Throne speech signals Canada’s support for new nuclear reactors, opposition builds in New Brunswick

Photo by Joan Green. Climate Action Rally in Fredericton at the office of the premier, Sept. 25, 2020.

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For more than a year, renewable energy and anti-nuclear activists in New Brunswick and across the country have watched nuclear industry lobbyists re-position their product as the solution to the climate crisis. Indeed, days before the Throne Speech, federal Natural Resources minister Seamus O’Regan claimed that nuclear power was necessary for Canada to meet its net-zero emissions target.

Given its legacy of toxic radioactive waste, nuclear energy would not be considered “clean technology” by most Canadians. However the nuclear industry has been working hard to scrub its image.

Author: CRED-NB

Coalition for Responsible Energy Development in New Brunswick