop the insanity of this ill conceived project.Fraser LakeBritish Columbia
Julie RoachThank you for voting in favour of the heritage, the wildlife, the farmland and the splendor of the last remaining section of the BC Peace River Valley. Thank you for voting against corruption, greed, grandiose, archaic ideas and fiscal mismanagement. Thank you for voting in the best interests of all British Columbians. Let's hope that we can wake from this nightmare and become a leader in alternative, sustainable energy, preserve our ability to feed ourselves and respect this land and its inhabitants.TaylorBritish Columbia
Susan QuippI can't believe they have srarted construction on this stupid project that has no public licence to move forward. The cost to taxpayers, the absence of need, and most importantly the flooding of prime farmland and trampling of First Nations' treaty rights all make this a project that must be scrapped. NOW, with no further logging, displacement of eagles and other wildlife. It MUST NOT GO FORWARD. Please, speak out, do whatever is necessary to stop it ASAP.
Thank you.
VictoriaBritish Columbia
Reimar KroecherThis beautiful valley is far too precious to be flooded. It represents the northernmost fertile valley of the continent. Its food producing capacity rivals that of the lower Fraser river. Its river flats enjoy a unique micro climate, making possible the production of melons , peppers , tomatoes and all kinds of produce that can be grown nowhere else that far north on the North American continent. To flood this valley now, when the electricity that will be produced will not only be very expensive, could easily be provided from other sources at lower cost, and is not really needed, is madness. The cost of Site C electricity will be completely dependent on the interest rate BC Hydro will have to pay on its $ 8 billion debt. If that interest rate should rise from its current 2 to 3% to 4 or 6%, Site C power will increase from 12 cent a kwh to 24 cent per kwh, and the cost of building the dam will rise from $ 8 billion to $ 12 billion.
Once again our politicians are set to trample on native treaties and rights in the pursuit of short term gains which will turn out to be long term losses. Enviromental and economic madness!
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North VancouverBritish Columbia
James StoneMany thanks.SorrentoBritish Columbia
Joseph te Bultethanks for standing up!!Fort St JohnBritish Columbia
Annie SmithDear MLAs,

Even though I live in northern Alberta, I was born and raised in BC. Where I live now is in the Peace Region and I very aware of the impact the Peace has on Canada's north. The Bennett Dam already influences water levels and agriculture in Alberta and further downstream. The Peace has great ecological and historical importance. The land that would be flooded to build a dam at Site C can never be reclaimed. The dam is not needed and the costs are higher than a province or country should pay.

Thank you for standing against the Site C Dam proposal. I encourage you to keep strong in your resolve and fight against a misguided plan that will haunt us and our children and grandchildren if it goes ahead.

Sincerely,
Annie Smith
Grande PrairieAlberta
Maria TokarchukThere has been no credible assessment that this dam is needed. Before we flood such wonderful farm land that will be lost forever, we need to make sure it is the right thing to do.KelownaBritish Columbia
Judith BradyThis proposed dam is not necessary and will not be built for the benefit of the people of BC. I do not understand how the government can proceed with this when the people are so opposed. The government is supposed to represent the people which is not happening in this case. Premier Clarke seems to be making up new rules as she goes and disregarding any of the old ones that she doesn't like.

The Peace River Valley is the jewel of NE British Columbia. It contains the best soil and the best climate. There is so little agricultural land in BC. Why destroy it?

Thank you to all the MLAs who had the courage to stand up for BC
Pink MountainBritish Columbia
Rick O'NeillI want to sincerely thank you for opposing the motion to support Site C on September 30th 2015.
It is encouraging to see that some people put ethics and future generations ahead of
the profits of a few corporations who are still mentally mired in the thinking modes of the 1950's.
With the effects of Climate Change worsening rapidly and California facing drought it is insane to be flooding our farmland
The culture and lifestyle of First Nations must be respected.

