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Category Archive for 'Save Our Rivers'

I write this in the eve of leaving for Castlegar thence Nelson for a big rally Wednesday the 15th. The People are up in arms about the Glacier-Houser project which was given a Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) “public hearing” 10 days ago. Because the project itself – and all private rivers schemes – seem so […]

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The battle has barely begun II

Premier Campbell … if you think that the ravishing of our rivers for private power with private profits off public property will be tolerated because of the election result you are very mistaken indeed. As John Paul Jones said, “we’ve just begun to fight” – as the recent overflow meeting in Kaslo demonstrated. You were […]

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As we are in the last few meters of the finish line permit me put the position of Save Our Rivers Society. You the taxpayer, through your own company BC Hydro, are financing (to date $30 BILLION) private power producers to ruin our rivers to create energy we don’t need1 to export that power to […]

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The Watershed Election Summary

I’ve been fighting injustice my entire life. I have long looked with considerable skepticism at those in charge feeling strongly that they must have the closest possible scrutiny. I’ve been in government and know how the spin is administered to issues so that evils in government policies are disguised. I’ve long been guided by what […]

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As I make my way around the province I find the following the greatest area of misunderstanding (a misunderstanding fostered and encouraged by the government and the private river people) to be that private power will help take care of BC’s energy needs. When lawyers see a statement like “fish live in water therefore I […]

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As I write this it’s one down, 6 to go on my 7 speeches in 7 days tour. It is my intention to speak in every corner of the province against the privatizing of our power. Since I began this fight I’ve been wondering what argument the government was going to put up it being […]

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Over the next few weeks I’m going to break down our message into its component parts. I do this because on every possible ground the government and the private power people are dead wrong and, to save a lawsuit, are telling, in Churchill’s words, bushels of terminological inexactitudes. Today let’s talk about BC’s need for […]

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For this edition of The Flow I want to take us back to the beginning – in fact, before the beginning. As many of you know, I was a cabinet minister in BC for five years back in the 70s. During that time we made several major changes in policy and let me use an […]

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