December 13, 2010

Our new pamphlets have arrived!

Thanks to your financial support we have printed 80,000 copies of our new pamphlet: Stop a $35 Billion Nuclear Handout: No More Blank Cheques for Ontario Power Generation and its Darlington Nuclear Station. They contain postcards addressed to Premier McGuinty and the Leader of the Opposition Tim Hudak, asking them to tell OPG that it will not be allowed to pass its cost overruns for Darlington nuclear refurbishments on to consumers and taxpayers.

In 2009 we had a similar campaign to persuade the then Minister of Energy, George Smitherman, to not allow Atomic Energy of Canada (AECL) to pass its cost overruns for two new nuclear reactors on to the province’s consumers and taxpayers. Minister Smitherman received over 2,000 postcards in support of our request, and he gave us what we wanted – a bidding process that reflected the real cost of building new nuclear reactors. The resulting true-cost bid came in at 3.7 times higher than expected, and the purchase was shelved, for now.

Now we need your help to distribute our Stop a $35 Billion Nuclear Handout leaflets across Ontario, to prevent another nuclear boondoggle before it’s too late.

Order FREE copies of the new pamphlet here. Give them to your friends, neighbours, local coffee shops, etc.

If you’re in Toronto, please join us at an OCAA Outreach meeting to learn more about our campaigns, and opportunities for you to plug in. Meet our team – Christmas sweets provided!

Date: Thursday, December 16th

Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: 519 Church St. Community Centre, Toronto

Contact me for more info and to rsvp. And please order your free pamphlets now!

Thanks a billion!

Angela Bischoff, Outreach Director
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
402-625 Church St, Toronto M4Y 2G1
Phone: 416-926-1907 ext. 246
Clean Air Alliance
Ontario’s Green Future
No Nukes News
Health Power

P.S. Thanks for helping get the word out that there are lower cost and safer ways to meet all our electricity needs without investing tens of billions of $$ in nuclear energy. These postcards make it easy for people to have a say!