Yours truly,
Rick O'Neill
Roberts CreekBritish Columbia
Priscila JuddHave you ever seen a man made lake? It's empty of life because everything that was living when the government flooded the land - is dead. It has no shine - no history - no life. Just water that never intended to stay in one place- water that was ready to run away to give life to other parts of the land, to farms. to animals, to First Nations and other communities. Now and then a man made lake drys up, exposing an army of dead stumps - trees cut for no good reason - it's ugly - it's dead wrong! Site C is unnecessary and should this plan go any further, i will always call it Christy's folly. Please get a grip on the climate situation Take up alternate energy.- it's essential if we want a future on this planet. Say no to Site C.LumbyBritish Columbia
Susan PhillipsThank you, thank you, thank you for your support and vote against Site C. It wrong to flood this valley at this time especially without consulting with the BC Utilities Commission.Fort St. JohnBritish Columbia
Lisa HoffmanThank you!SaanichtonBritish Columbia
marie clarkWe do not need and cannot afford this damn dam.TaylorBritish Columbia
Pat SwiftThe deliberate flooding of highly productive farmland should be seen as a criminal act. With the droughts in California over the past few years, we cannot base our food security on importing cheap fruits and vegetables from the U.S. and Mexico as we have done in the past. The proposed dam would destroy FN's connection to Treaty lands and their ability to carry on traditional practices on that land while drowning over 300 sites of historic and cultural importance....what kind of government does this in the name of a dam which is not needed? What kind of old thinking is behind this proposal? Where is the support for newer, sustainable and appropriate technologies?

Thank you to all who voted against Site C. It is shameful that this is even being proposed and it is an abrogation of duty by elected representatives who, by voting for this dam, are failing to protect us, our food security, our heritage and our future.
VictoriaBritish Columbia
Careylea SnyderIt is a crime to build this dam! Against nature, against all British Colombians, and against our First Nations people's. All so unnecessary!
There are so many better options for producing energy. The land this dam would flood is a priceless agricultural property that should be used for food production. Please.....help stop bc hydro from making this ridiculous and expensive mistake.
Fort Saint JohnBritish Columbia
Norine WarkThank you to the 29 MLAs who understand the absolute irrationality and lunacy of the proposed Site C hydroelectric megadam project. While the Clark government, some BC Hydro executives, and their taxpayer-funded spin doctors continue to hoodwink naive, trusting British Columbians into believing that this colossal dinosaur is needed to power 450,000 homes, their representatives were forced to publicly admit that BC Hydro has no clear idea who will be buying this power at the recent federal environmental review board hearing. This recent hearing established that the power is NOT for BC homes, NOT for the proposed LNG plants, and NOT for any other BC-located industry. When pressed for answers, the Site C representatives suggested that MAYBE the power could be sold to California. But didn't California first renege on its long-owed multi-million dollar BC Hydro debt from the 1990s, and then to add insult to injury, sue BC Hydro (i.e., BC PowerX) for over a hundred million dollars for supposedly taking advantage of California's need for power?

The World Bank quit funding megadam projects in 3rd World countries due to political/industrial corruption and human/environmental impact. Countries the world over are decommissioning their dams at a rapidly increasing rate, due to environmental degradation and modern, localized, sustainable energy production systems. Quebec sits with a half-finished megadam that its taxpayers cannot afford. Why can't British Columbia learn from these examples before it is too late?

When one considers all of the checks and balances, the scales lean heavily against the proposed Site C project. On one side there is loss of wildlife, aquatic life, and flora, including red- and blue-listed species; destruction of the only Class 1 and 2 lands in northern BC, along with further loss of food security for all British Columbians; loss of recreational opportunities (can't boat with ever-sloughing shorelines); loss of First Nations lands, waterways, way of life, and artifacts; loss of the first mainland pioneer settlement in BC; loss of prehistoric artifacts; loss of homes and businesses; increased high demand, but short-term infrastructure and social services burdens and rising costs on already overburdened communities, exacerbated by taxation systems that fail to account for transient worker needs; increased demand for migrant workers; unforeseeable and unwarranted environmental disasters, including unpredictable sloughing and enduring instability of all banks along the proposed route; increased fog; further depletion of downriver silt; reduced water flow caused solely by upriver demands for energy, and further drought for the dying Athabasca Delta; a tax burden that our grandchildren will still be paying decades from now; increased electricity costs for residential and commercial customers; increased potential of terrorism and remote power source reliance due to the generation of more than 1/3 of the entire provincial energy from the Peace River; the unbudgeted, never publicly discussed need to upgrade the aging upriver Bennett Dam structure holding back all of the water to the two existing mega project dams, yet is 40 years into its 100 year-life cycle; to the generation of energy that has no foreseeable market, and so on. On the other side, there are short-lived profits for a few small-time investors, workers employed directly or indirectly by the project and a handful of (foreign and domestic) industries, corporations, as well as massive long-term gains for lucky banking institutions.

