New NDP Leader comes out against Site C

Mr. Horgan is calling for an independent third party to examine when B.C. would actually need the power from B.C. Hydro’s third dam on the Peace River, and how much taxpayers will pay for the electricity. 

Horgan says it’s a good project, except for the fact B.C. doesn’t need the energy, First Nations oppose it and the dam would destroy so much agricultural land.

He says he wants a third party to answer some legitimate questions like when will the province actually need the power and how much should the people pay for it.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency held several weeks of hearings in December and January and its report and recommendations are expected to be posted online on Thursday.