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: 32 Speeches
Senate: 21 Speeches

House Senate

Bills

Active: 0

Regulations

Filed: 0
Proposed: 0

The House

Mr. Daniel Blaikie

September 26th
Hansard Link

Routine Proceedings

“...k for unanimous consent for a motion that would help bring a fair and lasting solution for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories workers who are facing the loss of their pension. Bill C-414, would provide another year for the government to provide and find a solution in conjunction with these workers. That is why I am hopeful that if you seek it you will find unanimous consent for the following motion: That, notwithstanding any standing order or usual practices of this House, Bill C-414, an act to amend the Jobs and Economic Growth Act (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd.) be deemed to have been read a second time and referred to a committee of ...”

Ms. Pam Damoff (Oakville North—Burlington, Lib.)

June 20th
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Routine Proceedings

“...signatures, initiated by Barbara Birkett and a group of Oakville residents who are passionate about nuclear disarmament.

The petitioners say that the use of any nuclear weapons would have catastrophic consequences and nuclear weapons are the only weapons of mass destruction not yet prohibited by an international agreement. They call upon the Government of Canada to sign and ratify the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.”

Mr. Daniel Blaikie (Elmwood—Transcona, NDP)

June 20th
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Routine Proceedings

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of the many workers at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories who were told three years ago this September that they would be kicked out of t...”

Ms. Marilyn Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton, CPC)

June 13th
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Government Orders

“...t to be flying with Air Canada and have the pilot impaired. We do not want to have people operating nuclear plants who may be drug impaired.

Bill C-46 was supposed to be the companion legislation to Bill C-45. Bill C-46 was going to allow mandatory and random testing on the roadside, because, as people know, it is dangerous to smoke drugs and then drive a car. That was going to open the door, then, for people to say that if it is dangerous to smoke drugs and drive a car, perhaps it is also dangerous to then drive a plane or drive a train or operate a nuclear plant, or any of these other things. The question of workplace safety and how we are going t...”

Ms. Kim Rudd

June 12th
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Business of Supply

“... part of that opportunity.

Supply chains across Canada for various sectors, whether it be the nuclear sector, the oil and gas sector, the forestry, or mining as it pertains to natural resources,...”

Ms. Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith, NDP)

June 12th
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Business of Supply

“...However, I have spent my entire professional life since then fighting bad energy megaprojects: nuclear plants in Ontario, the GSX pipeline through the southern Salish Sea, and the Duke Point powe...”

Mrs. Cheryl Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, CPC)

June 12th
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Business of Supply

“Madam Speaker, next to hydroelectric power, nuclear energy is the next most economical greenhouse gas-free form of electrical power generation.

Given that the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is presently known worldwide as the best nuclear agency to foster the generation of small modular reactors, together with the talent and skill of the people who work at the Chalk River Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, what amount of money will the Canadian government be investing to produce the ...”

Mr. Jonathan Wilkinson

June 12th
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Business of Supply

“...tes to renewables, such as solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and others. Certainly in many countries nuclear options are part of the conversation. There are many countries in the world, including countries like France, which have been been active in the fight against climate change, that utilize nuclear energy as a significant source of their baseload power.

The government continues to be supportive of the development of small-scale nuclear reactors, their potential for commercialization, and their use in the context of fighting cl...”

Ms. Kim Rudd (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, Lib.)

June 12th
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Business of Supply

“...e work that has been done in clean energy.

There is something called the NICE initiative, the nuclear innovation clean energy future initiative. Canada, the U.S. and Japan just signed onto it a ...”

Mr. Garnett Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan, CPC)

June 11th
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Business of Supply

“...rolled transportation corridor. The previous American administration had sought to constrain Iran's nuclear ambitions in exchange for sanctions relief. This strategy represented a laudable goal, but it did not engage sufficiently with the non-nuclear ways that Iran represents a threat to regional security, and the way that sanctions relief h...”

Ms. Cheryl Hardcastle (Windsor—Tecumseh, NDP)

June 11th
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Business of Supply

“... want to ask my colleague about the joint comprehensive plan of action, otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal. Canada was very muted in its response when Trump pulled out of that deal. I would like...”

Mr. Omar Alghabra

June 11th
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Business of Supply

“...l continue to work with our allies, with like-minded people, on making sure that Iran does not have nuclear weapons.

We thought the agreement had been working. We called on the U.S. to re-examin...”

Mr. Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay, NDP)

June 11th
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Business of Supply

“...int and then left us completely outside of any credible conversation, especially at the time of the nuclear deal. The Harper government also abandoned the very large Iranian community in Canada, which...”

Hon. Erin O'Toole (Durham, CPC)

June 11th
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Business of Supply

“... time, over the last 30 years or since the revolution of 1979, there has been an express desire for nuclearization of an Iranian regime, which would be a direct threat not only to Israel but to global...”

Hon. Steven Blaney (Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis, CPC)

June 11th
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Business of Supply

“...history.

The motion also calls for Iran to abandon its current plan and immediately cease its nuclear weapons development program. We are also asking our government to abandon its soft approach ...”

Ms. Kim Rudd (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, Lib.)

June 8th
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Oral Questions

“...change policy that addresses all the opportunities within the clean-tech sector, whether that is in nuclear, whether that is in bioenergy, or whether that is in oil and gas.”

Ms. Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands, GP)

June 5th
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Government Orders

“...would not run it, but the National Energy Board; that when it were an environmental assessment of a nuclear project, it would be run by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission; and that if it were an environmental assessment of drilling on the offsho...”

Ms. Hélène Laverdière

May 28th
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Government Orders

“Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague. She does tremendous work on the nuclear disarmament file, which is a major concern for the NDP. I am pleased to have this opportunit...”

Hon. Erin O'Toole (Durham, CPC)

May 28th
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Points of Order

“...st].

For decades, we have been able to responsibly control the movement of military goods and nuclear materials. Canada has actually been a leader in this.

Since 1986, with the Conservative government of Brian Mulroney, we have also been able to restrict based on concerns with respect to human rights abuses, and a range of other things. Canada is a responsible player. Therefore, when the government puts up Bill C-47 and its companion Bill C-71 to once again sow division, it is doing so based on a premise that is not only false, but it is misleading. If it thinks that a preamble provides the appropriate protection for the lawful use of firearms by Canadians and indigenous Canadians, it is showing it does not understand that it should fight for Canadian interests when it is negotiating an international treaty. Furthermore, since Bill C-71 is being brought in shortly after Bill C-47, there are real concerns by some Canadians that the government is bringing back the gun registry of the Chrétien-Rock era and it will be providing for the provision of records, or this same approach to the United Nations.

That is terrible. Canada should be very proud of the fact that we have one of the most responsible regimes for the trade of military-type goods and controlled goods, and we have had it since the 1940s. In fact, this week in Ottawa, we are going to see the defence and security industry at the CANSEC show. It will include tens of thousands of Canadians who work in the defence and security industries. We have been a world leader on satellite technology and aerospace. We were the third or fourth country to have controlled nuclear fission. We are leaders in these technologies, and we are also leaders when it comes to regu...”

Ms. Hélène Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie, NDP)

May 25th
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Oral Questions

“Mr. Speaker, President Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is a dangerous and misguided decision, and Canada has been too silent. The deal was una...”

Mr. Matt DeCourcey (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lib.)

May 25th
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Oral Questions

“...We believe that the joint comprehensive plan of action is essential to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons capability and to ensure greater regional and global security.

The JCPOA is no...”

Ms. Linda Duncan (Edmonton Strathcona, NDP)

May 23rd
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Statements by Members

“...eir deep concern about the existential threats to humanity and the environment from climate change, nuclear weapons, and unresolved international conflicts, in particular those between nuclear-reliant nations.

Tomorrow, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will call on governments, parliaments, and civil society to take action to end the threat of nuclear war.

I have joined other women parliamentarians in expressing support for the UN General Assembly's decision for a high-level conference on disarmament to advance effective measures to build a framework for a nuclear weapon-free world. As women representatives, we are proud of our home countries and our nati...”

