Corporate dominance of public institutions and the public purse was on full display during a licence hearing for the federal government's nuclear research and waste facilities at Chalk River, Ontario.
Canada wasn't a 'nuclear nag.' If one were to rank the world's 200 countries in order of their contribution to the nuclear arms race Canada would fall just behind the nine nuclear armed states.
Ontario Power Generation's proposal to bury radioactive waste on the shores of Lake Huron has hit a roadblock, and it may create space for consideration of Ontario's commitment to nuclear power.
There has been much concern and mobilization to stop the plan to bury low and intermediate level nuclear waste next to Lake Huron.
Despite opposition from residents in the village of Pinehouse, a controversial "collaboration agreement" has been signed, committing Pinehouse to support uranium giants Cameco and Areva's mining.
Revelations last week that the northern Saskatchewan community of Pinehouse is set to sign a so-called "collaboration agreement" with uranium giants Cameco and Areva have sparked outrage.
Asia Pacific Currents
Interview with Chie Matsumoto, a journalist, unionist and anti-nuclear activist, on the nuclear industry in Japan, and labour updates from the Asia Pacific region