Canada Nuclear

The Shadow Of Chernobyl Looms Large 30 Years Later

Shawn-Patrick Stensil | Posted 04.26.2017 | Canada Living
Shawn-Patrick Stensil

Thirty years on from the world's worst nuclear accident, millions of people are still living with radioactive fallout from Chernobyl. In contaminated areas, radiation touches every aspect of people's lives: it's in the food they eat, the milk they drink, and in the schools, parks and playgrounds their children play in. The human toll of reactor accidents is why nuclear power may never gain widespread acceptance, no matter how much the industry tries to reassure us that risks are low.

Canada Leads UN Push To Eliminate Nuclear Weapons Materials

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada Politics

Canada's renewed focus on nuclear non-proliferation efforts has been in the works for months.

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?

We Should Rally Against Nuclear Weapons Like We Do Climate Change

Michael Møller | Posted 11.30.2014 | Canada Impact
Michael Møller

Earlier this week over 600,000 people took to the streets to make their voices heard on the urgency for climate action. There is no reason why we shouldn't feel the same level of determination to eliminate nuclear weapons. The stakes are equally as high.

Geneva, Don't Forget Iran's History of Negotiating in Bad Faith

Irwin Cotler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

Amidst this hope there remains cause for concern given the Iranian regime's longstanding "3-D" negotiating strategy: denial, deception and delay. While the change in Iranian leadership may be seen as a sign of progress, it should be recalled that newly-elected President Hassan Rouhani had himself boasted about this strategy in earlier negotiations.

New Canadian Nuclear Liability Cap: Coming Soon?

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.09.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver has confirmed that he is set to roll out his plan to raise the amount in damages that Canadian ...

Most People Only Read the Grabby Headline...

Justin Beach | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada
Justin Beach

The way a news story is structured or what goes in the headline may have a profound effect on what people think they know about current events. For the casual news consumer, many of whom stopped reading this after the first few paragraphs, it is a good idea to carefully read the entire story when it comes to important issues.

Saskatchewan Set To Make Big Bucks Off India Nuclear Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Alberta

REGINA - A new deal that will allow sales of Canadian uranium to India will be a big boost to financial coffers in Saskatchewan.Premier Brad Wall says...

The Government Thinks that Environmental Assessment Takes Way Too Long

Dianne Saxe | Posted 10.10.2012 | Canada Politics
Dianne Saxe

The new Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012), which came into effect last month, allows the federal government to create mandatory timelines for assessments of even the largest and most important projects, regardless of public opposition. Last Friday the CEAA announced timelines for nine projects under review, giving us our first look at how much time the government will allow for federal environmental assessments. It doesn't look very good.

Safety Metrics Made in Japan and Canada

Sunil Chacko | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada
Sunil Chacko

Japan's Parliamentary Nuclear Accident Investigation Commission, the first of its kind in the history of Japan's constitutional government, independent and having subpoena power, delivered a stinging indictment of the nuclear plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), regulators and the government. At the same time, the Commission's recommendations lay the solid ground for building accountability, transparency and independence that are the sure building blocks for ensuring public safety.

Why an Israeli Coalition Government Now?

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.16.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Netanyahu's proposed coalition government strikes some as ominous, others as encouraging. Some see it as Israel preparing to do something about Iran and its developing nuclear weapons, whereas others sees it as a tool to pass mandatory military service for all -- Ultra-Orthodox Jews included.

Big Oil's Plan to Crush Green Energy

Adam Scott | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada
Adam Scott

A confidential memo proposing a massive fossil-fuel corporation funded campaign to build opposition against wind power was uncovered this week. As our transition to using windmills, solar panels and electric vehicles gains momentum, it's easy to see how peddlers of oil and coal might be freaked out. What if we don't want to buy what they are selling anymore?

Green Energy Prices Aren't High, Its Detractors Are!

Adam Scott | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada
Adam Scott

You might think the cost of generating electricity in Ontario is reflected in "market rates." In reality, due to the complexity of its energy system, the market rate doesn't come close to covering the cost of generating electricity anymore.

World Ends With a Bang Because of a Whimper

Peter Worthington | Posted 05.09.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

The trouble is, the Iranian leadership is not Pakistani, nor Indian, nor like any other nuclear regime. If Iran has nuclear weapons, one can be assured that some terrorist organization will also get access to them. What if Hamas had an Iranian-made nuclear device?

As World Turns From Nuclear, Who Will Partner With Canada?

CP | Mike Blanchfield | Posted 09.17.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - India is pursuing a potentially lucrative partnership with Canada to sell nuclear reactors in new markets, The Canadian...

India Courting Canada For Nuclear Reactor Venture

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - India is pursuing a potentially lucrative partnership with Canada to sell nuclear reactors in new markets, The Canadian...

Sale Brings Nuclear Saga To An End

CBC | Posted 08.28.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - It has been called the crown jewel of Canadian technology and one of the biggest sinkholes of taxpayer money. Now th...

As Germany Turns From Nuclear, It Goes Digging Down Under

CP | Posted 08.01.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- CANBERRA, Australia - Germany signed a resource co-operation deal on Wednesday with Australia, the world's largest coal exporter...