“Ontario’s nuclear industry creates the cheapest emission-free power we have (and) the Premier must commit to supporting Ontario’s nuclear industry.” – Ontario PC Opposition Leader Patrick Brown
From the Office of PC Opposition Leader Patrick Brown
Posted May 9th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
Queen’s Park, Toronto – Ontario Liberal Cabinet Ministers are divided on the future of nuclear energy in the province.
During his Thursday, May 5th speech to the Economic Club of Canada, Minister of Environment Glen Murray said that he believed the province would eventually move away from nuclear power within the next 10-20 years.
However, during yesterday’s Question Period, Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli said that the province was committed to a $12.8-billion refurbishment over the next 30 years to produce clean energy.
“Which Minister is right and which Minister is wrong? And which one will she be supporting at the cabinet table this week?” said Leader of the Official Opposition Patrick Brown, highlighting the contradictory statements during today’s Question Period.
“Ontario’s nuclear industry creates the cheapest emission-free power we have, and produces 60 per cent of the province’s energy. Just as important, it supports 50,000 jobs – that’s equal to the population of North Bay, Welland or Aurora,” added Brown. “The Premier must commit to supporting Ontario’s nuclear industry. Furthermore, the Premier should assure the Minister of Environment apologizes to the 50,000 people working in these nuclear jobs.”
To watch the exchange in the provincial legislature between Ontario PCOpposition Leader Patrick Brown and Liberal government representatives on this matter click on VIDEO LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwouXXJo_Ps
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