--- Women object to funds to new nuclear projects
Last September, women who are Indigenous and non-Indigenous community leaders in science, medicine, law and environmental protection wrote to the federal government asking it stop funding new nuclear reactors. Canada is a member of an international nuclear waste treaty and has a legal obligation to minimize generation of radioactive waste. Federal funding for new nuclear reactors would be an abnegation of this treaty obligation. Passing off a monumental problem like nuclear waste disposal to non-elected corporate entities is obscene.
My personal view, besides supporting this request, is that the nuclear industry is a back hole for government funds (our taxes) going to a few big corporations instead of supporting the removal of nuclear wastes and funding of renewable sources of energy. We must be very careful and examine all proposals with exceptional care!
Deschenes / Aylmer