Mr. Tom Kmiec

May 10th
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Adjournment Proceedings

“...ct. I ask the parliamentary secretary what other projects it will be removed from. Will it be dams, nuclear power plants, hospitals—”

Ms. Hélène Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie, NDP)

May 9th
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Oral Questions

“...terday when we learned that the President of the United States was planning to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, the Liberal members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development rejected my motion calling for a study on Canada's role in the Middle East.

That comes as no surprise, given that the government refuses to discuss important issues such as Iran, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Saudi Arabia. This is a dangerous time for international security.

Has the government signalled to our European allies its support for the Iran nuclear deal, and what will it do to ensure that it survives?”

Right Hon. Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister, Lib.)

May 9th
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Oral Questions

“Mr. Speaker, we continue to support the process surrounding the Iran nuclear deal. We know that it is an effective international agreement that depends on cohesion within the international community to ensure that Iran does not develop nuclear weapons. This issue is extremely important to us and we are proud to support our allies.

We regret the decision by the United States. It is a step in the wrong direction. We believe, and have said it to our American friends, that the best thing to do is to work together to ensure that Iran does not develop nuclear weapons—”

Mr. Randall Garrison (Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke, NDP)

May 9th
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Oral Questions

“Mr. Speaker, despite the risk of nuclear conflict being as high as it has ever been, the Liberal government has done nothing on nuclear non-proliferation. Now, the Iran nuclear deal, which was unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council as a binding resolution, is at risk. The U.S. withdrawal from the deal represents a dangerous moment for international peace and security, and shows growing disrespect for international law. This leaves the nuclear prohibition treaty as the world's greatest hope for preventing nuclear war.

Why will the government not embrace the rules-based multilateral system it claims...”

Right Hon. Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister, Lib.)

May 9th
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Oral Questions

“Mr. Speaker, as I have said many times, Canada is proud to lead the way on nuclear disarmament and countering nuclear arms by leading on the fissile material cut-off treaty. We know that leadership matters, and it actually has an impact on behaviours around the world. It is what the world expects of Canada, and that is what we will continue to do. That is why we are standing alongside the international community in continuing to hold Iran to account and keeping the JCPOA in place. We regret the decision by the United States to pull out, but we are still hopeful that we are going to be able to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons.”

Ms. Kim Rudd

May 8th
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Business of Supply

“...ying to take credit for something that happened in Ontario with the phase-out of coal-fired plants. Nuclear power represents over 60% of the electricity generation in Ontario.

The elimination of...”

Hon. Erin O'Toole (Durham, CPC)

May 3rd
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Oral Questions

“Mr. Speaker, the uranium nuclear deal provided billions of dollars to Iran and granted it access to the SWIFT financial system, which experts agree have helped Iran fund terror operations across the Middle East.

This week Israel revealed intelligence that shows that Iran lied about the extent of its nuclear program when the 2015 deal was struck. Since this agreement was built upon the sands of dece...”

Mr. Matt DeCourcey (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lib.)

May 3rd
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Oral Questions

“...l G7 foreign ministers agreed to last week, Canada is committed to permanently ensuring that Iran's nuclear program remains exclusively peaceful and in line with its non-proliferation obligations and ...”

Mrs. Cheryl Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, CPC)

May 1st
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Business of Supply

“...xcluded, the rise is 12%.

In 2003, it was calculated that the world would need to add about a nuclear power plant's worth of clean energy capacity every day between 2000 and 2050 to avoid catastrophic climate change, which is 1,100 megawatts of clean power capacity every 24 hours. At the moment, 15 years on, and in the midst of what we keep hearing described as a green energy revolution, we are adding about 151 megawatts, or barely 10%.

The development of small modular reactors, SMRs, is a big opportunity for Canada and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, or CNL, located in the Ottawa Valley, and it is a big win for the environment. A small modular reactor is one that produces anywhere from a few hundred watts to a maximum of about 300 megawatts. A conventional reactor produces about 800 megawatts.

“Modular” refers to the construction style and “reactor” refers to the energy source. Recently, CNL hosted the premiere screening of The New Fire, which was filmed across four continents over the course of 22 months. The New Fire follows a group of young engineers and entrepreneurs who are developing advanced nuclear technology while working to overcome long-standing societal perceptions about nuclear energy and the role it will play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

One of the chal...”

