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Canadian police fatally shoot man outside meeting on controversial dam project

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By Roger Jordan
21 July 2015

Police in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, fatally shot a man Thursday evening who was allegedly part of a protest outside a BC Hydro public consultation. The event was planned as an information evening on the company’s Site C dam project in the northeast of the province.

Initial reports indicated that a disturbance took place at the event, with a man turning over tables and tearing down posters. At first, media sources alleged that the man was subsequently shot, but it later emerged that officers shot a different individual while responding to the disturbance.

The unusual circumstances surrounding the shooting were further illustrated by the intervention of the Independent Investigation Organization (IIO), the provincial body tasked with examining cases of potential police wrongdoing. IIO spokeswoman Kelly Kilpatrick said Friday evening that in the more than 90 cases in which she had been involved, she had…

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