2021 GPC Policy and Motion Development Process
Editing and refining policy, amendment, and directive ideas
G21-P024 Ceasing All Federal Funding for Nuclear Energy Research and Development
Canadian Greens will not support “next-generation” nuclear reactors, which produce toxic radioactive waste dangerous to the environment and all living things for hundreds of thousands of years, increase the risk of nuclear accidents and proliferation, detract from and are more costly than clean renewable energy.
To protect the health and environment of current and future generations of Canadians from deadly radioactive waste and to stop reckless spending on unaffordable, dirty, dangerous and unsustainable nuclear energy.
Ending federal government spending on nuclear energy will expedite the transition to clean and sustainable energy sources. Responsible management of radioactive waste in Canada will protect the environment as well as Northern, remote and First Nations communities that are often identified for nuclear waste and nuclear energy projects.
Supporting Comments from Submitter:
The Case Against Small Modular Reactors in Canada. https://cela.ca/law-reform-climate-action-nuclear-energy-case-against-smrs/
Our network's two recent media releases summarize the main arguments against SMRs and note the opposition to them published by the GPC caucus (
https://www.greenparty.ca/en/media-release/2020-11-10/greens-call-federal-government-abandon-nuclear-and-invest-renewables), NDP, Bloc Quebecois and Assembly of First Nations.
Ecological Wisdom, Sustainability, Social Justice, Non-Violence
Relation to Existing Policy:
Adds to current GPC policy, in particular G08-P012 and 1988 - Peace and Security.
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