Site C opponents are having their day in court! The Peace Valley Landowner Association is in the B.C. Supreme Court Monday, April 20th, and the Treaty 8 court case against Site C opens on Thursday, April 23rd. Please come and join a peaceful, respectful gathering to support them.
When: Thursday, April 23rd, 8:30 – 10: 00 a.m.
Where: On the steps of the BC Supreme Court in downtown Vancouver. The court address is 800 Smythe Street, and the steps are accessed off Hornby Street
Court begins at 10 a.m. The intention is to show support for First Nations, the integrity of treaties and the Peace River Valley by showing up in person, bringing along signs and placards and listening to speakers.
If you are able to bring a sign or placard and are a member of a group, please indicate the name of your group on your sign to demonstrate the broad range of support for this critical issue.
Site C dam will severely impact Treaty 8 First Nations’ guaranteed treaty rights in many irreversible ways. These devastating impacts are completely unnecessary; especially given that the need for the energy is unproven and if and when B.C. does need more energy, far less destructive and cost-competitive alternatives exist.
Seven court cases against Site C are currently underway in B.C. and federal courts. These legal challenges are the strongest tool we have right now to stop the destruction of Peace Valley farmland as well as First Nations’ fisheries, hunting grounds and spiritual sites.
Please support the court case by following our live Twitter stream (@SavePeaceValley) on Thursday morning and retweeting far and wide! If you are in Vancouver on Thursday, please show your steadfast support for a better future for our province by joining the gathering on the courthouse steps between 8:30 and 10 am.