Statement from Adrian Dix on need for Site C to be referred to the utilities commission

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Hudsons_Hope_Dam_BackgroundNew Democrat spokesperson for BC Hydro, Adrian Dix, released the following statement about the chair of the joint review panel’s comments on the need for Site C.

“New Democrats have been calling for years for the Site C decision to be put before the B.C. Utilities Commission. The Liberal government has preferred to make a politically motivated decision to press ahead with this $9 to $10 billion project without proper oversight and without good evidence that the power is needed or that the project is in the public interest.

“We are glad to see Harry Swain, someone with a long history of public service, agrees with us.”

Mr. Swain also accused the government of a “dereliction of duty.” Mr. Swain’s full comments are here: