Thursday, November 6, 2008

Haldimand "Join David Suzuki and Margaret Atwood"

I received this e-mail today in regards to signing a petition. This is certainly a petition that is worth signing.

Please pass this on to everyone you know!

The Ontario Government is apparently having a hard time getting nuclear companies to agree to take responsibility for cost overruns and delays on its proposed new nuclear projects.

That’s not surprising given that the nuclear industry has not been able to bring a project in on-time or on-budget in Ontario in 25 years.

But it is bad news for Ontario taxpayers and ratepayers, who are already on the hook for an $18 billion nuclear debt. If the Ontario Government is serious about not repeating the mistakes of the past, it must pass a Nuclear Cost Responsibility Act that makes it illegal for nuclear power companies to pass their capital cost overruns onto electricity consumers or taxpayers.

Dr. David Suzuki and Margaret Atwood are among the more than 700 people who have signed our petition calling for a Nuclear Cost Responsibility Act.

We need hundreds of more signatures to show Energy and Infrastructure Minister George Smitherman that Ontarians will not accept another sweetheart deal for nuclear projects of dubious value.

Please sign the petition, get your friends and family to sign and learn about a better approach to meeting Ontario’s energy needs at

Sign the petition now – – to keep your money out of the nuclear industry’s pocket.

Please pass this message on to your friends.

Thank you.
Jessica Fracassi, Communications & Membership Director Ontario Clean Air Alliance
402-625 Church St, Toronto M4Y 2G1
Phone: 416-926-1907 ext. 245
Fax: 416-926-1601
Email: Website:


The Ontario Clean Air Alliance is a diverse, multi-stakeholder coalition of approximately 90 organizations including cities, health associations, environmental and public interest groups, corporations, public utilities, unions, faith communities and individuals. The OCAA’s short term goal is to achieve the complete phase out of Ontario’s four coal-fired power plants by 2010.

Our long term goal is to ensure that all of our electricity needs are met by ecologically sustainable renewable sources. Our partner organizations represent more than six million Ontarians.

Interested in volunteering with the OCAA? Please contact Darcy Higgins at
416-926-1907 ext. 246.

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  1. Isn't it amazing what you can learn in a few quick minutes. Thanks for posting this Donna, I signed the petition and I am outraged at how our public tax dollars are being spent! This has made me very angry!

  2. I signed the petition and sent to my mailing list. Thanks Donna

  3. I've also signed-up