Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Toronto Citizens' Inquiry on Uranium Mining

Saturday, April 26, 2008
Hart House, East Common Room
7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto
Southwest of Museum subway station
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Open to the public. Refreshments served.

Scheduled presentations include:

· Chief Paula Sherman, Ardoch Algonquin First Nation
· Donna Dillman, Community Coalition Against Mining Uranium
· Dr. Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility
· Marion Odell, International Institute of Concern for Public Health
· Rosalia Paiva, International Campaign for Indigenous Dignity
· Lorraine Rekmans, author of This is my Home (re: Eliot Lake uranium mine)
· Rev. Ralph Carl Wushke, Ecumenical Chaplain, University of Toronto
· Mining Watch Canada
· Greenpeace
· … and many more

The issues on the table include (but are not limited to):

· The social, health and environmental costs of uranium mining
· Water issues: tailings dam disasters, water use in mining, tritium
· The use of uranium in weapons, both nuclear and conventional
· Aboriginal land claims, colonialism, and mining on native land
· The Ontario Mining Act and local community opposition to it
· Global criticism of Canadian mining companies and current legislation
· Nuclear energy waste disposal problems and renewable energy alternatives


This Citizens' Inquiry is organized by Students Against Climate Change
in cooperation with the Community Coalition Against Uranium Mining and
the Social Justice Committee of the Graduate Students Union of the
University of Toronto.

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