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June 10, 2016

​An Environmental and Economic Centrepiece for Canada

Recent announcements by the Federal and Ontario governments demonstrate our decision-makers are increasingly recognizing the environmental and economic benefits of electric vehicles (EVs).   Powering zero-emission vehicles with domestically produced, clean, low-carbon electricity is the best way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and smog causing pollutants from Canada’s largest emitting sector – transportation.  It is an effective way to generate...

June 1, 2016

PWU Letter to the Editor - Toronto Star - “In Defence of Pickering Nuclear”

Monday’s anti-Pickering Nuclear Station Extension editorial diatribe by the Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA) is typical of their “dreamweaver”-like campaigns — heavy with the spectre of environmental disaster and fast and loose with the facts.

The Pickering Nuclear Station is licensed and its operations, including emergency preparedness, are overseen by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), an independent regulator. The CNSC has 70 years of experience and is highly regarded internationally.

Additionally, the Pickering Nuclear Station, owned by Ontario Power Generation (OPG), a provincial Crown corporation, routinely provides...

April 28, 2016

Workplace Fatalities Should be Unacceptable in Modern Society

According to the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) statistics, every year in Ontario, 250 to 300 workers lose their lives as a result of traumatic workplace accidents and occupational illnesses. In 2014, almost 200,000 accident claims...

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