Two permits were granted by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Government last week for the Site C dam.
The two crucial federal permits will have BC Hydro construction work on the dam on the Peace River near Fort St John move forward. They were issued by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans as well as Transport Canada.
Environmental groups, First Nations and landowners are accusing the Prime Minister of going back on promises made in his election campaign last year. They are saying the government is trying to quietly allow construction to ramp up on the project.
The $9 billion dollar project has been underway for almost a year with many people actively opposed. There are already around 1,500 workers on site in BC.