Common Sense Canadian forum coming to Williams Lake

Rafe Mair and Damien Gillis bring their Common Sense Canadian election forum to Williams Lake May 8.

  • Apr. 28, 2013 1:00 p.m.

Rafe Mair and Damien Gillis bring Common Sense Canadian forum to Williams Lake.

In the lead-up to the BC election, Common Sense Canadian co-founders Rafe Mair and Damien Gillis have included Williams Lake in their forum tour to discuss key issues shaping the future of B.C.

The tour is titled Water and Power: The Future of BC’s Energy, Environment and Democracy and will include video clips from filmmaker Gillis, a speech by Mair and an audience question and answer session.

The Williams Lake forum will be held May 8 at 7 p.m. in the Williams Lake Secondary School Commons.

On the agenda is a web of proposed energy projects which represent the vision of both our provincial and federal governments for the economic future of B.C. – all with profound impacts on our vital freshwater and coastline, states the Common Sense Canadian press release.

The discussion will cover everything from proposed oil and gas pipelines to fracking, Site C Dam, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and private river power projects – to an alternate vision for managing B.C.’s resources and economy to the benefit of the public and environment.

The non-partisan events will scrutinize the BC Liberals’ economic and environmental record over the past decade, while examining the NDP’s policy positions on issues the like the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion to Vancouver and the nexus of Site C Dam, natural gas “fracking” and the plan to build a massive LNG industry on BC’s coast.

“Our goal is to provide the public with accurate information and connect the dots between interrelated projects of enormous environment, social, cultural, and economic significance,” says Gillis. “We’re furthering a much-needed dialogue about the future of our province at a key moment politically.”

The Kamloops and Williams Lake events are co-hosted by the local Council of Canadians chapters. All events are by donation.



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