Paddle for Peace: Protesting the Site C Dam
A journey from Vancouver to Fort St. John and back, a bus filled with people of all ages looking for a new vision for BC, July 7 – 11, 2016.
Rolling Justice Bus spokesperson, Janet Gray, Regional Representative for BC-Yukon KAIROS, explains why this bus trip to the Paddle for the Peace event is important:
“We’re calling this journey to the Peace River the Awaken the Giant tour because we think that the people of BC haven’t been paying attention to what’s been happening in the northern part of our province over the past decade or so. The rapid industrialization of the north- fracking, LNG projects, pipelines, Site C dam construction- all of these initiatives represent a way of thinking about development and resources that disconnect us from the earth and from each other.”
“Aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities are being divided by what government and industry are doing and the rest of BC remains silent. We think this must change. This is not just a local issue. If Site C proceeds, the financial burden it will place on BC Hydro will be shared by everyone.”
“The people of BC are like a sleeping giant. Once awakened- once more of us better appreciate what’s happening in the north and the consequences for the entire province – the giant will rise up and use its strength and clear vision to build a new kind of economy for BC. “