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May 7, 2015

Workplace Fatalities Should be Unacceptable in Modern Society

According to the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) statistics, every year in Ontario, 250 to 300 workers lose their lives as a result of traumatic workplace accidents and occupational illnesses. In 2013, 194,393 accident claims were filed with the Ontario WSIB.

All of those killed and injured were ordinary people working to make a living — mothers, fathers, daughters and sons. With the passage of Ontario’s Occupational
Health and Safety Act (the Act) in 1979, workplace fatalities dropped significantly over the following years. Unfortunately, since this initial decrease, the number of workers killed in the province’s workplaces has remained at almost one per day....

April 20, 2015

Energy in Ontario

Curious how much nuclear power is being generated in Ontario on any given day? What about any given hour?

If so, you may want to check out the Canadian Nuclear Association’s new ‘Energy in Ontario’ web app, which shows daily and hourly energy generation by selected fuels – and related lifecycle pollution emissions.

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February 25, 2015

Nuclear Power Offers Ontario the Most Benefits

Today’s decision-makers are faced with the challenges of sustaining and creating jobs while tackling climate change.  Concurrently, energy security has assumed greater importance as developing economies compete for non-renewable, carbon-emitting fossil fuels.  A cacophony of special interests advocating the merits and benefits of their preferred energy solution(s) add another layer of complexity. 
 
In Ontario’s case, independent analyses continue to show that nuclear power is our province’s best option for delivering low-carbon, affordable, reliable electricity while generating high-value jobs and economic wealth....

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