Nuclear: The Last Six Months
Of Federal Activity

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This is a computer-generated report that shows all of the federal activity with respect to the keyword "Nuclear" over the last six months. This is a demonstration of the power of our government relations automation software.

Hansard

House: 28 Speeches
Senate: 8 Speeches

House Senate

Bills

Active: 0

Regulations

Filed: 0
Proposed: 0

The House

Brian Masse (NDP)

May 8th
Hansard Link

Statements by Members

“...rnment is falling short of matching U.S. investments, and continues to consider storing radioactive nuclear waste on the shores of the Great Lakes.

U.S. legislators, like Senators Debbie Stabenow, Gary Peters, and Sherrod Brown, and Congressmen Dan Kildee and Paul Mitchell are some of the opposition leaders in the U.S. who vehemently expressed opposition to the plan.

Not only is it environmentally reckless, but it is an increasingly significant diplomatic irritant, with Canada developing a reputation as a “free rider” on the U.S. Great Lakes protectionist initiatives and investments.

Storing nuclear waste next to the Great Lakes should be scrapped. Millions of people, more than 200 municipa...”

Monique Pauzé (Bloc Québécois)

May 5th
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Oral Questions

“...minister of sustainable development told the National Assembly that his department was working on a nuclear emergency plan in preparation for the implementation of the nuclear waste disposal project in Chalk River, which is located along the very banks of the Ottawa River. However, the Ottawa River is the source of drinking water for millions of Quebeckers and Ontarians.

Does the environment minister support the building of a nuclear waste disposal facility on the banks of the Ottawa River?”

Monique Pauzé (Bloc Québécois)

May 5th
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Oral Questions

“...iamentary secretary mentions federal agencies, Madam Speaker, but we already know that the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is examining this issue. That was not my question.

We know that the public consultations have not yet begun, but that is not what we want to know. The time to act is now. It is better to be proactive today than radioactive tomorrow.

Does the environment minister seriously think that it is a good idea to pile up mountains of nuclear waste and cover them with geotextile fabric?”

Kim Rudd (Liberal)

May 5th
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Oral Questions

“... delivers its mandate to a government-owned, contractor-operated model whereby the operation of its nuclear laboratories, including decommissioning and waste management work, is delivered by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories.

Under this model, AECL continues to own the land, facilities, assets, and liabilities, whereas the workforce, the licences, and all other aspects of running the site are part of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories' business. AECL today is a small crown corporation whose role is to oversee the contract with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories.”

Matthew Dubé (NDP)

April 11th
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Privilege

“...use that is not my business. What happened was that Republicans decided to use what they called the nuclear option. Instead of having the super majority that is normally required—60 votes to approve...”

Scott Brison (Liberal)

March 21st
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Business of Supply

“...s of the total of the amount of Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Vote 1, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Vote 1, Department of Health Vote 10 and Public Health Agency of Canada Vo...”

Tony Clement (Conservative)

March 20th
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Government Orders

“...t the major powers guaranteed the sovereignty and the borders of Ukraine at the time it gave up its nuclear arsenal at the breakup of the Soviet Union. Perhaps the hon. member could delve into that a ...”

James Bezan (Conservative)

March 20th
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Government Orders

“...tners, who all said that they would honour the sovereign territory of Ukraine if they gave up their nuclear warheads. It was the second-largest arsenal in the world, even ahead of the United States at that time. They gave it all up. Where did most of those nuclear warheads go? They ended up back in Russia to be dismantled, to be disposed of.

How wer...”

MaryAnn Mihychuk (Liberal)

March 20th
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Government Orders

“... sector of mineral exploration. In addition, I took a tour of Chernobyl, the world's largest single nuclear disaster.

We are continuing to build our connections with Ukraine, not only military o...”

Hélène Laverdière (NDP)

March 7th
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Oral Questions

“...orth Korea's actions, it is more important than ever for the international community to work toward nuclear disarmament.

It is not enough to hide behind the treaty to ban the production of fissile materials. We need to be more ambitious if we want to eliminate this threat.

My question is simple. Will Canada participate in the negotiations on nuclear disarmament taking place in New York this month, yes or no?”

Chrystia Freeland (Liberal)

March 7th
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Oral Questions

“...or her question.

We are working hard to ensure that our children will inherit a world free of nuclear weapons. That means making tangible progress. Under our government, for the first time, Canada rallied 177 states to support a United Nations resolution calling for a fissile material cut-off treaty. That is real action, a major step toward a world free of nuclear weapons.”

