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Joint Review Panel: Pat Bell and Gwen Johansson on Site C

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Site C hearings are underway in Fort St John, so we convened a special edition of Daybreak's joint review panel.

On one side is Hudson's Hope mayor Gwen Johansson. She lives near the proposed project, and opposes the flooding that would take place.

"There's not a lot of information out there about Site C. The strategy, I suppose,  has been the hearings are only being held up here. There's been no opportunity for the people in the south to learn a lot about Site C and the impact of it on this valley. Proponents look simply at a dam, what we look at is a valley. And there is a difference between that."

Taking the opposite stance is former B.C. Liberal MLA Pat Bell.

"I think that the fight has actually been won already. If you look at what the public mood is, across British Columbia and the Peace, it's split between full support for the project, and support if it is done in an environmentally-sensitive manner... I think people get it's important to build for the future."

Listen to the full discussion below:

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