ICBA Launches #Get2Yes Site C Campaign
Vancouver, B.C. – As NDP MLAs get set for their swearing in ceremony later today in Victoria, the Independent Contractors and Business Association is renewing its enthusiastic support for the $8.8 billion Site C project.
Against a backdrop of 2,200 pink slips in downtown Vancouver – the slips symbolizing the number of people who went to work on the dam site this morning – the ICBA – financial backers of the BC Liberals – encouraged people to visit Get2Yes.icba.ca and send an email to B.C.’s three party leaders.
“In their power-sharing deal, John Horgan and Andrew Weaver agreed that Site C should be reviewed and based on ‘current’ supply and demand metrics,” said Chris Gardner, ICBA president. “This stacks the deck against a project that isn’t being built for today, but to help meet B.C.’s electricity needs for the next century, and to offer a clean energy alternative to fossil fuels.”
Communications director Jordan Bateman added B.C. “can’t simply throw away the $4-billion already spent” on the project, adding it was ratified by the people who live closest to the work site in last month’s provincial election.
“The BC Liberal candidate won the Site C riding by 10 to 1 over the NDP.”
He added “Site C has spent more than a decade going through environmental assessments and was signed off by both the federal and provincial governments – all of which was upheld by a unanimous decision of the B.C. Court of Appeal last fall.”
Bateman said the ICBA is planning more #Get2Yes on Site C events in the coming weeks.