If every British Columbian had fair and reasonable access to the above information, they would not support the ill-conceived Site C megadam project.

Hopefully, as our local leaders, you will continue to give voice to this grave provincial decision.

Thank you for your previous and ongoing support.
Dawson CreekBritish Columbia
Carole RubinThank you for have foresight, for standing strong. You are much appreciated!Garden BayBritish Columbia
Marcelle RoyThank you for standing up for your constituents and for what is a moral imperative for BC Canada and the world. At a crucial time in human history protecting water farm land fish and wild life is the o ly humane way to proceed.
The need for such grandiose destruction has not even been established. Christy Clark and company please show some heart and wisdom.
Salt Spring IslandBritish Columbia
Ursula Kunda big thank you to all MLAs who stood up against "Site C"
The government should really review the costs of this megaproject and compare to other options like geothermal energy. It would maybe make more sense to build more smaller projects, closer to the areas where the power is needed and have them finished by the time the power is needed , than to destroy a river valley and precious agricultural land.
Rose PrairieBritish Columbia
Saundra HollowaySave The Peace Valley! Site C is a threat to the environment and I appreciate your opposing it. Thank you very much.
Saundra Holloway
San DiegoCA
Virginia LarstoneThank you so much for your opposing the motion to support site c. We appreciate it and we're not giving up. This slide show I created says it all for me. Check out this video on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/9Nh1fsPk9K0 Love Virginia
Fort Saint JohnBritish Columbia
Shirlee MatheesonThe definitive history of the Peace River and the two dams that harness its waters -- WAC Bennett and Peace Canyon -- is chronicled in my book co-authored with Earl K. Pollon, titled "This Was Our Valley". The in-depth research re: the environmental, economic and social impacts of these dams is accurate and poignant, and the book garnered the Alberta Nonfiction Award and BC Silver (Roderick Haig-Brown) Regional Prize. The facts stand -- and the chapter titled "The Site C Question" still begs many questions, and offers few solid answers.
Thank you, MLAs who saw through the "excitement of energy" to question the wisdom of this third dam (Site C) being proposed and, indeed, basically being approved, for this monstrous intrusion on the land, the people, wildlife, fish, forests ... and beauty ... for little gain and a great possibility for many regrets.
CalgaryAlberta
Marilyn BelakThank You to all the BC MLA's who voted against Minister Bennett's motion and voted to protect The Peace River from further dam development.
I attended the Fort St. John Site C hearings and have been a long time member of PVEA. The Panel and it's Chair demanded rigor on all sides and concluded that there is no need for the project and that it would inflict unethical financial burden for generations of British Columbians because off-setting jobs and economic projections do not match the costs.
The Food Production potential for this micro climate and projected global warming effects on the area make the Peace River Valley the most important preserve for future food and agricultural needs in western Canada. Water must be recognized as the key to life and sustainable environment.
MLA's who voted against Site C voted for environmental and cultural diversity as the future of BC and are taking a leadership role in reshaping this province for generations to come.
Dawson CreekBritish Columbia
Lois LaroseThank you for voting against this insanity! This project is not needed and would be too large a financial noose to hang on the next generations.DuncanBritish Columbia
Melodie GodsmanIt is great to know that there are so many BC MLA's who have taken the time to gain the knowledge and make an informed decision in our favor. Site C is an atrocity against the environment, a financial disaster for this province, a huge loss to a endangered agricultural industry and a step backward as far as green technology goes. BC Hydro is racing this project through, clear cutting, removing habitat and eagles nests at an amazing pace for what? My hypothesis is that they are going to be investigated for a number of 'creative' bookkeeping techniques that may cause the entire corporation to be restructured and downgraded....and possibly in desperate need of a Federal financial bailout....no Site C or no Bailout...Hudson's HopeBritish Columbia
Christopher StephensonRespected MLAs,

Site C is a terrible idea. It makes no sense to take gas out of the ground, liquefy it, send it all the way across the world through pipes and ships to be burned there and call it "GREEN" by claiming "we didn't burn it so it's not our carbon emission". If we are harvesting a resource in the province, we have a moral obligation to consider the impact of it's use whether we burn it someone else does! I am not keen on fossil fuel use and am not a fan of the oil and gas industry in general (fracking especially) but options available dictate continued use for the medium-term future. However, we are only compounding problems by planning in this way.

Build the gas plants and generate our power here AS NEEDED concurrent with population growth. Plan and implement renewable resource energy developments as costs continue to come down (as they are projected to do). Please fight to avoid an excessively expensive and environmentally damaging legacy in our province that will likely generate power at higher rates than the various other options once lifecycle and externalities are properly accounted for. Economics 101 implores us to look at all costs and if we have cheaper options (by robust inclusive measures accounting for ALL values) available to us now we should immediately abandon more expensive alternatives. Money already invested in the project is a sunk cost and is unfortunate yet irrelevant as further money invested is not most efficient!

Why is Canada one of the only developed countries in the world STILL BUILDING HYDROPOWER DAMS? The US is beginning to tear them down... and for good reason.

Thank you and I hope somebody with decision-making power will finally step-up and help stop this irresponsible project.

Christopher Stephenson, MD (former Family Medicine Resident in Fort St. John)
Fort St. John (Vernon since July)British Columbia
Elwood ThomasStated cost of $8.8b far too low. Historically
projects like this incur approx 50% overrun. If P3 used total cost will in fact bring cost into MID TEENS of BILLIONS.
CoquitlamBritish Columbia
sheri bakesThank you for your time in voting against the Site-C project. This project is wrong on so many levels. I really hope something can be done and that no one looses their homes and farms. And the wildlife can be left alone.
Thank you again,
Sheri
VancouverBritish Columbia
Ian StephenThank you for voting against the Site C dam.

It would be foolish to proceed with this last-century project to flood some of BC's best northern farm land at a time when growing regions are moving north, and to saddle Hydro with the debt required to do it. A fraction of the money for Site C could be used instead to encourage various renewable options to build a diversified grid that provides jobs in design, manufacturing, distribution, installation and service in communities throughout the province rather than taking mega-project camp-style jobs, and all the social problems that accompany that setting, to the Fort St John area with Site C.

I hope we can stop Site C as I am sure it will be regretted economically and environmentally if it goes ahead.

Regards,
Ian Stephen
Chilliwack, BC
ChilliwackBritish Columbia
Irwin rapoportthank youmontrealQuebec
Michael MartinzFirstly, I would like to thank you for your objection to the ludicrous Site C dam.

Site C represents totally outdated 50 year old thinking in today's world. I have visited this area many times and it is a truly special part of the world. All of the combined resource values, which include fisheries, agriculture, personal property, and future value are simply more important than an energy mega project.

Furthermore, the province simply has no need for this power, unless the equally poorly devised LNG plans are enacted. LNG has too many negative effects for BC to seriously consider. Of particular interest is fracking and immense waste of water this will lead too. BC will likely experience a drying climate in the coming decades, and corporate commitments to water use at the expense of all other resources and stake holders is simply not acceptable. These fact are compounded by the ridiculously low royalty rates that our excuse for a premier has conceded. One only needs to look at Norway's Statoil to witness what true negotiation ability results in.

The importance of this region will likely increase as mean temperatures increase. Losing high quality agricultural land is not acceptable. Food, water, and wild spaces before foreign corporate profits! Simple equation.

The massive budget planned for Site C, which will likely see heavy cost over runs as all mega projects bear witness to, will ultimately be borne by BCs ratepayers. There is no net benefit to the residents of BC from this project.

The billions planned to be wasted on the destruction of the Peace River Valley should be invested in emerging and proven energy technologies such as hydrothermal.

It is time to innovate, the time to decimate is done.
KelownaBritish Columbia
Adele HollingsworthThank you! the future generations of people, wildlife, trees, plants, they all thank you as well!! Blessings to you and yours!Campbell RiverBritish Columbia
Bruce McWilliamhttp://commonsensecanadian.ca/site-c-not-needed-least-2029-bc-hydros-numbers-show/LangleyBritish Columbia
Paul MagnusThanks. Pls support gloves off action on #climate too. Its an emergency.RichmondBritish Columbia
Eoghan MoriartySite C dam at its best case scenario will lose $115M per year for its entire lifespan.
And that debt will be placed on the back of the taxpayer.
No government should be allowed to make that kind of decision without full input from the citizens.
DeltaBritish Columbia