The Destroyers are inside the gate and the war on energy workers has officially begun. Premier John Horgan sent the Site C dam project for yet another review, this time to the BC Utilities Commission leaving 2,400 jobs in peril and upwards of $600M on the line.
Work will continue during the review slated to begin August 8th and end September 20th with the first preliminary report due by November 1st.
The BC Utilities Commission will be looking at three options, one of which is likely the preferred option of the Destroyers to cancel the project completely.
On July 21st, Horgan and the NDP fired BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald, a fierce defender of the project.
This decision didn’t sit well with the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of BC, prompting President Chris Gardner to tell the media the review was unnecessary.
The BC Liberals didn’t like it either with Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier calling it a "fake review".
Watch as I show you why this is indeed a fake review.
The fact is, we have a fake energy minister in BC since the ministry appears to be run from Premier Horgan’s office as was evident when Energy Minister Michelle Mungall, was unaware that the NDP had fired BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald on July 21st.
And there was other news this week that should worry Site C proponents and those who care about jobs.
All of this should have people in the Peace very nervous who won't be fracking as they expected now that the Pacific Northwest LNG project has been killed, in part due to the new government.
And now Site C is on the line too? Tough times are ahead for the Peace.