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Fractured BC: Fracking, Site C, Health and Human Rights

October 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Fractured BC: Fracking, Site C, Health and Human Rights


The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) BC Volunteers would like to invite you to at attend Fractured BC: Fracking, Site C, Health and Human Rights.


In April, CAPE called for a moratorium on fracking BC and in Canada as a whole, until the health risks are understood, communicated widely, and mitigated.


Many people have heard about the potential dangers of fracking, but do not know what the consequences are. This event will outline the potential health and human rights consequences of fracking and related projects. It will help to make this part of public dialogue as the new BC government undertakes a scientific review of fracking and the need for the Site C dam.


Fracking projects and Site C directly particularly affect First Nations Peoples. In a recent UBC report, the authors called on provincial and federal governments to determine the full impact of Site C on treaty rights of the Treaty 8 First Nations who live in the Peace River region. Coauthor Gordon Christie stated, “Although these communities’ rights are constitutionally protected, we believe they have been systematically downplayed – even ignored – by governments.” [1]


What: A public dialog on the health and human rights impacts of fracking

When: October 17th, 6:30pm doors, event begins at 7

Where: Douglas College, Coquitlam Campus, 1250 Pinetree way, A1470 – Lecture Theatre (across from Evergreen line skytrain, Lafarge lake-Douglas Station)

Tickets: By donation- no one turned away: please reserve at Eventbrite and share our event on Facebook



Dr. Warren Bell, founder of CAPE and long-time environmental activist will speak on the health impacts of fracking and Site C

Dr. Gordon Christie, professor of law at UBC whose research fields include Aboriginal legal issues, legal theory, and tort, will speak about the legal implications of fracking and Site C on the health of First Nations peoples.

Richard Wright, is the spokesperson for the House of Luutkudziiwus of the Gitxsan Nation, and will be speaking about the cumulative impacts of LNG infrastructure on First Nations people and all British Columbians.

Dr. Amy Lubik, environmental health scientist, will moderate



Jurisdictions across the world are banning or putting a moratorium on fracking for health reasons, including several Canadian provinces.


CAPE invites the public to an open forum to make this issue part of the discussion before the the BC government holds scientific reviews of fracking and the Site C Dam. “We need both citizens and governments in BC to understand the health consequences of fracking, LNG development and related projects”, said Dr. Larry Barzelai.


Please reserve your ticket here


October 17, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm