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Posted on September 14, 2015

Are Nuclear Jobs Good Jobs?

PWU Members Joanne Usher and Larry Alderdice Interviewed for Canadian Nuclear Association Web Post... read more


Posted on 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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Posted on December 22, 2014

Ontario's Energy Plan Won't Deliver

A new report suggests that Ontario’s 2013 long term energy plan will not achieve its stated objectives. This analysis, using data from the plan itself, shows that Ontario is locking itself into a higher greenhouse gas future at higher cost and with lower economic benefits than the 2010 plan which it replaces.... read more


Posted on November 24, 2014

Canadian Labour Congress Brings Back Fairness Works TV Ads

Beginning November 24, the next round of the Canadian Labour Congress’s FAIRNESS WORKS ads will go to air in every region of the country, hit the streets of four major urban centres and pop-up on people's computer screens and devices.... read more


Posted on June 13, 2014

Toronto Star Ethics Columnist Decries Freeloading on Union Benefits by Non-Members

It it ethical to take union-won benefits without joining?... read more


Posted on October 29, 2013

Ontarians favour nuclear power by 2-1 ratio

The Forum Research poll found that 54 per cent are comfortable with atomic energy compared to 23 per cent who oppose it, while 23 per cent had no opinion.... read more


Posted on September 20, 2013

Made In The USA: Tim Hudak's plan to cut your wages

Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak is championing U.S.-style labour laws designed to weaken unions, but similar laws in the U.S. have driven down wages and kicked increasing numbers of people out of the middle class. In this documentary, veteran journalist Bill Gillespie heads south to find out the real impact of what Hudak is planning for working people in Ontario.... read more


Posted on September 5, 2013

Arguments against unions are ideological, not empirical: Cohn

As Tim Hudak fights for his own job security as Tory leader, watch him try to sacrifice the job security of workers across the province.... read more


Posted on June 10, 2013

Ontario Electricity Options Comparison

This paper, prepared by Strategic Policy Economics Inc., has developed two contrasting scenarios to illustrate the implications of possible alternative 
supply mix choices for: total energy costs and electricity rates; the economic impacts of the investments  required to bring the alternative generation capacities online; and, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The  two scenarios have been selected as opposite ends of the option spectrum, not as policy recommendations, but rather to simply contrast the implications of choices: 

  • Retained Wind scenario: assumes the development of new wind generation goes forward as outlined in the LTEP while investments in nuclear generation are curtailed. Under this scenario, additional gas-fired generation is introduced as a backstop to the intermittency of wind generation. 
  • Retained Nuclear scenario: foresees that refurbishments and new build nuclear generation will proceed according to the LTEP while development of wind generation build out is curtailed. 
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Posted on January 15, 2013

Ontario Electricity Cost Forecast

This paper, prepared by Strategic Policy Economics Inc., presents the results of an analysis of available public sources with the purpose of creating an evidence-based forecast of the costs that will arise if the Ministry of Energy’s (MoE) Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP) for the next five years is fully implemented. The objective of this paper is to take a pulse on the emerging cost of this plan and compare it to the cost growth assumptions contained in the LTEP. ... read more