Ms. Monique Pauzé (Repentigny, GPQ)

April 27th
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Oral Questions

“...ontreal metropolitan area represents 4 million people and has unanimously condemned the Chalk River nuclear waste dump plan. The community is rightly concerned about potential contamination of the Ottawa River. Supporters of the waste dump and the government defend the plan by hiding behind technical rhetoric, but they are forgetting about the most important thing.

Why does the government not step up and argue that it clearly makes no sense to have a nuclear waste dump along the largest river in Quebec?”


The Senate

Hon. Douglas Black

October 4th
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Impact Assessment BillCanadian Energy Regulator BillNavigation Protection Act Bill to Amend—Second Reading—Debate Continued

“...nts of the resource sector. That would be forestry, mining, renewables such as wind farms, fishing, nuclear, pipelines, and offshore oil and gas development — in summary, the Canadian resource economy...”

Senator D. Black

October 4th
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Impact Assessment BillCanadian Energy Regulator BillNavigation Protection Act Bill to Amend—Second Reading—Debate Continued

“...e criteria around the intersection of sex and gender. There it is. I would say as well the Canadian Nuclear Association is deeply unhappy with this legislation based on safety reasons — we can go into...”

Hon. Tony Dean

October 3rd
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Bill to Amend Certain Acts and Regulations in Relation to Firearms Second Reading—Debate Continued

“...alibrated to risk. For example, the flying of kites is more lightly regulated than the operation of nuclear power plants. It doesn’t mean that kites are not regulated. If we fly them close to high ten...”

Hon. Ghislain Maltais

October 3rd
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The Senate Motion Concerning Infrastructure of Newfoundland and Labrador—Debate Continued

“...am sure some of my Ontario colleagues will agree that their province is going to have to update its nuclear power plants over the next 15 years or so, but people are becoming increasingly skeptical about nuclear power. We all know how hard it is to transport oil. Senator Harder is well acquainted with t...”

Hon. Peter Harder (Government Representative in the Senate)

September 27th
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Foreign Affairs and International Trade Human Rights in Venezuela

“... to support the agreement reached by the principal parties, which is so important to containing the nuclear proliferation implied by the action that was taken.”

Hon. Peter Harder (Government Representative in the Senate)

September 27th
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Foreign Affairs and International Trade Human Rights in Iran

“...xercised, but it is not going so far as some countries have in terms of withdrawing support for the nuclear deal that is so important in the prevention of proliferation. (1440)”

Hon. Marilou McPhedran

September 26th
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Peace and Security

“...cil. Senators, today is the first anniversary of the signing of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, to which Canada is not a signatory, but almost two thirds of the UN member states support this new treaty. [Translation] The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is essential to maintaining peace and the freedom to live without fear. It is our duty as a nation and as individuals to work toward ending violence and keeping everyone safe. [English] At the UN General Assembly this week, we continue to showcase our Canadian values of gender equality and peace building on the international stage. Canada is running for a UN Security Council seat for 2020 and must show the world that we are ready to take on the responsibility of sitting on the most influential UN body. I was in the UN General Assembly with students, and we heard our Prime Minister promise the world that Canada is back. We must lead to ensure a sustainable, peaceful world free of violence and nuclear threat. Thank you. Meegwetch.”

Hon. Raymonde Saint-Germain

September 25th
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Export and Import Permits ActCriminal Code Bill to Amend—Second Reading—Debate Adjourned

“... technologies, meaning those for civil and military use; the Missile Technology Control Regime; the Nuclear Suppliers Group; and the Australia Group, which controls the export of chemical and biologic...”

Hon. Grant Mitchell

September 18th
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Impact Assessment BillCanadian Energy Regulator BillNavigation Protection Act Bill to Amend—Second Reading—Debate Adjourned

“...r projects reviewed by life-cycle regulators such as the Canadian Energy Regulator and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission would be shortened from 450 to 300 days. That’s 30 per cent. The minister ...”