Randall Garrison (NDP)

February 24th
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Statements by Members

“...ates are not defensible.

Canada should oppose Trump's cavalier remarks about proliferation of nuclear weapons and other advanced weapons systems by refusing to participate in the U.S. ballistic ...”

Elizabeth May (Green Party)

February 23rd
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Business of Supply

“...t to address this conflation of electricity prices in Ontario, which have a lot to do with stranded nuclear debt, a lot to do with institutional problems within Ontario Hydro, and equating them with t...”

Elizabeth May (Green Party)

February 23rd
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Business of Supply

“...impose on every province the bad energy decisions made by Ontario Hydro for generations in building nuclear plants that created billions of dollars of stranded debt.

If we look at the breakdown of electricity prices for Ontario, and I urge everyone to google it and have a look, the number one price is the cost of generation, of course. Then there is the cost of distribution. The next biggest price, over $1 billion a year, is retiring the debt. This is related not to green energy but to nuclear energy.

There has also been a great deal of nonsense about the B.C. carbon prices and ...”

David McGuinty (Liberal)

February 23rd
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Private Members' Business

“...ver and yet we have another organization like Atomic Energy of Canada dealing with the challenge of nuclear waste also along the shores of the Ottawa River, we have these different stressors at play b...”

Elizabeth May (Green Party)

February 22nd
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Oral Questions

“..., and ban landmines. Just last week the organizational meetings began for the next frontier: to ban nuclear weapons. But Canada was not there, while 101 other countries were. I would like to ask if the hon. Prime Minister can assure this House that Canada will play a leading role once again to band with the world to end the threat of nuclear war.”

Matt DeCourcey (Liberal)

February 22nd
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Oral Questions

“...er and all Canadians that we are working hard to ensure that our children inherit a world free from nuclear weapons, but that requires real concrete action. That is what Canada is doing for the first time ever. Let me be clear, that it was the first time ever that Canada rallied 177 states to support a resolution calling for a fissile material cut-off treaty. This is genuine and tangible change, and this will help phase out nuclear weapons and allow us to get to a world free from nuclear weapons for our children.”

Colin Carrie (Conservative)

February 10th
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Government Orders

“... community of Oshawa there are many people in the energy business. We have had great leaders in the nuclear business. Ukraine and Canada also share vast resources, whether through natural gas or oil. ...”

Ben Lobb (Conservative)

February 8th
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Statements by Members

“...ars ago was awarded the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal.

Charles was also one of Canada's first nuclear operators. Charles served the community of Kincardine with distinction for over 20 years on ...”

Cheryl Gallant (Conservative)

February 6th
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Government Orders

“... the 1990s that resulted in cuts to health care and the decade of darkness for our military and the nuclear industry.

In my riding of Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, we have some of the most inn...”

Anthony Housefather (Liberal)

December 6th
Hansard Link

Government Orders

“...them the Simpsons.

The Simpsons are five people. There is a father named Homer. He works in a nuclear power plant and is the sole income earner of the family. His wife's name is Marge. She is a stay-at-home mom, and they have three children, Bart, Lisa, and a little baby named Maggie.

Homer earns approximately $85,000 a year in the nuclear power plant. That is the sole income for the Simpson family. Homer will now see an added 1.5...”

Hélène Laverdière (NDP)

December 5th
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Oral Questions

“... this week marks the sixth anniversary of the unanimous vote in the House of Commons in favour of a nuclear weapons convention. Unfortunately, a few weeks ago, the Liberal government changed its position and voted against negotiations for such a convention.

The United Nations is soon going to vote on this issue again. Will the Liberal government work with the international community and vote in favour of negotiations for a nuclear weapons convention?”

Pam Goldsmith-Jones (Liberal)

December 5th
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Oral Questions

“Mr. Speaker, our goal is to convince those countries that have nuclear weapons to be at the table as part of disarmament discussions. We did that when we recently led a UN resolution supported by 177 states. Our resolution has a goal to stop the production of materials used to make nuclear weapons and rally nuclear and non-nuclear states alike toward the realization of a fissile material cut-off treaty. This is the realistic, pragmatic approach to nuclear disarmament and a major accomplishment.”

