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ISBN: 9781459413160-16

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Democracy and Civil Disobedience

From: Damming the Peace

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Legendary B.C. broadcaster and former politician Rafe Mair sets out the argument that the fight to stop the Site C dam under construction in B.C.’s Peace River Valley is a conflict about the nature of democracy. He uses this example to argue for citizen involvement in politics, including, when appropriate, civil disobedience and direct action.

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Rafe Mair

The late Rafe Mair , columnist and author, was a life-long and passionate British Columbian. Elected to the B.C. legislature in 1975, Rafe served in the W.R. Bennett cabinet until 1981, then began a fiery career as a talk-radio host. Named B.C. Broadcaster of the Year in 1993, Rafe received the Michener Award for courageous journalism in 1995. In 2005, he received the Jack Webster Foundation’s Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Canadian Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Sadly, Rafe Mair passed away on October 9, 2017.