Petition to cancel Site C fails

A petition to cancel the Site C Dam project has failed, 

The petition led by Duncan resident Ion Delsol Moruso had insufficient signatures to proceed further in the process, Elections BC says in a news release.

At least 10 percent of registered voters in each of the B.C.'s 87 electoral districts were required. Only 737 signatures were collected, according to legislature reporter Rob Shaw of the Vancouver Sun.

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Twenty voters registered as canvassers to collect signatures for the petition over a 90-day period starting July 3 and ending Oct. 1.

Delsol Moruso must file a financial disclosure report by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018.

Construction on the dam began in summer 2015 after the BC Liberals approved the then $8.7-billion project in December 2014.

In December 2017, NDP Premier John Horgan said Site C construction would continue after his government undertook a four-month utilities commission review of the project.

In giving its approval, the NDP government revised the dam's projected cost to $10.7 billion.

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