More Power to You

BC Citizens for Public Power will host a gathering of concerned British Columbians -- from activists to academics, environmentalists to energy experts, as well as filmmakers, First Nations leaders and other public power devotees. More Power to You is a conference for community and environmental activists organizing to protect public power in British Columbia.
This two-day event will take place at SFU Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver October 4 and 5, 2008. The conference will feature numerous presentations, panel discussions, and workshops that promise to deepen both our knowledge and our resolve to protect public power in BC.

Some event highlights include:

  • Opening blessing: Leonard George, former elected Chief of the Tsleil-Waututh nation
  • Keynote address: Rafe Mair, Broadcaster, political commentator, spokesperson for Save Our Rivers Society

Presentations by:

  • Gwen Barlee ... Wilderness Committee on public power as an environmental issue
  • John Calvert ... SFU professor and author of Liquid Gold: Energy Privatization in British Columbia
  • Damien Gillis ... documentary filmmaker -Power Play: The Theft of BCs Rivers"
  • Marvin Shaffer ... SFU professor and author of -Lost in Transmission," an economic analysis of the 2007 BC Energy Plan

Workshops topics include:

  • Launching a grassroots awareness/action campaign
  • Accessing and using information to build campaigns
  • Energy policy and First Nations peoples
  • Provincial and federal regulatory processes
  • The media and messaging

For more information on presentations and workshops, visit BC Citizens for Public Power.