Canada Uranium

We Still Need to Pay Attention to Nuclear Safety in Quebec

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

Remember that a few years ago, the Harper government fired Linda Keen, then President of the CNSC, because she questioned the safety of the Chalk River reactor, which produces bio-medical isotopes. By firing a person who had as her mandate the safety of citizens in nuclear matters, and who had the courage to question the laxity of nuclear industry safety, has the CNSC and the Canadian government truly protected the public?

Will Thorium Save Us from Climate Change?

David Suzuki | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

If the choice is between keeping nuclear power facilities running or shutting them down and replacing them with coal-fired power plants, the nuclear option is best for the climate. But, for now, investing in renewable energy and smart-grid technologies is a faster, more cost-effective and safer option than building new nuclear facilities, regardless of type.

How Citizen Scientists Can Fill in Information Gaps About Fukushima

David Suzuki | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

An Internet search turns up an astounding number of pages about radiation from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown that followed an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. But it's difficult to find credible information. With the lack of data from government, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is asking the public for help.

Why Does A Canadian Company Pay Its Taxes to Switzerland?

Dennis Howlett | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada Politics
Dennis Howlett

Cameco is a multi-billion Canadian company that mines Canadian uranium, uses Canadian-developed technology, and relies on Canadian transportation system. Cameco employees use the Canadian education system, the Canadian health system, and they rely on the stability and legal protection that a Canadian democracy provides. So why does Cameco only pay taxes in Switzerland?

Inuit Lift Uranium Ban

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.08.2012 | Canada Politics

NAIN, N.L. - The Inuit government of Labrador has enacted legislation that lifts its moratorium on uranium mining.The Nunatsiavut government implement...

Canada's Weapons-Grade Uranium Shipment Shrouded In Secrecy

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Weapons-grade uranium is quietly being transported within Canada, and into the United States, in shipments the country's nuclear watchdog w...

Hunger-Striking Vet Says Military Wouldn't Show Him Own Medical Records

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A former soldier battling a series of health problems says the Canadian Forces failed to inform him that medical tests showed he was carryi...

Ill Canadian Vet Plans Hunger Strike

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2011 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - An ex-soldier who says he was poisoned while serving overseas is planning to go on a hunger strike outside the office of Canada's veterans ...

Motorcycle Gunment Assassinate Iranian Nuclear Scientist

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TEHRAN, Iran - A pair of gunmen firing from motorcycles killed an Iranian physicist involved in the country's disputed nuclear p...