Say no to backroom nuclear deals!

The Ford Government has decided not to use an important off-ramp in the Bruce Nuclear rebuild contract signed by the previous government that would have allowed it to cancel the contract for rebuilding two out of six reactors if there were lower cost options available. There is no question that Ontario has plenty of lower cost ways to keep the lights on, but that didn’t stop Energy Minister Todd Smith from directing the Independent Electricity System Operator to not use this “get out of jail free” card. Despite all its talk about concern for consumers, the government has once again acted in favour of powerful vested nuclear interests instead of consumers. So much for reducing electricity costs and using common sense.

Please send a message to Energy Minister Todd Smith and your MPP letting them know how disappointed you are in the government’s actions.