"Without public discourse, democracy is but a whisper."
Langara Dialogues presents a debate on whether private power has a
place on our rivers and in our economy. The debaters include Steve
Davis, president of the Independent Power Producers of B.C. and Gwen
Barlee of the Wilderness Committee.
I was doing some Internet researching and came across this really cool site. It's at globalcitizens.ca and it facilitates massive voting by community members on issues that the government commonly ignores us on. The topics up right now are:
-the wood burning power plant scheduled to be built in Southeast False Creek
-the Expansion of the #1 Highway
-the privatization of our energy sources (how our rivers are being contracted for 40years to private companies)
-the scheduled developments on UBC campus including the clear cutting of the endowment lands in order to build residences.
I sent the website an e-mailed and they got back to me letting me know that there would be more topics up soon, and inviting me to post my own topics. Apparently what they wanted was to have the whole community posting topics, and voting on them, in order to redirect power over local issues to the citizens of that local community. Anyways, check it out. If everyone started using this system we could really evoke change!