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Amnesty International campaign takes aim at Canadas Site C dam

Amnesty International campaign takes aim at Canada’s Site C dam

The Write for Rights campaign, which sends letters urging action on human-rights causes, targeted the B.C. project

The Canadian Press
December 11, 2016

VANCOUVER – An annual Amnesty International human-rights campaign is taking aim at a Canadian project for the first time — the Site C dam.

The $8.8-billion hydroelectric dam project in northeast British Columbia was one of 10 global issues targeted by the Write for Rights campaign on Saturday.

The campaign involves events held across the world where people write letters petitioning leaders for action on human-rights causes.

Letter-writers are demanding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revoke approvals for the project, which would flood First Nations spiritual, burial and archeological sites and affect hunting and fishing areas in the Peace Valley.


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