Nuclear-Free Canada

Conference at Univeristy of Toronto April 20-21: The Nuclear Industry in the 21st Century: How We Got Here

Nuclear International Research Group (NIRG) Workshop: The Nuclear Industry in
the 21st Century: How We Got Here
April 21-22, 2012

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As you may know, Ontario has become a world-leader when it comes to developing green, renewable energy. But Tim Hudak, leader of the Conservative Party of Ontario, wants to reverse this accomplishment and recently introduced a bill to kill green energy in the province.

His surrogates and front-groups have already been mobilized and recently launched a letter writing campaign targeting Ontario Members of the Provincial Parliament (MPP).

The bill to kill green energy will be voted on March 22nd. So there’s not much time to act!... Read more »

Green charities clash with Harper conservatives

OTTAWA -- The Conservatives have taken their battle with environmentalists to new levels of lunacy, some groups said Tuesday, after a Tory senator suggested they would accept funding from Al Qaeda.

"Let me ask you this, honourable senators: If environmentalists are willing to accept money from Martians, where would they draw the line on where they receive money from? Would they take money from Al Qaeda, the Hamas or the Taliban?," Senator Don Plett, the party's former president, asked in the Senate.

"It's jaw-droopingly bizarre," Devon Page, executive director of EcoJustice told The Huffington Post Canada late Tuesday.... Read more »

Senate examines foreign funding of charities

The Conservative government has quietly begun looking into the charitable status of environmental groups in the Senate.

Senator Nicole Eaton is sponsoring an inquiry into what she calls "funding by foreign foundations." Eaton began her debate Tuesday by laying out what she considers to be a threat to the Canadian economy.

"This inquiry is about master manipulators who are operating under the guise of charitable organizations in an effort to manipulate our policies for their own gain," she said in the Upper Chamber.

Environmental groups don't see it that way.

"My fear is that they will just try to smear us and then walk away," said John Bennett, executive director of Sierra Club Canada. "And that they're hoping to frighten off U.S. foundations from supporting us... And they're going to try to turn off the public from supporting us."... Read more »

            

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