Senator Mitchell

September 18th
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Impact Assessment BillCanadian Energy Regulator BillNavigation Protection Act Bill to Amend—Second Reading—Debate Adjourned

“... have the National Energy Board, together with offshore petroleum boards, and you have the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. They all have independent authority and they run separate assessments in ...”

Hon. Dennis Glen Patterson

June 13th
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Foreign Affairs and International Trade Detention of Canadians in Iran

“... in the Senate and is also on Iran. On May 8, you spoke to the third reading of Bill S-219, the Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Bill and stated: . . . the government must respectfully oppose it, fo...”

Hon. Linda Frum

June 6th
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Diplomatic Relations with Iran

“...ency confirmed that Ayatollah Khamenei ordered officials to step up uranium enrichment if the JCPOA nuclear deal fails. Combined, these recent events should form a strong reminder, if one was needed, ...”

Hon. Lillian Eva Dyck

May 22nd
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Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Bill Third Reading

“...ect.” (1630) The declaratory power, which is what is contemplated by this bill, has been called the nuclear bomb in the federal arsenal. It has been used many times over the years but has not been use...”

Hon. Peter Harder (Government Representative in the Senate)

May 8th
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Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Bill Third Reading—Vote Deferred

“...ous violations and abuses. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action — the so-called JCPOA — on Iran’s nuclear activities is another example of the importance of action through multilateral collaboration. Under the JCPOA, Iran agreed to significant constraints to roll back its nuclear program and subject it to extensive international verification. In this sense, like-minded states coordinated multilateral sanctions, including a broad ban on financial services, imports and exports. These coordinated sanctions ultimately brought Iran to the table to negotiate the agreement. This has resulted in a dramatic reduction in its ability to produce fissile material necessary for nuclear weapons. Following this positive development, Canada amended its UN-mandated sanctions and r...”

Senator Harder

May 8th
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Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Bill Third Reading—Vote Deferred

“...vernment of Canada is certainly of the view that that agreement was the best available deterrent to nuclear proliferation, and I regret the actions that have been taken.”

Hon. Leo Housakos

May 3rd
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Foreign Affairs and International Trade Sanctions Against Iran

“...e in Ottawa seeking the Government of Canada’s support to apply pressure on Iran to renegotiate the nuclear deal. The report goes on to say that Canadians were “noncommittal.” The U.S. government will...”

Hon. Peter Harder (Government Representative in the Senate)

May 3rd
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Foreign Affairs and International Trade Sanctions Against Iran

“...tions, continues to believe that this framework provides the best assurance for the deterrence of a nuclear capacity in the Republic of Iran. (1400)”

Hon. Linda Frum

May 1st
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Iran Accountability Week

“...gime which only yesterday was exposed as lying extravagantly when it claimed it had never pursued a nuclear arms development program. In truth, the Iranian regime has kept hidden a massive atomic weap...”

Hon. Yuen Pau Woo

May 1st
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Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Bill Third Reading—Debate Continued

“...er to the JCPOA, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which has blocked Iran’s path to acquiring nuclear weapons by not allowing them to access uranium and plutonium. There is no question in my mind that this bill, if passed, will be seen as an endorsement of President Trump’s desire to withdraw from the JCPOA. I would point out, notwithstanding recent so-called revelations by Prime Minister Netanyahu, that President Macron, Chancellor Merkel and Prime Minister May have all strongly supported the JCPOA and the work of the IAEA in verifying that Iran has indeed followed the technical requirements of that agreement, which has stopped their pathway to nuclear weapons. Senator Patterson, do you believe the JCPOA should be terminated? Do you endorse th...”

Hon. André Pratte

April 17th
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Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Bill Second Reading--Debate Continued

“...ratory power is the least federalist measure a central government can take. Some have called it the nuclear bomb of the federal government’s arsenal. [Translation] Constitutional scholar Andrée Lajoie...”

Hon. Yuen Pau Woo

April 17th
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Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Bill Second Reading--Debate Continued

“... that came up after the bill was first introduced when Kinder Morgan, as we all know, dropped their nuclear bomb by saying if they don’t get some kind of assurance by May 31, they might have to take f...”


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