A multinational consortium plans to pile up one million tonnes of radioactive and hazardous wastes in a gigantic landfill beside the Kitchi Sibi / Ottawa River in unceded traditional Algonquin territory.
Staff of Canada’s captured nuclear regulator, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, are recommending that the license be approved.
On Thursday June 2, 2022 the commission will hear oral interventions from four Algonquin First Nations who say they have not been adequately consulted about the plan and DO NOT CONSENT to the licensing of the facility at this time.
Everyone with concerns about the plan for the giant leaking radioactive dump is invited to support the Algonquin First Nations in a “NO CONSENT” Day of Action on Thursday, June 2.
HERE IS HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT and STAND WITH our Algonquin friends and allies on June 2:
~ Come to the hearings at the Best Western Hotel in Pembroke and sit in the hearing room while the Algonquin First Nations make their presentations to the tribunal (roughly 11 am to 5 pm)
~ Wear a racing bib (piece of paper pinned to your clothing) that says “NO CONSENT” or “FPIC” for “Free Prior and Informed Consent”
~ While your car is parked at the hotel, decorate it with a “NO CONSENT” or “FPIC” sign
~ Send messages to decision makers: MPs, councillors, Mayors etc. (sample messages here and see twitter tags below the photo)
~ Spread the word to your family, friends, neighbours and colleagues and encourage them to participate
~ Make a NO CONSENT sign, and share photos of it on social media, using the #NOCONSENT hashtag; be sure to tag elected officials and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
~ Send a note of encouragement or thanks to our Algonquin allies on the NO CONSENT DAY of ACTION Facebook Page. https://fb.me/e/1HiCMydeY
Twitter Tags for Decision-makers and MPs
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
President and CEO of CNSC Rumina Velshi
Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Marc Miller
Minister of Indigenous Services Patty Hajdu
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Governor General of Canada Mary Simon
Laurel Collins – NDP Critic for Environment and Climate Change
Richard Cannings– NDP Deputy Critic for Natural Resources
Charlie Angus – NDP Critic for Natural Resources
Kyle Seeback – Conservative Shadow minister for Environment and Climate Change
Greg McLean – Conservative Shadow Minister for Natural Resources
Elizabeth May, MP, Green Party of Canada
Monique Pauzé, Députée et porte-parole de l’environnement pour le Bloc Québécois
Tag your Member of Parliament. Regional (Eastern Ont./West Que.) MPs: