No Nukes News

October 9, 2009


Help us distribute postcards to Iggy’s constituents

Can you help us distribute postcards to residents in Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff’s riding (Etobicoke-Lakeshore)? The postcards say:

Dear Mr. Ignatieff, I do not believe that the Government of Canada should subsidize the construction of two new nuclear reactors at the Darlington Nuclear Station. Ontario’s electricity needs can be met at a lower cost, more quickly and more reliably with a combination of energy conservation and efficiency, wind power, water power from Quebec and small-scale but highly efficient combined heat and power plants.

25 people x 5 hours each is all it will take. That’s it! Will you be one of those 25 stars? If so, let me know and I’ll set you up. Thanks!


The Nuclear Question: Acute & Chronic Dangers of Nuclear Power, Nuclear War & DU Weapons

a public lecture tour with DR. HELEN CALDICOTT: Physician, Author, Educator & Activist

Toronto: Tuesday October 13, 12 noon-1:30 pm, The Great Hall, Hart House, U of T, Free

Peterborough: Wed. Oct. 14, 7 p.m., Showplace Performance Centre, $20, $8 students

Kingston: Thur. Oct. 15, 8 p.m., Etherington Auditorium, Queens U, Free

London: Fri. Oct. 16, 3:30 p.m., Natural Science Centre 1, U of Western ON, Free

As the subject of the 1982 National Film Board of Canada’s Oscar winning documentary “If You Love This Planet”, Dr. Helen Caldicott inspired a generation to work toward nuclear disarmament. She continues her mission with her most recent books “Nuclear Power is Not the Answer” and “War in Heaven.” As the world struggles with the nuclear question, Dr. Caldicott will address the greatest, immediate threat to the planet with passion, vision and clarity.

The single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action to remedy the nuclear and environmental crises, Dr Helen Caldicott, has devoted the last 35 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age and the necessary changes in human behaviour to stop environmental destruction.

Special Thanks to All Organizing Partners: Physicians for Global Survival, Safe And Green Energy, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Canadian Department of Peace Initiative, Greenpeace Ontario, Ontario Clean Air Alliance, Science for Peace, Seriously Time to Stop, Toronto’s Hiroshima Day Coalition, Veterans Against Nuclear Arms, Voice of Women for Peace, Faculty of Information and Media  Studies, University of Western Ontario, Community Coalition Against Mining Uranium (CCAMU), Social Justice Committee of the Sisters of Providence, Kawartha Ploughshares


The medical and economic costs of nuclear power

An excellent paper by Dr. Helen Caldicott 


Union backs older 'emission-free' Candu 6

Its support leaves new design out in the cold

A number of voices in the Ontario nuclear community are lobbying the McGuinty government to abandon its interest in AECL's Advanced Candu Reactor (ACR) and instead focus on the company's existing Candu 6 design, a smaller reactor that operates in five countries, including China and Korea.

(Angela’s note: But the Candu 6 doesn’t meet updated Canada Safety Standards!)

Industry sources have told the Star that Ontario Power Generation also prefers to build Candu 6 reactors at Darlington rather than ACRs, which have not been built anywhere in the world and are based on a design that is not yet complete.

Ontario wants the federal government to take on the financial risks of building two ACRs before it makes a selection.

The federal government, which is struggling to partially privatize AECL, wants Ontario to make a commitment so the company's commercial business looks more attractive to potential suitors.


The green energy issue

The Green Energy Act – here’s our chance to get free of dirty nukes and faraway Big Energy. Let’s grab it and turn T.O. into a clean powerhouse.


Good Green Jobs for All

Sat. Nov. 7, CNE, Toronto

We are coming together to build a green movement for all across Greater Toronto with good jobs, equity, social justice and environmental sustainability.

Join us at a conference that will bring together environmentalists, innovators, trade unionists and communities to discuss creating Good Green Jobs for All.


Coalition for a Nuclear Free Alberta is holding a massive RALLY at the AB Legislature

Noon on Tues. October 27

Our message to the Government:

"A truly green energy future  . . .  does not include nuclear power."

Buses are bringing supporters from across the province - come and join us!! Show your support for Renewable Energy, Green Jobs, and a Healthy Environment for future generations. 



No nuclear power: rally

Sask. Protesters call for investigation of power options

"Don't decide for us," "Conservation is Cheaper" and "Glow Green or Go Green" were among slogans hoisted on billboards and shouted through megaphones as 450 protesters gathered at the Vimy Memorial in downtown Saskatoon to hear speakers opine on a non-nuclear future.

… Perrins' findings indicate residents want more information on nuclear power, and the report showed 84 per cent of the 1,400 Saskatchewan respondents oppose nuclear power. Perrins also recommended the government develop a report on all power generation options in the province.