There is a crisis in leadership among @bcndp @jjhorgan in making tough (but common sense) decision to cancel #SiteC dam which reporters like @sarahcox_bc have drawn attention to.I'll give you a small personal perspective as scientist working in support of several First Nations 1/
2/ I have testified before Joint Review Panel, published several peer-reviewed studies, advised #BCUC and had informal conversations w @bcndp elected officials on how #SiteC threatens critical ecological resources, that First Nations and others rely upon #naturalcapital 2/
3/ I, others who have tried to engage @bcndp have been met w total silence. They will not engage w critics of #SiteC. I am not naive.This is likely a directive from Premier's Office that caucus is not talk to anyone,choosing to let @jjhorgan make vague talking points instead 3/
4/ I was a senior executive at one of Canada's largest & most influential NGOs. At times I had to make difficult decisions. I quickly learned that surrounding oneself w people that tell you what you want to hear, to reassure and reinforce a bad decision, is terrible leadership 4/
@bcndp @jjhorgan have not only mishandled building #SiteC, they've mishandled process by which to make a decision to cancel dam or not. Shocking lack of transparency, stonewalling, negligence. Regardless of decision, there must be public inquiry so this never ever happens again.
My experience at being stonewalled by @bcndp in asking tough questions on #SiteC insignificant. Far more consequential is lack of transparency on financial dumpster fire emphasized by Harry Swain - Chair of JRP who heard evidence including my own testimony…
Same as it ever was: 🙄

RT @TorranceCoste : The @jjhorgan @bcndp gov is withholding studies about #SiteC from the First Nations whose land it is being built on without their consent. Important reporting here from @thenarwhalca's @sarahcox_bc…#bcpoli

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