[MEDIA RELEASE] Weaver meets with Site-C hunger striker

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Yesterday, Wednesday March 23, 2016, B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver and Deputy Leader Matt Toner met with Kristen Henry, who is currently on her twelfth day of a hunger strike in opposition to the Site-C Dam. Henry is one of many protesters camped outside of BC Hydro offices in Vancouver, attempting to draw attention to the issue.

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Yesterday, Wednesday March 23, 2016, B.C. Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver and Deputy Leader Matt Toner met with Kristen Henry, who is currently on her twelfth day of a hunger strike in opposition to the Site-C Dam. Henry is one of many protesters camped outside of BC Hydro offices in Vancouver, attempting to draw attention to the issue.

“Kristin is an articulate, passionate and highly educated young woman who has literally put her life on the line in an attempt to draw attention to the reckless folly of proceeding with Site-C,” Weaver said. “She is extremely concerned about Site C’s violation of indigenous treaty rights, food security, and its reckless economic agenda… Her efforts have had a profound impact on me.”

Weaver has voiced strong opposition to the Site-C Dam, arguing that there is no economic case for its construction, particularly given the failure of the B.C. Liberal government to realize its proposed LNG industry and the province’s abundant opportunities to harness other energy sources such as wind and geothermal. Indigenous treaty rights and food security are also major areas of concern for Weaver.

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Media contact
Mat Wright, Press Secretary
Office of Andrew Weaver, MLA
1 250 216 3382 | mat.wright@greenparty.bc.ca

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