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[cdn-nucl-l] Conservative Nuclear
Harper embraces the nuclear future: Maclean's
Climate-change anxiety breathes new life into nuclear power, and shifts
TORONTO, April 26 /CNW/ - Back when they took power early last year, the
fit between Harper's Conservatives and nuclear power looked awkward at best.
After all, federally owned Atomic Energy Canada Ltd., founded in 1952 and
still soaking up hundreds of millions in taxpayer support, looks
like the sort of Liberal-style industrial policy tool the true-blue
were supposed to loathe. And back then, Harper was an avowed climate-change
skeptic. If he didn't believe in the problem, why buy into a supposed
How things have changed. With the Harper government's climate change
due out this week nuclear power is back on the agenda. The Tories aren't
likely to make it a centerpiece of their announcement, but behind the
it's taken a central role in their energy and environmental strategy. Harper
himself has touted nuclear power on the international stage, and his natural
resources minister has said flatly: "From purely an environmental
for no other reason, you have to consider nuclear."
Plenty is happening relatively quickly on the Canadian nuclear front.
Find out more in this week's Maclean's.
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