CANADIAN SILKWOOD (Day 58)
And where are the calls from the opposition for a public inquiry?
Jack Layton is too busy attacking Iggy for bailing on the coalition.
Gilles is too busy trying to figure out how he is going to bail on the BQ and resurrect a bid for the provincial leadership.
And Ignatieff . . . he is too busy playing hall monitor while Harper is on "probation".
Meanwhile, Harper and his cronies continue to avoid any accountability for not shutting down and repairing the Chalk River Nuclear facility when they were advised by Canada's "independent" regulator Linda Keen that an accident was likely to happen.
Harper and his Ministers continue to avoid any responsibility for the nuclear leaks that occurred and continue to plague the aging plant.
Canadians are no wiser as to why there was an almost two month delay before being advised that nuclear incidents had occurred (and are continuing to occur) at one of its nuclear facilities.
A good synopsis of the situation is found here
In waiting for the press to be focused on the January 27 budget to be tabled before notifying the public of the problems at Chalk River, Stephen Harper and Minister Lisa Raitt have risen to the height of political cynicism in trying to distract Canadians from the obvious responsibility their government should take for firing Linda Keen for doing her job, for allowing a dangerous situation to continue to exist at Chalk River and for covering up the incident for almost 2 months while their government was already on the verge of defeat over their reckless economic update.
It was much more import for the Minister of Natural Resources to notify the public of the Energy Board Appoiintments than it was to tell them about a nuclear spill. In fact several annoncesment by the Minister were more important than a silly old nuclear leak.
I wonder if this is of any importance to those that live anywhere near Chalk River?
Mr. Ignatieff, call for an inquiry now!!!