Peter Kent (Conservative)

December 1st
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Business of Supply

“...Then armed and emboldened as a proxy of the Soviet Union, Castro enabled the installation of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba, which precipitated one of the most perilous moments of the Cold War. Throu...”

Tom Kmiec (Conservative)

December 1st
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Business of Supply

“...erers, oppressors as bad as Batista, and let us not forget both of them brought the world closer to nuclear war than it has ever been since. Just as one cannot kill one's way to a better society, one ...”

Hélène Laverdière (NDP)

December 1st
Hansard Link

Business of Supply

“... government going to change the law? All indications are that it will not.

Let us talk now of nuclear disarmament. Suddenly, Canada does not want to participate in the international efforts that would allow us to live in a world free of nuclear weapons. There is nothing on this issue.

The government says it is being open and tran...”

Peter Van Loan (Conservative)

December 1st
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Business of Supply

“...ng at the time. The fear was palpable.

It was Castro who brought this world closest to global nuclear annihilation with his reckless actions in the Cuban missile crisis, when John F. Kennedy, th...”

Tony Clement (Conservative)

December 1st
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Business of Supply

“...tting to remind the House of the 13 days in October 1962 when the world was brought to the brink of nuclear destruction. (1515)

Having embarrassed Soviet Russia, Castro gladly invited Russian intermediate-range nuclear missiles onto Cuban soil. He had no qualms about the Soviets mounting a first strike, which ...”


The Senate

Hon. Daniel Lang

May 9th
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Study on Issues Related to the Government's Current Defence Policy Review Tenth Report of National Security and Defence Committee—Debate Adjourned

“...grid against an EMP threat is not political, it is common sense. We should also understand that the nuclear capabilities of North Korea have increased to the point where they pose or are beginning to ...”

Hon. Percy Mockler

April 11th
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Ministry of Finance New Brunswick Economic Growth—Sustainable Development

“...y to create better jobs and sustain a better quality of life. The first project is the expansion of nuclear energy through the construction of a second nuclear power plant; and the second project is the construction of the long-awaited Energy East Pipe...”

Hon. Joseph A. Day (Leader of the Senate Liberals)

December 15th
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Republic of Kazakhstan Twenty-fifth Anniversary of Independence

“... to this day, continue to grow. Recently, in August of 2014, both Kazakhstan and Canada signed the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement facilitating the full bilateral cooperation between our two countries...”

Hon. Diane Bellemare (Legislative Deputy to the Government Representative in the Senate)

December 5th
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The Senate Statutes Repeal Act—Motion to Resolve that the Act and the Provisions of Other Acts not be Repealed—Debate Continued

“...re act and the provision of another act. The first recommendation has to do with the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Implementation Act. We can bring this act into force once the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty comes into force. However, that treaty needs to be ratified by 44 nations b...”

Hon. Diane Bellemare (Legislative Deputy to the Government Representative in the Senate)

December 2nd
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The Senate Statutes Repeal Act—Motion to Resolve that the Act and the Provisions of Other Acts not be Repealed—Debate Adjourned

“...t, S.C. 1996, c. 17:

-sections 17 and 18;

4. Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Implementation Act, S.C. 1998, c. 32;

5. Preclearance Act, S....”

Hon. Diane Bellemare (Legislative Deputy to the Government Representative in the Senate)

December 1st
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The Senate Statutes Repeal Act—Notice of Motion to Resolve that the Act and the Provisions of Other Acts not be Repealed

“...t, S.C. 1996, c. 17:

-sections 17 and 18;

4. Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Implementation Act, S.C. 1998, c. 32;

5. Preclearance Act, S....”

Hon. Peter Harder (Government Representative in the Senate)

November 28th
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Foreign Affairs The Late Fidel Castro—Comments of Prime Minister—Human Rights in Cuba

“...r Canadians. There was a time when I was a kid where we were actually doing drills in the event of nuclear war at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis. We are in a different period of time 50 years ...”

Hon. Elizabeth (Beth) Marshall

November 24th
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Health Medical Isotopes

“... on a couple of occasions in the past regarding the production of the isotopes at the Chalk River nuclear facility.

Many of us will recall that back in 2009 the reactor at Chalk River was shut down for I think it was in excess of a year, and there was a global shortage of medical isotopes, and of course Canadians were very concerned.

Medical isotopes are used in the diagnosis of many health conditions. There are 30,000 nuclear medical diagnostic scans each week in Canada, so the shortage in 2009 alarmed many Canadian...”


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