It regards the awarding of nuclear contracts to
For the first time in 30 years, a preparatory federal licence has been issued for new nuclear reactors.
The Harper Government has awarded AECL, a Crown Corporation until it was sold to SNC-Lavalin last year, with the first federal license issued in 30 years to build new Nuclear Reactors. This of course is despite the fact that the RCMP raided the offices of SNC Lavalin and were investigating the company for unexplained payments in connection to Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, among various other charges nationally and internationally of fraud, bribery, and corrupting public officials.
Did I mention Senator Hugh Segal, one of the former board members, is both linked to Gaddafi and credited with helping Harper become Prime Minister? Oh, and Gwyn Morgan from the Board of Directors was appointed to chair a new public appointment commission in 2006 by his close friend Stephen Harper, greeted by objections from opposition MP's due to statements blaming refugees for crime in Canada. Oh, one more thing as this is already a large post, Chair of the Canadian Public Accountability Board, and also a director of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the Canadian Oil Sands trust, etc. also sits on the SNC Lavalin board. Connect the dots people.
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"The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has formally issued a site-preparation licence allowing pre-construction activities for up to four proposed nuclear reactors on land adjacent to Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) existing four-reactor Darlington nuclear generation station, near Bowmanville, east of Toronto.
The move comes as Ontario's reliance on nuclear power last year hit a record level, supplying 56.9 per cent of the province's energy needs, according to the Independent Electricity System Operator.
The federal permit is the first of three required to build and operate a new nuclear reactor. It covers work at Darlington such as land clearing, excavating and grading and the installation of services and utilities to service two proposed reactors.
The last time a similar federal licence was issued was 1981 for construction of Darlington's four existing Candu reactors.
Rough estimates peg the cost of new reactors at $10 billion each."
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