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April 28, 2016

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 2014, almost 200,000 accident claims...

April 25, 2016

Ontario’s Commitment To Nuclear Is Good News For Jobs and Greenhouse Gas Reductions

The Ontario government’s support for extending the operation of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station by four years to 2025 and the refurbishment of the Darlington and Bruce Nuclear Stations is good news for the province’s environment and economy. These investments are clear evidence of the province’s continuing commitment to achieving: real greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions; securing a long-term, Ontario-based electricity supply; mitigating rising electricity costs; and, supporting and creating jobs. Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Pickering Station generates...

April 13, 2016

Sustainable Biomass— An Emerging Ontario Opportunity for Carbon Reduction, Jobs And Innovation

Ontario’s recent biomass investments in the Thunder Bay area recognize the significant economic and environmental benefits this energy source delivers and better positions our province to compete in the rapidly emerging global bio-economy. The European Union (EU) developed its first biomass strategy in 2005 citing improved energy security, job creation,...

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