Speaker: Pat McNamara
Topic: A CITIZEN’S PRIMER FOR CHALLENGING THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY – and your government
GPRC Room D208
“ One of the most disheartening aspects of government regulation of nuclear industry development in Canada is how collaborative and cosy these regulators appear to be with the industry. Instead acting like a watchdog, they act like a lapdog. Instead of guarding public health and safety, they play an obstructionist and obscurantist role toward citizens who wish to challenge the assurances given by industry representatives". This is the view that Pat McNamara has come to. As a former resident of Port Hope, Ontario, where nuclear waste was used as landfill below schools and parks, he feels he has learned lessons about what it takes to get to the bottom of projects proposed by nuclear industry advocates and co-sponsored by government departments.
In this presentation, Mr. McNamara will bring these lessons and suggestions to residents of the Peace Country.