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The Big Lie

From: Damming the Peace


Former B.C. Environment Minister Joan Sawicki sets out her analysis that BC Hydro “overlooked” the importance of microclimate in its agricultural impact assessment of the Site C dam under construction in B.C.’s Peace River Valley since taking account of that factor would have fatally undermined the economic case for the project.


Joan Sawicki

Joan Sawicki is a respected land-use and community sustainability consultant who, together with partner Gary Runka, P.Ag., studied a wide range of land use and natural resource management issues throughout B.C. An elected member of B.C.’s Legislative Assembly (1991–2001), Joan served as both Speaker and B.C. minister of the environment, lands and parks.