Seeking Social Licence for the Site C Dam
From: Damming the Peace
A Peace River Valley planner on the concept of social license, why it’s important for major projects, and how, in the case of the Site C dam under construction in B.C.’s Peace River Valley, it was never secured.
Reg Whiten is a Professional Agrologist and planner with thirty-five years of experience working with First Nations, industry and all levels of government throughout the Peace River Basin. Reg provided leadership in the formation of the Dawson Creek Watershed program and the former Peace River Watershed Council. A recent unanimous Supreme Court of Canada decision also ruled in favour of the process Reg led that resulted in the Yukon’s Peel Watershed Regional Land-Use Plan.